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by J T Melsom
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3582
Views: 390844

Re: Media comments on chess

Eric Dier is one of my favourite examples of nominative determinism. :)
by J T Melsom
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3582
Views: 390844

Re: Media comments on chess

A number of university chess groups are styled 'society' rather than 'club'.
by J T Melsom
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 78
Views: 6039

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I've no idea of the likely timescale for a return, so no longer tempted to speculate. I think though that if a club or congress is genuinely 'well-established' rather than built on sand, then it should have the resilience to return. Obviously there are external factors - however well you run the che...
by J T Melsom
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3582
Views: 390844

Re: Media comments on chess

I am reminded by threads about the portrayal of chess on TV that people often fail to place proper emphasis on the concept of drama. I watched the re-run of Wolf Hall a couple of months back. I'm a keen student of the period and am aware that the drama contained some historical errors. Did that make...
by J T Melsom
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 7th International Clergy Polish Correspondence Chess Championship
Replies: 11
Views: 748

Re: 7th International Clergy Polish Correspondence Chess Championship

If we allow religious buildings then Ezra Kirk would be a strong contender.
by J T Melsom
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black (Grandmaster) Lives Matter
Replies: 160
Views: 7387

Re: Black (Grandmaster) Lives Matter

Just leave me out of your posts John. The blocking system is only effective when a person is logged in, otherwise all posts are visible, which means I stumbled across your comments in at least half a dozen posts in barely seventy two hours. Bit difficult to ignore that scale of comment, especially w...
by J T Melsom
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black (Grandmaster) Lives Matter
Replies: 160
Views: 7387

Re: Black (Grandmaster) Lives Matter

I see that in spite of my deciding to have nothing to do with you, you have continued to refer to me in your posts. I'm not going to reply line by line, but my advice to you is look in the mirror, have a period of mature reflection and move on.
by J T Melsom
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black (Grandmaster) Lives Matter
Replies: 160
Views: 7387

Re: Black (Grandmaster) Lives Matter

' I doubt you know the first thing about my state of happiness. I wouldn't choose to give you advice on lifestyle choices either. The point you are trying to make has next to no basis in fact either. My posts about FIDE in this and in other threads across several different topics are insignificant, ...
by J T Melsom
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black (Grandmaster) Lives Matter
Replies: 160
Views: 7387

Re: Black (Grandmaster) Lives Matter

It isn't remotely an attempt to engage with the issues. Its a blatant attempt to silence me through abuse. But if I report it then I'm a 'snowflake'. Oh well probably have to put up with it.
by J T Melsom
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black (Grandmaster) Lives Matter
Replies: 160
Views: 7387

Re: Black (Grandmaster) Lives Matter

I see the general forum desire to debate controversial issues with courtesy hasn't lasted long :roll:
by J T Melsom
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black (Grandmaster) Lives Matter
Replies: 160
Views: 7387

Re: Black (Grandmaster) Lives Matter

The FIDE statement is clearly a start, but until a week ago there was no statement on the website about these values. Now they have effectively just borrowed a default set of values from the IOC. I hope that there is more to come over the coming months. I did briefly look at some other international...
by J T Melsom
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sexism in chess
Replies: 68
Views: 3039

Re: Sexism in chess

I have found recent posts here to be considered and informative, for the most part an example of how we can actually discuss these topics. It has been a difficult journey to this point, but it affirms my decision to open the post and to step back from the debate when my views seemed to be a distract...
by J T Melsom
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sexism in chess
Replies: 68
Views: 3039

Re: Sexism in chess

John - you are the first person in approximately ten years that I have placed on my ignore list. So please don't waste any more time on this 'dialogue' with me, as I won't see the posts.
by J T Melsom
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Forum usage
Replies: 69
Views: 3855

Re: Forum usage

Simon,

that's absolutely fine and good. You have reached the conclusion I hoped you would reach as some topics really are a bit contentious. Sorry it caused you to get upset. Hope you continue to enjoy the other topics.