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by Brendan O'Gorman
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2020 grades
Replies: 68
Views: 5409

Re: July 2020 grades

by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2020 grades
Replies: 68
Views: 5409

Re: July 2020 grades

Looks like the Blackpool games haven’t been submitted for grading.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sexism in chess
Replies: 89
Views: 5550

Re: Sexism in chess

"Latinx"
by Brendan O'Gorman
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Don’t cancel your chess congress - hold it online!
Replies: 15
Views: 1074

Re: Don’t cancel your chess congress - hold it online!

Sorry, Nick, no cigar. The design of the pieces suggest these are not real chess players.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Jim Macrae 22/05/1936 - 25/05/2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1266

Re: Jim Macrae 22/05/1936 - 25/05/2020

I played Jim a couple of times. He and his also sadly departed friend, Hugh Flockhart, used to play in a morning section at the British followed by a round of golf in the afternoon which struck me as an excellent mix of activities.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: What's this against my Sicilian
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Re: What's this against my Sicilian

Didn't Chess Stars publish a book on this line some years back? I think the author was GM Vadim Zvjaginsev. Here he is using the line to claim an impressive scalp. [Event "RUS-chT 13th"] [Site "Sochi"] [Date "2006.04.20"] [Round "1"] [White "Zvjaginsev, Vadim"] [Black "Ponomariov, Ruslan"] [Result "...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tim Crouch
Replies: 16
Views: 3913

Re: Tim Crouch

A lovely chap. Originally from Dorset, Tim spent part of his working life as an engineer for one of the big computer manufacturers, travelling from firm to firm fixing their broken machines - no easy task in that era of huge computing beasts with miles of wiring. Unsurprisingly, Tim remained comfort...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3626
Views: 398141

Re: Media comments on chess

[Event "5th CC World Ch Final"] [Site "corr-5"] [Date "1965.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Yakov Estrin"] [Black "Hans Berliner"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C57"] [EventDate "????.??.??"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 b5 6.Bf1 Nd4 7.c3 Nxd5 8.Ne4 Qh4 9.Ng3 Bg4 10.f3 e4 11.cxd4 Bd6 12.Bxb5+ Kd8...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 25473

Re: Worrying times

Depends on the definition of missing . If they're counting every phone call to the police or local authority or school from a worried parent whose child is late home from classes … I don't know whether this charity (or their fund raising agents) are capable of this, but some feel able to play fast a...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: How would you classify this opening?
Replies: 7
Views: 1871

Re: How would you classify this opening?

After 3…a6, Hiarcs Chess Explorer classifies the opening as E10: Dzindzikhashvili Defence.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 25473

Re: Worrying times

Hmm - thinking about it, I am almost certain the exact wording across the top of the posters (I will try to check tomorrow when exercising, if I pass one of the ad sites) is: "Every second a child is missing" Searching for that online for images, I find the phrase has been used, but it is necessary...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 25473

Re: Worrying times

Incidentally, please remember there's a Not Chess! section on this forum where most of the posts in this thread belong.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 25473

Re: Worrying times

-- text omitted -- The charity is asking people to donate via text, citing the shocking - well, it shocked me - statistic that a child goes missing every second. But when I did a quick calculation, the most shocking thing about this statistic is that anyone would dare put it forward. Consider: one ...