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by MJMcCready
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 66
Views: 2692

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Who in their right mind would believe someone wins all her games in a simul within months of learning how to play at such a young age. They probably saw pictures of a young Sam Reshevsky and wanted to give a modern take on it but that doesn't mean you can just gloss over anything abstract just to m...
by MJMcCready
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 66
Views: 2692

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Check out Danny King's videos on YouTube. I find those Danny King videos a bit straw-clutching myself "Judit Polgar is the Real Beth Harmon" ... Why Danny, cos she's a woman? I don't see too many other similarities :roll: But I know how much extra advertising revenue that title will get from all th...
by MJMcCready
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 66
Views: 2692

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Touching on an important point. Social media is, to some degree, enslaving. I'm sure they must find the manner in which chess is played to be laughable but won't say that because that is unpopular, which is less profitable.
by MJMcCready
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 66
Views: 2692

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

by MJMcCready
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 66
Views: 2692

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

There was something shot in the 80s that appeared on BBC, something very English and more arty but I can't quite remember the name of it.
by MJMcCready
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 66
Views: 2692

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Yes certainly but I just don't get it. It's so far removed from what we know competitive chess to be about, and to have her performing simuls within months of learning the moves, that's just downright ridiculous. It seems like most people are just happy to see chess being centre stage. I just find t...
by MJMcCready
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Trivia Question
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Trivia Question

Something not written by him I'd imagine...was it the My Great Predecessors Series?
by MJMcCready
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pgn viewer
Replies: 0
Views: 177

Pgn viewer

Greetings, it appears that there are some pgn viewers which offer many more options in terms of appearance than others. Some dont allow you to change the pieces or colours or themes used but some are much more creative. Does anyone know if there is one which stands out above all others? After two da...
by MJMcCready
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 66
Views: 2692

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

I'm very disappointed by the reaction to it in the chess world. It seems as though people just want to jump on the bandwagon for their own intent and purposes. Since chess players are not as deplorable as groupies nor born again christians, both also very good at just jumping on the bandwagon with l...
by MJMcCready
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: In a hot air balloon who would you rather be left with?
Replies: 15
Views: 1413

Re: In a hot air balloon who would you rather be left with?

Vlad because there's a very good song written about him.
by MJMcCready
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: The Power of Defence and the Art of Counterattack in 64 Pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: The Power of Defence and the Art of Counterattack in 64 Pictures

Are there no editorial standards in place? I know chess publishers are on the whole sloppy to say the least but if its left unedited then it will only encourage content to be ghost written, which is what too many are already doing.
by MJMcCready
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: The Power of Defence and the Art of Counterattack in 64 Pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: The Power of Defence and the Art of Counterattack in 64 Pictures

That's been written by foreigners hasn't it?
by MJMcCready
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Penrose Papers (Wellcome Library)
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Penrose Papers (Wellcome Library)

Thank you, not all of us were aware.
by MJMcCready
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Skilling Open
Replies: 33
Views: 1966

Re: Skilling Open

Finding the choice of commentary the biggest struggle of all. Leaning towards Howell and Houska but David does seem rather nervous and the constant references to The Queens Gambit are a bit intrusive.
by MJMcCready
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Books and openings
Replies: 32
Views: 2303

Re: Books and openings

Up to 180-200 level its very playable, lower than that few people really know what to do against it.