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by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC 3 Counties Radio chess interview
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: BBC 3 Counties Radio chess interview

"I spent what seemed forever defending with rook and bishop against a rampant queen - with pawns on both sides - to no avail. Annoying as I was in contention for some prize money!"

I sympathise as I spent several sessions defending Q vs Q+P at Guernsey, before finally having to resign on move 133.
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3284
Views: 357945

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 d...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3284
Views: 357945

Re: Media comments on chess

"Well as far as I'm aware there's an absolute absence of any evidence for any such thing involving Korchnoi, and that kind of dominates my thinking on the matter."

Fair enough - but if I knew where the Skripals were, I'd ask their opinion.
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC 3 Counties Radio chess interview
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: BBC 3 Counties Radio chess interview

Just listened to it. Garry isn't even a proper Senior yet.

I hope you won that 11 hour game!
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3284
Views: 357945

Re: Media comments on chess

Ah, I'd forgotten that. I don't think the idea of Korchnoi being a target if he'd won is totally ridiculous. Those Kremlin boys don't mess about if they're unhappy.
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3284
Views: 357945

Re: Media comments on chess

"Checkmate - Series 1" is another entertainment on Amazon Prime. All-play-all tournament on Gozo (near Malta), 5 men, 5 women. The first 5 episodes give brief introductions to the moves of the pieces, interviews with the players, and rounds 1-5 of the tournament (one per episode), concentrating on o...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3284
Views: 357945

Re: Media comments on chess

"Users of Amazon Prime might find a search for "chess" interesting. I've just watched the 2016 documentary "Magnus". There's other interesting items." One of which is, "Closing Gambit: 1978 Korchnoi versus Karpov and the Kremlin" This has a load of "talking head"-like comments from Anand, Karpov, Ka...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most losses to the same player in a season
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Most losses to the same player in a season

"My opponent gave this two moments of serious thought before delivering his objective assessment in front of everyone. "No you didn't.""

Matthew was much more polite than that!
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most losses to the same player in a season
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Most losses to the same player in a season

I can equal that. In the Somerset League, you can use anyone in Division 1, but in Division 2, you are allowed one player graded over 165. Sedgemoor and Millfield ran teams in both divisions. In March last season, I lost to Matthew Turner in Division 1, not without some chances though. The club then...
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3284
Views: 357945

Re: Media comments on chess

Users of Amazon Prime might find a search for "chess" interesting. I've just watched the 2016 documentary "Magnus". There's other interesting items.
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Similar positions from a different move order
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Similar positions from a different move order

Nobody has said anything, so I'll agree it's interesting!
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3284
Views: 357945

Re: Media comments on chess

Barclays - gxf8=Q+ looks a good reply to the move about to be played.
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 25th 4NCL Weekend Congress
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: 25th 4NCL Weekend Congress

"It's a 2 storey hotel in the middle of the golf course"

I'm imagining Tiger and Rory deciding whether to fade round it or go over the top...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 44
Views: 2798

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

"(You've undoubtedly retained your ascorbic wit.)"

Fans of vitamin C will be delighted.