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by Paul Habershon
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Writing a Letter
Replies: 8
Views: 752

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: 30
Views: 3606

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: 30
Views: 3606

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: 446
Views: 27440

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: 2153
Views: 89505

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: 446
Views: 27440

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: 777

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: 30
Views: 3606

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: 446
Views: 27440

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: 446
Views: 27440

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: 886

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: 903

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: 903

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...
by Paul Habershon
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Robots and chess: Letter to 'The Times' 8 Dec. 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 903

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

Letter in today's 'Times' from Peter West, London SW20: ROBOTS AND CHESS Sir, I am not surprised that a computer can quickly master chess ('Robot becomes world-beating chess grandmaster in four hours' Dec 7). I enjoyed chess as a child but my performance gradually got worse. I found that as well as ...
by Paul Habershon
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2159
Views: 230793

Re: Media comments on chess

Just enjoyed a malapropism in the snooker commentary: 'We've seen the full gambit of John Higgins' abilities...'