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by Phil Neatherway
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3066
Views: 334827

Re: Media comments on chess

From Private Eye's Dumb Britain section (issue 1503, 23 August):-

Tipping Point, ITV

Ben Shephard: in 1991, 15 year-old Judit Polhgar became the youngest ever international grandmaster of which board game?
Contestant: Monopoly
by Phil Neatherway
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3066
Views: 334827

Re: Media comments on chess

Joe Haines in a letter to The Times on 29 August concluded:
Politics is like a game of chess where there is no final checkmate./quote]
by Phil Neatherway
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Handshakes
Replies: 45
Views: 3239

Re: Handshakes

Kevin Thurlow said:
I assume Phil is asking if he can refuse to shake hands as his opponent was so obnoxious, he doesn't want to...
Actually it was my opponent who refused to shake hands, after he blundered in a drawn position (as he saw it). Apparently he felt I should not have played on.
by Phil Neatherway
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Handshakes
Replies: 45
Views: 3239

Re: Handshakes

I guess I should have known better than to expect any serious answers.
by Phil Neatherway
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Handshakes
Replies: 45
Views: 3239

Handshakes

Is there ever a good reason for not shaking hands after the game?
by Phil Neatherway
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3066
Views: 334827

Re: Media comments on chess

BBC News Latest Updates website said at 08:08: What is the business reaction to the prime minister asking the Queen to suspend parliament? The head of the British Chambers of Commerce says with only 63 days to go before Brexit, businesses feel like Westminster is playing an endless game of politica...
by Phil Neatherway
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Strange happening
Replies: 19
Views: 1423

Re: Strange happening

I once went to a 'chess exhibition' featuring Murray Chandler in Waterstones book shop. with my young son, whi was probably about 5. I hadn't expected there to be a simil, but there was, so my son sat n my lap while I played. Murray didn't seem to mind, even when I won.
by Phil Neatherway
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Strange happening
Replies: 19
Views: 1423

Re: Strange happening

Paul Buswell said: Club colleagues and I pop over to northern France two or three times a year for Sunday rapidplays. One of the regular local participants always has his small dog with him in the playing hall; it is completely well-behaved and no one seems to bat an eyelid. Rather more distracting...
by Phil Neatherway
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Strange happening
Replies: 19
Views: 1423

Strange happening

I have been playing in tournaments since the mid 1970's. In my current tournament, I have seen something I have never seen before. One of the players brings his dog into the tournament hall. I have to say it is a very well behaved dog. It lies down under the table and stays there quietly. I played i...
by Phil Neatherway
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Boris Johnson, chess and Brexit metaphors
Replies: 22
Views: 1136

Re: Boris Johnson, chess and Brexit metaphors

I think there is a win for the SNP in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
by Phil Neatherway
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: 22nd Open des Vins 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 423

22nd Open des Vins 2019

The 22nd Open des Vins took place from 29 June 6 July in Hourtin, in the Medoc region of France, to the north-west of Bordeaux. This tournament is unusual in that there are no money prizes. Instead, the prizes are all wine, and for the first 6 places, the prizes are based on the player's weight. The...
by Phil Neatherway
Sun May 12, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: International News
Topic: ECU General Assembly Resolution on Boycotts
Replies: 55
Views: 3752

Re: ECU General Assembly Resolution on Boycotts

The key sentence from the Times of Israel appears to be this one:-
According to Israel’s Army Radio, the IJF had threatened to ban Iran from international competitions, including the Olympics, if it did not agree to fight Israelis.
Can we expect FIDE to take a similar stance?
by Phil Neatherway
Sat May 11, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 7545

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

Maidenhead is relatively near to Oxford as well. Bourne End is only 3 or 4 miles away, I think. Perhaps it's time for Roger to start an Airbnb business?
by Phil Neatherway
Sat May 11, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 7545

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

The Oxford 2,3 and 4 teams are based on a core of regulars, including 1 player who played 7 times although living in Brussels! We had several others who played 8 times or more.

But there are plenty of players who played only once a weekend and others who played occasionally.
by Phil Neatherway
Tue May 07, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 7545

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

Yes, Crowthorne were clearly the strongest team in Division 4. We expected Oxford 3 to paired with Crowthorne in Round 11, when there would most likely have been a very different outcome for us. It was a bit strange that Oxford 3, challenging for promotion, played West Is Best 3 with average rating ...