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by Geoff Chandler
Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Game from Uxbridge + Dresden Seniors
Replies: 0
Views: 366

A Game from Uxbridge + Dresden Seniors

Alekhine v Blackburne. What to do if your are dreaming about Vampires. A history of St.Peterburg. Handy hint if you keep dropping pieces. Capablanca and the Cuban Cable Car Company. The Dresden 2010 Seniors How to handle a nagging chess widow, Bullet Chess and a Brilliant game from Uxbridge. Plus a ...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Scandinavian Gambit
Replies: 23
Views: 3711

Re: Scandinavian Gambit

Hi Jon. This is a brilliant games site. http://www.timeforchess.com/gamesexplorer/ They have 576,549 games (an update coming soon) played by under 1900 players. Never seen the point of looking at Master games. I don't play any. (do you?). We play a different game in a different world to these guys. ...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal move during match - what to do
Replies: 15
Views: 1238

Re: Illegal move during match - what to do

Hi Dave. Need more details. What was the outcome of the game? Did your guy win? Was he getting beat? Did the result of the match depend upon this game? As captain If you spot something like this you have to think quick. Will stopping the game and making the lad play another King move (touch move app...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Scandinavian Gambit
Replies: 23
Views: 3711

Re: Scandinavian Gambit

Hi Jon. Don't take the fluke win down. leave it there so it reminds your opponent. He will be thirsting for revenge and next game play out of character. As Larsen once said, Some games score more than one win. "after a brief and disastrous experimentation with the c6 pirc...." I think there is some ...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Scandinavian Gambit
Replies: 23
Views: 3711

Re: Scandinavian Gambit

Hi. By obscure I meant that I played the Scandinavian on and off for 20 years and only once did anybody try to hold the d-pawn with c4. Even then I had to leave the loose d-pawn sitting there till move 6 before White finally 'cracked' and wasted a tempo defending it. E.Smith - G. Chandler. Edinburgh...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Scandinavian Gambit
Replies: 23
Views: 3711

Re: Scandinavian Gambit

Hi Jon. Without seeing any of your games * and only going by what you are saying I'd say switching from the Sicilian to the Scandinavian is a backward step. You say you draw a lot of Sicilians so therefore you have equalised and nuteralised the White plus. By tradition When White losses the tug v a ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Fighting Cards
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: Chess Fighting Cards

Hi Richard. I'm beginning to wish I had never seen that stupid birthday cake that reminded me of the study. ;) I'll refrain from adding the co-ordinatess. I've never liked them. http://chessimg.com/24C.png A simple piece of retro analysis will reveal that Black's last move must have g7-g5 so allowin...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Fighting Cards
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: Chess Fighting Cards

Hi Joey. Of course all the numbers are purely random. 1-6 for each category. I just had to make sure I did no doublers to get allow a draw. Re -the double solution (flip board). I've not yet had an email saying that is the solution.......Not Yet. I get very few emails telling me people have solved t...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Fighting Cards
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Chess Fighting Cards

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by Geoff Chandler
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Name of composer?
Replies: 1
Views: 794

Name of composer?

Hi Guys. Can anybody help? I would like to help a friend and find the name of the composer of this rather charming endgame study. We have looked in all the normal places on the net. Anybody recognise it? (I suspect it may be the end of a more complex original). White to play and draw. http://chessim...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What am I doing?
Replies: 290
Views: 29208

Re: What am I doing?

I did street survey ages ago. Updating chess is not something I've just picked up. I've been battering my head against a brick wall for nearly 40 years trying to get chess taken seriously. The Survey. I got the players on the Red Hot Pawn & Chess Scotlandto do their own survey and send me the result...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What am I doing?
Replies: 290
Views: 29208

Re: What am I doing?

Hi Earnie, Minor moot point. I did not call tennis and football minority sports. I specifically mentioned Higgins and Fischer as minority sportsmen. "Its not individuals who sell a game its the game itself if presented in the right way" It's the individual sportsman that raise the games profile and ...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What am I doing?
Replies: 290
Views: 29208

Re: What am I doing?

Hi Loz. I'm sure David is a well balanced polite young man and he is without doubt a very good chess player. He came across exactley as you think he would and I have nothing personal against him for being who he is. I just think it was an opportunity lost. A bit of arrogant acting would not have don...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What am I doing?
Replies: 290
Views: 29208

Re: What am I doing?

Hi Justin, On that other link you will read that a players NCP girlfriend said it did not show chess players in a good light and I agree. It was good to see chess on TV and I joined in the campaign to email the boss to get more chess on TV. But it was very counter productive and shows the whole thin...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What am I doing?
Replies: 290
Views: 29208

Re: What am I doing?

Hi Justin. "If I have a better idea then go for it." Never one to shirk a challenge. Format: A 60 minute programme. Chess: The Quick Kill Andrew Martin at the board and he will invite 30 players of all playing strength. The fewer GM's and IM's the better. Club players, the normal guys. Each guest ha...