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by John Upham
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Robin Matthews CBE, FBA (16-vi-1927 19-vi-2010)
Replies: 0
Views: 3

Remembering Robin Matthews CBE, FBA (16-vi-1927 19-vi-2010)

BCN remembers Robin CO Matthews CBE, FBA (16-vi-1927 19-vi-2010) A world leading composer of Mate in Three problems An internationally renowned economist and political economist See https://britishchessnews.com/2019/06/19/remembering-robin-co-matthews-16-vi-1927-19-vi-2010/ 16.06 Robin Matthews.jpg
by John Upham
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Section Suggestion
Replies: 0
Views: 9

New Section Suggestion

I wonder if I could ask Carl or Jack to create a new section entitled

Studies and Problems

?
by John Upham
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Problem Question
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Chess Problem Question

Question: Which plural type of chess problem would indicate a shortage of an alcoholic beverage? :lol:

(I made up this silly question whilst reading an ABC of Chess Problems)
by John Upham
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Beat the French Defense with 3.Nc3
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Beat the French Defense with 3.Nc3

Colin Lyne has reviewed

Beat the French Defense with 3.Nc3

by GM Pentala Harikrishna

from Thinker's Publishing



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Beat the French Defense with 3.Nc3, Pentala Harikrishna, Thinker’s Publishing, 2021, ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9492510976
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by John Upham
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Variety of Chess Books
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Variety of Chess Books

Tim Spanton wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:00 am
There are some very interesting books listed
I hope so.

I'm kicking off with mainly opening books and will add more titles next week.

If anyone has "wants" then let me know as they may well not be listed... :D
by John Upham
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Variety of Chess Books
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Variety of Chess Books

I'm rationalising a large surplus of chess books.

See https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/jeupham/m.ht ... 7675.l2562

My eBay username is "jeupham"

Many more to be listed... :D
by John Upham
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Carol Jarecki
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Carol Jarecki

Sad news indeed. :cry:

I captured Carol at the 2012 FIDE London Grand Prix on September 21st, 2012 at Simpson's-in-the-Strand.



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by John Upham
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Nice 74
Replies: 342
Views: 13552

Re: Nice 74

I see I have been promoted further to Mr Cooksey, which is very gratifying. My point is that it would be more helpful for Olimpiu to ask Mr Winter why he chose not to sue than for me to speculate. Paul Cooksey will find Mr Winter's e-mail address at the top of https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/in...
by John Upham
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: London Chess League
Replies: 27
Views: 5464

Re: London Chess League

I was referring to the standard practice of many websites these days (and not just those where you input vital statistics/financial details) of redirecting any requests made using http: protocol to https: protocol. You have the choice of visiting the web site either with encrypted request submissio...
by John Upham
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: also available on cassette...
Replies: 40
Views: 1257

Re: also available on cassette...

I've attempted to persuade Mike to digitise his Audio Chess library and make them available on YouTube.

As you may know, MJB regards computers as the "spawn of the devil" and therefore won't do that.
by John Upham
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Racist terminology in chess problems
Replies: 93
Views: 3978

Re: Racist terminology in chess problems

In much the same way, I can see that "night watchman" will upset some cricket fans as sexist Can we remind ourselves that we are discussing a term sufficiently loaded with meaning that it was employed for inflammatory effect in a racist speech still notorious half a century later. People should may...
by John Upham
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Racist terminology in chess problems
Replies: 93
Views: 3978

Re: Racist terminology in chess problems

David Sedgwick wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:10 pm
John Upham wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:58 am
Has anyone read this?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-l ... e-53446494

John
I agree with the decision to replace the headstone. The original wording only distracted from the message.
How would you answer the comments of historian James Holland?
by John Upham
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which Clubs are Reopening ?
Replies: 33
Views: 2899

Re: Which Clubs are Reopening ?

Crowthorne Chess Club had its first OTB meeting since March 2020 at

The Pinewood Centre in Crowthorne.

See https://crowthornechess.org.uk/event/cl ... d-meeting/

J.
by John Upham
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: London Chess League
Replies: 27
Views: 5464

Re: London Chess League

Apache is listening both on port 80 (http) and port 443 (https).

There are no redirects in place.

J.