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by Gerard Killoran
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 601
Views: 51982

Re: Chess history trivia

John Moore wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:43 pm
Is this the one where they played on a larger board.
Correct. In fact a double sized board.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_chess
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1160
Views: 117431

Re: Cheating in chess

One answer could be that, in long form chess online, players have to declare any opening books or databases they are using, as the game progresses.

They could also be able to declare 'last book move' when they diverge.
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 601
Views: 51982

Re: Chess history trivia

Here's an easy one.

What's unusual about this game?

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by Gerard Killoran
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The Leicester Chronicle
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: The Leicester Chronicle

The Montgomerie - Cartier (Tartakower) game was given in the BCM. Edward Winter found this, and others, which can be viewed at the following link. https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/winter39.html#5210._TartakowerCartier_C.N.s_4331_ [Event "British Forces vs Allied Forces"] [Site "Leicester"] [Date ...
by Gerard Killoran
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The Leicester Chronicle
Replies: 2
Views: 380

The Leicester Chronicle

Some historic photographs from the Leicester Chronicle, including Tartakower under a nom-de-guerre. Leicester Chronicle - Saturday 04 November 1944 p6.png Leicester Chronicle - Saturday 14 November 1942 p7a.png Leicester Chronicle - Saturday 14 November 1942 p7b.png Leicester Chronicle - Saturday 14...
by Gerard Killoran
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Four-Move Game at 1950 British Championship
Replies: 15
Views: 3518

Re: Four-Move Game at 1950 British Championship

Anticipated at BCF-ch 22nd Junior U15 1929, Ramsgate

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by Gerard Killoran
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930
Replies: 26
Views: 1169

Re: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930

In this photograph, Sultan Khan has unleashed the Fried Liver Attack on the poor elderly gentleman on the bottom right.

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Facing Alekhine at London 1932

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by Gerard Killoran
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black (Grandmaster) Lives Matter
Replies: 160
Views: 8331

Re: Black (Grandmaster) Lives Matter

Re Fawlty Towers

To quote something on Twitter:

1) It’s not because of the war
2) It’s about repeated use of the N word
3) BBC edited the offending scene in 2013
4) Cleese fully approved of it
5) Netflix & UKTV were airing unedited version
6) Edited version will likely be used in future
by Gerard Killoran
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sexism in chess
Replies: 89
Views: 5430

Re: Sexism in chess

J T Melsom wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:17 pm

Most recent comments on sexism from Tim Spanton (former journalist at the Sun) are below;
I'm afraid you are mistaken. The S*n does not employ journalists, and never has
by Gerard Killoran
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Automaton Chess Player
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Automaton Chess Player

I don't know the Standage book but you should look at the earlier history, published by McFarland in 2000: "The Turk, Chess Automaton" by Gerald M. Levitt. It includes all the 50 known games played in London in 1820 when Mouret operated it. They were published in a book at the time which used to be...
by Gerard Killoran
Wed May 27, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The Anglo-American cable matches, help needed.
Replies: 18
Views: 2093

Re: The Anglo-American cable matches, help needed.

From the Sunday Mirror - Sunday 07 November 1926, page 12

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and

Sunday Mirror - Sunday 11 November 1928 page 23

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by Gerard Killoran
Mon May 25, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930
Replies: 26
Views: 1169

Re: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930

There seems to be more in ...

Sicilian: lines with ... e5
T. D. Harding, P. R. Markland
B.T. Batsford, 1982

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I wonder if Tim has the rest of the game.
by Gerard Killoran
Mon May 25, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 200
Views: 16311

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

I've posted in 'Not Chess' on this matter - see below.
by Gerard Killoran
Mon May 25, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Raymondo

One of Dominic Cummings' dwindling band of supporters is Ray Keene e.g Keene.png To see the company Mr Keene keeps, check out the far-right Vance here: https://resistinghate.org/david-vance-in-his-own-words/ https://www.hopenothate.org.uk/2020/04/17/covid-19-the-far-right-weekly-round-up-3/ https://...
by Gerard Killoran
Sun May 03, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Harry Golombek games
Replies: 69
Views: 3399

Re: Harry Golombek games

When a chess player was famous enough to be name-checked in a advert in The Tatler.

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