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by PeterTurland
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Do you believe in God
Replies: 172
Views: 18898

Re: Do you believe in God

"Translating our holy book into the common tongue, meant our people had a motivation to learn to read and write....." ...and ask questions about some of the contradictions and blunders/errors in our Holy Book. It was the awkward questions the church feared so much, that is why they fought against g...
by PeterTurland
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A new kind of chess
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: A new kind of chess

Just to add to my idea, instead of it being played at a shorter time control because of a draw, the sweet spot of a move being registered could be shrank, thus requiring more accuracy of the piece being placed, this would make it more like darts. As to how this could be achieved electronically, each...
by PeterTurland
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A new kind of chess
Replies: 2
Views: 852

A new kind of chess

Hello, Watching this gave me an idea. What if the physical act of placing a piece accurately, in making ones move, became part of the game. So instead of armageddon, you had to accurately move the piece without fumbling and instead of a clock, the board itself would measure the time each player took...
by PeterTurland
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 16967

Re: My Story

Had the education of children been properly addressed years and years ago, we might have had, a more logical culture.
by PeterTurland
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 16967

Re: My Story

Jonathan Rogers wrote:But Carl is not to know the truth or otherwise of the various matters Sabrina refers to, and I can understand his not wanting his own site, which he himself pays for, being dragged into legal proceedings. He allows quite a lot as it is.
Here here, he who pays the piper, calls the tune.
by PeterTurland
Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Candidate Master
Replies: 40
Views: 4955

Re: Candidate Master

Accessing my emails is an absolute nightmare. Hello, If you go here there is a method for generating any key, useful if a key is missing or, if you want to generate a £ on an American keyboard, or fun stuff like ¼ or ½. Basically you do shift and CTRL and the control code for the character you r...
by PeterTurland
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 16967

Re: My Story

Thousands of years ago Plato taught us that, we must separate logic from emotion, from all I know about neurology, how right he was. In my hypothesis, neuronal firing is logic and neurotransmitter ratios are emotions. In my attempt to be a good parent, I tried to teach both my children chess and fai...
by PeterTurland
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mind is mental soup
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Re: Mind is mental soup

Joey Stewart wrote:Is this a question?
'is this' does seem to imply a question yes, but it does seem to suffer from an indefinite article.
by PeterTurland
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mind is mental soup
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Mind is mental soup

And?
by PeterTurland
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess terms
Replies: 40
Views: 3984

Re: Chess terms

Anchoring of bishops can be important in bishops-of-opposite-colour endings. Jonathan Hawkins has a chapter on this in his book 'Amateur to IM' (which I thoroughly recommend). What about 'desperados' - which (I believe) are knights which are likely lost (often behind enemy lines) and which seek to ...
by PeterTurland
Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess terms
Replies: 40
Views: 3984

Re: Chess terms

Anchoring of bishops can be important in bishops-of-opposite-colour endings. Jonathan Hawkins has a chapter on this in his book 'Amateur to IM' (which I thoroughly recommend). What about 'desperados' - which (I believe) are knights which are likely lost (often behind enemy lines) and which seek to ...
by PeterTurland
Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess terms
Replies: 40
Views: 3984

Re: Chess terms

Anchoring of bishops can be important in bishops-of-opposite-colour endings. Jonathan Hawkins has a chapter on this in his book 'Amateur to IM' (which I thoroughly recommend). What about 'desperados' - which (I believe) are knights which are likely lost (often behind enemy lines) and which seek to ...
by PeterTurland
Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess terms
Replies: 40
Views: 3984

Chess terms

Hello, One of the things in chess that I get pleasure from, is it's terms. One I learned ages ago on here, is an 'excelsior' (a passed pawn) I like it when I get in a position, where the bishop is being protected by a pawn, that is also being protected by that bishop. and I thought that this situati...
by PeterTurland
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3066
Views: 334826

Re: Media comments on chess

Greg Breed wrote:
Kevin Thurlow wrote:Dormant is right as...

"Dot" is a spot
R = rook
man = chess piece

It says "in a spot", so the rest fits inside "dot", so it will either be "DO....T" or "D....OT"
That stuff just boggles my mind. I don't think i'll ever understand cryptic crosswords... :(
It is the sport of obfuscation.
by PeterTurland
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Do you believe in God
Replies: 172
Views: 18898

Re: Do you believe in God

You can watch Bragg's documentary here Not outside the UK, you can't. Parochial b----y BBC. The irony is almost beyond belief, it seems as though the equivalent of Henry VIII is running the BBC. A documentary about the father of written English, is censored to a world that uses English as a global ...