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by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2390
Views: 261157

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: 654

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: 429

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: 429

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: 2390
Views: 261157

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: 2390
Views: 261157

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: 2390
Views: 261157

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: 2390
Views: 261157

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: 2390
Views: 261157

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...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2390
Views: 261157

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Tim, More Cardinal information. https://securea.mlb.com/assets/images/1/9/6/177158196/cuts/Chess4_z574ojza_309knpmg.jpg A wooden board -- dotted by black and cream hand-carved pieces -- appeared in the clubhouse in mid-April as a gift from the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis. Manage...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu May 17, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2390
Views: 261157

Re: Media comments on chess

The Tumour in the Whale by George Melly https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41S5Gn3FoEL._UY250_.jpg Is a collection of urban myths you hear from a friend of a friend. It's based on the WWII tale that meat was rationed so people ate whale meat. A housewife put some on a plate and it star...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue May 15, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2390
Views: 261157

Re: Media comments on chess

Yesterday's Metro. Clue 4 Across.

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by Geoff Chandler
Sun May 13, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship
Replies: 52
Views: 3744

Re: Women's World Championship

In game 6 Ju Wenjun - Tan Zhongyi



Black played 78...f5

Final position Black has just played. 125...Qf2-f1+



Very nearly saved, three moves short of the 50 move rule.
by Geoff Chandler
Sat May 12, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2390
Views: 261157

Re: Media comments on chess

Is this not the 3rd of 4th film about the Entebbe Hijacking?

On the same theme as Stewarts previous post,Israeli intelligence are launching, or have launched, "Operation Chess."

https://www.reddit.com/r/syriancivilwar ... o_prevent/
by Geoff Chandler
Mon May 07, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2390
Views: 261157

Re: Media comments on chess

In the early hours of this morning I watched the film Rustom (2016) There is a scene where the Naval Officer plays the Senior Inspector at chess. http://indiaindependentfilms.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/rustom-movie-scenes.jpg The game is an unsound variation of Legal's Mate. 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 ...