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by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Events in 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 1038

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: 32
Views: 2531

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: 32
Views: 2531

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: 914

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: 914

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: 264
Views: 18537

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: 4328
Views: 473199

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: 4328
Views: 473199

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: 4328
Views: 473199

Re: Media comments on chess

I really don't think it was *that* bad, but each to their own as ever.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4328
Views: 473199

Re: Media comments on chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:49 am
I hope he's better in it than he is in last night's film
Your low opinion of it is interesting, the modern POTA films seem to be well regarded by many.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 264
Views: 18537

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

His dismissal of the present PM with a single four letter expletive is entertaining, though.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Nikita Pearl Waligwa
Replies: 2
Views: 1687

Re: Nikita Pearl Waligwa

Cancer at 15, that's pretty awful.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hansen on Nakamura
Replies: 26
Views: 2562

Re: Hansen on Nakamura

Hmmm, not sure about such sweeping generalisations myself.

(and some notorious previous "sharp practice" merchants have been European)
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hansen on Nakamura
Replies: 26
Views: 2562

Re: Hansen on Nakamura

Naka tried to take a (losing) move back a few years ago, didn't he?

That probably didn't go down well with many of his peers, now that you mention it.
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Improving chess?
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Re: Improving chess?

What do you mean by "improve"?