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by James Plaskett
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Millionaire Major Coughing Scandal
Replies: 10
Views: 3190

Re: Millionaire Major Coughing Scandal

That´s what they all say...
by James Plaskett
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Would you like to become a millionaire?
Replies: 36
Views: 6503

Re: Would you like to become a millionaire?

Andrew Ledger (whose uncle taught me Geography) has two GM norms.
But family life and a good job in the Civil Service in Sheffield mean, sadly, that it is unlikely he´ll make the necessary third.
by James Plaskett
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Would you like to become a millionaire?
Replies: 36
Views: 6503

Re: Would you like to become a millionaire?

Suspicious about what, might we learn?
by James Plaskett
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Millionaire Major Coughing Scandal
Replies: 10
Views: 3190

Re: Millionaire Major Coughing Scandal

Not at all.
I received a message from a chap called Hibbard a day or two ago and that alone drew me to the existence of these threads.
by James Plaskett
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adult Beginner(?) to FM
Replies: 24
Views: 1853

Re: Adult Beginner(?) to FM

I emailed that bloke, Roger, yesterday, after he befriended me on Twitter.
I asked him if he´d like to take online coaching from me (!?)

Now THERE´s a coincidence, eh?¿!! 8)
by James Plaskett
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Would you like to become a millionaire?
Replies: 36
Views: 6503

Re: Would you like to become a millionaire?

Alastair MacNaughton, a teacher from Edinburgh, and a member of that city´s chess club, won 125K. He bottled it on a 250,000 Question about the meaning of ´Stalin´in Russian, although he admitted to being some 80% sure that it is ´Man of Steel´. (It IS.) Nerve counts for a heck of a lot in quizzing,...
by James Plaskett
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Millionaire Major Coughing Scandal
Replies: 10
Views: 3190

Re: Millionaire Major Coughing Scandal

Better read our book then, Señores Thurlow, de Coverley and Robson, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bad-Show-Cough-Millionaire-Major/dp/0993075525/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1475069084&sr=1-1&keywords=Bad+Show Kindlable, in the UK, for 5.77 Pounds. And almost all of the first six chapters you may read ...
by James Plaskett
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Gyula Sax
Replies: 9
Views: 3622

Re: Gyula Sax

I stand corrected.
by James Plaskett
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Daniel Feinstein
Replies: 10
Views: 3453

Re: Daniel Feinstein

Remember him also being very fond of Frank Sinatra music...but we´re going back to the early 1980s.

To die of kidney problems so young suggests to me the very real possibility of diabetes.
by James Plaskett
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Richard Almond
Replies: 11
Views: 4945

Re: Richard Almond

Left the party early.
by James Plaskett
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Dan Mayers
Replies: 4
Views: 2037

Re: Dan Mayers

Nice guy, whom I oft visited at his Wadhurst home.
by James Plaskett
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Obituary - Christopher Hitchens
Replies: 11
Views: 5380

Re: Obituary - Christopher Hitchens

A man with whom I disagreed on a vast number of fundamental points.
But whose balls and brains I much respected.
by James Plaskett
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: R.I.P. Richard O'Brien (1944-2009)
Replies: 17
Views: 6768

Re: R.I.P. Richard O'Brien (1944-2009)

That was Brighton 1977. Not 1980.
by James Plaskett
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Branko 'Paul' Pribanich's point, was he right I never could decide.
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Re: Branko 'Paul' Pribanich's point, was he right I never could decide.

I remember Dave Rumens once telling me that Pribanich had beaten him in dashing style...
by James Plaskett
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Brew
Replies: 6
Views: 2283

Re: John Brew

Brew told me he once beat Nick Faldo in a round of golf...