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by Geoff Chandler
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2103
Views: 225738

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: 81
Views: 5166

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: 2103
Views: 225738

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: 2103
Views: 225738

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: 81
Views: 5166

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: 2103
Views: 225738

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: 2103
Views: 225738

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: 2103
Views: 225738

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: 81
Views: 5166

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: 2103
Views: 225738

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: 81
Views: 5166

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 ...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2103
Views: 225738

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Lawrence, It seems scarcely a week passes these days without some football commentator somewhere comparing the game they are watching to a game Chess. I first heard it used way back in 1965 during the cup final between Liverpool and Leeds. Tennis, Cricket and Snooker are frequently compared to ch...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: An early Tony Miles game
Replies: 28
Views: 1345

Re: An early Tony Miles game

Hi Andy, Another book excellent by Mr Barden is 'Play Better Chess' The one with the scary picture of John Nunn. There you are skipping through mating attacks, you turn the page and........ BOO! https://image.ibb.co/minDrG/john_nunn.jpg It's tagged to one of my favourite John Nunn quotes regarding t...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: An early Tony Miles game
Replies: 28
Views: 1345

Re: An early Tony Miles game

Hi Roger, Ha. OOPS. I went through the game on the PGN. did not see the notes in the game. Hi Andy, "I made heavy use of Mr Barden's Guardian Book of Chess," Not the only one. I won a few good Gorings after being tipped towards it from that book and Paul Motwani in an lecture spoke very highly of th...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: An early Tony Miles game
Replies: 28
Views: 1345

Re: An early Tony Miles game

That's a good find. He is R.F.T Wood but they call him Frank (wonder if it is the same Frank Wood whose daughter, Margaret, married Jonathan Penrose. Just curious.) Hi Roger, "Among other players of that era," (Dragon Players) Count 'man of the moment' James Tarjan and Gennady Sosonko among that mer...