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by Geoff Chandler
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Notes - major downscale
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: Chess Notes - major downscale

More bads news...that is best chess site on the net (and his books are excellent.) If it is a one man show then it's a lot of work and due a rest, but I and other suspect there is a dedicated team running things. He (they) should get adverts on it's to make some money out of it or make subs only...I...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3367
Views: 363936

Re: Media comments on chess

From today's online Metro. Daughter (centre girl in bottom right picture) now has her own train. https://i0.wp.com/metro.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PRC_145614695.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&zoom=1&resize=644%2C338&ssl=1 What has this to with Chess. (proud Dad is a chess player!) Well it's a Chess...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3367
Views: 363936

Re: Media comments on chess

...and back to Korchnoi and the KGB. In 1977 Korchnoi beat Petrosian in the candidate quarter finals, then Polugaevsky in the semi-final and one week before playing Spassky in the candidate final this happened.... https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u437199-1583098215.png One can only imagine t...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3367
Views: 363936

Re: Media comments on chess

Not long ago I watched... https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51zjG%2BT3AgL._SR600,315_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg They claim they have access to KGB files...Chess pops up in episode two round about 22:45. (Look out for Roger Moore with a chess set... of course the board is round the wrong way.) Ex...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3367
Views: 363936

Re: Media comments on chess

HI Matt, Edward Winter actually mentions this: "Schonberg referred to Capablanca as ‘the Mozart of chess’ on page 181 of Grandmasters of Chess (Philadelphia and New York, 1973) as it was not bulleted I was not counting it. OK Magnus is Mozart VIII. Recently looking though the November 1975 CHESS (pa...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3367
Views: 363936

Re: Media comments on chess

Regarding the Carlsen piece above https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&p=240815#p240810 yes quite chatty but I see once again, yet again, Carlsen is 'The Mozart of Chess' (I suppose now he has given up drinking we cannot call him Brahms or Liszt) but in reality he should Mozart the 7th becau...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3367
Views: 363936

Re: Media comments on chess

Watched first episode of Hunters. Al Pacino is mated straight from the opening (Fool's Mate) Then a chess game is played with prisoners from a concentration camp acting as the pieces on a giant chessboard, (A field with the grass mowed into a chequered pattern) and the pieces have to execute who the...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Problem Wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 627

Chess Problem Wanted

This was one of Sam Loyd's problems I found in a 1990 BCM White to play and mate in 3 8/8/1Q6/6N1/8/2KP4/4k3/8 w - - 0 1 The solution tells us one struggling solver thought the diagram was wrong (it's not) So they swapped over the Kings and behold! Another mate in three. (which they solved.) 8/8/1Q6...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Curious Touch Move Query
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Re: Curious Touch Move Query

Hi John, Just to be clear, was Qc8+ the intended move? If not then obviously it could not have been taken back. Quite a risky ploy this. The Queen, as you say, could have gone anywhere. But sheer coincidence yesterday I did a column about the danger of of using knitted chess pieces. https://www.redh...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Best of Chess
Topic: Splat!
Replies: 6
Views: 1658

Re: Splat!

See previous post. M. Sadler - A. Horton, Daventry,4NCL Division 1a 2020 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3 6. Qxc3 d6 7. b4 a5 8. e3 b6 9. b5 Bb7 10. Bb2 Nbd7 11. Be2 Qe7 12. O-O Rad8 13. Nd4 e5 14. Nc6 Bxc6 15. bxc6 Nb8 16. f4 Nxc6 17. Rf3 exf4 18. Raf1 Ne5 19. Rxf4 Nfd7 20. Bd1 ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3367
Views: 363936

Re: Media comments on chess

"He could've swapped an 'A' for an 'E 'and had ENTRAPMENT - which is more suitable for a solver." That would be cheating and John never cheated, though he did do my homework for me for half a crown a week. (I better admit that I DID NOT go to school with John Nunn but me and Karpov went to different...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3367
Views: 363936

Re: Media comments on chess

Not True. I was in the same class as John (I iwas a very slow learner they kept putting me down a few classes.) We were getting bullied at school by an Italian kid, John told us to meet him in the bike shed where he told us how we could beat the Sicilian. And he did building blocks. One day I proudl...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UK Pun day
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: UK Pun day

"My new girlfriend has a great figure." "What is it, 36-24-36?" "No. 2585!" --- Claudius v Hamlet, Denmark 13th century (Black to play) 8/8/8/8/8/kp6/P7/1K6 b - - 0 1 b2 or not b2. That is the question"" --- Not pun in the true meaning but a joke. A recruit is being talked through his survival gear ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 335
Views: 17383

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

They might have to play the games on line (Fischer playing in Cuba in 1965 style).
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Knight Pair
Replies: 22
Views: 1701

Re: Knight Pair

Janos Flesch in his 1983 'Planning in Chess' makes a case for the knights in chapter one 'The Role of Knights and Bishops' adding: "The Truth is that chess players of a previous age knew better how to use one and two knights.' By coincidence tonight at the club I found this in an old N.I.C. from a r...