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by Angus McDonald
Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Participation and funding
Replies: 14
Views: 1755

Participation and funding

Chess either isn't getting it's case across or the world is absolutely crazy? Answer, both? :-) If Chess makes it to the winter Olympics what funding could/should be expected. Here's some fancy figures. Winter Olympics funding. Bobsleigh participation in UK (50 people?) Bobsleigh £3,304,250 0-1 med...
by Angus McDonald
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Scotland headline
Replies: 31
Views: 6934

Re: Chess Scotland headline

Yes, Monty Python. totally hilarious

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMCNltgrs1U

almost prophetic! and certainly he who laughs last laughs loudest.
by Angus McDonald
Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The Ashes 2013
Replies: 176
Views: 12390

Re: The Ashes 2013

They don't have a roof they can close so they break out the sandwiches instead.
by Angus McDonald
Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 101872

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

In that case 'Jack' I'd be inclined to agree to play a quicker game. I'd see no point at sitting at the board at all just to agree a draw? But! You are right 'Cheating' is too strong a word for it.
by Angus McDonald
Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 101872

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

I just wonder if that little lack of perception by Fischer way back then was the start of his bigger delusions :?: :wink:

Also I'll remember if (I don't think I will) I ever agree a draw with a stronger player to still try and play my best game!
by Angus McDonald
Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Scotland headline
Replies: 31
Views: 6934

Re: Chess Scotland headline

lol Geoff re your comments re sports in general.

If the young Chinese lad turns out like Tiger they're going to have their hands full. 1, Counting the money
2. Paying for the law suits and rehab.

I guess some would blame Tiger's Dad for his success.
by Angus McDonald
Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 101872

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

I learned something reading this thread. I now think agreeing a draw before a game is cheating. I'm wondering if anyone has agreed a draw before a game and then their opponent made a silly losing move and won? or turned down the chance and still agreed the draw? Either way doesn't seem quite right? ...
by Angus McDonald
Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in Schools and Communities wins award for Innovation
Replies: 9
Views: 1473

Re: Chess in Schools and Communities wins award for Innovati

Well done to all involved! A good news story :-)
by Angus McDonald
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Scotland headline
Replies: 31
Views: 6934

Re: Chess Scotland headline

Hi Geoff, You mentioned, It's not a fluke, but it's not the sole or main reason Andy won. He is now 26, parents influence would cease round about 17/18, If he did not want to continue with the game he would have jacked it in then. I agree with you. That is why I said I thought it was a combination o...
by Angus McDonald
Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Scotland headline
Replies: 31
Views: 6934

Re: Chess Scotland headline

Just a comment on Parental Involvement in Sport. Both Wimbledon singles winners had parents who had drive and ability in the sport they have been successful at. Andy Murray's mother and Marion Bartoli's father being the people without whom their children would not be champions. The combination of a ...
by Angus McDonald
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Child Genius - the representation of chess
Replies: 113
Views: 14568

Re: Child Genius - the representation of chess

Geoff, apologies I hadn't read your post when I 'mentioned' late shots. I had mentioned you so I'm interested in your response. I'll keep it brief though because Carl wishes people move on. Allthough I enjoy the humour in your posts, nearly always, this one just has an edge too much of prejudice imh...
by Angus McDonald
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Child Genius - the representation of chess
Replies: 113
Views: 14568

Re: Child Genius - the representation of chess

Carl.

Do you wish people to move on here or do some posters get to get a late shot in?
by Angus McDonald
Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Child Genius - the representation of chess
Replies: 113
Views: 14568

Re: Child Genius - the representation of chess

Sorry! Posting again because I think a few posts don't recognise natural justice or the rights of the individuals and legal guardians. It would be good if Peter and Andrew could resolve their differences about this matter. I think a general discussion of the pros and cons of such programmes are inte...
by Angus McDonald
Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Child Genius - the representation of chess
Replies: 113
Views: 14568

Re: Child Genius - the representation of chess

John, Andrew has authored this thread. He knows the sensitivities. I watched the 4OD programme yesterday. Andrew does comment to Millions about someone elses son. It's not your son and it's not your decision that is being criticised in tone by the programme in my opinion. Andrew states they edited t...
by Angus McDonald
Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 101872

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

Totally agree with your analysis Geoff. I'd also been holding open the small possibility that the lad had taught himself with Houdini and was starting to think like Houdini but this move mid combo has no sense other than an attempted distraction I'm afraid. As you say. Mid combo and having seen it t...