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by Geoff Chandler
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2126
Views: 227729

Re: Media comments on chess

Someone recently commented on the misuse of the word 'stalemate'. Just finished reading 'The Discovery of the Bismarck' by Robert D. Ballard. Excellent. Chess terms pop up from time to time usually with the Royal Navy adding more pieces to the board by diverting more ships to the chase. Alas on page...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Robots and chess: Letter to 'The Times' 8 Dec. 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: Robots and chess: Letter to 'The Times' 8 Dec. 2017

Of course he is wrong. if he is right then the old Masters, especially Greco were better chess players than todays players. (what games did he/they memorise to produce their combinations.) and we know that is not the case. We recall patterns and ideas from other games and have a fair understanding o...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2126
Views: 227729

Re: Media comments on chess

"This is more a game of chess than draughts."

Page 217. 'Uncle John's Great Big Bathroom Reader', Portable Press, 2003.

"The board game Draughts used to be known as 'Chess for Ladies'."

I know in some countries Draughts is called 'Dames' but I've never heard it called chess for ladies.
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another one for the arbiters
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Another one for the arbiters

Hi, Pity no more details, did the missing piece affect the actual result. Right away I thought of Steiner - Colle 1926 (could not recall where) Steiner knocked his King on h1 off the board and replaced it on g1. Steiner went onto to play a Queen winning combo that would have been unsound if the Whit...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2126
Views: 227729

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi John,

You are on topic, Paul Jennings is the chairman of the River Chess Association.

http://www.riverchessassociation.co.uk/ ... tives.html
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 85
Views: 5931

Re: What do I do?

I thought you were putting up a poster to advertise the chess club.
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2126
Views: 227729

Re: Media comments on chess

In this film....

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...there is a picture of Paul Morphy on the wall.

https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-blog/l ... ogpost.372
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2126
Views: 227729

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi John,

I think you are correct, there is a clock. My bad.
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 85
Views: 5931

Re: What do I do?

The card and poster is good, perhaps a chess piece attracts more attention.
And have contact on display and possibly the address where it is.

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by Geoff Chandler
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2126
Views: 227729

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Stewart,

I don't even mind when they call a Knight the horse (usually a joke)
but saying a Rook is a Castle just bugs me.

'The Trap'. Best book I've read for a while so I've forgiven 'castles.'
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2126
Views: 227729

Re: Media comments on chess

"Do others wince when they hear, 'Breaking the stalemate'?" I'm kind of OK with that, what gets me is books, T.V. programmes and films calling Rooks, Castles. I'm reading an excellent book at the moment, 'The Trap' by Melanie Raabe. A few references to chess and that has 'Knights, Bishops and Castle...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2126
Views: 227729

Re: Media comments on chess

"I'm afraid I'm going to be annoyingly pedantic..." Me too because I'm bored You are not 'one step ahead' in chess, you are one move ahead. It is not a studio shoot. The picture has been pasted together. Look at the shadow under the car and the lack of it under the human player. No pieces have been ...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 85
Views: 5931

Re: What do I do?

I started up or was in at the beginning of three new clubs. (5 if I count the one I started in the Army and the Gas Board.) it's quite easy, the hard bit is getting subs (the fees) out of them after the first year. At Sandy Bells we never had a venue or any chess sets. For the first two seasons we p...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2126
Views: 227729

Re: Media comments on chess

Checkmate, Stalemate, Lev Alburt.....

(is the clue is wrong, Ray Keene has only got 8 letters. :) )
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 85
Views: 5931

Re: What do I do?

Hi Kevin, "....someone disliked the green squares on the board as he was colour-blind. " So to him Bishops of opposite colour will be Bishops of opposite colour only in reverse. Hi soheil, Advertise you are thinking of starting up a chess club. Meet up and discuss where it should be held, what kind ...