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by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

"What event is that they are holding the cup for?"

Judging from Mickey's apparel, a golf tournament.
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 1104

Re: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize

"200 Modern Brilliancies by Kevin Wilker"

"Wicker" I think! I have a copy somewhere.
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Is this a fortress?
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: Is this a fortress?

"Forum users will be amused to know that I had the Black pieces and found the Worst Move On The Board." Oh no, not Kf4... I benefited from such a move a few months ago. I also saw some online footage of Magnus Carlsen playing a friendly bullet game against a GM assistant and winning like that. Magnu...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Another Quiz Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1133

Re: Another Quiz Question

And I am indebted to Damian Lemos, who informs us that Daniel Naroditsky (USA) wrote his first chess book aged 14. DN is an engaging presenter of ichess courses. I know he's not British, but it's quite interesting.
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 1104

Re: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize

"are you sure that was a brilliancy prize?"

Good point - I think the title keeps changing. They always award it, even when there isn't a brilliant game!
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 1104

Re: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize

Rudi von Saldern - Kevin Thurlow, Guernsey 2004, https://www.365chess.com/game.php?gid=3032471 I was awarded the trophy for brilliancy prize for this draw. Rudi looked slightly puzzled but congratulated me. So the following year I presented him with a small Guernsey can http://www.guernseycans.co.uk...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fat Fritz 2
Replies: 25
Views: 1523

Re: Fat Fritz 2

"Enjoy!"

Later perhaps - I find it interesting that comments are turned off. Maybe a wise precaution...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 1104

Re: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize

There was a club in the Civil Service League which had simultaneous displays where mystery prizes were given (in addition to prizes for actually beating the expert). These were only revealed after the games had finished. So the unhappy person who was the first to have their queen captured could win ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 79
Views: 5203

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

"Am I really the only person who really doesn't like the idea of summer chess OTB?"

No.
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How would a game against yourself go?
Replies: 15
Views: 899

Re: How would a game against yourself go?

Back in 1988 in the Redhill club championship final, I had the white side of a Sveshnikov Sicilian in the penultimate game and played the 11.Bxb5 idea used a lot by John Nunn, and duly won. In the last game, I had the black side, but my opponent (who had not seen the previous game) tried Bd3 instead...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 1104

Re: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize

Guernsey has had a best game prize for many years now - a rather nice trophy to keep. It's usually judged by the best player, so he can never win it, which is a bit unfair!
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Times cryptic chess clue
Replies: 97
Views: 5344

Re: Times cryptic chess clue

"I got 18A wrong at first. "

Me too - however it is unfortunate that the clue fits both answers!
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Peter Markland
Replies: 25
Views: 1993

Re: Peter Markland

"Before my time, but I would assume political machinations." I know you're the FIDE expert (and I am not), but I assumed that after the norm-based titles came in, it was felt that historically some players had missed out, and would have achieved the titles under the new rules. Am I being over charit...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Maurice Bell died February 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: Maurice Bell died February 2021

How sad - I loved the clock story.
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Times cryptic chess clue
Replies: 97
Views: 5344

Re: Times cryptic chess clue

"I suggest you have a look at today's (Saturday) Guaurdian cryptic crossword. The whole puzzle is chess themed." Your spelling of "Guardian" is fitting tribute to the paper's reputation! I'm obviously spending too much time on sudoku as I have been struggling with this one. Assuming I've got 18A rig...