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by Geoff Chandler
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Christmas Quiz
Replies: 0
Views: 167

A Christmas Quiz

Hello, Not your normal fare. If you are fed, hard up or just bored then give it a go. Nobble the Grinch, a Chess Jigsaw.... There are Chess Player Charades (Here are just two of them) https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u437199-1574876253.png https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u437199-157...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer
Replies: 8
Views: 887

Re: Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer

I'll wait for Stewart review before I pop down and see it.

Looks promising. That is the position after 11..Nh5 in game 3. (forget the clocks it's a publicity shot)

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by Geoff Chandler
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 1211

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

Hi O.G. Now altered to. "Ages ago his site hinted that when Morphy played his famous game at the opera in Paris 1858 the opera being performed may have been Norma by Bellini. So I went and bought it." I'm now enjoying this. We have to do this again. Stayed tuned for the 'Christmas Quiz'. You side-st...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 1211

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

Hi Matt, That's OK tastes differ and the whole of Tommy is good. (The film was awful, I was actually at the opening. why did they not have the Who singing the songs.) The song has a Sally girlfriend memories also often played it in 'The Oak when I had a residency there. Words are great - 'she picked...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 1211

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

Hi John, Yes Sally Simpson: https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessuser Was once accused of taking Green Pawn (my RHP nik) off chess.com (their logo) but no. I wrote for the Hibs Fanzine (remember those) in the 70's as Green Pawn. I have no doubt at all the Winter book on Capablanca will be excellent ...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2461

Re: General Election 2019

Hi Alastair:

"There is an Andrew Muir standing as an Independent in West Dunbartonshire. I assume that is the Scottish IM,"

Correct: He is standing as an independent and is the only candidate that lives in the area.
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 1211

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

HI O.G. OK. Since you feel so strongly about it (and I did make a mistake - not deliberate). Note I cannot edit a chessgames post, so I'll add a correction. The Red Hot Pawn article has been touched up. Chessgames correction: https://www.chessgames.com/perl/kibitzing?kid=G1233404&reply=866 I was thi...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 1211

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

Hi Neil, Expensive books and cheap Reinfeld books. One day the two were bound to meet. This is being touted at £37.95 https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41dyOcL0bfL._SX348_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg Of course the price reflects the small market it is aimed at but could the 194 pages not have...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 1211

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

Hi O.G. I'll not change it, it's not in the least bit offensive. 3,000 odd have seen it already, who reads these things twice? If people think I've really been listening to 'Norma' for the past 3 years then I cannot help them. Complain to the relevant websites. (I might..If I remember and am stuck f...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3124
Views: 343548

Re: Media comments on chess

Rich Hall's 'Red Menace' now on BBC IPlayer (History category) Runs though the cold war, mentions chess and 1972, has clip of the match and Fischer. Adds watching two men playing chess would be mind numbing so shows the story of the match via a Popeye cartoon. Amusing program, well put together, alw...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Book-The Chess Scene
Replies: 18
Views: 1588

Re: Book-The Chess Scene

Hi Jaques, I'm sure I read somewhere...possibly here. That you must not put the pawn on the 8th. (rarely do endings, trying to recall the last time I promoted a pawn OTB...actually I can't.) Nearly had one 3 years ago G.C V D.Russell, Edin League 2016 r3k1r1/pp1qp2p/2npNbP1/2p5/3p2Q1/1PP5/P2B2PP/4RR...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 1211

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

Hi John, I can attest how meticulous Edward Winter is, it is the occasional use of the royal 'we'. Does he front a team of avid researchers? Not bothered either way but if i need a historian for a gag or two then it has to be him, cannot think of another so well known and his (their.:) ) site is pop...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Book-The Chess Scene
Replies: 18
Views: 1588

Re: Book-The Chess Scene

Hi Jacques, Unless they (the people who tamper with things to justify their existence) have changed the rules again you do not put a pawn on the 8th. You put on the 8th square the piece you are promoting too the move is not complete till the promoted is placed on the board and the hand removed. (act...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 1211

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

Hi Neil, Never heard of him. I live happily in a Reinfeld/Chernev chess cocoon, rarely peek out. Googled the lad - he writes expensive books about dead chess players. Good for him. My tribe (faithful readers) want opening traps, blunders galore and cheapo's (that includes cheapo often unfunny jokes ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 1211

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

Thanks O.G. Doubt if my handful of readers had ever heard of Fabrizio Zavatarelli so the joke would prompt 'who-he?' PM's. Mr WInter is without doubt the most well known chess historian (it was on his site.) So chess historian gags go his way. My only regret was not being able to link direct to his ...