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by Geoff Chandler
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London System
Replies: 20
Views: 1973

Re: London System

Stop playing 2....e5 v the London, kept involved in QGD's so reverted back to the KID or QUID. Might give 2...Bg4 a try. 1.d5 d5 2.Bg5 is a playable line so why not? I think White players play it because it avoids sharper lines. If I was a 1.d4 player (I've played it 3 times.) I too would think abou...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Trivia Question
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Trivia Question

One of my best ever charity shop buys, 50p!

The 1951 (year of my birth) Botvinnik=Bronstein match by Winter and Wade.
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.
Replies: 12
Views: 589

Alex McFarlane is on the mend.

From Lara on FaceBook

"For all those who have been sending good wishes and moral support for Alex McFarlane, the good news is
that he is starting to get better. It will be a long haul yet but he is cheery and thankful."

Lara

Apparently it is or hopefully very soon was, Sepsis.
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: it was a joke....but...
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: it was a joke....but...

Thanks lads, I said to John Saunders I bet when I am entering in these games (now on book 8 ) I mix up Aitken with Atkins. I did read ' Chess Treasury Of The Air' years ago (the 70's) so if it is in there (and I do not doubt it is) then it rattled around inside my loose mind and the Kotov error must...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: it was a joke....but...
Replies: 3
Views: 435

it was a joke....but...

My wee column at RHP, I mentioned I was entering the Aitken games... https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-blog/the-planet-greenpawn/james-aitken-scottish-chess-player.469 ....adding: as yet none of the games I had entered had appeared in... https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u437199-1605483228.png...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3939
Views: 431017

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Tim,

'Ludus Latrunculorum' yes good one (Ludo)

Was about to post it could be from ; 'Backus Backgamorum' or 'Snakus Ladderus.'

Googled it: Ludus Latrunculorum it is on the gen.
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Obituary of Shamaria Diamond from 1949
Replies: 17
Views: 667

Re: Obituary of Shamaria Diamond from 1949

No problem John, it was just a funny (not funny ha-ha, funny as in odd-odd) and a wee bit worrying few weeks. I'm not all that superstitious (maybe a little bit weird see below) but think it best not to tempt fate. I suppose it's a bit like the 'Scottish Play' which actors do not mention. I'm weird!...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Obituary of Shamaria Diamond from 1949
Replies: 17
Views: 667

Re: Obituary of Shamaria Diamond from 1949

Hi John, No not them (I will not even mention the name.) I ran a Games/Fantasy/Chess shop in Edinburgh for 8 years. Why not sell 'them' Good Idea. These things attracted a whole bunch of odd people who carried out rituals before buying a pack. They would not touch an opened deck and asked if I order...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Obituary of Shamaria Diamond from 1949
Replies: 17
Views: 667

Re: Obituary of Shamaria Diamond from 1949

A Chess and playing card pun thingy - Deal me in. I've just entered an Aitken v S. Diamond game. Keeping his cards close to his chest poker-faced Aitken led with King's Gambit holding an Ace of a TN up his sleeve. With the cards stacked against him Diamond raised the stakes and upped the ante by goi...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Playing opponents born the longest time apart
Replies: 28
Views: 893

Re: Playing opponents born the longest time apart

I Get the idea now Justin, thought you meant greatest age difference between players in a single game. Leonard was mentioned above. I was looking for Aitken data and Aitken played in 1948 British at London. Noticed Leonard played in the premier and one of his opponents was Edward Guthlac Sergeant wh...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Gordon Crown (20-vi-1929 17-xi-1947)
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Remembering Gordon Crown (20-vi-1929 17-xi-1947)

William Hartston in 'NOW!' magazine. ’ (6-12 February 1981, page 80.)

"‘Some time ago the great Russian player David Bronstein gave me this advice:
Look at the games of Gordon Crown. He really understood chess."

It is Chess Note No.6742.

https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/winter73.html
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 66
Views: 2656

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Hi Ian, I am being offered a free months trial, though I have not clicked the link or pressed the dreaded red button. (I pressed a red button once after I sneaked in a disabled toilet at Easter Road, people started thumping on the door asking if I was OK.) My masked son is coming up today with a giz...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 66
Views: 2656

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Just read our own Paul Mckeown's review of the series/book on F.B. Perfect, an honest open-mined review, overall he liked them both. (he may reprint it here, deserves more coverage, up to Paul) I have also been told I can get Netflix on a free months trial...Hmmmmm. The fee is not a problem, the pro...