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by Jon Mahony
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Closing Gambit
Replies: 100
Views: 5053

Re: Closing Gambit

Yeah this is free on Prime video at the moment if you missed it, I can recommend it's very interesting.

There is plenty of Ramondo screen time, but justified here as he was Korchnoi's second at least.
by Jon Mahony
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An improvement on The Queen's Gambit?
Replies: 9
Views: 839

Re: An improvement on The Queen's Gambit?

Whoes this Trevis Geoff?? :lol:
by Jon Mahony
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 117
Views: 8126

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Check out Danny King's videos on YouTube. I find those Danny King videos a bit straw-clutching myself "Judit Polgar is the Real Beth Harmon" ... Why Danny, cos she's a woman? I don't see too many other similarities :roll: But I know how much extra advertising revenue that title will get from all th...
by Jon Mahony
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 117
Views: 8126

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

I can't help admiring how Mr McCready is prepared to stand alone - against both the chess and non-chess world - in his dislike for The Queen's Gambit. I'm sort of with him. But since I suspect it would annoy me, I have taken the precaution of not watching it. Perfectly fine with people not liking i...
by Jon Mahony
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 117
Views: 8126

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Maybe you are right, I suppose in hindsight when I was 13 my favourite thing was acquiring any slasher film I could lay my hands on, on VHS. Didn't do me any harm like... now where's my hockey mask :wink: In a totally unrelated topic I've just realised the bloke who plays Benny Watt's is the odd loo...
by Jon Mahony
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 117
Views: 8126

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Series discussed on Breakfast TV this morning (Tuesday). Suitability for younger children mentioned. There were a few unsavoury references to under age sex mentioned in the novel - Jolene and the orderly Fergusson were described as "being kind to each other" and at one point Beth and Jolene have a ...
by Jon Mahony
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis (Netflix adaptation)
Replies: 13
Views: 3713

Re: The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis (Netflix adaptation)

This was one of my favourite books of all time (I’ve read it at least 6 times in my life) I binged watched the series last weekend and I have to say apart from a very few changes, the adaptation is almost word for word from the novel and was absolutely wonderful. Just finished the book; very good Y...
by Jon Mahony
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis (Netflix adaptation)
Replies: 13
Views: 3713

Re: The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis (Netflix adaptation)

This was one of my favourite books of all time (I’ve read it at least 6 times in my life) I binged watched the series last weekend and I have to say apart from a very few changes, the adaptation is almost word for word from the novel and was absolutely wonderful. A lot of people don’t know that Tevi...
by Jon Mahony
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Ian Thackray
Replies: 23
Views: 2037

Re: Ian Thackray

On the Yorkshire Chess Association website. The Steve Mann tribute under notices mentions is age was 49 when he passed away. Ian was born on the 25th August 1971. Was he really? He was very boyish looking was Ian, it must have made his age deceptive to me. Still no age to go at all, very horrible y...
by Jon Mahony
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Ian Thackray
Replies: 23
Views: 2037

Re: Ian Thackray

My god what a shock! I knew Ian quite well at one time (though we hadn't been in touch for few years due to my hiatus from the game) and we would have a pint and a chat on a Saturday afternoon, at the local pub we both lived quite near, after we had finished our match in the Yorkshire League. A ver...
by Jon Mahony
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Ian Thackray
Replies: 23
Views: 2037

Re: Ian Thackray

My god what a shock! I knew Ian quite well at one time (though we hadn't been in touch for few years due to my hiatus from the game) and we would have a pint and a chat on a Saturday afternoon, at the local pub we both lived quite near, after we had finished our match in the Yorkshire League. A very...
by Jon Mahony
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Bill Pinder
Replies: 2
Views: 830

Re: Bill Pinder

Very sorry to hear about Bill, he was a nice bloke and a very organised captain when I used to play for Pontefract in the Yorks League.

RIP
by Jon Mahony
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Brooke
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: John Brooke

Now that one is a shocker! John was looking a little frailer in recent years, but it always seemed like he would go on forever. I knew well what John was like from observing his interactions with others (not least the year he had received his ban from the Bradford congress and turned up to do a one-...
by Jon Mahony
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 28433

Re: Worrying times

Perhaps the Torries will stop blocking NHS pay rises after we get through this crisis. The footage of them chortling away on the Conservative benches last time was particularly galling. Would be very nice! I've not had a decent pay rise in years, when we get it, its something insulting like £20 a m...
by Jon Mahony
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Adrian Dawson
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

Re: Adrian Dawson

Very sad indeed to hear this news - I played Adrian several times (I'm pretty sure he smashed me up in every game) and had some interesting conversations with him over a pint at various congresses in the Yorkshire area. I'm not a user of social media and so I had no idea about his illness (plus we h...