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by Geoff Chandler
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pre-move -who came up with that idea?
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: Pre-move -who came up with that idea?

The position in question. 8/7p/p4kp1/8/4rPP1/8/P3RK2/8 w - - 0 1 Firouzja (White) thought Carlsen here would play Rxf4+ so pre-moved Kg3. Carlsen instead played Rxe2+ and Firouzja's pre-move, which was legal. kicked in and Kg3 was played. Full game here' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGCjxC_jmbY G...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3391
Views: 366005

Re: Media comments on chess

As mentioned above by Kevin, The cartoon and the Fischer question.

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by Geoff Chandler
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3391
Views: 366005

Re: Media comments on chess

That may be it Paul, a note from the stem game mentions the Copenhagen game and Stephen King ran with that. It is a remote possibility he saw C.C. (correspondence chess) and mistook it for Copenhagen Club. Played this line a few months ago and following a tip in Estrin's Book I opted for a the piece...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3391
Views: 366005

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Kevin,

Does it say 'Copenhagen' in the book, it was a correspondence game dating from 1965-1968.

Tim Harding mentions that it was voted be C.C. game ever played in 'Chess Mail.'
(Game 25, '64 Great Chess Games' Masterpieces of Postal and Email Chess.)
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3391
Views: 366005

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi, The Scottish Chess Historian Alan McGowan has been in touch and found some info regarding the Carona Chess Club. "SCA Bulletin 10, January-April 1963, in a section with news from Edinburgh, Says:- ...and Corona have won Division C with Central second. Corona, a new club recruited from Italians i...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: OTB chess still being played...
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: OTB chess still being played...

Brilliant:

Perhaps the time piece should have been a cuckoo clock. (... Blackbird takes on a flock of all comers.)
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15831

Re: Worrying times

It is indeed 'Worrying Times'.

Endgames are appearing in the 'General Chat' section.
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3391
Views: 366005

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Roland, https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5043&p=242792#p242715 That is an incredible coincidence. The article was submitted about November 2019 (maybe earlier) quite a while before Corona was the buzz word. Just checked again, that is what is printed in the book. (if mysterious forc...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3391
Views: 366005

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Justin,

Just a wee piece of mild relief with a chess theme - It's not even topical COVID-19 is a virus, not a germ.
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15831

Re: Worrying times

Hi Gordon,

All talk of Independence have been shelved till after this virus thing passes.
Reckon it will take quite a while before things go back to normal.
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15831

Re: Worrying times

Hi Nick, No problem, Never took offence have a very thick skin and always give benefit of doubt (if any needed) when online. :) Hi Neil Yes that is the program, I knew Bob Hoskins was in it. mid 1970's (gosh time just flew by) recall it has an educational theme. They should re-run programs like that...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3391
Views: 366005

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Justin,

Suppose if you wash hands before the game it should be OK.

Perhaps sanitise the pieces before every game as well else the term 'poison pawn' could take on a whole new meaning.

Have started avoided cramped positions, Tarrasch said they carry the germ of defeat.
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15831

Re: Worrying times

Hi Nick, Not sure about that (me being English!) suspect governments knew how people would react so kept it under wraps as long as possible. We really are stupid. We needed laws to enforce the wearing of crash helmets and seat belts etc. Now this. Was thinking BBC should cancel all these repeated co...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15831

Re: Worrying times

Hi Nick, Twice a week I get the midnight bus home, it is the bus from the airport (No. 300). From December/January the number of masked up Chinese students rose dramatically. Dramatically enough to cause comment by quite a few people. Some were saying it is because Scotland is rife with colds and fl...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15831

Re: Worrying times

Spending my lock in going through the 1,000's of pre-mobile photographs I have. Have been told a few times I looked like Jon Speelman, never really saw it till now. https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u437199-1584997039.png Actually not a full lock in as I still have to go to work, our taxi's a...