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by Geoff Chandler
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2761
Views: 295455

Re: Media comments on chess

Currently watching 'Only Connect' on BBC2 the team The Durhamites is captained by George Twigg who was
introduced to us viewers as a very keen chess player. Currently they are getting beat by The Poptimists. 7-0.
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS

Hi Stewart, This may be of interest to Shaun, Tim mentioned the Italian rules in his post. https://www.chesscentral.com/discart-bonetti-chess-match-1863-download-e-book/ Discart-Bonetti Chess Match, 1863 Here is your chance to experience chess as it used to be - or might have been! In January of 186...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Guardian Chess Column
Replies: 18
Views: 3448

Re: Guardian Chess Column

HI Malcolm,

That will be the Guardian Book on Chess. see viewtopic.php?t=9351#p207326 and the following comments.
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Winning against both Capablanca and Fischer
Replies: 22
Views: 3570

Re: Winning against both Capablanca and Fischer

OOPS! It was England. (could have been played in Vienna with an English opening.) Thank you. For a few years C.G. had a sixth player. Reuben Fine who beat Fischer one on one and had him beating Capablanca in a 50 board simul. But Edward Winter revealed that Fine was part of a Manhattan Chess Club co...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Winning against both Capablanca and Fischer
Replies: 22
Views: 3570

Re: Winning against both Capablanca and Fischer

Threw the original question: Wins against both Capablanca and Fischer to the crowd at Chessgames.

We have a fifth. The Canadian Maurice Fox (1898-1988)

He beat Capa in a simul in Vienna in 1919 and Fischer in the Canadian Open in 1956.

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=12989
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Winning against both Capablanca and Fischer
Replies: 22
Views: 3570

Re: Winning against both Capablanca and Fischer

Hi Tim, ARB Thomas played both Blackburne (1920 a draw) - see Chess for the Love of it https://books.google.co.uk/books?redir_esc=y&id=9FMsv9shgAkC&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=Blackburne and Mickey Adams in 1982 (ARB won) - game 12 'Development of a Grandmaster.' that is 62 years. http://www.chessit....
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Offering draws with a blunder or dodgy move
Replies: 17
Views: 1234

Re: Offering draws with a blunder or dodgy move

Hi Roger,

(OOPS!)

I have a rule of thumb.

Never resign or accept an offered draw if you have a check in the position.
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2761
Views: 295455

Re: Media comments on chess

Last night (actually to be more precise it was very early this morning) I watched 'The Killing' a 1956 Stanley Kubrick film. It has a chess scene in it with Kola Kwariani (a wrestler and chess player). In the scene an argument breaks out about whether or not a Rook can be won. One player is called a...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 21
Views: 1485

Re: Chess Book Collections

Hi Brian, It is a strange coincidence, a Morra and the opponent's name was 'Mills'. I have "Chess Treasury of the Air" but I never used that as the source. Heather Lang told me a Mills and Boon book was out there with her name. https://pictures.abebooks.com/isbn/9780263748581-uk.jpg But it was not h...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 21
Views: 1485

Re: Chess Book Collections

About 400 90% of which are 2nd hand. Just yesterday I picked up as part of 3 for a £1.00 deal in Dalkeith Two of which I already have but I'll pass onto free to friends or juniors. Chess for Tigers, Rookie (by Stephen Moss, the one I do not have) and The Mammoth book of Chess. (no idea how many copi...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2761
Views: 295455

Re: Media comments on chess

Picture flipped? Look at the ring on the pinky of the left hand. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/news/2019/03/01/TELEMMGLPICT000189997010_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BquvpuFV_GbE-UjG9AFx_dCqvmrEOb7yJeh0irLkOa32k.jpeg?imwidth=1400 Here it is again on the pinky of the left hand. https://foundr.com/wp-cont...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Drunken Knights
Replies: 17
Views: 1426

Re: Drunken Knights

HI Nick, Don't think I'll ever go back now. Edinburgh is beautiful, the Bethnal Green I grew up in is gone. (the O's are still going so the occasional day trip down is still on that and closer away games.) A lot of clubs are in trouble, Edinburgh are thriving but other clubs I see are usually run by...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Drunken Knights
Replies: 17
Views: 1426

Re: Drunken Knights

This is grim news.

Remember reading about them in the 60's/70's and thinking if I ever go back to England I'll join them.
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'

Infact Puzzle solving can drive you insane. This book is excellent. http://tiendachessy.com/img/p/8/8/9/889-large_default.jpg Do not be fooled by the cover, this book is tough. Going through it and I hit here (puzzle No. 145) Zaitsev - Kotov 1961. 5rk1/2q2ppp/4p3/4b3/1pB1P3/1P3QPP/2r5/3R1R1K w - - 0...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Caruana resigns in a winning position
Replies: 15
Views: 1235

Re: Caruana resigns in a winning position

But Caruana was one of the Fantastic Four (the other three recently finished as also rans at Gibraltar.) Does anybody offhand know the phone number of the Trades Description Department. A while back in a lost position I set someone a 'Do or DIe' trap. They avoided the trap but in doing so gave thems...