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by John Upham
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Variety of Chess Books
Replies: 0
Views: 155

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: 657

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: 13536

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: 5462

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: 1230

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: 3964

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: 3964

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: 2889

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: 5462

Re: London Chess League

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

There are no redirects in place.

J.
by John Upham
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Who said this?
Replies: 12
Views: 490

Re: Who said this?

James Mason?
by John Upham
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Spurious Games
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Spurious Games

Richard James has reviewed

Spurious Games

by David Jenkins

from Troubador / Matador

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Spurious Games, David Jenkins, Matador, July 2020, ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1838593520
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by John Upham
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Times obits
Replies: 14
Views: 959

Re: Times obits

Indeed. I didn't know Hamilton had been a senior M16 officer. When I asked him what he did he said he'd worked for the Foreign Office... That surprises me. I was the under the impression that MI6 / SIS employees freely handed out business cards listing "Secret Service" as their primary occupation.
by John Upham
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Under Statement?
Replies: 54
Views: 3397

Re: Under Statement?

Zeticula Ltd. would appear to be a one person (Stuart Johnston) operation located at 11 Swaledale Road, Sheffield, England, S7 2BY The other eight persons have resigned and it is regarded as a micro-entity. See https://www.bookdepository.com/publishers/Zeticula-Ltd for their back catalogue. I wasn't...
by John Upham
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Racist terminology in chess problems
Replies: 93
Views: 3964

Re: Racist terminology in chess problems

I don't know if fairy has caused concern. It seems to me unlikely, since it is word that one would not assume to be offensive without some context. I recall it being used in pejorative sense in school playgrounds in the 1970s. Maybe it has fallen out of use in that context? Similarly spastic was us...