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by Reg Clucas
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The Anglo-American cable matches, help needed.
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: The Anglo-American cable matches, help needed.

MJMcCready wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:27 pm
who was this Sir George Newnes and what was his interest in chess?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Newnes
by Reg Clucas
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Polish Opening 1. b4
Replies: 31
Views: 787

Re: Polish Opening 1. b4

After 1. b4 d5 2. Bb2 - 2...e5 seems very playable without the preparatory ...Qd6, e.g. 3.Bxe5 Nc6 4.Bb2 Nxb4. But I'm not expecting to have the chance to test out either method, as the last time I faced 1.b4 was in 1977!
by Reg Clucas
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15829

Re: Worrying times

I think even when the social distancing restrictions are eventually lifted, the fall out for things we previously took for granted might last years. One positive aspect of this is that many people will realise that it's no longer necessary to use their cars so much, if they have been able to work s...
by Reg Clucas
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: OTB chess still being played...
Replies: 3
Views: 578

OTB chess still being played...

...in the avian community. Here, GM Joseph Henry Blackbird takes on a team of allcomers.
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by Reg Clucas
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15829

Re: Worrying times

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:01 am
Martin Crichton wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:10 pm
and all sorts of crazy stuff goes on there
What stuff
This perhaps. Though not confined to Wuhan.
by Reg Clucas
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15829

Re: Worrying times

Epidemics tend to cross barriers of class and wealth though, there's no escaping them. (Already here in Spain some very senior political figures ... have tested positive.) Very prescient Justin, given that in the UK sufferers now included HRH The Prince of Wales and the Prime Minister. "In the slau...
by Reg Clucas
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15829

Re: Worrying times

Let’s hope it’s all planned and under control, but I’m hearing the military and surprisingly a lot of tanks and hardware are rolling into London and up north to Edinburgh today. Similar reports in Paris. Are we about to be under martial law? No - Boris has decided that the best way to tackle the vi...
by Reg Clucas
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Continuing Leagues & Established Events Online
Replies: 43
Views: 2226

Re: Continuing Leagues & Established Events Online

Could "intermingling" not be a temporary solution for the interim in these extraordinary circumstances? Intermingling can hardly be a temporary solution, as the results are permanently held in the grading system. As for suspect games not being graded, there is an argument that any game played onlin...
by Reg Clucas
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 14201

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

The thing I find hard to visualise here is the end game. Under what circumstances do things start up again? The virus is surely never going to disappear completely. If you've never had it you're always going to be vulnerable to it, and there will always be people out there you can catch it off. The...
by Reg Clucas
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3391
Views: 366003

Re: Media comments on chess

David Robertson wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:43 pm

Sorry, but I don't know how to present the cartoon here
Right-click the image, save it to your computer, then use the 'Attachments' tab when creating your post, using the 'Place inline' option. (The method may be different if using a tablet or phone!)
by Reg Clucas
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 16604

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:08 am
Soheil. Had you written My father is a hospital CEO in Shiraz, Iran, and he ordered the entire hospital to be sprayed with disinfectant 2 times a day. You can follow suit. That would probably have been better English.
Soheil's version would be a good way of solving the bed shortage though! :)
by Reg Clucas
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3391
Views: 366003

Re: Media comments on chess

From the Barclays Retirement Fund website.
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by Reg Clucas
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Curious Touch Move Query
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: Curious Touch Move Query

Interesting. The law (4.7) states "When, as a legal move or part of a legal move, a piece has been released on a square, it cannot be moved to another square on this move." But in this case it is presumably not clear on which square the piece was 'released'.
by Reg Clucas
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Birth v Rating
Replies: 20
Views: 1808

Re: Birth v Rating

2049: Bladerunner 2049, of course 2154; Dalek Invasion of earth 2179: Aliens movie 2256: Babylon 5 launched 2305: Captain Jean-Luc Picard born (I am very happy to be here, although I am hoping the ECF conversion gets me to the Borg...) 2419: Buck Rogers wakes up in the 25th Century 2517; Events of ...