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by Geoff Chandler
Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A thank you to Ray Keene for the Staunton and other events
Replies: 51
Views: 6261

Re: A thank you to Ray Keene for the Staunton and other events

I think everyone on this forum would be happy to thank Ray Keene for organising tournaments such as the Staunton Memorial, which have provided opportunities for British and British resident players to compete against strong international opposition, including legendary figures such as Korchnoi and ...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Chess is another activity the Taliban considers un-Islamic
Replies: 31
Views: 4821

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

My wee mate from Saudi has been back in touch. He's sorry but he he was unaware Saudi did not play in the GCC. "...its not only chess, we seem to neglect individual sports in general and focus on team sports." (GCC is a team chess event......leave it). My 'fee' is to look at one of his games and I w...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Chess is another activity the Taliban considers un-Islamic
Replies: 31
Views: 4821

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

Hi Matt. I'll email him and ask him about the Olympiads. I think he is a home/casual player so he may not be up to date on everything. (no idea what time it is there so his reply may be in day or two). Geoff Edit: email sent then did some surfing. Found this repprt about 2007 GCC. Oman and Saudi Ara...
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: 4821

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: 34822

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: 12598

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: 4918

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: 4821

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: 2840

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: 2840

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: 2840

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: 2840

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: 2840

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: 2840

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: 2840

Re: The Secret of Chess

Hmmmmmm.....

Homo praesumitur bonus donec probetur malus

Finis