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by James Plaskett
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Dave Rumens
Replies: 98
Views: 17998

Re: Dave Rumens

Sorry to hear this. I only saw Dave with Carol the once; in 1979 at Charing Cross. Bumped into him twice as he came up the stairs at King´s Cross. And he expressed great surprise, saying that the second occasion was actually the only time he had even been to that station since! Also met him once in ...
by James Plaskett
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud
Replies: 158
Views: 22776

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

And if Señor Martin Benjamin regards the changing of direction on a high money question as indicative of cheating then he may check out David Edwards on his 125,000 Pounds question - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU_1p5InJrA
by James Plaskett
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ever sat at the Wong Board?
Replies: 20
Views: 4033

Re: Ever sat at the Wong Board?

I sat at the board where Gurevich was playing in the last round of Hastings 1983. He politely hissed at me to go elsewhere. I made a move Vs David Norwood at the Blackpool Open 1982... when it was HIS move. Peter Wells lost on time against me at the 1987 British Championships in Swaneas... when it w...
by James Plaskett
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Is it copyright infringement?
Replies: 76
Views: 10165

Re: Is it copyright infringement?

re ´Copyright Infringement´ many UK Writers are infringing themselves by not getting their annual payments from these guys http://www.alcs.co.uk/ The Authors Lending Copyright people pay out annually. Once sent me a cheque for about 112 Quid. The fund exists because HM Gov argues that authors are en...
by James Plaskett
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Phone Number Coincidence - Statto Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1367

Re: Phone Number Coincidence - Statto Question

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by James Plaskett
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 706
Views: 62898

Re: Chess history trivia

Indeed.
But, if the just twisting of the knife to extract compensatory payment is no longer possible, and the matter was not handled, as it ought, at the time, let it all hang, Kevin.
by James Plaskett
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 706
Views: 62898

Re: Chess history trivia

Just to put the record straight re references here to my departure from Bedford Modern School: - I left school a few weeks before my 18th birthday, having been assaulted and attacked by a Physics teacher two weeks before. He ran up to me as I was dining (I captained that school at THREE different th...
by James Plaskett
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How good should you be to teach?
Replies: 16
Views: 2849

Re: How good should you be to teach?

I teach.

$40 an hour and using SKYPE and On Line sites .

Get in touch if you´re interested.

haroldplaskett@yahoo.co.uk

(That´s if anyone of you thinks me good enough...)
by James Plaskett
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: W.A. (Sandy) Cordon
Replies: 2
Views: 1657

Re: W.A. (Sandy) Cordon

Sñr Habershon´s post omits to mention that he served in the army in the far East, and was just about to see action until the Japanese capitulation in the second week of August 1945. He played badminton for the county well into his fifties, was still, at that age, a scuba diver and represented Englan...
by James Plaskett
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Private chess coaching - enquiry
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Re: Private chess coaching - enquiry

SKYPE tuition combined with that on line happily provided.

$40 an hour.

All areas of the game covered and gratis homework provided .

Service with a smile!

haroldplaskett@yahoo.co.uk
by James Plaskett
Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mystery Scot Champion
Replies: 13
Views: 1604

Re: Mystery Scot Champion

A photo of an almost uniquely dapper R.G.Wade accompanying the above report of Combe...

Interesting also to hear thoughts on how the men of Blechley may have lost touch with the game somewhat...

I guess the simplest explanation is that, you know, "once in a blue moon..."
by James Plaskett
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Mark Taimanov (1926-2016)
Replies: 14
Views: 2223

Re: Mark Taimanov (1926-2016)

I hear Tiger Hillarp-Persson plays fine piano. And last week I was presented with a copy of a book in Spanish - ´Entre la EMOCIÓN y el TALENTO´ , by Antonío Igelsias Martin. The subject was chessplayer and pianist, Erwin Nievergelt. GM Soffer, whom I defeated in a wildly fantastical game a few years...
by James Plaskett
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: GM Urii Eliseev
Replies: 7
Views: 1385

Re: GM Urii Eliseev

First day in history when two GM deaths occured?
by James Plaskett
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mystery Scot Champion
Replies: 13
Views: 1604

Re: Mystery Scot Champion

Astonishing result!

btw, I see that in Winter´s Wikipedia entry they write he was the only ex-British chess champion to have served time in jail.

But, if they ever collar Brian Eley...