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by Geoff Chandler
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2975
Views: 323957

Re: Media comments on chess

It always appeared to me, as an unqualified observer, that this Jewish thing started after '72. In 1968 he played in Netanya, Israel, which was held to commemorate the 20th year of Israel being state. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess.pl?tid=79945 Which just adds to the confusion as to what happe...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2975
Views: 323957

Re: Media comments on chess

Stewart has the experience of meeting and playing Bobby, he was possibly thinking about that when posting. I've often read that people who met him say he was normal (what ever that means regarding chess players) and only after 1972 he started to become seriously unwell. The internet is awash with co...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35557

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Great result for Tom Villiers - Tom has an uncanny ability to induce blunders from strong opponents and it happened again today with Daniel Fernandez's 52...Kc5 ?? You are not kidding there, I played 4ncl in the same team as Tom one season and he managed to win 6 games from worse positions when his...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championship 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1168

Re: Irish Championship 2019

Hi Jack, Process of elimination. Every other check allows the Queens off and here 8/8/q7/P7/3Q4/k7/2K5/8 b - - 0 70 I have to admit my first choice was ....Qc4+ QxQ Stalemate. Yippee what a find. Coffee kicked in and of course Qc3+ is 1-0. But hold the praise for saying Qe2+ is a probably a draw. (I...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championship 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1168

Re: Irish Championship 2019

I Like to sleep late but today at 9:17 I sat bolt upright in bed. 'Somewhere out there, there has been a blunder!" I have a team of spies (my blunder hunters) who inform me of such events. Cup of coffee, open email, and there it is. Round 5 2019 Irish Championship, Alexander Baburin - Killian Delane...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35557

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Hi Ian and Johnny Mac. Also an 85 year being joint British Rapid Chess Champion.... ...makes you think that all this tosh about computers helping juniors is just that...Tosh! Our two best best players Adams and Short came up with the book and board method, there is nobody on the horizon looking like...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35557

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Hi John, A wee bit of grumpy post from you, not normal, usually it's me grumbling and mumbling. Cannot really agree with this bit. "There was a strong element of Adams just going through the motions." Is that not the professional way, win with White (P.5 W.5) draw with Black (P.4 W.1 and 3 draws und...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35557

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Thanks lads,

Thought it might be. Just being sure.
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35557

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Prize winners.

Rapidplay
1st= Andrew Lewis (Manningtree); James Sherwin

Is that the same James Sherwin who is game one in Fischer's 60MG's.
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35557

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Shocking turn around in Emms-Haria. John Emms was clearly winning, and then managed to lose. It's a great pity that here. r4nk1/1p3pB1/2p3p1/p6r/7Q/1qPB3R/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 28 The Queen sac with 28.Bf6 does not quite work. John obviously does not know the old itchy elbow trick. Whilst reaching out...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Britbase Question
Replies: 18
Views: 989

Re: Britbase Question

Hi John,

I get this

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as well on chrome.
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Some questions arising from "Birth of the Chess Queen"
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: Some questions arising from "Birth of the Chess Queen"

Hi Paul, The Columbus tale sounds metaphorical. This 2017 link: 'New World Discovered Because Of - A Chess Game?' https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/new-world-discovered-because-of-a-chess-game Mentions the above story and the poster got it from Edward Lasker's 'Adventure in Chess' published b...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Resigning in a Winning Position
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: Resigning in a Winning Position

Ahhh...now it makes sense. It must have been this. b4r1k/p4rb1/1p5p/2p1p3/2P4P/PQ1PPpPq/5P2/BR1RN1K1 b - - 0 1 It was not clear something had been taken on g3 from the link. Thanks Mathew and congratulations for winning the Scottish Title. (and for kicking off a heated yet interesting debate in whic...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Resigning in a Winning Position
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: Resigning in a Winning Position

Have to admit it looks at first glance resigns is a sound choice.

Before Black played 36...Qg3+ (White then resigned) 36...Rg8 just mates easily.



Both players were caught with the same mirage of i't must be mate.'
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Game Changer - a review
Replies: 23
Views: 1302

Re: Game Changer - a review

Thanks Carl.