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by Stewart Reuben
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Motivational slogans for chess players
Replies: 22
Views: 5455

Re: Motivational slogans for chess players

Matt >I suppose he found it harder to lose that variety of chess on time.< Saemisch was invited to play in a round robin norm tournament. It was before the days of rating. They needed another GM to meet the requirements. He accepted, but thought it ridiculous. So he deliberately lost all his games o...
by Stewart Reuben
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3859
Views: 421793

Re: Media comments on chess

Why have they not encouraged BAME people to take vitmin D supplements? Surely it is well known they do not assimilate vitamin D from sunlight as easily as white people.
by Stewart Reuben
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Motivational slogans for chess players
Replies: 22
Views: 5455

Re: Motivational slogans for chess players

I haddn't realised the idiot was Samisch. And to think, I once lost to him at 10 second chess.
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Hope for our society!
Replies: 83
Views: 12095

Re: Hope for our society!

In the late 1990s I was contacted by the compilers of questions for University Challenge. They wanted the correct answer to, 'Who is the World Chess Champion?' I told them not to ask the question, Karpov or Kasparov could have been the answer. I then gave the researcher a new question. 'How many squ...
by Stewart Reuben
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3859
Views: 421793

Re: Media comments on chess

Feature film 'GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB' before the credits starts with two little sisters playig a chess game with a chessclock and everything. The game went by too quickly to see all the moves. It ends in announcing chckmate.
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Forum usage
Replies: 70
Views: 6178

Re: Forum usage

I FIRST CAME UPON THIS THREAD TODAY AND, AS IS MY PRACTICE, STARTED AT THE END.

You all should note that, referring to people just by their initials or first name, is likely to lead to misunderstandings.
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess is sport!?
Replies: 16
Views: 1604

Re: Chess is sport!?

Roger >It's yet to be tested, but if any chess player was banned by WADA, would such a ban be legal in the UK?< FIDE is recognised by the IOC as a sport. Thus a ban may be upheld in FIDE events, even if held in Britain. I thought Shaun Press's principled stand against a random drug test was foolish....
by Stewart Reuben
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 292
Views: 28311

Re: Arbitration question

I am sure Roger is correcta and these matters vary from server to server.
However, I am sure there is no 75 move rule where the arbier steps in and decares a draw.
I don't know whether they look ahead and, if they see the position cannot be won ny either side, then ceclare the game drawn.
by Stewart Reuben
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 292
Views: 28311

Re: Arbitration question

Soheil online. If you touch a piece with your cursor, you don't have to move it. Just let go and try again. If a position is reached for the third time, with the same player to move; then the computer declares it drawn. It is usually impossible to aggravate your opponent. I don't know whether they h...
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1631
Views: 144963

Re: Cheating in chess

I have said that I may give up chess when my FIDE standardplay rating goes below 1939. But, when I said that, I didn't realise that I would be having a 6 month layoff - so far.
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3859
Views: 421793

Re: Media comments on chess

HSBC TV ad shows a man and a woman playing chess very, very briefly.
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 66
Views: 7019

Re: Chess Book Collections

Simon Rogers >I really shouldn't be buying anymore books. As I have over 200 in my Chess Book Collection.<

It is probably healthier than collecting pornography.
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 66
Views: 7019

Re: Chess Book Collections

GEURT GIJSSEN has over 10,000 chess books.The reason he has so few is because he sold his opening treatises because he had lost interest in that facet of the collection. Geurt (NLD IA) is quite concerned about what will become of his collection when he dies. He is 85. When LOTHAR SCHMIDT died he had...
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1631
Views: 144963

Re: Cheating in chess

Justin Horton >That letter is pure garbage.<

Elegant put. But, were you referring to Alex McFarlane's letter.;The note from the USCF; or the letter from Roger Lancaster?

Is a puzzlement.
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1631
Views: 144963

Re: Cheating in chess

nick >What did that have to do with chess in Britain?<

At that time, and possibly even later, most games played on electronic boards in Britain and broadcast were in internationally rated tournaments. Makro had discouraged the time lag in FIDE Rated events.