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by Stewart Reuben
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Dave Rumens
Replies: 98
Views: 17379

Re: Dave Rumens

Returning to the thread: Dave Rumens very much benefitted from the GP. He was able to live off the prize money from tournaments all over Britain anD also the GP a couple of times. That had the knock-on effect of aspiring players being able to play against strong opposition.
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Dave Rumens
Replies: 98
Views: 17379

Re: Dave Rumens

Chris Rice > Cutty Sark provided a special prize of half a gallon of Scotch whisky in the prize fund.> Of course Cutty Sark also sponsored the GP from 1973. I didn't know about this particular convoluted prize. Leonard Barden wanted there to be Cutty Sark Grand Prix junior prizes. But I vetoed that....
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1180
Views: 58763

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Wadib > I wonder why a tournament couldn't be held here too.<
Chess tournaments need organisers. If none is willing to do so, then they won't take place.
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1180
Views: 58763

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Wadib Khoury >It appears there is a tournament ongoing in Bulgaria,<

That was announced on the FIDE website. But I decided it was likely to be too much hassle, even though I have never been to Bulgaria. Also the hotel had poor reviews.
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The BBC take an interest in Chess : surely some mistake?
Replies: 6
Views: 907

Re: The BBC take an interest in Chess : surely some mistake?

Today's Sunday Times LETTERS to the Editor About Bletchley Park. 'In October 1941, four codebreakers - Alan Turing, Gordon Welchman, Hugh Alexander and Stuart Milner-Barry - sent an urgent message to Winston Churchill asking for additional resources. Churchill granted their request and famously dema...
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Superstitions in chess
Replies: 34
Views: 2209

Re: Superstitions in chess

MJM >Have you ever met or seen someone play chess and bridge simultaneously< NO. I have played chess and poker simultaneously,the chess blindfold against a 2200 player. The poker was for high stakes. The poker players asked us to stop. They found it off-putting, perhaps even intimidating. Perhaps th...
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3859
Views: 421798

Re: Media comments on chess

CHESS WEEKLY inaugural edition 28 August 2020.
Free on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ymJj3 ... e=youtu.be

Based on he first 10 minute programme, I would not want to subscribe.
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3859
Views: 421798

Re: Media comments on chess

Chris Rice >I hope they do NOT keep in the error fairly near the end of the book Queen's Gambit. But I am relying on my memory from 35 years ago. Also it was difficult as moves, when described, were in Descriptive and not in notation.
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3859
Views: 421798

Re: Media comments on chess

How about a festival of films on, more-or-less, the same theme.
Most come from the US.
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3859
Views: 421798

Re: Media comments on chess

In case you haven;t seen this video about the MSO. I didn't have time to watch all of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpXHJpxQRJ0
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1631
Views: 144972

Re: Cheating in chess

I have just remembered. Many years ago St Paul's played against a Belfast School by telephone in the National Schools Championship. They lost. People said they must have cheated. Remember this was before the days of computers. I said, 'but . how can the have cheated? There is nobody as good as any o...
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Unexpected chess painting
Replies: 35
Views: 2037

Re: Unexpected chess painting

Justin, I suggest you offer £50 - provided the board is round the right way. It would madden you if not.
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Superstitions in chess
Replies: 34
Views: 2209

Re: Superstitions in chess

For the 1986 match a minor sponsor provided us with two chairs. Karpov accepted his perfectly happily. Kasparov wanted to sit on a less 'majestic' chair and selected an ordinary one from the audience ones. Tolya had difficulty pushing his chair back and we put a board under the carpet. Karpov did ta...
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Naylor 1972-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 4768

Re: John Naylor 1972-2020

John had not been very active internationally since 2013. His rating was 2110. His grade this year 196C.

We have lost so many people this year.
BUT JOHN POOLE will become 100 in September, He is an Honorary VP of the ECF and also a past President.
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3859
Views: 421798

Re: Media comments on chess

Chess Quotes: Art and Love contributed by David Turner again from Australia ”If one thinks of strategy as a block of marble, then tactics are the chisel with which a master operates, in creating works of chess art.” Tigran Petrosian “Alekhine is a poet who creates a work of art out of something that...