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by Geoff Chandler
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2348
Views: 255269

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: 2348
Views: 255269

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: 2348
Views: 255269

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: 2348
Views: 255269

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: 2348
Views: 255269

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: 3585

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: 2348
Views: 255269

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: 2348
Views: 255269

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 ...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue May 01, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Winning without doing anything
Replies: 13
Views: 1220

Re: Winning without doing anything

Hi Roger, I've won more than my fair share of games under 20 moves and a lot more with Black. It seems the average White player is less alert than with Black and theory dodgers (1.b3 ) often make it up as they go along thinking because they are then you are and play neat cute 'rule of thumb' develop...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2348
Views: 255269

Re: Media comments on chess

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by Geoff Chandler
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Idea for Caro-Kann players
Replies: 24
Views: 1905

Re: New Idea for Caro-Kann players

8.dxe5 Nh5 is the current choice. r2qkb1r/pp3ppp/2n2n2/3pp3/3P1Bb1/1QPB4/PP3PPP/RN2K1NR w KQkq e6 0 8 L. Dek - A. Manukian Pro Chess League (2018), (Ant is in rehab so Dek has taken up chess.) 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. ed5 cd5 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. c3 Nf6 6. Bf4 Bg4 7. Qb3 e5 8. de5 Nh5 9. Be3 Ne5 10. Bb5 Nc6 11...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2348
Views: 255269

Re: Media comments on chess

Today on the Travel Channel 'Mysteries at the Museum ' an ex wrestler called Maurice Tillet had passed away but he continued to play chess though an unplugged chess computer. The computer was examined by 'experts' and a demonstration was set up to prove it was not a hoax....but still the move kept c...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: America want the World Title Match
Replies: 34
Views: 2922

Re: America want the World Title Match

Chessbase are now running the Guardian article.

https://en.chessbase.com/post/caruana-v ... n-st-louis

It's going to be snatched away from under out noses.

What am I going to do for two weeks in London in November now?

Who do I sue?
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: America want the World Title Match
Replies: 34
Views: 2922

America want the World Title Match

Been reading this: The match will take place November 9-28 in London, but St. Louis is rumored to be launching a bid to bring the match home, a move which could include a prize pot far in excess of the $1 million being offered in London. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fabiano-caruana-vs-magnus-carlsen...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 22050

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

Thanks Richard, Thought Kramnik was married when playing Topalov but it was after the match. Was asked if I thought Caruana could be the next great American hero alongside Morphy and Fischer. I replied without thinking (that is a gift I have) he's young and unmarried.... ...That got me thinking abou...