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by Geoff Chandler
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess references in Films
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Chess references in Films

Staying on track.

Al Pacino at the start of 'Righteous Kill.'

"My grandmother used to take me to Washington Square Park
to watch Bobby Fischer play 10 games at the same time.

He was five-six moves ahead on each table.
Anyway, he became the world champ, didn't he?

Then he lost his f****** mind."
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.
Replies: 27
Views: 1230

Re: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.

Hello Again, In this thread White castled illegally on move 14. Today's cryptic crossword in the Metro. 14 Down(!) 'The Actors went in front and changed positions on board.' (7) 'Actors' (Cast) and 'in front' (led) = Castled. --- Craig is making a valid point. In castling two pieces moved and if we ...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2486
Views: 271379

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Mick, This weekends show should be watched by more viewers than normal due to the coverage of some guy (name forgotten already) who is meant to be having an affair with one of the dancers whilst his girlfriend looked on. (or something like that.) All obviously stage-managed and yet the public fal...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2486
Views: 271379

Re: Media comments on chess

by Geoff Chandler
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2486
Views: 271379

Re: Media comments on chess

Image

Terry Jones and David Jason playing Chess in 'Do Not Adjust Your Set' episode 5 from 1968.

The full episode is here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7gXUej355I

The chess bit comes in at 1:40.
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.
Replies: 27
Views: 1230

Re: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.

Hello again and thanks everyone for replying and for Carl for fir fixing the Edit function..... I was thinking it was OK to 0-0-0 but something nagged, ''The King has moved, albeit an illegal move...therefore you cannot castle.' Sounded too good to be true. I was attracted to this game because it ha...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.
Replies: 27
Views: 1230

Re: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.

Trying to correct Djibril Diallo (Mali)

Just recreating new posts. I'm blaiming 14 0-0.

Thank you Ian.
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.
Replies: 27
Views: 1230

Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.

From Round 9 of the 2018 Olympiad. Daniel Cabral (Bermuda) - Djibril Diallo (Diallo) Here. White to play. r3k1nr/pp3ppp/4p3/1q1pP3/1b6/1QN1B3/PP3PPP/R3K2R w KQkq - 0 14 White played 14.0-0 which was recorded as being played and both players appear to have been unaware this was illegal. After 14.0-0 ...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Names in Robert Ludlum Novels
Replies: 15
Views: 673

Re: Chess Names in Robert Ludlum Novels

Hi David, A while back I bought a copy of... https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u437199-1476914148.png Because of it's link to Morphy....What a load of crap. No wonder he played chess. Hi Justin, Still not found the book Len Deighton got his chess quotes from in 'Funeral in Berlin'. I have not...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30790

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Regarding the three fold rep discussion. This from Helen Milligan on Face Book 30th September. Helen Milligan -Sarai Carolina Sanchez Castillo, Batumi Olympiad 2018 round 6 1kbr4/1p6/3q3p/2R3p1/1P6/2P1Q2P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 9 41 Arbiter tales (sigh). So today I correctly claimed threefold repetition by ...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2486
Views: 271379

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Michael,

I did look at the a8 square and decided to give benefit to the cartoonist that there is a white square there.
I'm following, perhaps wrongly, John saying at first glance it does look illegal but infact need not be.
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2486
Views: 271379

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi John, "At first glance, this (from today's Dominion Post) looks like another chess cartoon drawn by someone ignorant of the rules .... " 'At first glance....' Because we cannot see the rest of the board checkmate is possible. 1BK4r/6r1/2n5/8/8/8/8/7k w - - 0 1 The Knight was on d8. That is the on...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2486
Views: 271379

Re: Media comments on chess

The book, ' Raise the Titanic ' by Clive Cussler. The USA want to raise the Titanic and have this coded as 'The Sicilian Project'. The Russians are trying to figure out what this may mean. Page 41: "Issak Boleslavski (sic), was one of out greatest chess masters......he conceived many great variation...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2486
Views: 271379

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi John,

1924! A superb find. (I wonder if Edward Winter has this stuff...it's dynamite!).

"Playing Chess with their feet." I can do that.

Lob a pawn up into the centre, side foot my King to g1 and dribble...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30790

Re: Batumi Olympiad

From Round 4.

Deng Cypriano Rehan (South Sudan) - Salim Aliyan Al Mashikhi (Oman)

Black to play and find the only move that allows checkmate in one.