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by Geoff Chandler
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Chess is another activity the Taliban considers un-Islamic
Replies: 31
Views: 4699

Re: Chess is another activity the Taliban considers un-Islamic

(Having said the above, what is the status of chess in Saudi Arabia, out of interest?) Hi Matt. A Saudi Arabian fan of the Corner who lives in there has said that chess is active in Saudi. They have always had a team in the Gulf Championships. He did mention games like chess are sometimes frowned u...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: When is the new grading list coming out?
Replies: 509
Views: 33106

Re: When is the new grading list coming out?

Well I started reading this thread, don't know why, these grading threads are always the same. However this differs; Instead of a lonely voice howling in the wilderness about a lost 5 pts it does appear that someone has cocked up the grades for the entire country. The bad news you lot will playing S...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Descriptive notation
Replies: 95
Views: 12191

Re: Descriptive notation

Yes CHESS was fundemental in dragging Britain out the dark ages.
Though I still have a soft spot for the old descriptive notation.

In the late 70's early 80's they even went to the trouble of 'breaking in' their
readers by publishing the magazine both in algebraic and decriptive notations.
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: when should you resign a game?
Replies: 54
Views: 4682

Re: when should you resign a game?

Hi Sean, I've seen worse. A lot worse. In the Scottish Championship in the 70's a player did not resign so his opponent thought he would take the mickey and promote ALL his remaining pawns. When he placed his 3rd. Queen on the board it was stalemate. And James Turner resigned in a won position in th...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: Links
Topic: Chess is another activity the Taliban considers un-Islamic
Replies: 31
Views: 4699

Re: Chess is another activity the Taliban considers un-Islamic

An interesting article. Thanks. At least it's not the old standard; "Islam Bans Chess" tale which is floated out every now and then. These same stories surface from time to time along with UFO's, pensioners giving birth and pictures of odd shaped vegetables. I suppose a newspaper in an islamic count...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Secret of Chess
Replies: 40
Views: 2643

Re: The Secret of Chess

Is that correct?

equus pro cursore.

I cannot make out the pawn. 'The runner is law'

I don't want to put something wrong on the Corner...

....er....OK that will do.
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Secret of Chess
Replies: 40
Views: 2643

Re: The Secret of Chess

Hi Roger,

What I find incredible is that although 'U' and 'I' are next to each
other on the keyboard thus making a 'typo' a distinct possiblity.

I have never seen:

Passed pawns must be pished.
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Secret of Chess
Replies: 40
Views: 2643

Re: The Secret of Chess

Now there's an idea.

Do me the LAtin for.

Passed pawns must be pushed.

A knight on the rim looks dim.

Knights before Bishops.

Develop your pieces (I've seen that in a Tartakower book).

And any other chess 'rules of thumb' you can think of.
I'll drive 'em bonkers.

Geoff
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Secret of Chess
Replies: 40
Views: 2643

Re: The Secret of Chess

That's the 'Deputy Dawg' song. (yes?)

Oh My Darling etc...

Either that or it's about oranges.

Next Corner I'll drop on a few Latin quotes just for you.
But if my readers complain I'll send them here.

Geoff
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Secret of Chess
Replies: 40
Views: 2643

Re: The Secret of Chess

Hi Paul

This is good. You can read what I'm saying
but I don't have a clue what you are on about.

'Mater' that's mother. :?

Poor Carl is going to have translte this attempt at gratconductivity just
to see if you are being vulgar.

Off to watch the fireworks. Back in a mo.

Geoff
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Secret of Chess
Replies: 40
Views: 2643

Re: The Secret of Chess

Hi Paul, Quote: "Geoff Chandler, http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandle ... handID=357 wrote: she has beaten Richard Pallister (sic) "sed perseverare diabolicum" (lucius annaeus seneca), alias, "cuiusvis hominis est errare, nullius nisi insipientis in errore perseverare" (marcus tullius cicero)" --...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Secret of Chess
Replies: 40
Views: 2643

Re: The Secret of Chess

Hmmmmmm.....

Homo praesumitur bonus donec probetur malus

Finis
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Secret of Chess
Replies: 40
Views: 2643

Re: The Secret of Chess

Hi John No1. That will be why my spell checker skims it. I did an article about Sultan Khan ages ago. (perhaps I should maintain the trend and start calling him Sultan Kann) I lean on my spell checker more than a middle class chess player does his BCO. I don't mind at all you bringing in some facts,...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Secret of Chess
Replies: 40
Views: 2643

Re: The Secret of Chess

Hi. Glad it has inspired you. Actually that is how I play as White. My pet opening is the delayed Lopez. I wait for the Knight to go onto f6 and then chop c6 and play d3. I then potter about looking for wee traps - Black (after dxc6) can never play d5 so his traditional counter play against my e4 pa...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Secret of Chess
Replies: 40
Views: 2643

Re: The Secret of Chess

Hi Alex, We all have that knack. Sometimes there is nothing to do in a position so we panic. The good players 'tack' as Euwe put it. They know there is nothing on so improve a piece or nudge at a potential weakness. They play chess. If I'm in a nothing doing position I think I'm losing so sac someth...