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by Gerard Killoran
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dominic Lawson on Question Time (BBC Radio 4) now
Replies: 31
Views: 1629

Re: Dominic Lawson on Question Time (BBC Radio 4) now

The answer to my Quiz Question is unsurprisingly, Dominic Lawson. You can read the whole thing here https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/dominic-lawson/dominic-lawson-this-poverty-debate-is-fuelled-by-anger-at-the-rich-not-sympathy-for-the-poor-5331394.html but you'll need a strong stom...
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dominic Lawson on Question Time (BBC Radio 4) now
Replies: 31
Views: 1629

Re: Dominic Lawson on Question Time (BBC Radio 4) now

I've now listened to Lawson's reply and he spends little or no time on the the real causes of poverty, but spends his most of his answer criticising the poor for gambling, smoking and drinking. We've had to listen to this nonsense ever since the nineteenth century. Some people might like chess to b...
by Gerard Killoran
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dominic Lawson on Question Time (BBC Radio 4) now
Replies: 31
Views: 1629

Re: Dominic Lawson on Question Time (BBC Radio 4) now

Maybe just tell us the opinion you have in mind? I thought that Justin might agree that reducing the maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals to £2 was desirable. As for the contributors to Twitter above, if there had been no problem previously, then the change wouldn't have been necessary. It...
by Gerard Killoran
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dominic Lawson on Question Time (BBC Radio 4) now
Replies: 31
Views: 1629

Re: Dominic Lawson on Question Time (BBC Radio 4) now

Do these views on Twitter represent what Lawson had to say?

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by Gerard Killoran
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer
Replies: 15
Views: 1362

Re: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

Two more games [Event "Hastings 4748 Major C"] [Site "Hastings"] [Date "1947.12.30"] [Round "2"] [White "Swinnerton-Dyer, H. Peter"] [Black "Broome, W."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C64"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez: classical (Cordel) defence"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bc5 4. O-O Nge7 5. c3 d6 6. d4 exd4 7. cxd...
by Gerard Killoran
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer
Replies: 15
Views: 1362

Re: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

His father was President of the British Chess Federation between 1956 and 1958. Here he is with another famous figure from the past.

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by Gerard Killoran
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: "Chess is intellectual gymnastics"
Replies: 10
Views: 636

Re: "Chess is intellectual gymnastics"

From The Chess Player's Magazine. v.4 (1866) page 257 'Nor will it do so until the following axiom, in the truth of which all masters of Chess are convinced, receives general acceptation, and that axiom is, that Chess is for the mind what gymnastics are for the body .' The article is unsigned. Corre...
by Gerard Killoran
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: "Chess is intellectual gymnastics"
Replies: 10
Views: 636

Re: "Chess is intellectual gymnastics"

Do you have this book or the Deutsche Schachzeitung source? William Steinitz, Chess Champion: A Biography of the Bohemian Caesar https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=JNITAQAAIAAJ Kurt Landsberger, ‎Andy Soltis - 2006 - ‎Snippet view - ‎More editions In November 1885, Mr. H. Bennecke, the chess editor...
by Gerard Killoran
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The Cable Test Tournament of 1905
Replies: 13
Views: 2084

Re: The Cable Test Tournament of 1905

I have subsequently found the following report from the Daily News - 06 April 1905.

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by Gerard Killoran
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Rety (1930-2010)
Replies: 28
Views: 7178

Re: John Rety (1930-2010)

My post was prompted by

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/inde ... ad_bishops

Scroll down to Item 11050. "Tom Driberg and John Rety"
by Gerard Killoran
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Rety (1930-2010)
Replies: 28
Views: 7178

Re: John Rety (1930-2010)

A rare photo of John Rety as a young man.

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by Gerard Killoran
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Echoes from Liverpool
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

Re: Echoes from Liverpool

A rare game played by one of the editors of Modern Chess Openings - and champion of Chester Chess Club. Cheshire Observer - Saturday 31 July 1943a.png [Event "Club game"] [Site "Chester"] [Date "1943.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Korn, Walter"] [Black "Tillson, P"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B03"] [Opening ...
by Gerard Killoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Echoes from Liverpool
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

Re: Echoes from Liverpool

When chess set an example, of sorts...

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by Gerard Killoran
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2680
Views: 286836

Re: Media comments on chess

Lew Grade was the producer, and when the film bombed he said, "Raise the Titanic? It would have been cheaper to lower the Atlantic!"
by Gerard Killoran
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymond Keene new site
Replies: 54
Views: 3692

Re: Raymond Keene new site

More worryingly Trowman-Rose appears here http://www.vitezirend.com/rovatok/hirek/investiture_into_the_vitezi_rend_in_liverpool/ Following this Attila Babenyecz, Miklos Bartha, Dr Zsolt Bodnar, Csaba Horvath de Csapod, Eva Szakaly, Prof marques Frederick Trowman-Rose and Ilana Zsigmond de Lemheny we...