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by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: WGM Tatjana Lematschko 1948-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: WGM Tatjana Lematschko 1948-2020

"Scored a famous win over John Nunn " Yes - he was a bit fed up with that result. We were staying at the same hotel and I carefully avoided the topic of chess when we bumped into each other that evening! Interestingly, the other strong GMs were sympathetic the next day. One said, "I expect he felt s...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1595
Views: 86849

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Nice trophy - was it made by Thomas Fattorini, I wonder?
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering William Ritson Morry (05-ix-1910 08-i-1994)
Replies: 20
Views: 1013

Re: Remembering William Ritson Morry (05-ix-1910 08-i-1994)

Hastings did go through difficult times - who can forget the snowy one where the heating in the Queens Hotel broke down and the players in the Premier borrowed an axe and burnt the Christmas tree in the lounge fireplace. I think that was the year the hotel had acquired a new Head Waiter, who was com...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All
Replies: 36
Views: 2429

Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

I enjoyed watching the event and saw another nice queen ending a couple of rounds after the other one. Great stuff.
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1595
Views: 86849

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

A family member was delighted to receive this toy for Christmas https://www.giantmicrobes.com/us/produc ... virus.html

At least they're donating some of the proceeds to charity and we do need a laugh. We read the label and it said at the end, "Made in China"...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering William Ritson Morry (05-ix-1910 08-i-1994)
Replies: 20
Views: 1013

Re: Remembering William Ritson Morry (05-ix-1910 08-i-1994)

"Maybe someone in the MCCU realised that biscuits, cordial and a kettle would have been beneficial to everyone playing before this scientific research was published."

I hope Chris Whitty is reading this forum...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering William Ritson Morry (05-ix-1910 08-i-1994)
Replies: 20
Views: 1013

Re: Remembering William Ritson Morry (05-ix-1910 08-i-1994)

I think there was some sort of rapprochement later as I saw BH greeting him effusively at an event with "Ah, Ritson!"
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering William Ritson Morry (05-ix-1910 08-i-1994)
Replies: 20
Views: 1013

Re: Remembering William Ritson Morry (05-ix-1910 08-i-1994)

BH Wood memorably referred to him as a "fat jailbird", which I assume would not be permitted these days as it is stoutist. When Ritson accidentally transferred a client's money into his own account, he wrote a lengthy appeal against conviction, and the Appeal Court rather quickly expressed the opini...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All
Replies: 36
Views: 2429

Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Nice queen ending in Matthew vs Glenn in round 3
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All
Replies: 36
Views: 2429

Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

"An interesting rule. I hope some guidelines will have been given to the players as to what that entails. Does playing a line as White which forces a repetition count as a 'meaningful game'? Does it matter if this happens after 12 moves say or 25, if it's all theoretically known? Not seeking to caus...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4125
Views: 447325

Re: Media comments on chess

Apparently, Anya Taylor-Joy is on the Graham Norton Show tonight. BBC1 @10.45 pm.
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 189
Views: 12713

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

"EU citizens will be banned from using ID cards to enter the UK from October because they are so easy to fake they are being widely used by terrorists, criminals and illegal immigrants to enter the country... " I was told by some Brexiteers that they voted for Brexit, so UK could stop such incursion...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Closing Gambit
Replies: 100
Views: 4191

Re: Closing Gambit

"chess themed biscuits"

Tell me more...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All
Replies: 36
Views: 2429

Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

"Glenn Fleer"?

Should be a great event. Good luck everybody, but especially the Somerset contingent!

And well done Caplin and organizers.
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Great British Intelligence Test
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Great British Intelligence Test

https://gbit.cognitron.co.uk I participated in this study and they invite others to do so. Apparently, I'm really good at spatial reasoning, both 2D and 3D, and verbal comprehension, but not that good at planning or memory, and they worked that out without looking at any of my chess games... It is a...