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by Jon Mahony
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 42
Views: 1979

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: 42
Views: 1979

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: 12
Views: 934

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: 12
Views: 934

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: 21
Views: 1381

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: 21
Views: 1381

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: 21
Views: 1381

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: 767

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: 932

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: 27184

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: 1406

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...
by Jon Mahony
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Message from CJ de Mooi
Replies: 39
Views: 7486

Re: Message from CJ de Mooi

"the man wrote in an autobiography that he probably killed somebody" No he didn't - he said he defended himself when attacked. He said something along the lines that “I fully expect I killed him” I remember reading it at the time. You can actually read it at this time if you click on the link Roger...
by Jon Mahony
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Message from CJ de Mooi
Replies: 39
Views: 7486

Re: Message from CJ de Mooi

"the man wrote in an autobiography that he probably killed somebody" No he didn't - he said he defended himself when attacked. He said something along the lines that “I fully expect I killed him” I remember reading it at the time. Suffice to say if I’d seen a go fund me to help bail him out of that...
by Jon Mahony
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Message from CJ de Mooi
Replies: 39
Views: 7486

Re: Message from CJ de Mooi

Totally missed this news until I happened across this, I assume from his more recent twitter posts that CJ managed to keep his house? As for the big A diagnosis he has lived with for 30 years, that must be a horrendous to wake up to each morning - yes medical advances these days do not make it the i...
by Jon Mahony
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ChessCube shut it's doors
Replies: 10
Views: 2705

Re: ChessCube shut it's doors

Yeah, I'm sure a lot of the clock problems were server related rather than people cheating. I do remember one specific time though when I was playing a Spanish guy and he had about 10 seconds on his clock to my 45, then out of nowhere another 1.30 got added onto his clock out of nowhere. I remember ...