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by David Teague
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Times cryptic chess clue
Replies: 99
Views: 5659

Re: Times cryptic chess clue

I used to set chess-themed cryptic crosswords for the Open University Postal Chess Club's magazine back in the '90's. A bit niche :wink: I don't have any surviving copies, but it was fun. I've just returned to solving cryptics after a break of many years. If you allow surnames of living titled playe...
by David Teague
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 20650

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

I'm rather surprised there's been no talk of the Candidates being played on-line. There were telegraph matches yonks ago, and Fischer competed in a Cuban tournament by telex. Surely the competitors could be policed at their terminals with minimum contact with other people. The appropriate software i...
by David Teague
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 22168

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

The "Entrants" section of the Blackpool Congress website may well be out of date. I emailed one of the organisers some days ago to flag up my withdrawal, and I still appear on the list of entrants. I've actually withdrawn due to other health reasons (I also withdrew from Doncaster, and I'm going to ...