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by MSoszynski
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question for 1.d4 players
Replies: 25
Views: 2345

Re: Question for 1.d4 players

Berliner replied to criticism in Chess Mail 7/99.
by MSoszynski
Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Losing on time when your opponent defaults
Replies: 11
Views: 1754

Re: Losing on time when your opponent defaults

On one occasion my opponent failed to turn up on time and so I started his clock. But I was white and I hadn't made a move. One of the opposition team glared at me, so realising my mistake I very hurriedly made a move - in fact I picked up the wrong pawn and found myself playing the Bird's Opening, ...
by MSoszynski
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Opponent Made An Illegal Move In A League Game
Replies: 46
Views: 5424

Re: Opponent Made An Illegal Move In A League Game

In a league game in Hull, over twenty years ago, I had the white pieces and perpetrated the following masterpiece: 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d4 d6 4. Bxf7+ Kxf7 5. dxe5 Ne8 6. Qf3+ Kg8 7. Qb3+ d5 And here, after a very long think, I played 8. e5xd6 en passant check. My shocked opponent resigned and wen...
by MSoszynski
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Out of print books that shouldn't be...
Replies: 11
Views: 3450

Re: Out of print books that shouldn't be...

A book called "The Soviet Chess Conveyor" by Mikhail Shereshevsky, published in Sofia, Bulgaria, 1994 (english language). Chess book reviewers seem to have overlooked this outstanding book. Very hard to find a second-hand copy. Shereshevsky is a very talented writer. Shereshevsky may be a very tale...
by MSoszynski
Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Eliminate you mistakes
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Eliminate you mistakes

I got this email today...
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by MSoszynski
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chessbase is not putting its mouth where its money is
Replies: 9
Views: 1856

Re: Chessbase is not putting its mouth where its money is

Why doesn't ChessBase support Linux? Because it's uneconomic for them to do so.

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=3189
by MSoszynski
Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grade please?
Replies: 75
Views: 6318

Re: Grade please?

Years ago I beat a much stronger player who was particularly upset over the result when I revealed my grade. In order to soften the blow I added, "If it's any consolation you're the strongest player I've ever beaten." What I meant was that I must have been lucky, but for some reason what I'd said up...
by MSoszynski
Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Pairing Programs
Replies: 34
Views: 4234

Re: Chess Pairing Programs

Incidentally, Chessbase 9 works very well through Wine in Ubuntu.
by MSoszynski
Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Pairing Programs
Replies: 34
Views: 4234

Re: Chess Pairing Programs

SCID is okay, but a major failing is that though it can read PGN files it can't write them. I know little about SCID other than taking a couple of minutes to download and install it. However the write to PGN option is certainly there, both as one game (useful for bloggers) and as a whole file. Both...
by MSoszynski
Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Pairing Programs
Replies: 34
Views: 4234

Re: Chess Pairing Programs

SCID is okay, but a major failing is that though it can read PGN files it can't write them.
by MSoszynski
Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Radio 3 Chess week
Replies: 2
Views: 883

Re: Radio 3 Chess week

<bump> Sunday Feature Sunday 19 December 9:30pm - 10:15pm BBC Radio 3 From King to Pawn Novelist and occasional chess player David Szalay presents an examination of chess as a metaphor in literature and modern art, and how the powerful personalities symbolised by the pieces have embodied the ideals ...
by MSoszynski
Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Does your League still have adjournments?
Replies: 115
Views: 8153

Re: Does your League still have adjournments?

I remember turning up at a certain resumption. I had the slightly better position and had carefully prepared (or so I thought) for whatever my opponent had sealed. But when I opened the envelope the sealed move was something I hadn't even considered. It got me very worried for a few moments until I ...
by MSoszynski
Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on BBC World Service
Replies: 97
Views: 7889

Re: Chess on BBC World Service

It's Tomato Cup-a-Soup, I'm convinced of it.
by MSoszynski
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The first books about individual openings
Replies: 32
Views: 6344

Re: The first books about individual openings

Here's a photo of that 1920 book (from my own collection):
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by MSoszynski
Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: 2010 Grading list
Replies: 90
Views: 10081

Re: 2010 Grading list

Carl Hibbard wrote:I will do of course but it's unlikely to go live until tomorrow now, sorry...

Harley-Yeo, Gareth an un-official 167
I think I can detect a pattern. We're all unofficially 167, aren't we?