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by Stewart Reuben
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Syd Kalinsky
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: Syd Kalinsky

I attended Syd's funeral by zoom today. There were 111 participants. They will be holding 'Shiva' for 4 days, presumably from Sunday. That is where the official mourners receive guests who come to pay their respects. In lock-down perhaps this is limited to the immediate family. Sid had 4 children an...
by Stewart Reuben
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior Tournaments in 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 3606

Re: Senior Tournaments in 2021

I am considering holding the English Senior Championships in England at a venue that will become very convenient for me - if I move. The venue is 30000 sq ft and thus would normally be big enough for 150 chess players, perhaps 75 this year. I have just this moment thought of another possibility. I, ...
by Stewart Reuben
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4300
Views: 470269

Re: Media comments on chess

CRITICAL THINKING I saw this 2020 film on Sky/Virgin channel Greats Friday at 4.25pm. I only noticed what it was about immediately before the programme and thus could not provide advance notice. It is a typical US High School story of pupils becoming strong chess players and going on to win the US S...
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4300
Views: 470269

Re: Media comments on chess

Monday 5 April ITV 3 rerun of WYCLIFFE the pilot episode of a detective series, set in Cornwall. Early in the 100 minute episode you see two men playing chess. It went too quickly to see whether the moves made sense or had anything to do with the ensuing plot. Tuesday 6 April TV Ad for San Miguel.2 ...
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess - changes
Replies: 58
Views: 4622

Re: Laws of Chess - changes

If there wasn't an increment, why wasn't the player with the Rook able to invoke 10.2 or one of its successors before the flag fell? That is indeed the motivation of my question. As Stewart says, just full information. Possibly they were playing without either an increment, or quickplay finish rule....
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess - changes
Replies: 58
Views: 4622

Re: Laws of Chess - changes

British arbiters have an advantage over arbiters from elsewhere. FIDE conducts its business in UK English.
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess - changes
Replies: 58
Views: 4622

Re: Laws of Chess - changes

John McKenna WhIte HAD lost he right to play 0-0-0 because the position given us only had the R and K on the board. So it was now - or never. We have glossed over the fact that the position was totally illegal anyway. There was no Black king on the board. It is one of the most common errors, not bei...
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess - changes
Replies: 58
Views: 4622

Re: Laws of Chess - changes

David Sedgwick is correct. That was the decision by the Rules Commission when the matter was discussed, in a somewhat different context. Geurt Gijssen was Chairman at the time and I secretary. the position was. White Ke1 Rh1. Black Qg3 checking the king. kg8. The moves 1 Ke2 qg4 2 Ke1 qg3+ 3 Kd2 qd6...
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess references in Films
Replies: 16
Views: 1892

Re: Chess references in Films

https://youtu.be/9ejKTip0tRQ
Recipe for genius: How child chess prodigies master the game.
Pointed out in the FIDE newsletter how this can be accessed on yotube, as above.
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess references in Films
Replies: 16
Views: 1892

Re: Chess references in Films

I have thought of a new type of chess film festival. One which shows various minorities playing chess. e.g QUEEN OF KATWE Africans and women Uganda ALGORITHMS Indian blind juniors SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER aka INNOCENT MOVES child player USA CHESS FEVER 1925 silent USSR HATLEY HIGH the students ar...
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess references in Films
Replies: 16
Views: 1892

Re: Chess references in Films

Geoff >Just watched the 1965 film 'Catch Us If You Can' which featured the Dave Clark Five. Film not mentioned in Bill Wall's list of 1746 chess scenes from films.< That is not surprising. It is mentioned in Bob Basalla's book 'CHESS IN THE MOVIES, but is reviewed under the alternate name, HAVING A ...
by Stewart Reuben
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 117726

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Nick >Have you signed up for a cruise?< I do not intend to leave the British Isles before December 2021 at the earliest. I put a £50 deposit on a Southampton round Britain cruise at the end of August 2021, but Princess cancelled it, still holding the same one in October. But it would be too cold by ...
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 117726

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I received my second Pfizer jab on Friday. No side effects - so far.
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on TV
Replies: 275
Views: 46037

Re: Chess on TV

David > Would the Director really have tolerated the actor behaving like that night after night?< The actors would only do what the director told them to do. Trevor Nunn has a reputation for knowing what he was doing. Of course Bill may have been making a flippant comment. But it does explain why, o...
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on TV
Replies: 275
Views: 46037

Re: Chess on TV

The most likely reason for there being no Ra1 is carelessness. One of the times I saw the original production of Chess, the Musical, I noticed several pieces were missing from the set after the interval. Bill Hartston was the chess advisor, so I asked him what had happened. He told me when the actor...