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by Chris Stratford
Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Huddersfield Congress April 27-29
Replies: 0
Views: 1614

Huddersfield Congress April 27-29

Entries are invited for the 2007 Huddersfield Congress from April 27 - 29 At the Ukrainian Club, Huddersfield 7, Edgerton Road, Huddersfield. HD1 5RA Refreshments will be available at the venue ECF Grand Prix Event 5 round Swiss Tournament ECF game fee registered Nigel Davies GM simultaneous - £10...
by Chris Stratford
Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MCCU Proposal to reduce number of Boards in County Matches
Replies: 34
Views: 13094

As mentioned previously. I have returned to the game after some 30+ years away and there are stark differences between the two eras given that all my previous chess was played during the surge of Bobby Fischer-inspired interest. At Upminster CC in Essex we were running five teams - I believe we may...
by Chris Stratford
Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on TV
Replies: 240
Views: 41130

A quick look through my bookshelves on returning home revealed the BBC2 series was called The Master Game (I have both accompanying volumes). This was, of course, a highlights programme and Bill Hartson provided wonderfully insightful and dry-witted analysis. I agree that live chess could never wor...
by Chris Stratford
Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on TV
Replies: 240
Views: 41130

I was one of those who became absorbed by chess when it became 'the' craze among schoolboys in the wake of Bobby Fischer beating Petrosian to qualify to play Boris Spassky for the world title. The reason it was such big news, of course, was because the Cold War was still being waged, and America v ...
by Chris Stratford
Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: U125 County Championship Results
Replies: 11
Views: 3202

Thanks, Mike.
by Chris Stratford
Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: U125 County Championship Results
Replies: 11
Views: 3202

Good to see Yorkshire doing well.

Do you know who represents the White Rose, Mike?
by Chris Stratford
Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on TV
Replies: 240
Views: 41130

I share your disappointment, Gavin, that - with all the available channels - none is devoted to chess. There is one for my other favourite pastime, golf, and it makes for excellent viewing. However, I imagine that is financially viable because it is supported by adverts for all the beguiling (and v...