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by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lord Dunsany
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Lord Dunsany

Thank you, David, for the article (fascinating!). Maybe there are other games of his around (but maybe not if only games between stronger players tended to get published)? I wonder if it would be OK to post the moves of the game here in this thread? Chessgames only have the Capablanca simul display ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4147
Views: 448703

Re: Media comments on chess

Wow, Geoff, what have you started here? :D I Googled "Father Brown chess" and did not expect what I got (OK, my brain had convinced me you had meant 'Father Ted'!!). Father Brown (film) has some details. And then we have: ‘Father Brown’: S08.E05. “The Folly of Jephthah” I had forgotten that there we...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Film: Late Call
Replies: 29
Views: 1187

Re: Film: Late Call

Can't we talk about actual chess in films?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Wijk aan Zee 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 6499

Re: Wijk aan Zee 2021

I thought he only lost that other game recently and had forgotten who it was against, so Googled "Carlsen lost chess game" because it would be easy to find that way, and it was back in October now (something funny happens to time in a lockdown). Anyway, it was the loss to Duda in the Norway Chess ev...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: GM Radoslav Simic 1948-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: GM Radoslav Simic 1948-2020

I agree, particularly as more poeple are now posting in the thread about an English chess organiser. For the record (after some digging) I found confirmation of this death in Serbian(?) language sources: https://sahmatlista.wordpress.com/2020/01/14/in-memoriam-velemajstor-radoslav-simic-1948-2020/ I...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Zoë Ryle
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Zoë Ryle

This is a wonderful idea, Adam. That is a tradition that seems to have faded away. It would be good to see it revived.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Film: Late Call
Replies: 29
Views: 1187

Re: Film: Late Call

Is there a (subtle?) point in the final position there that the Black king needs to be able to escape the perpetual by fleeing to g3 (or rather, taking on f3 or h3)? (e.g. if there was a White pawn on g3 it would be a perpetual?) Did Petrosian actually play 29.Rac1? (No, I didn't watch Pawn Sacrific...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 86
Views: 5449

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

How many hours of watching is it (am also seriously thinking of subscribing, unless there is any other way to watch it)? Apparently it is seven episodes, from 45-60 mins each.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4147
Views: 448703

Re: Media comments on chess

PAWN SACRIFICE is being shown on BBC2 Saturday 23 January 23.30 to 01.15. It is, of course based on the Fischer-Spassky match. I have often wondered why it took so long to make a film based on the match. It was made in 2014. Toby Maguire played the role of Bobby. I failed to finish watching it last...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lord Dunsany
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Lord Dunsany

Have found that Hastings chess poem: The Sea and Chess Silence. And silence still. Then one long roller breaks, And Hastings' houses fill With the wild sound it makes. Silence again. The sea, Though it may seem to sleep, Is still the vast and free Inscrutable old deep. Who shall entirely scan All it...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lord Dunsany
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Lord Dunsany

The promised Dunsany chess poem, that Winter calls "perhaps the finest chess poem ever written". In Winter's words "It marked the death of R.H.S. Stevenson and was published on page 74 of the April 1943 BCM": One art they say is of no use; The mellow evenings spent at chess, The thrill, the triumph,...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lord Dunsany
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Lord Dunsany

Just to finish off the '1924 champion' bit, from the Tailteann Games (Irish Free State) (Wikipedia article): Run in conjunction with the Irish Chess Union, there were three competitions, the overall competition was won by the reigning Irish Champion Philip Baker, the Major Competition was won by Lor...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lord Dunsany
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Lord Dunsany

That's a great anecdote Leonard. Can you remember what he was like as a chess player - was he treated as someone famous outside of chess, or just as a chess player, if you know what I mean (or a bit of both)? You have reminded me that his poems (there are several on Winter's webpage) are much more i...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lord Dunsany
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Lord Dunsany

Disappointingly, it may have been the 'Major' tournament he won: "The chess tournament was one of the tournaments held in Dublin in the summer of 1924 in connection with what were called the Tailteann Games, and the one that I entered for was the Major Tournament." (This is a direct quote from While...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lord Dunsany
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Lord Dunsany

Sport and Ireland: A History by Paul Rouse is much more reassuring (Rouse is "a lecturer in the School of History and Archives at University College Dublin. He has written extensively on the history of sport in Ireland for more than twenty years.") and it is published by OUP. On page 252 we have th...