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by Geoff Chandler
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 254
Views: 10457

Re: Batumi Olympiad

It does appear there was a bottle of white wine in the goody bag. This from Helen Milligan.

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by Geoff Chandler
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 254
Views: 10457

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Nice smooth website and all the round 1 PGN's are available (and easy to find!) http://batumi2018.fide.com/en One wee nag. On the teams taking part description page. It's going to be amusing next summer watching all the tourists trying to find Hohenzollern Castle (Germany) on their Scottish Touring ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymond Keene new site
Replies: 35
Views: 1341

Re: Raymond Keene new site

Hi Justin, I know you are just going to love the irony in this. I spotted it at chessgames.com a few days ago. http://www.chessreference.com/StauntonColumns/1861/01-19.JPG The London Illustrated News, January 1861. Howard Staunton replying to a reader R.K. (!) who sent him in a problem. "R.K. - The ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2422
Views: 266515

Re: Media comments on chess

Tuesday morning the 18th September 01:05 - 04:00 Channel 4. 'The Chess Players.'
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess-themed quiz questions
Replies: 33
Views: 2662

Re: Chess-themed quiz questions

And back to the 'Chess-themed quiz questions' I did an empty-handed search for Chris de Burgh so it does appear this has not been mentioned before. What is the chess link between Chris de Burgh and David Bronstein? the answer is: https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-blog/the-planet-greenpawn/bronstein-a...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Creating a Position Diagram without Kings ?
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Creating a Position Diagram without Kings ?

Winboard 4.2.3 a free download is a small program that sits on your desk top so need to be on the net. It allows every illegal position you can think off Some forums (this one for example) do not allow a position without Kings but do allow illegal positions. (with Kings) 8/8/3PPP2/3PkP2/3PPP2/8/4K3/...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2422
Views: 266515

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Bob,

"Thats MY review from Edinburgh fringe last year and YOUR comments."

Just noticed that...and I've corrected my post.
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "ChessGames" Founder Dies
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: "ChessGames" Founder Dies

It also appears that the lad possibly used the alias Daniel Freeman as a security measure. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/kibitzing?kid=P76948&reply=613 At the moment Chessgames is still ticking over with a few understandable minor glitches. One live game is stuck in a loop and the easy daily puzzle...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Pop Up Chess Book
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: A Pop Up Chess Book

I was listening to R4ex 'Sorry I haven't a Clue' yesterday morning and a pop up book was mentioned. I thought that a pop chess book would be great. Instead of a diagram you would get this 3d board 'popping up.' I began thinking about how to do it but I must have missed that episode of 'Blue Peter'. ...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Pop Up Chess Book
Replies: 6
Views: 501

A Pop Up Chess Book

https://scontent.flhr4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38023487_10214902921460989_2855990872011440128_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=93adfc20205b4f3ccdf119b54afbb5bb&oe=5C0FB09E Wait for it... https://scontent.flhr4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38139410_10214902929101180_8558059088485810176_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=c14f29376de...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2422
Views: 266515

Re: Media comments on chess

Google are celebrating the 114th birthday of Lyudmila Rudenko. This is their logo today.

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by Geoff Chandler
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2422
Views: 266515

Re: Media comments on chess

I saw 'The Royal Game' last year. My comment Very Good. Richard plays all the parts so well you are expecting a curtain call for each character at the end of the play. (maybe he could put that bit in!) Very convincing scenes watching the prisoner going mad. Have told all my chess buddies to nip alon...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2422
Views: 266515

Re: Media comments on chess

The Boodles Advert Stewart mentioned.

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by Geoff Chandler
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2422
Views: 266515

Re: Media comments on chess

At the 1992 murder trial of Paul Ferris a guard heard Ferris and Woodman (a witness for the prosecution) playing chess in solitary confinement by shouting the moves out to each other. This was offered as proof that Ferris knew Woodman well enough for Ferris to tell Woodman he was guilty. Ferris deni...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2422
Views: 266515

Re: Media comments on chess

Ian Fleming and C.H.O'D. Alexander would have known each other. https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5043&p=189520&hilit=Ian+Fleming+Alexander#p189520 I'm wondering if this is another of Ian Fleming's 'in jokes' (from 'The Man WIth The Golden Gun.') https://image.ibb.co/kuHADT/golden_gun.g...