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by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 100
Views: 6783

Re: Raymondo

Quote: "Yet another thread it's perhaps best to close and move on with." Why? It's all friendly banter as far as I'm concerned. I never take of knowingly give offence. This is good fun. Close the thread on the grading system, that is boring. " How can you put a number on a brain? " Bronstein. You ca...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 100
Views: 6783

Re: Raymondo

Hi All, I know RK's background and all the tales but am I not allowed to have a free opinion on this matter. I will not be told who I have to like and dislike. The guy has done nothing to me. 'cept break the monotony of reading about players squealing about their grades, or how badly a tournament wa...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 100
Views: 6783

Re: Raymondo

Chess baddies of course meant naught naughty within the chess world. Comparing RK with Pol Pot and Eley ('ve never heard of the other guy) is a bit stiff. I've seen people getting quite rabid when you mention Keene's name as if he was indeed a Pol Pot. I find some of his 'alleged' antics quite amusi...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 100
Views: 6783

Re: Raymondo

I know RK is disliked by a lot of people but to be honest he has never done me any harm. I don't mind him at all. Chess needs it's goodies and it's baddies. It would awfully dull without them. (and don't forget, in his day he was not a bad chess player - quite good infact). And fancy that photgraphe...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:12 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Fritz , Romans etc etc
Replies: 19
Views: 2720

Re: Fritz , Romans etc etc

Computers are certainly an aid to strong players, but to players learning the game and wanting to improve then the student must have a set next to them else the pattern recognition does not stick. During a game your brain notes certain patterns and these suggest the ideas that stumulate your thought...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Reporting of 4NCL in the media
Replies: 94
Views: 10580

Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

It would be worth checking out what the weather may be like.
He plays like a dope when it's wet and windy.
You will get good odds on him not making the cut.

Anyway this is a chess forum. Why are we talking about stupid golf?
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Fritz , Romans etc etc
Replies: 19
Views: 2720

Re: Fritz , Romans etc etc

I'm of the shared opinion that learning via a monitor and
consistant computer use destroys your OTB vision.

You play OTB so you should study OTB with a full size set.
The book and board method has a proven history.

Play as often as possible and if really keen seek out a coach/good player.
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Reporting of 4NCL in the media
Replies: 94
Views: 10580

Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Someone Quoted: "''The quality and creativity of the games at Torquay has been far superior to last year's tournament''. Blunder Hunting I'd say this year's British far out did last years in terms of daft errors. I'm not too sure about the creativity stament either. Some of the players certainly fou...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championship. The stats and of course Crippen.
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Re: British Championship. The stats and of course Crippen.

Forget it - I never take offence at anything a chess player says,
glad someone pointed it out.

But somewhere is a previous Corner there must be a Pallister.
(So where were you then?) :)
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championship. The stats and of course Crippen.
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Re: British Championship. The stats and of course Crippen.

That is because they are idiots - fixed.

My spell checker changed Palliser to Pallister. (I must have Pallister
on a previous Corner).

I know it's a common chess mistake like Hartson instead of Hartston.
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championship. The stats and of course Crippen.
Replies: 8
Views: 975

British Championship. The stats and of course Crippen.

White won 149 - Black won 149 and 120 games were drawn.

There were 6114 Knights moves...for more of this utter nonsense,
plus pics, games, blunders and of course Crippen.

http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandle ... handID=355
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championship Thread
Replies: 535
Views: 15318

Re: British Championship Thread

The pgn is incorrect, 62. Qb6 should be 62. Qd6. . Cheers for clearing that up Peter, I smelt something fishy and blamed Time trouble. I can only go by what the PGN says and after a few of the moves I've seen this week I'll believe anything. Have corrected the latest Corner. http://www.chessedinbur...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championship Thread
Replies: 535
Views: 15318

Re: British Championship Thread

Just posted lastest Corner. http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=354 Have had a response already about Shaw/White game. A few cannot believe that White missed the Queens off move going into a clear won ending. Shaw - White round 6. Black's 62nd. move. Can anyone at Torquay ver...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: when should you resign a game?
Replies: 54
Views: 4681

Re: when should you resign a game?

That's nothing. I once resigned by accident. Thought I'd been mated and stopped the clocks. Turned out it wasn't mate.

Not my finest hour.
Now this sounds interesting. Any chance you can PM me the game?

Geoff
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championship Thread
Replies: 535
Views: 15318

Re: British Championship Thread

I don't know if you've already commented on this but I was a little disgusted at the 14 move draw between Rendle and Eggleston in Round 8..... Hi James. A wee bitty harsh that one. Disgusted? No. Slightly disapointed perhaps, but fully understandable. This was Eggleston's (and Rendle's) first draw ...