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by MJMcCready
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Using a ball in chess
Replies: 14
Views: 871

Re: Using a ball in chess

The beauty of cheating in chess is it often shows people for what they really are.
by MJMcCready
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Using a ball in chess
Replies: 14
Views: 871

Re: Using a ball in chess

I was once told I drew a game I won. My opponent was unhappy that he didn't see I left my queen en prise for 17 moves and took the loss badly. He reported it as a draw when I checkmated him. Scoresheet solved the issue.
by MJMcCready
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Using a ball in chess
Replies: 14
Views: 871

Re: Using a ball in chess

I've seen chess players dive as they walked past their opponent then got an arbiter to either disqualify him or get him to buy them a new mobile phone. I've seen many Grandmasters pull that trick. Rolling around on the floor pretending to be injured so that they could get their opponent sent off. Ch...
by MJMcCready
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 562
Views: 50189

Re: Chess history trivia

Yikes, I have a propensity to misjudge these questions. I felt bad that the question was too hard. Obviously not. Okay here's a really tough one that google can't help you with. Which unofficial world champion keeps adding questions to this thread that he thinks are too difficult but are too easy. B...
by MJMcCready
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud
Replies: 140
Views: 19026

Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

500 pound question In which decade did Broadbent become the British Champion? A 1920's B 1930's C 1940's D 1950's Answer: sack the question compiler, since there are two correct responses. I write as one who happened to be defeated by Broadbent in the course of his second championship..... Ah fair ...
by MJMcCready
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Using a ball in chess
Replies: 14
Views: 871

Re: Using a ball in chess

Well, I often say that I like to play with a flat back three, by that I mean if I castle kingside I don't move any of the pawns in front of it if I can help it. When I played for Bedfordshire against Nottinghamshire we had a halftime break during the match. Cheap biscuits and scolding hot tea served...
by MJMcCready
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 562
Views: 50189

Re: Chess history trivia

Which brothers met for the first time in an olympiad playing for different countries?
by MJMcCready
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud
Replies: 140
Views: 19026

Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

Fastest finger: put these world champions in chronological order. Spassky, Smyslov, Petrosian, Tal

500 pound question

In which decade did Broadbent become the British Champion?

A 1920's
B 1930's
C 1940's
D 1950's
by MJMcCready
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 88
Views: 4885

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Was that a song by The Prodigy?
by MJMcCready
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud
Replies: 140
Views: 19026

Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

100 pound question

In chess which colour moves first?

A Grey
B Black
C Brown
D White

500 pound question

Which letter of the alphabet does the manoeuvre of the knight resemble?

A B
B Q
C X
D L
by MJMcCready
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Using a ball in chess
Replies: 14
Views: 871

Re: Using a ball in chess

You have a point. So pawns are more likely to spread disease than rooks, and not just because there's more of them?
by MJMcCready
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Using a ball in chess
Replies: 14
Views: 871

Using a ball in chess

Over the years we've all been caught up in conversations on how to improve chess or what changes we would make if we were empowered to do so. You hear many different answers and explanations and some which are no different. I was thinking how could we improve the game so that it becomes more popular...
by MJMcCready
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Chess Behind Bars
Replies: 26
Views: 6289

Re: Chess Behind Bars

If prison life can improve your chess then why hasn't the English olympiad squad been put behind bars, only to be let out for olympiads and only to be granted freedom if we win it? That would make us the hot favourites, surely?
by MJMcCready
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Pergamon Chess Magazine Launch
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: Pergamon Chess Magazine Launch

Ye olde north/south divide. I wonder if the east has played the west in London? Don't recall ever seeing it.
by MJMcCready
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 108
Views: 8904

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

My thoughts about arrangements I would need to introduce for tournaments; temperature taken at the door, no entry if you have a temperature Does this mean gambits are forbidden? I ask because whenever I play them they raise my pulse and sometimes make my blood boil. Would I be removed from play if,...