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by Rob Ensor
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Academic theses on the subject of chess
Replies: 13
Views: 1451

Re: Academic theses on the subject of chess

Hi John, PM me your email address and I'll send you a pdf of it.
by Rob Ensor
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Academic theses on the subject of chess
Replies: 13
Views: 1451

Re: Academic theses on the subject of chess

My MA (De Montfort, 2016) dissertation was '"The champion club of the Midland counties": a social study of the Nottingham Chess Club, 1829 - c.1904'. Others that I know of are John Sharples' PhD thesis (Lancaster), 'Minds, machines and monsters: a cultural history of chess', which became a book publ...
by Rob Ensor
Thu May 12, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 38989

Re: Chess history trivia

Jane Welsh Carlyle was one of the most prominent female letter writers of the Victorian period and she certainly played chess. If the quote is hers, then I'll guess she was visiting Nottingham in which case her opponent would likely have been Joseph Neuberg. I'm afraid I have no idea as to the date ...
by Rob Ensor
Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2015-16
Replies: 59
Views: 8057

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2015-16

Taking Chelsea's lead I've rung the changes for the Xmas period; we'll see if they have the desired effect!
by Rob Ensor
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grading timetable (June/July 2013)
Replies: 95
Views: 16009

Re: Grading timetable (June/July 2013)

Results from the 2012/13 Nottinghamshire League season seem to be in the 2011/12 results when selected from the drop-down menu.
by Rob Ensor
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in Evening Standard
Replies: 29
Views: 3989

Re: Chess in Evening Standard

(A Guardian correspondent wrote not long ago that Angela Merkel was a big football fan. I contacted them to ask what team Merkel supports. I did not get a reply.) It is possible that they may not know. Der Spiegel and Deutsche Welle have also made the claim that Merkel is a big fan of football, and...
by Rob Ensor
Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football
Replies: 229
Views: 46918

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

So I've had a team since the start of the season, but only noticed this thread yesterday. Apologies to those I've bumped down a place...
by Rob Ensor
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Brave New World
Replies: 32
Views: 6535

Re: Brave New World

(Brave New World is an interesting parallel for the new membership scheme. In the novel there are the Controllers (ECF board members), Alphas (Council members), Betas (Platinums), Gammas (Golds), Deltas (Silvers) & Epsilons (Bronzes). Outside are the savages (non-members)). [spoiler for those not f...