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by John McKenna
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess-FIDE open
Replies: 97
Views: 8292

Re: London chess-FIDE open

That's good news.

Hope you are successful with your application and make it in time to play in the Classic.
by John McKenna
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Crewe Congress ..
Replies: 12
Views: 1134

Re: Crewe Congress ..

Nice one Rog... He eschewed 6... d6, and went for a side line. Normally in the KIA W plays for a K-side attack and B for a Q-side. He missed it with 9... Be7?!, wasting time, instead 9... b4... gets on with it - as in Uriwa-Schupp 1996 U-17 Hessen Ch. 1996 0-1 [41] The critical position, it seems, i...
by John McKenna
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 85
Views: 5939

Re: What do I do?

Hi Geoff, you old fakir you, how to "advertise you are thinking of starting up a chess club"? There's word of mouth, fliers in libraries, posters on derelict fences, skywriting by day and at night laser light shows reflected from clouds, &c, &c, &c. If this means what I think - How will the building...
by John McKenna
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.
Replies: 16
Views: 1641

Re: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.

Very impressive - for an ageing Englishman abroad - from what I saw of the way it was done you met fire with fire, as usual. The homegrown players are usually not slouches when it comes to aggressive tactical fights and we know how good the Indian and Vietnamese players have become. Yet, the pairing...
by John McKenna
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 85
Views: 5939

Re: What do I do?

Are you asking how to make people aware that there is an intermittent chess club (hidden) in the building?
by John McKenna
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2129
Views: 88507

Re: The English Language

To impose... on the celestial spirits means - to get their attention and compel them to perform the acts that the priestesses' (sacred) singing and acting is all about.
by John McKenna
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Is it copyright infringement?
Replies: 61
Views: 3112

Re: Is it copyright infringement?

Well said, that's all clear enough for me.
by John McKenna
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: An early Tony Miles game
Replies: 28
Views: 1396

Re: An early Tony Miles game

And, lest we forget, D.R. Jardine (b. Bombay, India... d. Montreux, Switzerland) and Larwood H. (b. Notts, Eng... d. Sydney, Australia)
by John McKenna
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2129
Views: 88507

Re: The English Language

Infallibles, to be a little more exact.
by John McKenna
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Is it copyright infringement?
Replies: 61
Views: 3112

Re: Is it copyright infringement?

As I said, if you wish to hold to your moral beliefs then stop selling illicit books. If on the other, third, hand you are sureptitiously arguing that your moral beliefs are above international copyright law and that is because Iran does not adhere to that international law therefore you can do what...
by John McKenna
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2129
Views: 88507

Re: The English Language

Well that's alright then, Martin.

The major branch of Islam that is mainly practised in Iran believes in saints. The other major one does not.
by John McKenna
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Is it copyright infringement?
Replies: 61
Views: 3112

Re: Is it copyright infringement?

I understand the particular problem you have regarding copyright. It arises from the global isolation, both imposed and self-imposed, of your homeland. However, after all that has been said here, the question in the title you gave to this thread - Re: Is it copyright infringement? - has already been...
by John McKenna
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 85
Views: 5939

Re: What do I do?

The seemingly random page turning on here can have a detrimental psychological effect on posters.
by John McKenna
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Is it copyright infringement?
Replies: 61
Views: 3112

Re: Is it copyright infringement?

One Iranian IM aaid there are PDF of iriginal books available for free and that he doesn't think that "book authors expect eanings from a country nost of whose population live below the poverty line. My response to that is - just because there are two financially and legally separate(d) markets, wh...
by John McKenna
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 85
Views: 5939

Re: What do I do?

Do I need a whole comuter system for my chess club? I'm assuming you've dropped the 'p' from computer. The club secretary (think of the preceding word in terms of Stalin & Mao - who were party secretaries) may have a laptop that is brought to the club to do the pairings , etc. of internal rapid & b...