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by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2474
Views: 204664

Re: Cheating in chess

"Being accused of something when one is innocent is likely to be upsetting, to a major or minor degree, even for adults who can be expected to have had some prior experience of how the world works." I agree entirely. Some obnoxious manager at work told lies about me behind my back just before I reti...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hansen on Nakamura
Replies: 18
Views: 1592

Re: Hansen on Nakamura

"That left me wondering why the arbiter didn't at least warn him about his behaviour during the game."

Afraid to criticize a GM?"
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2474
Views: 204664

Re: Cheating in chess

"Unless the child concludes, as some have, that chess appears to be a game concerned primarily with accusations of cheating and is better avoided altogether." I always thought that was one of the benefits of school sport - you soon discovered that some players and officials would cheat and you had t...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2474
Views: 204664

Re: Cheating in chess

It's interesting too that if you query the efficacy or honesty of "anti-cheating" procedures you get a really aggressive response, which to me is a clear indication of guilt.
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Money talks
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Money talks

In the immortal words of the great poet and philosopher, Neil Diamond,

"Money talks, but it don't sing and dance"
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2474
Views: 204664

Re: Cheating in chess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZH1ubA7xio

reveals (about 2 minutes in) cheating in online sudoku tournaments.

Back on topic, Lichess cheated me out of another game last night. The event started and I got a static board where you couldn't move anything, then it said I'd lost as I hadn't moved...
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New West of England Chess Union Website
Replies: 12
Views: 937

Re: New West of England Chess Union Website

Thanks - I recognized Botham, Richards and Garner and the others (except the rugby player), but had never had occasion to see an image of Thomas Hardy.
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New West of England Chess Union Website
Replies: 12
Views: 937

Re: New West of England Chess Union Website

Who's the chap sitting above WG Grace?
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)
Replies: 37
Views: 2135

Re: Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)

"I presume that Whitby was a Festival organised by Wood at which Morry was arbiting."

I seem to recall (and I may be thinking straight this time) "Chess" gave a lot of favourable publicity to Whitby, so probably organised by BH.
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2474
Views: 204664

Re: Cheating in chess

"But as you can only have one Lichess account, I think that takes him out of the 4NCL Online, Junior 4NCL and ECF Grand Prix Blitz and Rapidplay series. It’s a shame as he’d scored something like 21.5/23 in the events he’d entered."

Will it, though?
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)
Replies: 37
Views: 2135

Re: Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)

I remember the 1967 Botwinnik simul tour as I played in one of them. I'm sure Botwinnik enjoyed the trip and presumably some western currency. I seem to recall that there was supposed to be a limit of 25 boards, but BH tried to sneak a couple of extras in. What he didn't know (or maybe care about) w...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Pedants United
Replies: 320
Views: 18647

Re: Pedants United

"It may just be I, as I am notoriously pedantic, ..."

I wonder if anyone will dislike the split infinitive? If you change the word order, it gets worse.

Oh, all right, "order of the words", or I will be accused of using an adjectival noun.
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Pedants United
Replies: 320
Views: 18647

Re: Pedants United

Reminds me of an extract from one of the Billy Bunter stories,

"Bunter, who stole those sausages?"
"It wasn't me, sir."
"It was not I, Bunter."
"I never said it was!"
(Laughter from the class.)

This is from memory and other foodstuffs are available.
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: T Van Scheltinga vs A Alekhine
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: T Van Scheltinga vs A Alekhine

"No details about any irregularity at the finish of this game was mentioned either in the Tijdschrift van den Nederlandschen Schaakbond, nor in game analysis published in leading newspapers as De Telegraaf or the Algemeen Handelsblad." Thanks - I would think the Dutch Federation and newspapers would...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Scarborough Congress
Replies: 35
Views: 5030

Re: Scarborough Congress

"Come to sunny Scarborough Kevin. Not as sunny as Blackpool though."

Scarborough has the big advantage of being in Yorkshire.