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by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3283
Views: 357930

Re: Media comments on chess

"How many "dispatches" of that type actually occurred in the Cold War era? Georgi Markov yes, but after that I'm struggling a bit." No idea - I'm suggesting that the threat was credible, as people who are nuisances to various countries have been known to suffer misfortune. I'm not saying he was in ...
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 44
Views: 2791

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

But where are the sardines being thrown into the sea/
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3283
Views: 357930

Re: Media comments on chess

How many "dispatches" of that type actually occurred in the Cold War era? Georgi Markov yes, but after that I'm struggling a bit.
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 29
Views: 1396

Re: coronavirus leading to cancellation?

I agree with Justin, suggesting people will get the virus simply from going to Chinese eating places is irresponsible.
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3283
Views: 357930

Re: Media comments on chess

Harold Schonberg's book on chess history IIRC included the phrase "if Capablanca was the Mozart of chess, Alekhine was the Wagner".
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3283
Views: 357930

Re: Media comments on chess

There's a kid playing chess in the sponsor's credits before ITV's Tipping Point as well.
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 44
Views: 2791

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

I doubt if there was a "Blackpool Open" back in 1931, either.......
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3283
Views: 357930

Re: Media comments on chess

If that's the one I have seen in the past, at least its portrayal of chess is rather more realistic than quite a few similar efforts.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Briish Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: Briish Championship Congress 2021

It was also the venue for the spring Blackpool congress in the 1970s and 80s.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Cairns Cup
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Cairns Cup

Golly, she's come on a bit from her 0/4 start.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3486

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Chris Rice wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:11 am
Finally, as I understand it, they are going to have 5 players playing white and only 3 black in all rounds as an experiment to reduce the number of draws
An "interesting" idea......
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3283
Views: 357930

Re: Media comments on chess

Averbakh just turned 98 - as I mentioned when IM Zhukhovitsky died just short of his century, no titled player has reached that milestone yet.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column
Replies: 32
Views: 2758

Re: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column

Oh dear, what a shame, never mind :)
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3486

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:03 pm
I'd love a three-way match for a qualifying place, it'd be just like the old days
Back in 1985, there was a three way match for a *reserve* spot in the Candidates - Speelman won.
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3148
Views: 142150

Re: The English Language

In a sense, perhaps. "Enables" may be an even better word though.