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by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3389
Views: 365759

Re: Media comments on chess

"Dumb Britain is such a stupid feature though. if you're on a quiz show and you don't know, you make a wild guess." Fair point - I haven't a clue what the Bunyan answer is. Again, William G Stewart advised before the recording of 15 to 1, try to make a sensible guess, e.g. "In which country is X?, d...
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3389
Views: 365759

Re: Media comments on chess

"Does it say 'Copenhagen' in the book, it was a correspondence game dating from 1965-1968. " Yes, that puzzled me as neither player was in Copenhagen! Both players were better-known as CC players and it was Berliner's first world championship (he won by 3 points!) and he promptly retired. Thanks to ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3389
Views: 365759

Re: Media comments on chess

Not sure this is really media, but I am halfway through "The Institute" by Stephen King, and one of the characters delivers scholar's mate, then later plays through Estrin-Berliner 1965 (Copenhagen) from memory (his not mine), and there's a comment that it's the best chess game. Looking it up on Che...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15717

Re: Worrying times

"pensioner fiend"

Sounds accurate!
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15717

Re: Worrying times

Good to hear from you, Roger.
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15717

Re: Worrying times

And... We haven't heard much from Roger De C recently. I hope he's ok.
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15717

Re: Worrying times

" It was noticeable that even before the extent of the pandemic was fully known, that you could no longer buy travel insurance very easily." My Travel Insurance provider (I have annual cover) sent me a renewal notice, which I ignored, so they offered me 15 months for the price of 12. Yippee. I'm not...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ** 2020 Chess Worldwide Online Team Chess Tournament **
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: ** 2020 Chess Worldwide Online Team Chess Tournament **

"Sussex University - Petts Wood and Orpington

Port Elizabeth B - Melbourne University A"

Nice contrast of fairly local and nowhere-near local matches!
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15717

Re: Worrying times

"Even when this is over, can't see chess tournaments being popular for a long time." I was wondering about that - it could go that way, as once you get out of the habit of doing something, you suddenly realise that there are better things to do. I used to play cricket every weekend, then missed the ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Announcing mate
Replies: 42
Views: 1519

Re: Announcing mate

(I agree with Paul) I don't think I even announce mate when it is mate. I think announcing it in advance would be classified as a distraction (not just to your opponent, but other people playing nearby). You can really only talk (and then minimally) to (a) offer or accept a draw, (b) resign or accep...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18713

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

I'm not sure how Radjabov can sue anybody when he withdrew? Nobody kicked him out. But the law is strange sometimes.
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: OTB chess still being played...
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: OTB chess still being played...

Brilliant indeed.

Having overcome my disappointment that no owls are involved, may I point out that the robin would probably select a high vantage point from which to view the game.

Nice set and board as well.
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15717

Re: Worrying times

I'm not forgetting anything! He wrote it, not me... He was saying you might get more deaths for other reasons, but of course if everybody mills about coughing on each other, it won't help. I suspect he was just saying that lockdown is not 100 % win. Happily, the people I've encountered whilst on enf...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15717

Re: Worrying times

"there is no consideration of the increased death rate than has arisen from the lockdown policy itself. And is there such a rate? Why would you say so?" There you need all of Private Eye, Dr Phil Hammond outlines some issues, where there could be more falls, or more and nastier domestic abuse, menta...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3389
Views: 365759

Re: Media comments on chess

Private Eye 1519 has a few entries. A cartoon entitled "NH Chess" depicting some smiling pawns confronting some spiky looking pawns. Heads a rather good article by Dr Phil Hammond on the current problem. In Dumb Britain, on "The Chase", "At which board games, was Bobby Fischer a grandmaster?" Answer...