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by Geoff Chandler
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2528
Views: 277302

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi David, "illegal" Why does that not surprise me. My Wife's wee newsagent is next to a bus stop. People finished with their day savers would often leave it with her with instructions to please pass it on. She would get 2-3 of these a day, sometimes more. People would pop in and ask; "Any Day Savers...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 317
Views: 22344

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

If this stalemate equals win malarkey is made official then every endgame book will be obsolete.
I'm thinking it's just a con to force everyone to buy new endgame books.

(I have one......somewhere, I am not buying another!)
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2528
Views: 277302

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Nick, I should have elaborated. https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u437199-1542367898.png I thought of attempting to blag my way in saying I was the match photographer or I'm someone important and have been invited to make the first move but there were three of them all with grim 'punch you...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2528
Views: 277302

Re: Media comments on chess

I got that one right. Predicting 6.b4 in game 5. https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5043&start=2505#p224013 Chess shop did not have what I wanted. The very latest book on Carlsen, a book on Bogoljubov games, and an ice blue and white roll up or semi-stiff board. (anybody got one will do ...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2528
Views: 277302

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Stewart, I will not buy a ticket, todays game has sealed that so I will spend £80+ in the chess shop. I'll also buy a single wooden Black Pawn and rush up breathless to the door saying let me in, They have lost a pawn I am here to replace it. Or... Kaspersky are the FIDE computer guys so I could ...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2528
Views: 277302

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Stewart, 'The Grinch' is the nickname I gave jokingly gave to Edmar Mednis for his book: ' From the Opening into the Endgame' because he was ruining Chess. The 'Closing Gambit' DVD is doing the rounds of the Edinburgh Chess Scene and I've heard nothing but praise for it. Olimpiu Urcan does not se...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Championship Schedule
Replies: 23
Views: 1295

Re: world championship schedule

Finance?

Maybe it was planned that way because paying security staff weekend rates was crippling.

Anybody any idea how much it cost to hire the venue for the Championship.
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 58815

Re: Cheating in chess

Hi Nick, I too cannot see a White win. 8/1n4p1/1P6/4K2k/8/7P/8/8 w - - 0 1 The Knight dances around the b6 pawn. Even without the g7 pawn that is drawn. I see Roger did a few editing on that post (been there and had a recent nightmare) probably a finger slip. From the game (White to play) 8/6p1/1P1n...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London System
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Re: London System

Been having great fun at blitz with 2...e5. rnbqkbnr/ppp2ppp/8/3pp3/3P1B2/8/PPP1PPPP/RN1QKBNR w KQkq - 0 3 Now trying it in a themed tournament. Calling it's 'Edinburgh's Revenge' harking back to the days when Edinburgh beat London in the famous correspondence match. 1824-28. (giving birth to the Sc...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess references in Films
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: Chess references in Films

Staying on track.

Al Pacino at the start of 'Righteous Kill.'

"My grandmother used to take me to Washington Square Park
to watch Bobby Fischer play 10 games at the same time.

He was five-six moves ahead on each table.
Anyway, he became the world champ, didn't he?

Then he lost his f****** mind."
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.
Replies: 39
Views: 2499

Re: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.

Hello Again, In this thread White castled illegally on move 14. Today's cryptic crossword in the Metro. 14 Down(!) 'The Actors went in front and changed positions on board.' (7) 'Actors' (Cast) and 'in front' (led) = Castled. --- Craig is making a valid point. In castling two pieces moved and if we ...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2528
Views: 277302

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Mick, This weekends show should be watched by more viewers than normal due to the coverage of some guy (name forgotten already) who is meant to be having an affair with one of the dancers whilst his girlfriend looked on. (or something like that.) All obviously stage-managed and yet the public fal...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2528
Views: 277302

Re: Media comments on chess

by Geoff Chandler
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2528
Views: 277302

Re: Media comments on chess

Image

Terry Jones and David Jason playing Chess in 'Do Not Adjust Your Set' episode 5 from 1968.

The full episode is here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7gXUej355I

The chess bit comes in at 1:40.
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.
Replies: 39
Views: 2499

Re: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.

Hello again and thanks everyone for replying and for Carl for fir fixing the Edit function..... I was thinking it was OK to 0-0-0 but something nagged, ''The King has moved, albeit an illegal move...therefore you cannot castle.' Sounded too good to be true. I was attracted to this game because it ha...