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by John McKenna
Mon May 25, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 230
Views: 21698

Re: Arbitration question

Surely Richard's point is - the instant the pawn is released on the 8th rank mate is delivered on the board irrespective of which promotion is intended. And mate ends the game without need to complete the move by pressing the clock before flag-fall. Or for that matter replacing the promoted pawn by ...
by John McKenna
Mon May 25, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 1320

Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Wes So, like David Navara, is prone to winning brilliance in one event but spending too much time in the pits in another. There is a happy medium for such players, however, their extremes are probably higher and lower than most other elite GMs. I suppose that in some sports there are fines for not t...
by John McKenna
Mon May 25, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Event Going Ahead in June
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Event Going Ahead in June

Check your parachute/glider very carefully if on one to Arnhem in Sept.
by John McKenna
Mon May 25, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Chess Junior Squad launches £500 Tournament
Replies: 26
Views: 432

Re: World Chess Junior Squad launches £500 Tournament

Thanks, Charlie, that's *****.
by John McKenna
Mon May 25, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Raymondo

Of no particular importance, but for the sake of emphasis, a couple of online etymological entries - milquetoast (n.) "timid, meek person," 1938, from Caspar Milquetoast, character created by U.S. newspaper cartoonist H.T. Webster (1885-1952) in the strip "The Timid Soul," which ran from 1924 in the...
by John McKenna
Mon May 25, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Chess Junior Squad launches £500 Tournament
Replies: 26
Views: 432

Re: World Chess Junior Squad launches £500 Tournament

Hi Charlie,

"Please like and share this post to all parents who have kids."

I did like that and promise not to post to any parents without kids.

Hope that helps in a small way, 'cos as you say, "Rome was not built in a day".
by John McKenna
Mon May 25, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 311
Views: 16203

Re: 4NCL Online

Thanks Li,

A criminal case in point is -

The Great Post Office Trial

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000jfyv

On BBC Radio4 FM right now.
by John McKenna
Mon May 25, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 311
Views: 16203

Re: 4NCL Online

"The fact remains it's possible to brand people as cheats with a lower false positive rate than the criminal justice system based on moves alone." Hi Li, you may not remember me but we played once - at Southend, Easter 2003. You won that one easily, but I''d like to challenge your statement, quoted ...
by John McKenna
Mon May 25, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930

Many thanks for that very informative and swift response, John. There is one fly in the ointment, however, as there is NO player that I can find with the name "Mattison". The almost certain candidate is Matisons,Herman the Latvian player. I have seen at least one book (by a very erudite chess author...
by John McKenna
Mon May 25, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: English Youth Online Championships
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: English Youth Online Championships

Roger, it's not much but you may have missed this -

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=10818#p245070

"Last edited by David Sedgwick on Mon May 25, 2020 11:30 am, edited 1 time in total."

The significance of which escapes me but may mean something to you and others.
by John McKenna
Mon May 25, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Golmayo vs Sultan Khan 1930

Hello and welcome! The obvious place to start the search from here is on Britbase - http://saund.co.uk/britbase/players.html Where we find - "187 games, plus 36 part-games and stubs, by the legendary Indian/Pakistani player Mir Sultan Khan (c1905-66), who played most of his chess whilst residing in ...
by John McKenna
Sun May 24, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 125
Views: 9512

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

Roger, thanks again.
by John McKenna
Sun May 24, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 1320

Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

How could it go So wrong?!
by John McKenna
Sun May 24, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 125
Views: 9512

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

You have my thanks for your above clarification, Roger. However, it still leaves open to question as to whether you regarded the "offending" post as one of a political, or social-behaviourial opponent, or if you are just the man on the Clapham omnibus who has grown sick & tired of the content of the...
by John McKenna
Sun May 24, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 125
Views: 9512

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

Right, Roger. Of course, Alex M ended with a leading question, above. And, Jack (in the hat) was right to direct any posts on that subject to the department of Not Chess! Can't see it taking off there myself The post, above, by Brian Towers about (junior) OTB chess restarting in Iceland shows how it...