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by John Moore
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Reference Books for Chess Openings
Replies: 27
Views: 1516

Re: General Reference Books for Chess Openings

Kevin - that is really rather funny.
by John Moore
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Reference Books for Chess Openings
Replies: 27
Views: 1516

Re: General Reference Books for Chess Openings

Neil - if it's the book I'm thinking of, it will be taking up a fair amount of shelf space! Worth having if only for the 439(!) illustrative games.
by John Moore
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Reference Books for Chess Openings
Replies: 27
Views: 1516

Re: General Reference Books for Chess Openings

Freeborough and Ranken produced a number of editions of Chess Openings Ancient and Modern in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They were set out in tabular form with notes much like MCO. I have just sold a copy of the 4th edition from 1910 but I still have an earlier edition somewhere around.
by John Moore
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The ongoing COVID-19 situation (split from Chess Life Returning to Normal)
Replies: 27
Views: 384

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

To be honest, Corbyn might have been worse Anything is possible. However one thing I am fairly convinced about is that, unlike "Spaffer", he would have taken it seriously from the outset. Since Jeremy Corbyn was already over 70, he would have been self-isolating from the beginning which might have ...
by John Moore
Mon May 25, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Chess Junior Squad launches £500 Tournament
Replies: 100
Views: 4006

Re: World Chess Junior Squad launches £500 Tournament

I wish you luck in Tenerife but I don't know enough about your other ideas to offer any views.
by John Moore
Mon May 25, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Chess Junior Squad launches £500 Tournament
Replies: 100
Views: 4006

Re: World Chess Junior Squad launches £500 Tournament

Thanks Charlie. I looked at this a while back as an idea for my youngest boy and your money is way out. Maybe 200k might be possible for a decent place but don't let me discourage you. If you are going to buy something cheap, you can do but don't think that you will be DJing all over the island.
by John Moore
Mon May 25, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Chess Junior Squad launches £500 Tournament
Replies: 100
Views: 4006

Re: World Chess Junior Squad launches £500 Tournament

So, Charlie, are you investing 30k in this Tenerife project so it's an equal partnership or are you expecting someone else to be the money man.
by John Moore
Sun May 24, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge
Replies: 70
Views: 3637

Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Presumably So just agreed a draw in Round 3 with a view to regrouping for the next mini-match. Or, after the horrible loss in the second game, he couldn't cope with possibly losing in the third game. Perhaps he should have tried something sharp in the third game and said to himself if I lose I lose....
by John Moore
Thu May 21, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Checkmate Covid-19
Replies: 18
Views: 1123

Re: Checkmate Covid-19

Ah Simon - who knows where this might lead!
by John Moore
Wed May 20, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 200
Views: 16394

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

'Invited' medics & boffins "familiar with" the wider activity under scrutiny could be a little bit biased. Also, while we're at it, some of the Austrian players in the Chessbase report, linked to above, look to be a little bit biased towards being in an at-risk category. John, I think that in your ...
by John Moore
Sat May 16, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Blitz Championships
Replies: 86
Views: 5014

Re: British Blitz Championships

Thanks Nick.
by John Moore
Sat May 16, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Blitz Championships
Replies: 86
Views: 5014

Re: British Blitz Championships

Anybody got an idea where the live games are on Chess.com. I may be being stupid but I can't find them.
by John Moore
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 185
Views: 25051

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

Justin - pleased to hear you've been reinstated.
by John Moore
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Blue Plaques ?
Replies: 13
Views: 773

Re: Blue Plaques ?

Well, John, I reckon it's probably zero but it would be nice to be proved wrong.
by John Moore
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 25442

Re: Worrying times

you come across as an embittered person, if your posts are anything to go by. the rowson review was just plain nasty, but i guess that reflects you as a person. Hi Danny - just take a breath sometimes before you post! I'd much rather have you on the site than not because it's good to have the profe...