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by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 408
Views: 31457

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Grischuk the only one still without a win after today.
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 266
Views: 18671

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Some way from totally lifted yet, and not just in London but across the UK.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Improve Your Life by Playing a Game
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: Improve Your Life by Playing a Game

No, rather that this review is the first in a while that says "we don't recommend this" (though maybe I am misremembering)
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Improve Your Life by Playing a Game
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: Improve Your Life by Playing a Game

Ah, a bad review finally!
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Takeback requests in online games
Replies: 44
Views: 2030

Re: Takeback requests in online games

Have to agree there.

Of course the banter scenario here is White means to play Qd6+, but instead plays Qd7 and - not seeing it is mate - claims a mouseslip :D
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Syd Kalinsky
Replies: 8
Views: 1520

Re: Syd Kalinsky

I see from the last link that he was a fellow 2c3 Sicilian devotee 8)

(given his liking for tactical play, that shouldn't be possible if you believe certain - wrong - people)
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Events in 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 1338

Re: Events in 2021

South Lakes Congress is off for 2021, because the venue (Kendal Leisure Centre) is going to be unavailable until the end of the year.

The better news is that it has already been booked for the tournament to return in mid 2022 :)
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.
Replies: 36
Views: 2982

Re: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.

So man/woman civil partnerships are officially a thing now? Since 2nd December 2019, under the terms of the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Partnerships,_Marriages_and_Deaths_(Registration_etc)_Act_2019 Thanks, don't know qui...
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.
Replies: 36
Views: 2982

Re: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.

So man/woman civil partnerships are officially a thing now?
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering CGM Keith Richardson (02-ii-1942 10-iv-2017)
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: Remembering CGM Keith Richardson (02-ii-1942 10-iv-2017)

Thanks for that, though it suggests he still played soccer at a reasonably high level.

(pretty sure I saw the "international" claim made before Addict was published, maybe in a chess - possibly Chess - magazine?)
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering CGM Keith Richardson (02-ii-1942 10-iv-2017)
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: Remembering CGM Keith Richardson (02-ii-1942 10-iv-2017)

There was the Romanian turned German IM Bela Soos, who played football for his native country at international level.
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 266
Views: 18671

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Depends rather on what those "other measures" are.
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4331
Views: 474029

Re: Media comments on chess

By "the first film" in this instance do you mean the late 1960s original?
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4331
Views: 474029

Re: Media comments on chess

EJH was referring to the first "modern" Planet Of The Apes film, he made no comment on either of those that you mention.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4331
Views: 474029

Re: Media comments on chess

I really don't think it was *that* bad, but each to their own as ever.