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by John Upham
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: I've got a little list
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: I've got a little list

Did Franz Liszt's list of lists include itself ?

An exercise for any student of philosophy.

BTW, about your list...

Have you sought medical advice ?
by John Upham
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The ECF Academy tender
Replies: 38
Views: 2502

Re: The ECF Academy tender

In the interests of transparency (etc) it would be useful to know who the other bidding parties were. :D
by John Upham
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The ECF Academy tender
Replies: 38
Views: 2502

Re: The ECF Academy tender

John Upham wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:49 am
I predict that the "winner" of the tender will be UK Chess Challenge persons.

Who would like to bet against me ?

The timescale is laughable for anyone who was not pre-warned about the content of the tender.
My Mystic Meg hat worked this time.
by John Upham
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Message from CJ de Mooi
Replies: 0
Views: 463

Message from CJ de Mooi

A rather sad message from a past ECF President (2009 - 2012)

https://youtu.be/Hp15pVarv0U :(
by John Upham
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Hampshire UKCC Megafinal 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Hampshire UKCC Megafinal 2019

As of today (April 12th) 25 places remain for the Hampshire Delancey UKCC Megafinal. The event is on April 28th in the splendid environs of Winchester College. Please get your entry in ASAP to avoid disappointment ! :D Use https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/product/2019-hampshire-megafi...
by John Upham
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS
Replies: 38
Views: 1784

Re: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS

Tim Harding wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:29 am
Yes you do love correcting me, don't you? I wasn't at home to check the title page of his book.
Tim,
Just imagine this place if OGUs predecessor was an active member of this forum : Edward Winter !
by John Upham
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Touch Move question
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Touch Move question

Let us suppose Player A picks up one of his or her pieces that cannot be legally moved and touches one of his or her opponents pieces that could be legally captured but not by the piece initially moved.

Does player A have to capture the opponents piece ?

Thanks !
by John Upham
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Hampshire UKCC Last Chance Saloon
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Hampshire UKCC Last Chance Saloon

Hampshire Junior Chess Association is running an UK Schools Chess Challenge "Last Chance Saloon" on Saturday, April 6th at Basingstoke Chess Club, Upper Sherbourne Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 5TG :D The Entries secretary is : Maha Chadar, kidschess@hotmail.com Entry form -> last chance saloon...
by John Upham
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2796
Views: 299800

Re: Media comments on chess

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:23 pm
"a combined ECF/Tinder rating"
I must have missed this development...
by John Upham
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ralph L. Barnett Memorial Tournament & Olive Chataway
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Ralph L. Barnett Memorial Tournament & Olive Chataway

I am grateful to Jon D'Souza-Eva for the following two items : https://www.sccu-chess.com/archive/0405/rdc.htm and http://coaching.chesspod.com/recorder/1998/art0827.html :D especially as one of them mentions one of the best organisers I was privileged to know : Michael W. Wills (one of the nicest p...
by John Upham
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Getting back into playing chess ...
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Getting back into playing chess ...

The 2018 ECF Yearbook had adddress details of most of the county and cluborganisers That is not in the 2019 YearBook, but I hope can be found on the ECF website. I shll send the aquery to christine Coates who was the secretary in 2018. Such players deserve our support. I am the Secretary of the Ber...
by John Upham
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ralph L. Barnett Memorial Tournament & Olive Chataway
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Ralph L. Barnett Memorial Tournament & Olive Chataway

Whilst scanning scorebooks of mine from the 1970s and 1980s I found a game played in The Ralph L. Barnett Memorial Tournament with Olive C. Chataway which was a Sicilian Scheveningen that I won with white. Does this tournament still get played ? Anyone know its history ? I recall that Olive was frie...
by John Upham
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 475
Views: 36537

Re: Chess history trivia

Colin Purdon wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:33 am
Did he order Falk beer over the counter?

Was that also the favourite tipple of Columbo ?
by John Upham
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 475
Views: 36537

Re: Chess history trivia

Jamie Theakstons Old Peculier ?
by John Upham
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 2074

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

James,

What was the "B" for in BMS ?

We know that
M = Mothersill
S = Sunnucks

Thanks !