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by Geoff Chandler
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What am I doing?
Replies: 290
Views: 29208

Re: What am I doing?

Hi Michael, it was great in the late 70's but by today's standard it is way below par. I fear the low quality of graphics and the whole presentation may have the reverse effect. Sometimes you see these 70's football games on the telly. Great games but people only comment on the haircuts, moustaches,...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What am I doing?
Replies: 290
Views: 29208

Re: What am I doing?

Hi CJ I'm sure this has been tried in the past but has drawn a blank. I know they have them, well I have been told they have them. I know Stewart Reuben is also after this collection and I'm sure I can recall him too going down this path and coming up empty handed. Be interesting to know if they do ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What am I doing?
Replies: 290
Views: 29208

Re: What am I doing?

Hi CJ. Please forgive me if you have been approached about this before. In the BBC archives they have the entire Master Game Series . If you could please see if you can get these released to the public this would be an incredible coup. I have a friend whose wife worked in the archive dept. but she c...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Steinitz as the best player of all time?
Replies: 24
Views: 2408

Re: Steinitz as the best player of all time?

Hi James. I too am not convinced with that 40% bench mark. If they achieved that figure by looking at all the chess playing sites and adding up the members then it is obviously false. I am a member of 4 playing sites so I have been counted 4 times. I'm sure many others reading this are joint members...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Steinitz as the best player of all time?
Replies: 24
Views: 2408

Re: Steinitz as the best player of all time?

Hi Guys Re; Number of chess players on the planet. Lifted this from; http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/700236.html The number of people worldwide that know how to play chess An estimated 600 to 700 million people worldwide know how to play chess Today more than 285 million people play ...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Online Chess Club
Topic: School Children - Chess Online
Replies: 13
Views: 7549

Re: School Children - Chess Online

Hi Michael,

"My 6-year-old son - who's still a beginner."

In this day with GM's popping up as young as 12 you could say
he is a late starter. ;)

I wish net chess was available when my two were young.
I could not get them away from blasting things on the Commondore or the Atari.
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Baruch Harold Wood
Replies: 48
Views: 6882

Re: Baruch Harold Wood

Hi Guys Sorry to tag a bit more on but...Coincidences part 2 Last night took CHESS's back to club and watched Oliver playing Andrew Green (who scored a creditable 5½ at the 2009 British) in a league match. Andrew too played the Three Knights and lost. Oliver said he was going to log on to read Mr B...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Baruch Harold Wood
Replies: 48
Views: 6882

Re: Baruch Harold Wood

Hi Roger and all. A few coincidence's have popped up. First I've been emailed by Walter Burnett (Andy's brother) cursing me for showing this trap as he gets at least one person a year with it. (small chess world). The letters page in CHESS, March 1952, page 114, covers recent topics on this Forum. K...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Baruch Harold Wood
Replies: 48
Views: 6882

Re: Baruch Harold Wood

Hi Mr. Barden I'm glad that one picture brought back all those memories. A very interesting tale, especially your career inspiration. Thank you for sharing. That picture captured a very talented set of chess players. (I've always used 'set' as a collective term for chess players for obvious reasons....
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Baruch Harold Wood
Replies: 48
Views: 6882

Re: Baruch Harold Wood

Hi Guys. I see you have all made up over the Edinburgh/England slip up. I was going to PM Adrian but then I recall reading in another thread where the English County borders have all been re-drawn and in some cases Counties invented. So I figured perhaps Edinburgh and Dublin had been roped into York...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Professional chess players in Britain
Replies: 63
Views: 9122

Re: Professional chess players in Britain

Hi E. Michael, Just finished the lastest Corner http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=391 I'm not totally convinced by the shilling either but Edward Winters post seems to confirm money did change hands and shilling is being banded about. There is also a term 'to Shill' which m...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Baruch Harold Wood
Replies: 48
Views: 6882

Re: Baruch Harold Wood

Hi Luis I have all Chess magazines front of me from October '46 - September '51. I will enjoy going through them page by page. A very interesting period in the history of Chess. Thank you for giving me the excuse. I hope I find some good copy for you. I am in the correct date range. Yes? If you go t...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gibraltar : Draws in less than 30 moves
Replies: 36
Views: 2792

Re: Gibraltar : Draws in less than 30 moves

Cheers Jack.

"Where's the entertainment for the spectators?

When there is a malfunction of some sort on the DGT board.
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gibraltar : Draws in less than 30 moves
Replies: 36
Views: 2792

Re: Gibraltar : Draws in less than 30 moves

Hi Jack

10 d4 Bf5
11 Nc3 Bc8
12 Nb1 Bf5
13 Nc3

these moves posted differ from the game posted.
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gibraltar : Draws in less than 30 moves
Replies: 36
Views: 2792

Re: Gibraltar : Draws in less than 30 moves

Hi Ian

"Where's the entertainment for the spectators in that?

The look on the players faces when both are double defaulted should be entertaining.

Agree there are a dozen standard 'swap-off' draws or perpetual checks that the
two could have played out. There is no sensible way of stopping it.