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by JustinHorton
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

Francis Fields wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:47 pm
.' I considered the position for twenty to twenty-five minutes after his reply and then said 'In fourteen moves it's mate or you lose your queen. At the end of the game he walked off without paying for his coffee and I never saw him again."
DNH, as they say on Twitter.
by JustinHorton
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: The Memory Wood by Sam Lloyd
Replies: 1
Views: 104

The Memory Wood by Sam Lloyd

Jon Manley brings this review to our attention: Equally atmospheric is Sam Lloyd’s first novel, The Memory Wood (Bantam, £12.99). Abducted from a chess tournament in Bournemouth, 13-year-old prodigy Elissa is imprisoned in a cellar in a house in the mysterious “Memory Wood”, where she is visited by ...
by JustinHorton
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess
Replies: 17
Views: 373

Re: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess

raycollett wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:27 pm
1930s matches where Vera Menchik might have played board 1
I believe she played for Sussex, if that helps
by JustinHorton
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20026

Re: World Youth Championships

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:28 am
"really not interested"

Quite! I would not object if Carl locked this thread until something new and of genuine interest occurs
Isn't that coming up next month?
by JustinHorton
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20026

Re: World Youth Championships

What course of action should he or anybody else take now that wouldn't further "draw added attention to it"?
by JustinHorton
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20026

Re: World Youth Championships

What are you trying to achieve here?
by JustinHorton
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Cairns Cup
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Cairns Cup

by JustinHorton
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Paul Timson (1946 - 2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Paul Timson (1946 - 2020)

Martin Smith wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:11 pm
Paul however remained active in Cedars CC, and Harrow CC (he was Club Champion in 1972 and 1973).
He took over as Middlesex League captain, I discover, from my father.
by JustinHorton
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3238
Views: 354444

Re: Media comments on chess

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:43 am
"Has anyone else heard this story?"

No, but it's the sort of thing that could be true.
Also the sort of thing that could be made up.
by JustinHorton
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3238
Views: 354444

Re: Media comments on chess

Something a little less formally structured, I guess.
by JustinHorton
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3238
Views: 354444

Re: Media comments on chess

NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:32 pm
Pushing around pieces of wood of different shapes and colours is one of the things they do best.
No doubt, but I'm not seeing the virtue of bringing that to them in the shape of chess.
by JustinHorton
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3238
Views: 354444

Re: Media comments on chess

It doesn't seem odd to anybody else that children aged three or less are apparently being introduced to chess?
by JustinHorton
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3238
Views: 354444

Re: Media comments on chess

Looked at Facebook this morning, and I'd been sent an advert for the Jesuit nursery school - that's for 0-3 year olds - in Pamplona.

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by JustinHorton
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3238
Views: 354444

Re: Media comments on chess

Piece (Spanish language) in El Confidencial about Arturo Pomar, including an interview with Paco Cerdà, author of a new book, El Peón, about Pomar, apparently centring on the Stockholm Interzonal.
by JustinHorton
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3238
Views: 354444

Re: Media comments on chess

Coronavirus cruise ship in quarantine: passengers reduced to playing chess.