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by Simon Brown
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Times cryptic chess clue
Replies: 60
Views: 2142

Re: Times cryptic chess clue

I agree that was a tough one, I also had the H, from the first clue I solved.
by Simon Brown
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Times cryptic chess clue
Replies: 60
Views: 2142

Re: Times cryptic chess clue

From today's Times - "One piece by queen in drag, failing to finish lines (5)"
by Simon Brown
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Best Wishes IM Michael Hennigan (08-x-1970)
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Best Wishes IM Michael Hennigan (08-x-1970)

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:35 pm
He was (resigned in 2012) a Director of ACCELERATED BRIDGING FINANCE LIMITED (05708794) along with Gary Quillan
!
Just what I thought. Can't imagine Michael is too pleased about that one coming up every year.
by Simon Brown
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 706
Views: 61629

Re: Chess history trivia

The U-11 from 1975 is interesting -I recognize about 10 names from that, but not the winner. (Apologies if I should remember...) I remember that one for a number of reasons. First, my brother (JA) drew with Nigel Short in an early round - I have the game score somewhere. Second, the Kings, Andrews ...
by Simon Brown
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 92
Views: 6318

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

Conflicts should be resolved, not avoided. There are quite a few on the board already, another minor one shouldn't make any difference and i would imagine both are sensible enough to manage those conflicts.
by Simon Brown
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Murray Chandler's Games, 1973-1989
Replies: 14
Views: 1326

Re: Murray Chandler's Games, 1973-1989

My game (248) was Hayes (Kent) v Charlton in the Kent League. It was January and Murray was in bare feet!
by Simon Brown
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Wolfgang Uhlmann (1935-2020)
Replies: 14
Views: 1510

Re: Wolfgang Uhlmann (1935-2020)

I played Shamkovich in a Lloyds Bank many years ago, black side of a French Tarrasch f4 line and I played ..f6 and ..g5. After I lost he told me I played the opening like Uhlmann, which made me very happy. RIP
by Simon Brown
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering FM Max Fuller (28-i-1945 27-viii-2013)
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Re: Remembering FM Max Fuller (28-i-1945 27-viii-2013)

I remember playing darts with Max after a match at Catford Cricket Club. His technique resembled throwing a javelin, without a run-up, and he was useless.

Nice guy though.
by Simon Brown
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Naylor 1972-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 5511

Re: John Naylor 1972-2020

This is so sad. John played at Hayes in Kent for many years and was part of the team which won the National Plate in the days when it was a tough competition. That was nearly 30 years ago and he was so young, but he had an opinion on everything and was a fine player. Can scarcely believe this awful ...
by Simon Brown
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gap between games by two players
Replies: 31
Views: 2109

Re: Gap between games by two players

John, I wrote mine after seeing Ian’s offering, as I think he was there in 1980! Didn’t see yours until later, but thanks for reminding me that I’m not a GM. Probably never will be.
by Simon Brown
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gap between games by two players
Replies: 31
Views: 2109

Re: Gap between games by two players

I played Mickey Adams in the recent ECF blitz event, previous meeting was in January 1980.
by Simon Brown
Sat May 23, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Checkmate Covid-19
Replies: 18
Views: 1328

Re: Checkmate Covid-19

I played Mickey. He got his revenge after 41 years!
by Simon Brown
Thu May 21, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Checkmate Covid-19
Replies: 18
Views: 1328

Re: Checkmate Covid-19

That’s what I’m afraid of!
by Simon Brown
Thu May 21, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Checkmate Covid-19
Replies: 18
Views: 1328

Re: Checkmate Covid-19

I'm going to drop in as well. It will be my first event since April 1995.
by Simon Brown
Fri May 01, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 185
Views: 26497

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

Has anyone tested it? Played with an engine and see how long it takes to be banned? I don't play much at chess.com, but i was awarded a few points for a cheating opponent last week. I wasn't told which opponent, and I must say I hadn't noticed any opponent playing particularly well, but I always att...