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by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Music from the 80s
Replies: 21
Views: 653

Re: Music from the 80s

"Anyway back to Jasper who is now 75 years old and was speaking about ageing. He remarked "My family really looks after me now; they booked me into this lovely place in Switzerland, the Hotel Dignitas. Funny really, I was the only one who came down for breakfast next morning and the only cereal they...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Pedants United
Replies: 152
Views: 2983

Re: Pedants United

Someone drew my attention to the difference between "complimentary" and "complementary" today.
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1328
Views: 128427

Re: Cheating in chess

I'm a bit puzzled that people thought it strange that the alleged cheater couldn't prove his innocence. He didn't have to...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Robert Chaloner (Bob) Pentecost 1935-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: Robert Chaloner (Bob) Pentecost 1935-2020

Nice tribute, and right not to dwell on the controversial stuff. He was also "Lee-Anderson" at one stage I think.
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 914
Views: 43169

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

"I wonder if there has ever been a Bishop v/s a Knight chess game"

I'm pretty sure that Geoff Bishop mentioned he had played someone called Knight. A friend of mine called Finch has been paired with Green, Bird, Buzzard and Parrott etc.
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Music from the 80s
Replies: 21
Views: 653

Re: Music from the 80s

If you go to Iceland, visit here... https://www.rokksafn.is/en#about
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Pedants United
Replies: 152
Views: 2983

Re: Pedants United

"I was taught (correctly, I believe, which wasn't always the case) that 12 o'clock was either noon or midnight, rather than a.m. or p.m." Yes - my father informed me that the RAF used to refer in logbooks to time to the nearest 5(?) minutes, but to avoid confusion used 2359 or 0001 for flights near ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: St Louis Chess9LX September 11-13 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1320

Re: St Louis Chess9LX September 11-13 2020

In the CC event, you play each opponent with both colours in the same starting position, so +0.67 in one game is -0.67 in the other. We are playing different starting positions against each opponent however.
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964
Replies: 35
Views: 1560

Re: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964

Perhaps something selling a Russian product was expedited by their post office? I certainly saw Hastings games quicker than in the Telegraph and Times.
64 was folded, so it was normal length, but maybe a quarter width, with a brown wrapper slipped over it. On one occasion, I just got the wrapper...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964
Replies: 35
Views: 1560

Re: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964

"They were large-format and would often have more space to fill than UK mags and (correct me if I'm wrong) were published more frequently so an editor would need to fill the space with more games than might be used to accompany a report in CHESS or BCM." 64 was published each Wednesday(?) and usuall...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Music from the 80s
Replies: 21
Views: 653

Re: Music from the 80s

And a shout to "The Vapors", fronted by a schoolfriend of mine.

It was the start of Queen, Toyah, Kate Bush, Adam and the Ants etc.

A good variety of entertainment there, not as good as the 60s of course...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Julian Farrand
Replies: 23
Views: 2680

Re: Julian Farrand

"David, thank you for taking the time to post this."

Agreed!
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 914
Views: 43169

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

"The PPE industry has grown so rapidly it’s now bigger than sandwiches with annual UK revenues exceeding £8.7bn1," Interestingly, the four construction workers buying sandwiches in the village shop this morning were not wearing masks, despite the sign. But I guess the shop would close down without t...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964
Replies: 35
Views: 1560

Re: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964

"But why would I go to Russian sources to find games played in Southend"

I did subscribe to 64 many years ago as I saw game scores from Hastings (e.g) more quickly in 64 than in the British press.
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: St Louis Chess9LX September 11-13 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1320

Re: St Louis Chess9LX September 11-13 2020

"This has been stated without proof for years, but nobody with the necessary backup can be bothered to check, or at least to publish their results. You would think AlphaZero could do it in a few hours." That's why I cautiously said, "apparently"! I haven't found any theory for 960, but there must be...