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by John Moore
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 284
Views: 11978

Re: Worrying times

Hi John how about this offering then :) Fruit bat pie Little Jack Wong sat in a corner eating his fruit bat pie He stuck in his thumb and pulled out an eye and said.... oh my! oh my! :) Martin Well it's certainly an improvement although it does conjure up an unpleasant image to my mind.
by John Moore
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 284
Views: 11978

Re: Worrying times

I think that we can safely say that the Poet Laureate's position is safe :lol:
by John Moore
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 284
Views: 11978

Re: Worrying times

Mick, that's a heartfelt plea and I can agree with a lot of it but from what I can see, you were six when Edward Heath was elected Prime Minister so I doubt that your views were fully formed at that age :wink: I was 5 actually John, and I remember that the early 70s were grim :( ; like all the othe...
by John Moore
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 284
Views: 11978

Re: Worrying times

Matt Hancock has now tested positive. Whether the country would run better without him, Johnson and some of the others is a good question; they wouldn't be on my list of key workers They are members of the elected Government. Moreover, at present you still live in a country where you are at liberty...
by John Moore
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 284
Views: 11978

Re: Worrying times

Mick, would you rather have had Corbyn and his cronies. At least, the current lot have had the good sense to rely on the scientific advice.
by John Moore
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 284
Views: 11978

Re: Worrying times

Mick, would you rather have had Corbyn and his cronies. At least, the current lot have had the good sense to rely on the scientific advice.
by John Moore
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 284
Views: 11978

Re: Worrying times

No, Paul. It's the noisy neighbours who are idiots - just like in the real world.
by John Moore
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13980

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Also, you know, there's no "make up their own minds". Not in an emergency of these dimensions, any more than you make up your own mind whether or not to turn the lights on during an air-raid blackout. Justin, I think that there is within the allowable limits. In the UK, I can choose whether to go t...
by John Moore
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13980

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

ooks like Boris has finally pressed the red button It's impossble to overstate how utterly shambolic has been the Government's performance here. Prof Chris Whiity, in whom hitherto I would have had the highest imaginable confidence, has gone from telling us (Thursday) that the single focus of polic...
by John Moore
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Notes - major downscale
Replies: 11
Views: 835

Re: Chess Notes - major downscale

One of the sites I always check. As Justin says, it's a real shame.
by John Moore
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Continuing Leagues & Established Events Online
Replies: 43
Views: 2115

Re: Continuing Leagues & Established Events Online

This sounds like very good news. Well done to all concerned.
by John Moore
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Making chessmen and chess boards
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: Making chessmen and chess boards

Tell us more, Anthony. I've got a bit of wood lying about after the recent storms.
by John Moore
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13980

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Real mortality rate for clinically apparent COVID-19 cases estimated to be around 5.7%. Article in The Lancet: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30195-X/fulltext Why would anyone believe The Lancet when, in here, we have a clown from Newcastle and another from Surbi...
by John Moore
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 555
Views: 45756

Re: Chess history trivia

Really, you surprise me.
by John Moore
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 555
Views: 45756

Re: Chess history trivia

I doubt that anyone who qualified for the USSR Championship Final fits the bill. How about Thorsten Gauffin of Finland who beat Max Euwe at the Stockholm Olympiad in 1937 in the period when Euwe was World Champion. Gauffin (board 1 for Finland) made 4 out of 14 in this event with 2 wins, 4 draws and...