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by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Explain to me.....
Replies: 39
Views: 3654

Re: Explain to me.....

The most famous non-game is Fischer-Spassky 1972 game 2. (Though a certain no move draw between Tony Miles and some other lad whose name escapes is a strong contender. There were more letters written about the none moves in this game than any other game in history.) To answer the OP's question. I'd ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on BBC World Service
Replies: 97
Views: 7861

Re: Chess on BBC World Service

What on Earth has this lads grade got to do with anything? "Not that any of this necessarily means that the programme won't [be] any good." It looks like you have already made up your mind on the strength of a grading list. And this bit: "I'm sure it's got much more to do with an attempt to establis...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best jokes at Edinburgh
Replies: 10
Views: 1503

Re: Best jokes at Edinburgh

Fritz told him to follow the chicken.
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Vote for an ECF logo
Replies: 98
Views: 9165

Re: Vote for an ECF logo

Thank you Jon for the name, (I'm not too fond of that logo, where is the chess connection - see below). I was thinking there was a chess insider in the company or at least a contact with the powers that be. So why all the cloak and dagger stuff? If this lad is going to do it on the sly then good luc...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Vote for an ECF logo
Replies: 98
Views: 9165

Re: Vote for an ECF logo

There is nothing at all wrong with the current logo. Nothing at all. And why all this secrecy about the cost. (my only conclussion is that the figure is not inexpensive). I suppose I could phone them up and ask them. And why not? We have been asked to vote on this matter and the all this important f...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Vote for an ECF logo
Replies: 98
Views: 9165

Re: Vote for an ECF logo

I keep meaning to send off my money to join the English Chess Fed. I feel it's a bit cheeky of me to post here and not be a member. This thread has kicked me into action - the cheque is in the post. How much are WE being charged for these drawings in option's one and two. I want to know. Also includ...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Tactical improvement
Replies: 22
Views: 3354

Re: Tactical improvement

Thank you. :) If you are going to play chess on a website only then studying use these sites may help. I don't know. I can only tell you what helped me and the 1,000,000,000 other chess players BC. (before computers). I can tell you there is this new breed of chess player going about who does not kn...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Tactical improvement
Replies: 22
Views: 3354

Re: Tactical improvement

Hi Jon. The famous 'bogus' puzzle (No.11) was deliberate (according to Dr. Mac) and the proof readers did know not it but Mcpherson was actually using them as guinea pigs. The low quality of players (your polite term for weak players) ;) was again done on purpose as the object of the exercise was to...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Tactical improvement
Replies: 22
Views: 3354

Re: Tactical improvement

Hi Jon The Dr. Mcpherson USA tests conducted with a pool of over 200 players prove beyond doubt that studying/learning tactical motifs via a monitor does not simpy stick. Your friend at your chess club most likely improved by playing you. (or your play has declined because you keep going to that web...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Tactical improvement
Replies: 22
Views: 3354

Re: Tactical improvement

"Are there any good books on this specific issue." And you send him to a website that will destroy his board vision. If you already have stored a vast array of patterns these sites are OK for spotting them. But to store them with the hope of spotting and producing them OTB then you must see them OTB...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Chess - August 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 540

Latest Chess - August 2010

Looks like a minor victory for the Forum. The diagrams have been tempered down and are now warmer and easier on the eye. Still think nothing wrong with standard b/w diagrams and non-gloss paper to keep cost down. Picture on cover has Carlsen looking even more like Susan Boyle than she does. :) Conte...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Live Games + Illegal moves
Replies: 8
Views: 1105

Re: Live Games + Illegal moves

Ha :) It should be Qe1+ (I'm one letter out - call it a spelling mistake). I'm pepping on f2 and f1 that's what I saw. I often condemn computer use but I really should check my lines with a box and then cut and paste in the moves. The analysis is (ahem) usually correct, it's the notation that is wro...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Live Games + Illegal moves
Replies: 8
Views: 1105

Re: Live Games + Illegal moves

Thank Sean. Clears that one up. At the Scottish Championship (Won by Andrew Greet) I was wondering around the finished boards and noticed the pieces still set up in their final positions. Thought did occur to me to play a few extra moves and swindle a win from a totally lost game to see if it would ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Live Games + Illegal moves
Replies: 8
Views: 1105

Re: Live Games + Illegal moves

Thanks again Roger.

I'll look in tomorrow to see if anyone else replies. Off to bed.

Perhaps they should make the lad in the box room a controllers assistant
for the duration of the tournament. Perhaps they do.
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Live Games + Illegal moves
Replies: 8
Views: 1105

Re: Live Games + Illegal moves

Cheers Roger.

That clears that on up.

If he notices an illegal move. can he interfere with a game in progress and tell the controller?

By that I mean MUST he or does he lay quiet like a normal spectator.