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by Geoff Chandler
Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Female Player Rule
Replies: 128
Views: 9587

Re: Female Player Rule

Hmmmm.... Mathew Turner quote: "The 4NCL is the single most important event in British Chess." English Chess. Scotland runs it's own succesful NCL. I know some of the Scots lad drop South to play in it but the English NCL is barley mentioned North of Newcastle. (And I doubt if the 4NCL overshadows T...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are Chess Traps Really a Taboo
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Re: Are Chess Traps Really a Taboo

Cheers John, perfect. - this one thread is a Corner. (and it will be). Book idea was half a joke but have had encouragement from here, USA including contact from people in the trade. And one from Germany asking where they can get it! (these German lads sometimes never see the funny side.......joke!)...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are Chess Traps Really a Taboo
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Re: Are Chess Traps Really a Taboo

Cheers guys. Yes can do things with these games - it won't just be the diagram but the whole game with light leg-pull notes. (in the same vein as the title of the book) You cannot get players setting up positions these days (thank you Fritz). So my job would be to coax them to the critical position ...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are Chess Traps Really a Taboo
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Re: Are Chess Traps Really a Taboo

Hi. My quote from yesterday: "Thanks for sharing, I'll make sure it goes around the planet." And recieved an email from Slovakia this morning about it. (passed email onto to Alex). Suggests there may be a very beautiful (and no doubt instructive) White wrap up. Though does stress he did it blind as ...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are Chess Traps Really a Taboo
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Re: Are Chess Traps Really a Taboo

Hi. Guys "There are many many wonderful and beautiful traps, swindles and combos played by amateurs that will never see the light of day." ...you must have one or two in your locker. I have the space to show it. Maybe I'll see a publisher and get them to take a full page ad out in Chess and BCM aski...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are Chess Traps Really a Taboo
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Re: Are Chess Traps Really a Taboo

Now that is good, well spotted, when did you get the idea? When his Knight came to e5 or were you waiting for it to come to e5. A beauty. And I see you have added the names. For a moment I thought chess had gone all PC. That's Corner fodder alright. What I find really distressing and annoying is tha...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are Chess Traps Really a Taboo
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Are Chess Traps Really a Taboo

Plus me beating David Howell.

Fritz Fun + games.


http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandle ... handID=389
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Tournament questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Re: Tournament questions.

I can help with: 3) Gamesmanship. See the controller and tell him the player is putting you off and his behaviour is shocking. They will react on your behalf and warn him. I also suspect the controller at your event will be disappointed you never brought it to their attention. I've played players wh...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A question about noise during a match
Replies: 38
Views: 4380

Re: A question about noise during a match

Hi Dave, I did not call you a liar mate, just got the dates mixed up. I'm afraid I see the funny side of everything and the chess forums are full of leg-pulls and wind ups. Not so much on this site I have to admit. Some forget it just a game. A brilliant and beautiful game...but it's just a game. So...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 398
Views: 20013

Re: Hastings

Exellent last round game Jack. I see you were posting miserable the other day. You will have to learn how to win ugly when the creative juices don't flow. Ugly = the boring technical way. A great result for Mark H-Bomb. The quick last round win clinching draw was just reward for the effort he put in...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A question about noise during a match
Replies: 38
Views: 4380

Re: A question about noise during a match

As I said in that other thread about bogus players.

"People believe anything...."

I emailed the Bon Accord Club Sec. before I would make a comment.

It's hopefully some kind of Christmas gag or the lad has seriously
mixed up the place and date.
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 398
Views: 20013

Re: Hastings

Corner Hasting report. Picked up on the usual blunders.

Scottish players should refrain from playing Chess on New Years Day.

http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandle ... handID=386
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laos Round-Robins
Replies: 30
Views: 4088

Re: Laos Round-Robins

People believe anything. The Corner has had a few fake tournament/league match reports in the past. The last bogus report was the Paisley Open - won by Huigh Brechin complete with fake games. And even though in the final placings I had; H.Potter, R.Starr and J.Lennon...etc. People believed it. http:...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help needed please
Replies: 27
Views: 3119

Re: Help needed please

Sorry for delay in replying, have new job that is killing me. I come home knackered. Quick tea, bath and bed. When I was caretaker the club was open 7 days a week 24 hours a day. These days 7:30 - midnight Mon-Sat closed Sunday. However if you email the club they can perhaps set you up for a Sunday....
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help needed please
Replies: 27
Views: 3119

Re: Help needed please

Hi The Edinburgh Chess Club, 1 Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH Tel: 0131 220 6073 It has all the BCM's, CHESS's and lots more (Chess Pies, Chess Amatuer, Westminster Papers etc etc). A polite letter asking for what you want is all you usually require. I did not mind at all answering all enquiries, My...