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by JustinHorton
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on the battlefield
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Chess on the battlefield

John McKenna wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:43 pm
Rall was said to be playing chess
Or cards
by JustinHorton
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on the battlefield
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Chess on the battlefield

Here, in a clip from a Russian film, Zvezva (2002), a young war volunteer offers Chess as a key transferrable skill :-) There seems to be a slight implication that the use of chess skills on the battlefield are minimal. This is, of course, nonsense. Here is a counter example I'm not seeing anything...
by JustinHorton
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3269
Views: 357195

Re: Media comments on chess

I always assume you're joking Geoff
by JustinHorton
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3269
Views: 357195

Re: Media comments on chess

Lubomir Kavalek should have copyrighted the phrase when he threw it out to beat a deadline. A pedant writes: copyright over a text is established in the act of publication, and would extend to the concept expressed in the text, provided that a court held that the concept was one that was subject to...
by JustinHorton
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3269
Views: 357195

Re: Media comments on chess

Another - not too bad - Magnus story https://slate.com/culture/2020/02/magnus-carlsen-speed-chess-drdrunkenstein-pseudonyms-twitch-youtube.html In an interview with a Norwegian newspaper in October, Carlsen admits he quit drinking for his health. I confess I've missed this entirely. Does everybody ...
by JustinHorton
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3269
Views: 357195

Re: Media comments on chess

the same probably applies to the story, in a separate thread on this forum and involving entirely different people, concerning considerable sums of pension fund money. I'm failing to see the substantial difference between the relevance of that story and this one. I'm not sure there's a substantial ...
by JustinHorton
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3269
Views: 357195

Re: Media comments on chess

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:45 am
the same probably applies to the story, in a separate thread on this forum and involving entirely different people, concerning considerable sums of pension fund money.
I'm failing to see the substantial difference between the relevance of that story and this one.
by JustinHorton
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3269
Views: 357195

Re: Media comments on chess

It's a media story involving a chessplayer
by JustinHorton
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3269
Views: 357195

Re: Media comments on chess

And today's chess player in the news for discreditable business practices is Dave Hackett . At least they didn't call him a chess master (or indeed reference the game at all). Oh for sure. I only noticed because the story popped up on a friend's Facebook, due I think to either their child or a frie...
by JustinHorton
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 43rd annual Kidlington Chess Tournament, 1 & 2 February 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: 43rd annual Kidlington Chess Tournament, 1 & 2 February 2020

Gerard O'Reilly wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:22 pm
]) and the fine range of refreshments provided by Hackett's Outside Catering (https://www.facebook.com/HackettsWitney/) of Witney
Well I hope they paid properly anybody who was working for them
by JustinHorton
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3269
Views: 357195

Re: Media comments on chess

And today's chess player in the news for discreditable business practices is Dave Hackett.

I was going to quote chunks of it but really, there's a lot of it and it's all so loathsome you might as well read it all.

On TV tomorrow (Monday) if you live on the right region.
by JustinHorton
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 35
Views: 2460

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

Well John I guess we just had a sense of when it was a good time to stop.

This may be a hard skill to acquire, but if you have any similar tools in your workbox, can I suggest you pass them on to Mr Fields?
by JustinHorton
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chesspit Podcast
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: The Chesspit Podcast

Blimey, 35 games in the last year, I had no idea.
by JustinHorton
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 35
Views: 2460

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

<freeze frame>

<theme from Curb Your Enthusiasm>

<credits>
by JustinHorton
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 35
Views: 2460

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

John McKenna wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:28 am
the "wit" & "humour" have been supplied by me.
<looks to camera>