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by Geoff Chandler
Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: drunk french super gm Forfeits game
Replies: 107
Views: 9287

Re: drunk french super gm Forfeits game

The other chess new item that appears to have caught the eye of newspaper editors is the Hitler/Lenin sketch playing chess. CB and other chess sites are running with it. Edward Winter busted this as a phoney ages ago. It did not stop me from having a wee bit of fun on The Corner. http://www.chessedi...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: More Moderators?
Replies: 22
Views: 1876

Re: More Moderators?

Just voted in favour. Am on quite a number of other forums and a few times have seen nutters post vile nonsense which was ignored but once some lunatic posted the real names, address's, phone numbers and emails of individuals he hated on every thread. This was up for about 45 minutes before being re...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF FIDE Delegate
Replies: 219
Views: 13036

Re: ECF FIDE Delegate

E Michael White: "I dont believe you are old enough to have bowled a googly at Jardine." :) Never knew Fairhurst (CBE) was born in England - learn something everyday. (then forget it the next day!). Thought a Scot lad down studying in England played for England. (something niggling the grey cells......
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF FIDE Delegate
Replies: 219
Views: 13036

Re: ECF FIDE Delegate

Jardine was Indian - cheers - thought I heard he was Scottish. Googled him - his parents were Scottish, that's where I got it from. Found an interesting recent article about Chess in Scotland. 13th July. Q: Which region of the UK plays the most cricket. A: Aberdeenshire (can that possibly be correct...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF FIDE Delegate
Replies: 219
Views: 13036

Re: ECF FIDE Delegate

Paul's last sentence is close to nailing it. FIDE won't allow 4/5 fees to escape. It always comes down to money. Cricket: Jardine, he of the bodyline bowling, was he not a Scot? Lived up here for 40 odd years. Cricket is the only sport where the majority of Scots I know genuinely do wish England wel...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: There is a Dog on the 2009 Scottish Grading List.
Replies: 6
Views: 899

Re: There is a Dog on the 2009 Scottish Grading List.

Hi Changed the K to R Thompson (thanks again for the game - very sporting). The Davies has to stay as it's on a screen dump. This wiil be Steve Davies the 'other' snooker player. (I added the 'e' as a Corner joke) No there is no getting away with this one. It's a pretty careless bloomer. I actually ...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: There is a Dog on the 2009 Scottish Grading List.
Replies: 6
Views: 899

There is a Dog on the 2009 Scottish Grading List.

Hi

As the idea for this came mid-post whilst on here, I thank you once again.

http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandle ... handID=359
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Agreeing a time control not permitted by the rules?
Replies: 42
Views: 3513

Re: Agreeing a time control not permitted by the rules?

Yes there is definelty a Corner to be done out of this lot. I'll post a link to the Dog's Blog. Some people will actually believe I have done this. I've seen one post and had an email re my Duke of Brunswick thingy. hang on..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7abOJqphn0 Saying there were no Euro's ...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Agreeing a time control not permitted by the rules?
Replies: 42
Views: 3513

Re: Agreeing a time control not permitted by the rules?

Thanks for the inspiration lads. It's going to be Ralph Barker. And I cannot wait till next year so I'll do a Corner - most likey in a few days saying I have already done it complete with 'proof' (woof!) pics and games. Heading: There is a Dog on the 2009 Scottish List!! of course 'Doggy' Bryson (I ...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: How many chess players does it take to change a light bulb?
Replies: 34
Views: 4587

Re: How many chess players does it take to change a light bulb?

None.

These days chess players get Fritz to do it for them.
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Agreeing a time control not permitted by the rules?
Replies: 42
Views: 3513

Re: Agreeing a time control not permitted by the rules?

Hi John: You are being silly cats don't play chess. Bill Hartston has researched this. Also, you missed a chance to produce a 'groaner' . On hearing the news, cats across the world ... Should have read: On hearing the mews , cats across the world... Watch this. (My terrible jokes grade is 2521). Yes...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Agreeing a time control not permitted by the rules?
Replies: 42
Views: 3513

Re: Agreeing a time control not permitted by the rules?

Of course Addicts. For a long while that was the only thing I really enjoyed in CHESS. (I lifted a few things from there in my time - usually gave credit). I'll have to go through my copy again - my off board reading is usually one the Winter books, the Oxford or MAD. My quest now is to get a dog on...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Agreeing a time control not permitted by the rules?
Replies: 42
Views: 3513

Re: Agreeing a time control not permitted by the rules?

Hi I've been emailed(?) Why they did not post on here - I don't know. Apparently a dog was not allowed into a club rooms so the owner made the dog a member and paid the sub. Another club member saw the name on the members list and entered the dog into a club tournament. Also (apparently) I have ment...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Agreeing a time control not permitted by the rules?
Replies: 42
Views: 3513

Re: Agreeing a time control not permitted by the rules?

Great Thread. I love reading/hearing about these wee tit-bits of chess lore. To give another regions view on the main subject. Edinburgh have different time controls for different clubs depending on their venue as some have very strict 'kicking out' times. I've played to some odd times: 1 hour 17 mi...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The Morphy Game: The Duke of Brunswick did not play it!
Replies: 7
Views: 1754

The Morphy Game: The Duke of Brunswick did not play it!

And that's a fact.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7abOJqphn0

(again one take - nearly swore when a button stuck down).