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by Geoff Chandler
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Spurious Games and Carlsen's 60 Memorable Games.
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: Spurious Games and Carlsen's 60 Memorable Games.

I too am a Soltis fan - The Books on Lasker, Fischer and Marshall are very good, excellent, as is 'Karl Marx plays Chess.' As I said, it could a be a marketing ploy and there is nothing wrong with that, though it appears some do not think so. It's the cover picture I'm not too fond off. A photo coll...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Spurious Games and Carlsen's 60 Memorable Games.
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Spurious Games and Carlsen's 60 Memorable Games.

From: https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-blog/the-planet-greenpawn/spurious-chess.465 Recently I had the pleasure of reading this: https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u437199-1599065320.png You will understand that a nutshell review is all I can offer because it is a murder mystery with a strong ...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 2020 European Online Youth Championships, 18-20 September
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: 2020 European Online Youth Championships, 18-20 September

Just been looking at the results. Don't like to single out players from the Edinburgh Tiger Cubs but the 10 year lad lad named in the link below is something else. Outgraded in every game P.9 w5. L4. I've not seen the games yet but I 'd bet a few of those losses could have been drawn but he tried to...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Patron Saint of Chess
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: Patron Saint of Chess

HI John, I think the 'Gambler' is apt for the h-pawn. Lost count of the times I've marched my h-pawn up v a castled position more in hope than expectation that it will do any good. In gamblers terms the odds of success are something like 100-1 with 50-1 e/way (I might get a perpetual.) Some informat...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3733
Views: 408786

Re: Media comments on chess

I've been advised about this. Glory To The Queen "Glory to the Queen, explores an extraordinary biographical pattern between four women who became icons of women‘s emancipation during the Soviet era. The focus lies on the legendary Soviet Georgian chess players Nona Gaprindashvili, Maia Chiburdanidz...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964
Replies: 35
Views: 1633

Re: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964

The game is on page 266, CHESS mid-April 1964.

It is the very last game in the mag, looks like B.H.W used it as a space filler.
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964
Replies: 35
Views: 1633

Re: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964

Hi John, Going to the club tonight, I'll look at some old CHESS 1964/65 to see if games were published. Maybe Douglas Griffin is the lad to ask if he has any old Russian mages or if he can indeed confirm that '64' or other Russian mags used games from British tournaments. Maybe, some spy was sending...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spurious Games by David Jenkins
Replies: 27
Views: 1559

Re: Spurious Games by David Jenkins

Finished, fell for the 'this is too obvious' when selecting the villain, enjoyed it. Hi Adam, Reviewing a mystery book (something I have never done unless you count the mystery to why some chess books have been ever written) without dropping hints or spoilers may be dodgy. But you can use. Spurious ...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spurious Games by David Jenkins
Replies: 27
Views: 1559

Re: Spurious Games by David Jenkins

Hi Kevin, I still have a few chapters to go, just up to Jack getting a mention. Enjoying it Had to re-read a page or two to recap, I was finding more motives than murder suspects. The wee slip I noticed was saying the Stean game had not been in print before. (I can recall it had been in a CHESS or B...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spurious Games by David Jenkins
Replies: 27
Views: 1559

Re: Spurious Games by David Jenkins

Hi Kevin, I'm hoping we read a lot more of Hector Plasma. As soon as I saw it I thought.....Plasma....Blood.... Claude Bloodgood! I'm page on 100 they are just about to look at the film 'Seventh Seal' for clues. (pretty slow reading this, but as a redundancy gift to myself I just got the full sports...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spurious Games by David Jenkins
Replies: 27
Views: 1559

Re: Spurious Games by David Jenkins

Stewart Reuben has appeared in the book, he is being mentioned in a lecture he gave on 'The Seventh Seal.' (Not the B/W film, but about a small island off Orkney that was home to six seals, one day a 7th turned up...) In my novel I'm thinking of having Stewart as my wise cracking side-kick, Leonard ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Isaac Asimov and chess
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Isaac Asimov and chess

Chess pops up fairly frequently in Asimov stories, the most famous NOT being
2001 and HAL which won me a pint bet in Sandy Bells, that was A.C. Clarke.

""My failure at chess was really distressing. It seemed completely at odds with my "smartness."

Asimov in a 1994 Autobiography.
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964
Replies: 35
Views: 1633

Re: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964

I used the Littlewood - Wade game and worked out why the moves 33....a6 and 35...a5 were played.

https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-blog/t ... harlie.464
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: History of Chess Clubs
Replies: 20
Views: 1142

Re: History of Chess Clubs

Edinburgh celebrates it's 200th anniversary in 2022. https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u437199-1599908965.png There are various celebration plans afoot but someone has come up with an amazing idea, wheels are in motion to make it happen and if it comes off (I cannot see why not) then it will ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spurious Games by David Jenkins
Replies: 27
Views: 1559

Re: Spurious Games by David Jenkins

Sorry the name is Bude. Barnaby Bude.

Does the usual disclaimer, which is present in this book, not cover an accidental coincidence of a similar name.

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