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by Stewart Reuben
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: European Senior Team Championships 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1003

Re: European Senior Team Championships 2019

Brian >It would be nice if the teams could have names that were a bit more imaginative than "England 1" and "England 2". Could I suggest "The Bookkeepers" and "The Token Man" for the two 50+ teams?< You are welcome to make any suggestion you like. It is up to the teams. The notional first team may b...
by Stewart Reuben
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in Newspapers
Replies: 19
Views: 1957

Re: Chess in Newspapers

Sadly, although Barry Martin is a lovely man, he is not a model of accuracy. Thus he wrote in the Times that we had prizes for men and for women in chess. I corrected this. We have open prizes and also prizes for women in some tournaments. He then repeated the error. As far as I know there are no pr...
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2882
Views: 309605

Re: Media comments on chess

Yesterday at the Queen's Club Tennis. I watched on TV. The match between Simon and Medvedev.
The commentator Gilles said,
'It was like a chess match with a tennis ball.'
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in Newspapers
Replies: 19
Views: 1957

Re: Chess in Newspapers

Nick >Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster Today is the only local newspaper serving RBKC and Westminster.
A new monthly freebie. It has a chess column.<

Who writes it?
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: European Senior Team Championships 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1003

Re: European Senior Team Championships 2019

The English squad can now be announced for Croatia 17-27 September 2019. 50+ 1st team: Andrew Ledger, Dave Ledger, Jonathan Nelson, Steve Ledger (captain) 50+ 2nd team: Andrew Lewis, Sheila Jackson, Petra Nunn (captain), Julie Denning. 65+ 1st team: John Quinn, Paul Hutchinson, Mick Stokes (captain)...
by Stewart Reuben
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2882
Views: 309605

Re: Media comments on chess

I try to believe 3 impossible things before breakfast,

When they agreed to Zukhar sitting at the back of he hall, I asked Petra, 'But won't he still be able to affect Viktor?' She responded, 'oh no. The force weakens the further away you are.

Who could have known she knew the Inverse Square Law?'
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3685

Re: Falkland Islands

John McKenna. There are boards, sets, clocks and scoresheets. It is not our practice to offer boards, without sets. FIDE used to offer sets without boards. Campo thought federations should be able to make their own. It might be decided that sending boards plus sets plus clocks was to expensive. For ...
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3685

Re: Falkland Islands

Nigel Short .The Falkland Islands Chess Club met for the first time at the Malvina House Hotel at 7.30pm on Monday. They will meet again next week.<

The ECF can help particularly with teaching materials and possibly equipment.
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2882
Views: 309605

Re: Media comments on chess

Kevin Thurlow >I was puzzled that Aronian had apparently played the English Opening, but a weird sideline, where you don't play c4.<

That is one of the points, There was often a disconnect between the commentary and what you saw of the position.
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2882
Views: 309605

Re: Media comments on chess

Mick Norris >I presume it is this world chess with Kramnik playing today< No, neither Kramnik, nor Gelfand played in the programme I saw last night and viewed again this morning. I decided to watch again, in case I was simplay prejudiced against a new way of doing things. But, the commentary was vir...
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2882
Views: 309605

Re: Media comments on chess

GRAND PRIX SERIES There was discussion of the games. There were comments by the players afterwards. You could see the board and positions clearly. BUT IT WAS ALL VIRTUALLY TOTALLY USELESS. The reason was that was was actually shown was not electronically produced diagrams, but actual pieces on a boa...
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2882
Views: 309605

Re: Media comments on chess

I was watching the tennis in Paris today. There came o an ad which slowly, and attractively, bdecame a chessboard and set. The sole caption was soemthing like CHESS ARMAGEDDON 10-16 June. In my TV guide it shows Chess: Grand Prix Series at 11pm-12 on Eurosport 2 on 10 June. I cannot yet find it on t...
by Stewart Reuben
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3685

Re: Falkland Islands

I think t was Nigel Short who previously asked why the ECF was not doing more for the UK Overseas Territories. These are: Anguilla Bermuda British Antarctic Territory (BAT) - ASSI has no direct responsibility in relation to BAT as the Antarctic Treaty takes precedence. British Indian Ocean Territory...
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2882
Views: 309605

Re: Media comments on chess

I think I was interviewed at Oxford by Tylor for an undergraduate course. The reason it is only 'think' is that I worked out who it must have been later on.
by Stewart Reuben
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Bryan Fewell
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: Bryan Fewell

Christopher, the one you have pointed to is updated today. Andrew Walker just didn't change the date on the message. That displays 31 May. There will now be little more to add.
There may be other comments from today's funeral, or people may post other comments here.