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by Paul Habershon
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championship News
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: British Championship News

You just got that in before midday. The board should illustrate a ....'s mate!
by Paul Habershon
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2250
Views: 243171

Re: Media comments on chess

Yes, Short was the red herring, not to be included in the 4-grandmaster group. 'He' goes with the 'list' group: waiting, laundry and bucket. Pert was possibly another red herring, close to brassy, forward, fresh and smart.

The contestants looked blank even when they were told about the grandmasters.
by Paul Habershon
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Writing a Letter
Replies: 15
Views: 1796

Re: Writing a Letter

Señor Paul F. Habershon, a regular contributor to this forum, taught a class I was in how to properly write a letter in 1971. Where did he stand on split infinitives? I certainly stood against split infinitives in 1971, but now I suppose, as a Times subscriber, I must follow Oliver Kamm aka The Ped...
by Paul Habershon
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Would you like to become a millionaire?
Replies: 33
Views: 4089

Re: Would you like to become a millionaire?

Sorry, too much chess in 'Not Chess!'.
by Paul Habershon
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Would you like to become a millionaire?
Replies: 33
Views: 4089

Re: Would you like to become a millionaire?

Re: Would you like to become a millionaire? Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:48 pm Paul Habershon wrote: ↑Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:37 pm Yes, he was known as 'the weak Mariotti'. Am confused now. Earlier in the thread: MJMcCready wrote: ↑Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:10 pm Mr. Habershon remembers Pao...
by Paul Habershon
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 458
Views: 30347

Re: Chess history trivia

Heinrich Fraenkel (Assiac)?
by Paul Habershon
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2264
Views: 95229

Re: The English Language

Laird in Scotland?
by Paul Habershon
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 458
Views: 30347

Re: Chess history trivia

MJMcCready wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:17 pm
So I have three questions here:

*So' should have been proclaimed 'Word of the Year' instead of 'youthquake'. Have you noticed how frequently it is used in broadcast interviews and general conversation? I have no strong objection to it. Probably better than 'well'. Go, Wesley!
by Paul Habershon
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 'Update your ECF Contact Information' email
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Re: 'Update your ECF Contact Information' email

Anyway it's encouraging that an ECF matter has arisen after a gap stretching back to Nov. 3rd.
by Paul Habershon
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Would you like to become a millionaire?
Replies: 33
Views: 4089

Re: Would you like to become a millionaire?

Yes, he was known as 'the weak Mariotti'.
by Paul Habershon
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 458
Views: 30347

Re: Chess history trivia

NickFaulks wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:41 pm
Paul Habershon wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:04 pm
Just guessing: Mikhail Tal.
I don't think Tal would ever have described Botvinnik as a young upstart.
Senior grammar moment. I took the upstart to be Botvinnik's opponent. :lol:
by Paul Habershon
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 458
Views: 30347

Re: Chess history trivia

Just guessing: Mikhail Tal.
by Paul Habershon
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lightning Chess
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: Lightning Chess

Bedford CC used to hold a lightning tournament every September as a curtain raiser to the season. No longer. They were good fun but bad for the nerves. The main irritant was players stealing seconds by not moving promptly. It was a bit unfriendly to claim by default so the best you could do was to w...
by Paul Habershon
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Robots and chess: Letter to 'The Times' 8 Dec. 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1002

Re: Robots and chess: Letter to 'The Times' 8 Dec. 2017

Paul Habershon wrote: ↑Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:24 pm I will be surprised if any further contributions are published in the new week beginning Dec. 11th. Unexpectedly chess continues to feature on the Times letters page today, though the thread has broadened. Today's contribution is somewhat tongue-in-ch...
by Paul Habershon
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Robots and chess: Letter to 'The Times' 8 Dec. 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1002

Re: Robots and chess: Letter to 'The Times' 8 Dec. 2017

I'm hoping that the thread will continue in the newspaper tomorrow with replies from reputable and articulate chess brains. As I'd hoped, here is today's letter ('Times' Dec. 9th) Man v machine from Michael Brigden (Bath) grade 179, but I'm old enough to remember him decades ago as 200+ in the Bris...