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by Stewart Reuben
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday, Leonard
Replies: 23
Views: 1138

Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard

David Robertson has reminded me that the last time I saw Wynton Marslis playing the trumpet was in 2003 in the evening after the British Chess Championships in Edinburgh.
Leonard Barden has indeed touched our lives in many ways and long may he continue to do so.
by Stewart Reuben
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2975
Views: 323770

Re: Media comments on chess

I have seen these type of images before. The Hungarian ones always have the board around the right way.
by Stewart Reuben
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2975
Views: 323770

Re: Media comments on chess

Colim. The Snooker Senior WC is deemed TV worthy, while the regular Chess World Championship still isn't. The WCC was broadcast on both BBC2 and Channel 4 in 1993, Kasparov v Short. The figures must have been disappointing as, after that, virtually nothing. Of course you cn see chess perfectly well ...
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2975
Views: 323770

Re: Media comments on chess

STOP PRESS
ON sKY WITNESS the show CRIMINAL MINDS is showing a lot of chess- all accurate.
It is repeated in my system 12-1 am.
by Stewart Reuben
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1552

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

More important than ghost rooks, is the question
WHY DO WE CALL IT CASTLING RATHER THAN ROOKING?
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1552

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

I cannot fathom why anybody is discussing a chess variant they have probably never played, or seen played. When I gave odds of the Ra1 about 50 years ago; the a2 pawn was placed on a3. I don't remember whether 0-0-0 with a phantom rook was allowed. This complied with good practice in New York where ...
by Stewart Reuben
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2975
Views: 323770

Re: Media comments on chess

Bobby's responses were perfectly 'normal' on the two shows. When we knew each other, 1963-1972, this was not always so. I had never even heard of autism in those days. So I could easily have been wrong in my later assessment. I found his anti-Jewish statements later on deeply disturbing. How could h...
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2975
Views: 323770

Re: Media comments on chess

I think I may have seen those before. But thank for bringing them back. It shows unequivocally that Bobby wasn't autistic.
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 135
Views: 11206

Re: Arbitration question

The idea is that an arbiter is doing his job, patrolling the playing area. The players are sitting there thinking with White's clock clock going and both kings are in check. The arbiter has no prior knowledge of the game. So he waits. The reason is that the player may not yet have noticed that his o...
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 135
Views: 11206

Re: Arbitration question

Soheil. I do not see that statement in either the Laws or the 2018 Arbiters' Manual. Nonetheless A player asks whether he can castle queens. Perhaps his Ra1 is threatened, or the square b1 is covered by Black or both. The arbiter has not observed the whole game. The arbiter should respond something ...
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on the canals
Replies: 11
Views: 660

Re: Chess on the canals

I also had the idea of playing a bullet chess tournament in the Channel Tunnel. They were besieged by suggestions at that time and nothing came of it. Why not have a second go? A whole tournament n 20 minutes! A Tournament, or a one-on-one match on the underground?? Chess in a swimming pool? After e...
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35511

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Tim Harding >Surely Zapolskis (from Lithuania) could not be crowned British Champion were he to win? On what grounds was he allowed to enter?< The Southern Irish have been allowed to play in the Bfitih Championships since 1987. I introuced that rule. People resident in the British Isles for a year o...
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on the canals
Replies: 11
Views: 660

Re: Chess on the canals

Korchnoi gave a simul against English youngesters on a cross-channel ferry, Generally chess on cruise ships on not as successful as bridge ones. Chessplayers have less available funds. I did have the idea of running the British Chess Championships on a cruise ship going around Great Briatin. But the...
by Stewart Reuben
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2975
Views: 323770

Re: Media comments on chess

According to chessgames, as above, NO computer was involved in the game.
It was an algorithm worked out on paper. That is pretty amazing.
But a human must have resigned when White was about to go queen for rook down.
by Stewart Reuben
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2975
Views: 323770

Re: Media comments on chess

Today's Daily Telegraph, letters page. The real Turing test SIR - Not oNly did Alane Turing excel at running ut he was also a mean chess player -and he combined the two things by devising a version of the game which required each player to run around the garden after every move. Given his pivotal ro...