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by Roger Lancaster
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3269
Views: 357197

Re: Media comments on chess

the same probably applies to the story, in a separate thread on this forum and involving entirely different people, concerning considerable sums of pension fund money. I'm failing to see the substantial difference between the relevance of that story and this one. I'm not sure there's a substantial ...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3269
Views: 357197

Re: Media comments on chess

It's a media story involving a chessplayer Yes, I understand that - and late payment or [worse still] non-payment of wages undoubtedly causes hardship, as well as being unlawful, so I'm certainly not condoning it. To be clear, I'd never heard of Dave Hackett before this arose and I don't know the f...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3269
Views: 357197

Re: Media comments on chess

And today's chess player in the news for discreditable business practices is Dave Hackett . At least they didn't call him a chess master (or indeed reference the game at all). Oh for sure. I only noticed because the story popped up on a friend's Facebook, due I think to either their child or a frie...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 35
Views: 2460

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

Lionel Burrell starred alongside Charlie Chaplin in Midnight Express, Charlie Chaplin's first speaking film in 1931. I can recall the Midnight Express film of 1978, which caused quite a furore at the time, but not an earlier similarly-titled film. Curiously, when I checked the full list of Charlie ...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 35
Views: 2460

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

I played King takes King Bishop two check. Bishop takes King Bishop two check, presumably. Could be K if it's discovered check. "King Bishop two" makes no sense if it's a capture. If it's BxB then the "King" in the "King Bishop" is probably redundant. Makes little sense as the writer claims to have...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21296

Re: World Youth Championships

Alex Holowczak is just about the only ECF Director who posts on this Forum regularly. I don't always agree with what he says, but I normally find the content informative and useful. If that continues, we can count ourselves singularly fortunate. After what Alex has been subjected to on the last cou...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess
Replies: 20
Views: 1113

Re: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess

"For the moment Worcestershire CA and Katarzyna are claiming a new chess record"

Prima facie, you do indeed have a county first in that Katarzyna appears to be the first woman to play on top board for Worcestershire.
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21296

Re: World Youth Championships

"Quite how he managed to have a conversation without realising it was confidential escapes me." Maybe it wasn't confidential at the time, then someone realised later, that they didn't want it discussed, so decided retrospectively it was confidential? A conversation either was confidential or was no...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3269
Views: 357197

Re: Media comments on chess

John McKenna wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:13 am
Cheers, Roger! Always happy to stand corrected

Does ATM PARENT foot the bill?
LOL, an ATM PARENT might end up footing the bill in more ways than one.
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Paul Timson (1946 - 2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: Paul Timson (1946 - 2020)

I was a near-contemporary of Paul in our junior days so I'm sorry to hear of his death.
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21296

Re: World Youth Championships

John is obviously entitled to his opinion and has chosen an entirely civilised approach to expressing it. As for myself, I remain [and intend to remain] in the dark - really not interested! - as to the exact nature of the indiscretion which to my mind is an entirely different question to how, if at ...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3269
Views: 357197

Re: Media comments on chess

Not True. I was in the same class.... SNIP... John... told us how we could beat the Sicilian. ... SNIP... And he did building blocks. One day I proudly showed teacher that I spelt ARM NET and TAP . John appeared and quickly arranged the bricks into: APARTMENT . He could've swapped an 'A' for an 'E ...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21296

Re: World Youth Championships

Can you elaborate on exactly what course of action Alex H should have taken so that he wouldn't "simply draw added attention to it"? Certainly not. I wouldn't presume to tell someone who has made an error of judgment exactly how best to mitigate the resulting situation. Over the years I've occasion...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21296

Re: World Youth Championships

John McKenna wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:34 pm
I don't.
Alex H was right to retract - even if he won't come clean.
I think you've misunderstood me - I lamented the consequences of Alex's action in "doing the correct thing".