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by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Most moves before any pieces moved?
Replies: 25
Views: 3077

Re: Most moves before any pieces moved?

Quote: "CH3CH2OH"

Another one - now you are using a secret chess notation.

I'm alerting the forum moderator, this has gotten out of hand.
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: when should you resign a game?
Replies: 54
Views: 4682

Re: when should you resign a game?

I cannot see why it should be an insult. You should not let anything your opponent plays upset you. He is perfectly within his rights to play on. Maybe he wanted to play the longest game in the tournament. Maybe he was asked to play on by one of the boffins because if he stopped his game the rest of...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Most moves before any pieces moved?
Replies: 25
Views: 3077

Re: Most moves before any pieces moved?

Rob Thompson wrote:Or it may simply have been a typo. T is next to R, after all
Yes but is the 'T' next to the 'R' on a German keyboard?

I think we need to get Teddy Winter in on this one to sort it out.
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Most moves before any pieces moved?
Replies: 25
Views: 3077

Re: Most moves before any pieces moved?

Hmmm..... How do we know it's German? The French, The Spanish and the Italians also use a 'T' to signify a Rook. See the confusion this has caused. I'm not sleeping tonight until I found out what language the opening poster was using and why did he feel the need to post in a foreign language. Our ch...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: when should you resign a game?
Replies: 54
Views: 4682

Re: when should you resign a game?

There is nothing in the rules to say you must resign. If a player wants to play on and on till they are mated then so be it. I personally do not have a problem with this. I don't think it's bad manners or bad sportsmanship. When faced with a defeat you often have a crowd of vultures around the board...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Most moves before any pieces moved?
Replies: 25
Views: 3077

Re: Most moves before any pieces moved?

Thanks but it's all nonsense - should of had another take.

Why did that bloke, the opening poster, use a 'T' instead of an 'R' for a Rook?

Are Rooks called Trooks in certain parts of England?
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Most moves before any pieces moved?
Replies: 25
Views: 3077

Re: Most moves before any pieces moved?

Cheers - can use this game and Mike's ame together for a wee sketch
on The Corner.

By the way had my first bash at analysing a game on youtube.

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

Don't think I'll be doing another.
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Most moves before any pieces moved?
Replies: 25
Views: 3077

Re: Most moves before any pieces moved?

Hi

It might be a record as the the first piece to move is a Rook - usually in
90% of the games it's Knight and The Rook is the last to move.

James any chance of you posting the game you mentioned?
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championship Thread
Replies: 535
Views: 15320

Re: British Championship Thread

Hi

British Championship report for rounds 4, 5, & 6 just posted.

All the usual stuff and a warning about a scam on ebay to look out for.

http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandle ... handID=353
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Championships Round 6 boards 1-5
Replies: 36
Views: 1712

Re: Championships Round 6 boards 1-5

"Geoff - the bulletin room is next door to the commentary room and they do the pgn files. Hopefully they will appear soon but Jack Rudd is not his usual self and can therefore only do 6 jobs at the one time instead of the usual 20!!!" Hi. But Jack's playing, he cannot be expected to do everything - ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Championships Round 6 boards 1-5
Replies: 36
Views: 1712

Re: Championships Round 6 boards 1-5

Hi Carl.

The wee blue wire sticking out of board two needs to be connected to something.

I can see it from here (Edinburgh) using the Hotel's CC TV.

Please ask Alex to get the Round 5 pgn's posted.

Geoff
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championship Thread
Replies: 535
Views: 15320

Re: British Championship Thread

Come on Alec Mac & co. When are you going to post the round 5 pgn's. Some of us have deadlines to meet. I knew sloppiness would creep in after 4 or 5 rounds - I just knew it. The Scottish Champs ran as smooth as silk 'cos I was there to keep an eye on you all - have I got to come down and sort thing...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: No High heels.......have a bath then.....
Replies: 34
Views: 2305

Re: No High heels.......have a bath then.....

Eating at the Board. I never do it and hate it when I see my opponent turning up with bottles of fizzy pop, sandwiches and cakes. Are they here to play chess or have a picnic? The Edinburgh player, Rudolph Austin, once toasted marshmallows with a gas lighter during a league match. His opponent did n...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: No High heels.......have a bath then.....
Replies: 34
Views: 2305

Re: No High heels.......have a bath then.....

At Cleveland 1973 - one of the Chess Festivals run by BH Wood & Chess, a player you will all know (an American chess author) was skint and had no money for digs so he hid in the playing hall, a huge indoor bowling club. (with carpets). He was locked in at night and slept there for a few nights. He w...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championship Thread
Replies: 535
Views: 15320

Re: British Championship Thread

All games ticking over nicley.

Alex Mac. Thanks for getting Andrew Green's pic on the home page.

Will post your game v Carl on the next Corner - do you want to win or lose it.

Is the weather really as bad as they are saying CS site?