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by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4125
Views: 447325

Re: Media comments on chess

by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 189
Views: 12713

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Oh, and I have visited the Lincoln Memorial and other nearby parts of DC, but I didn't smash the place up...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 189
Views: 12713

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

"You did not include Obama or any of the early US Presidents who, while in office could have acted upon grudges harboured against the British Empire." I have visited Thomas Jefferson's house, Mount Rushmore, JFK's "Airforce 1", and the Book Depository in Dallas and I did get Obama's autobiography as...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 189
Views: 12713

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

"With Joe positioned to replace Don in the US you could say the corner has been turned there."

In some ways, but Biden is no friend of the UK (same reason as the Kennedy family). I am not saying having Trump as a "friend" is desirable.
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering GM Harry Golombek OBE (01-iii-1911 07-i-1995)
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Remembering GM Harry Golombek OBE (01-iii-1911 07-i-1995)

I recall a Guernsey tournament some time ago, where Harry turned up at the hotel and said to the organizer (John Bisson), "Hello - I'm here to report on the tournament. Where am I staying?" A slightly bemused John and the hotel found a room that was available. The next day, Harry remarked that he ha...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 10493

Re: Invisible pieces

I have a copy of Chess Bitch (but sadly stored elsewhere). It was very good.
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Closing Gambit
Replies: 100
Views: 4191

Re: Closing Gambit

"When i innocently opened this thread a few days ago just to point out that Closing Gambit is showing tomorrow , never did i imagine it would generate so much passion both for and against the documentary !! I look forward to seeing it myself ( I did look at the trailer on Amazon and it looked very i...
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: L John Cannon
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Re: L John Cannon

Sad news. John and I only played once (in 1979), but Redhill used to have an annual end of season friendly match with Horsham. We were opposing captains for some time, and we exchanged friendly greetings for many years. I was aware even early on that he was well established at Horsham, but to be a m...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John G Bycroft
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Re: John G Bycroft

Sad news. Particularly as a fellow Hull KR and Yorkshire cricket fan, I will raise a glass to him tonight.
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question about arbiters
Replies: 19
Views: 1092

Re: Question about arbiters

"Key question is: how good do you actually need to be at chess to be an arbiter? I'd probably self assess myself as a lowly 1200 (if ratings even mean anything at that level)" I'm not sure it is too important, as 2-minute rule claims don't happen much. possibly it's easier to gain the confidence of ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Countdown?
Replies: 10
Views: 725

Re: Countdown?

or chafed?

I did think of a 7, but had to look it up and it's a bit rude!
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Countdown?
Replies: 10
Views: 725

Re: Countdown?

"Absolutely tremendous experience, amazing repartee between contestants, presenters and audience" Totally agree. https://wiki.apterous.org/Main_Page has lots of info, although unless you trawl through the alphabetical list of contestants it seems difficult to find info. There is a search function th...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Closing Gambit
Replies: 100
Views: 4191

Re: Closing Gambit

"I should know better than to bite"

and to quote selectively...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1596
Views: 86858

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

"It wasn't for Bobby F"

I played at the Fischer Memorial in Reykjavik and the President of the Icelandic Chess Federation announced that it was "appropriate that Fischer died aged 64". I found him later and said that as I was 64 years old, I couldn't agree! We both laughed...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Closing Gambit
Replies: 100
Views: 4191

Re: Closing Gambit

"I wasn't paying proper attention to the thread"

Don't worry - you're obviously not alone!