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by Bob Kane
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3102
Views: 341111

Re: Media comments on chess

I watched the latest "Predator" (2018) early in the movie the boy hero is at the chess club, the amazing thing is that all the boards are set up correctly ! in one scene he attempts to reset a board, the position might be from a classic game
by Bob Kane
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3102
Views: 341111

Re: Media comments on chess

I just saw a very funny stand up comedy act at the Edinburgh fringe. Nick Doody :I will milk you. several chess references including a joke about Kramnik and Shirov ! I also had a chat with GM Jonathan Tisdall who was in the audience and it transpires is a friend of Nick .
by Bob Kane
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Isle of Man International 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: Isle of Man International 2019

The Major: Accommodation at the venue seems to be fully booked.. However the organisers have kindly laid on a bus from the promenade FIDE rating of 2100 and below on the October 2019 rating list, subject to a maximum of 35 players. Venue: Comis Hotel and Golf Resort, Mount Murray Road, Santon, Isle ...
by Bob Kane
Thu May 30, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Drunken Knights
Replies: 28
Views: 4244

Re: Drunken Knights

George Leyton and Chris Haines were the original founders, Nevil Chan ran and supported the club since the 90s possibly even the mid 80s .Before the DKs took up residency the Plough was a post chess watering hole for the CYMCA (another legendary london club)
cheers!
by Bob Kane
Tue May 28, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3102
Views: 341111

Re: Media comments on chess

Apparently the BBC has a untelevised Dr Who episode featuring
Capablanca play Alekhine at chess in 1927 [in Buenos Aires]


according to BBC
archives
by Bob Kane
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Kingpin back issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Re: Wanted: Kingpin back issues

if you are still looking Edinburgh Chess club have some for sale
by Bob Kane
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3102
Views: 341111

Re: Media comments on chess

On the occasion of the late WH Audens birthday (21st) find the chess ref in his poem ..the night mail
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmciuKsBOi0
enjoy
by Bob Kane
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3102
Views: 341111

Re: Media comments on chess

by Bob Kane
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 4 Missing knights
Replies: 7
Views: 1592

Re: 4 Missing knights

hello,
The Chess and bridge shop have boxes of spare pieces you could try buying the knights there.. https://shop.chess.co.uk/
(that set doesn't look 100 years old 1960s Lardy at a guess)
by Bob Kane
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM
Replies: 58
Views: 6215

Re: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM

Another Olympiad international voices support for Mr Fegan via facebook.. Sue Maroroa Jones I would also like to add my support for Chris Fegan. I’ve met Chris several times since his appointment as director of Women’s Chess and Ive been impressed with his passion and the amount of effort he’s put i...
by Bob Kane
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM
Replies: 58
Views: 6215

Re: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM

IM Jovi Houska seems to approve of the new director face book today 9 hrs · "As you may know, it's election time at the ECF! I would like to publicly add my support for one of the candidates Chris Fegan, who is standing for re-election as the director of Women's chess. I am extremely pleased with th...
by Bob Kane
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 47469

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Adam , as a DKs veteran of 20 + years I am looking forward to visiting the Plough for commentary and a beer,
but its no substitute for the atmosphere of a live world championship.
by Bob Kane
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 47469

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

What about the ECF negotiating a discount for its loyal (but unappreciated) membership. -Adult members -Family discount -any four members of the same club perhaps , -or a discount for those travelling from outside London. The ECF in return for a discount would mail the offer to its database of 10K+ ...
by Bob Kane
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 47469

Re: 2018 World Championship in London ECF discount?

What about the ECF negotiating a discount for its loyal (but unappreciated) membership. -Adult members -Family discount -any four members of the same club perhaps , -or a discount for those travelling from outside London. The ECF in return for a discount would mail the offer to its database of 10K+ ...