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by PeterTurland
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does your play improve with alcohol consumption?
Replies: 29
Views: 3327

Re: Does your play improve with alcohol consumption?

I played the other day and won whilst stone cold sober, the thing was, I did not enjoy it, because it was far too stressful.

The only reason I played was, I had reinstalled my OS and wanted to check my FICS connection still worked ok.

The thing about me is, alchohol I find, is an anaesthetic.
by PeterTurland
Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does your play improve with alcohol consumption?
Replies: 29
Views: 3327

Re: Does your play improve with alcohol consumption?

Interesting question that I can't answer with any accuracy, all I know is, I've sometimes got up in the morning and whilst checking my emails, noticed I had played the night before on FICS and did not remember doing so, and when I have replayed the game through, saying wow! Not always though, someti...
by PeterTurland
Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Labour vs. UKIP
Replies: 20
Views: 2629

Re: Labour vs. UKIP

Labour’s former chess champion Rachel Reeves challenges UKIP chief to match Sit down and pass the popcorn! Yeah but it is behind an expensive paywall, the day that micropayments gets going, is maybe the day, that chess players can finally earn a decent living at chess. Maybe that won't be long ac...
by PeterTurland
Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Yorkshire Chess - British Championships Competition!
Replies: 76
Views: 6656

Re: Yorkshire Chess - British Championships Competition!

Please teach me how to yawn.
by PeterTurland
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 40325

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Wow thanks Jack
by PeterTurland
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 40325

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

A suggestion, have a local competition to qualify for the Brit championship, instead of county championship, or even horror of horrors, only county first and seconds qualify. So sorry I forgot self interest rules. Them and us seems to rule a planet, despite all the scientific evidence that, whether ...
by PeterTurland
Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Master Game on YouTube.
Replies: 95
Views: 12790

Re: Master Game on YouTube.

you will think I'm talking rubbish. Correct. Though please stop telling me I hold views that I actually don't. I am not a rabid free marketeer, for example. You have me at a disadvantage, I told the forum what I used to do for a living, you have not told the forum, what you did/do for a living, I w...
by PeterTurland
Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Master Game on YouTube.
Replies: 95
Views: 12790

Re: Master Game on YouTube.

Hi Peter, An acre is still the same, isn't that a trick question? Also with Adam Smith and his pin factory on every £20 note, I wouldn't say that tractors / mechanisation are a secret of economics. Anyway, I fear this is all "not chess" by a distance, so it might be testing people's patience to co...
by PeterTurland
Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Master Game on YouTube.
Replies: 95
Views: 12790

Re: Master Game on YouTube.

As per usual with exercises in word definitions, context plays a huge role. Referring back to Jeremy Bentham's definition of the function of government being, 'the maximum amount of good for the maximum number of people', I would define the term 'work' to be, the expenditure of energy, to the benefi...
by PeterTurland
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Master Game on YouTube.
Replies: 95
Views: 12790

Re: Master Game on YouTube.

We are not talking about 10 unwritten DVDs though are we? Somebody has to put an old TV series on to a DVD, index it, package it, do sound quality etc., and these people will need to be paid. It doesn't happen by magic. Not my field, I don't know the process, but its not necessarily trivial and as ...
by PeterTurland
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Master Game on YouTube.
Replies: 95
Views: 12790

Re: Master Game on YouTube.

It sounds like to me, that you think culture is only about taking as much as possible whilst giving as little as possible. Just check out the price of buying 10 unwritten DVDs at your local Tesco's and the cost of postage, you must think me colossally stupid.
by PeterTurland
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Master Game on YouTube.
Replies: 95
Views: 12790

Re: Master Game on YouTube.

An English philosopher I really like was called Jeremy Bentham. In the 17th century he came up with utilitarianism, this can be reliably translated as, the maximum good for the maximum number of people. I can not think of a good reason why this is not the function of government, or why a BBC DVD sho...
by PeterTurland
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Master Game on YouTube.
Replies: 95
Views: 12790

Re: Master Game on YouTube.

In my opinion I just think a £30.00 price tag is a bit steep for what it largely archive footage from the telly, bundled onto a DVD. And paid for by our license fee, what our country badly needs is, to be able to vote for who run's the BBC. Not being allowed to watch Hamilton win the Hungarian Gra...
by PeterTurland
Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Master Game on YouTube.
Replies: 95
Views: 12790

Re: Master Game on YouTube.

I see that Series 6 and Series 7 are now on sale! http://chess.co.uk/ - either both series (£23 per series - two DVDs) separately, or combined (£45 - four DVDs). Seems a little steep price-wise, but I guess they won't be selling a huge volume here. I'll be ordering mine soon :-) Yes Dave, the sad...
by PeterTurland
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3124
Views: 343618

Re: Media comments on chess

I really have no idea what this article is about (even after attempting to read the first few paragraphs). It does however feature a chessboard very prominently. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/the-apprentice/10184353/The-Apprentice-I-couldnt-do-show-again-says-doctor-Leah.html To my ...