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by Alan Ruffle
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: The Chess Scene
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: The Chess Scene

Alan Ruffle's 'The Chess Scene', is an easy-to-read autobiography detailing some of the nuances of what it means to be a chess player, and perhaps more interestingly, a chess organiser, teacher, and arbiter. The reader will gain a fuller understanding into what goes on in the background of chess tou...
by Alan Ruffle
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Dave Rumens
Replies: 89
Views: 15358

Re: Dave Rumens

A Sad Loss
Alan Ruffle
by Alan Ruffle
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: The Chess Scene
Replies: 3
Views: 488

The Chess Scene

by Alan Ruffle, self-published by Amazon, paperback, 168 pages Reviewed on 2 February 2020 (Review #19) There are times that every chess player dreams of writing their own book and club player Alan Ruffle has shown the way forward by making it become reality. It is obviously easier for master player...
by Alan Ruffle
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Search for a game
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

Re: Search for a game

Dear James Terrific thank you! This game achieves 100% the point I was trying to make. I will use this game in “The Chess Scene TWO” It is not the game I was looking for………..The game I saw had the Rook harassing the King all over the board…………With the King being unable to take the Rook. Once again t...
by Alan Ruffle
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Search for a game
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

Re: Search for a game

Dear Simon It is over a year since I submitted this post. There have been no other replies, which in fairness I did not expect. Thank you anyway. I received a message from Carl that your response had come in which is a testification to the efficiency of this forum. My request to trace this game whic...
by Alan Ruffle
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Book-The Chess Scene
Replies: 22
Views: 3010

Re: Book-The Chess Scene

Regarding juniors - the last word! A first school. Student: 8 years old - a middle order player in the School chess club. Student: Excuse me Mr Ruffle! Mr Ruffle: Yes, can I help you? Student: Can I play you? Mr Ruffle: Well I'd like to, but I need to look after the rest of the class. Student: Mr Ru...
by Alan Ruffle
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: The Greenbecker Gambit by Ben Graff
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

Re: The Greenbecker Gambit by Ben Graff

Tennessee Greenbecker leaves behind him a trail of. Anti-social behaviour, criminal damage and arson. He demonstrates an inability to look after himself. He leaves behind him a number of victims. Abused family members. Property owners, who are required to tidy up after him and who are also out of po...
by Alan Ruffle
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Michael John Rees
Replies: 0
Views: 1230

Michael John Rees

Michael John Rees 1924 - 21st December 2019 In 1957 Mike was my next door neighbour in Lozells Birmingham. He was a member of Lucas Chess club, in the Birmingham and District Chess League. Mike was active in all kinds of administrative chess club roles, He was a kind gentle man. I was an eleven year...
by Alan Ruffle
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Badge
Replies: 17
Views: 2057

Re: Badge

A Splendid Gesture

Thank you

Alan Ruffle
by Alan Ruffle
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: David Welch
Replies: 21
Views: 3380

Re: David Welch

Sincere Condolences
Alan and Ann Ruffle
by Alan Ruffle
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Book-The Chess Scene
Replies: 22
Views: 3010

Book-The Chess Scene

The Chess Scene “The Chess Scene”. A light-hearted look at the way the game of chess is played and organised. The principle objective is to provide a streamlined approach to improving the play of a new and enthusiastic novice chess player. A person who has learned how to move the chess pieces. A per...
by Alan Ruffle
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Andy Price
Replies: 6
Views: 1749

Re: Andy Price

Dear Ben
Thank you for your words...……...a sad loss
Yours Sincerely
Alan Ruffle
by Alan Ruffle
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Search for a game
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

Search for a game

Dear All I am seeking a game......possibly am early Kasparov game. Kasparov forces a draw when in a losing position. Only pawns are on the board all are unable to move...……...The king can not move ie it is trapped and if it moves it is in check...…..Kasparov harasses the opposition King by checking ...
by Alan Ruffle
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mr R F T Wood
Replies: 8
Views: 1639

Re: Mr R F T Wood

Gentlemen Thank you for your replies. The reason I am trying to contact Mr Wood is to seek his permission to use his name in a book I have written.......I was the one who spoiled it all for him in 1974........ I need to contact Mr Barden for the same reason and I have sent him a private message. Che...
by Alan Ruffle
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mr R F T Wood
Replies: 8
Views: 1639

Mr R F T Wood

Dear All
I am trying to trace Mr R F T Wood Worcester open champion 1971 1972 1973..............tied with three others 1974.

Understood he played for Redditch chess club Worcester

Thank you

Alan Ruffle