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by John Foley
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Timothy Whitworth
Replies: 0
Views: 661

Timothy Whitworth

Formerly Chess Endgame study sub-editor of the British Chess Magazine, and co-author with John Beasley of the classic book Endgame Magic , died earlier today. According to his friend Brian Stephenson "He was a kind and gentle man and must have been a great teacher [at King's College Taunton]." John ...
by John Foley
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Gordon Crown, England's lost talent, remembered
Replies: 18
Views: 1581

Re: Gordon Crown, England's lost talent, remembered

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:34 pm
You do wonder if the post-war Soviet dominance of chess might have been challenged a bit more if Crown and Junge had lived.
Junge died for the Nazi cause.
So Post-War Soviet dominance of chess might have been challenged if Germany had won WW2?
This is an unworthy consideration. Gulp!
by John Foley
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Health benefits of brain games
Replies: 37
Views: 4158

Re: Health benefits of brain games

So far, no studies have shown that brain training prevents dementia. However, this is a relatively new area of research and most studies have been too small and too short to test any effect of brain training on the development of cognitive decline or dementia. Evidence suggests that brain training ...
by John Foley
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Health benefits of brain games
Replies: 37
Views: 4158

Re: Health benefits of brain games

Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:42 am
John Foley's not got a good track record, has he?
Mick Norris's not got a good track record, has he?
by John Foley
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Steve Berry
Replies: 30
Views: 4091

Re: Steve Berry

This is sad news for players in southwest London. Kingston players knew him to be a very strong and resourceful opponent. He was playing at a consistently high level for decades. He was Surrey Chess Champion a record 12 times and the current holder, was British senior co-champion in 2017 & helped Wi...
by John Foley
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 599
Views: 69946

Re: Cheating in chess

There is a way to turn this around. We have Losers Chess, why not have Cheaters Chess? Each participant is allowed to cheat in any way. If the method of cheating is discovered then the player is disqualified. We would need a counterfeit cash prize large enough to make it worth participating.
by John Foley
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 45840

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

VIP Tickets - with the VIP ticket you will get: separate entrance to the venue with VIP reception and separate coat check; comfortable VIP area with seating zones; bar with free drinks; priority entrance to the Players area; possibility to book seats in the first rows during the games* and press-co...
by John Foley
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 340
Views: 22826

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

J T Melsom wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:19 pm
I'm left with the view that you are simply not a reliable or credible witness.
Troll Warning
One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument
by John Foley
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28
Replies: 36
Views: 3954

Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

Update on car parking at Kingston University. It is possible to park all day for £2.70 on Saturday and Sunday at the Fassett Road car park. Parking is around 100 spaces, first come first served. Friday is also possible after 4.30pm but the car park is full until people start leaving at 5.00pm. Parki...
by John Foley
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 340
Views: 22826

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

J T Melsom wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:36 am
You've broken your political neutrality to confirm you are happy with Zurab
He was the only candidate for ECU President and was voted in almost unanimously.
by John Foley
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 340
Views: 22826

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

can you comment on the suggestion that Zurab is a thug and a bully or is he a re-formed character? I've always found Zurab to be open and honest with a sense of humour. He gets on with people and is doing a good job. He has attracted many dynamic people to support the ECU which is growing rapidly. ...
by John Foley
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 340
Views: 22826

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

J T Melsom wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:25 am
you might explain why your favoured candidate was a good choice.
My favoured candidate was Zurab Azmaiparishvili. He has done an excellent job over the last four years in growing ECU as a separate brand. I was there for the ECU not for the FIDE Congress.
by John Foley
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 340
Views: 22826

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

JT if you do not believe me, I cannot help you further. On any definition of "independence" there should be no beneficial connection between the parties. Hence proving independence is equivalent to proving a negative - a fruitless exercise. To move the discussion forwards, why don't you tell us why ...
by John Foley
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 340
Views: 22826

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:53 pm
Do you still claim you are independent of all the candidates?
I won't repeat myself.
by John Foley
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 40112

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Without these fine people, the Batumi Olympiad would not have taken place. Is there a collective term for Arbiters?