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by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Secret of Chess
Replies: 40
Views: 2840

Re: The Secret of Chess

Hi John No1. That will be why my spell checker skims it. I did an article about Sultan Khan ages ago. (perhaps I should maintain the trend and start calling him Sultan Kann) I lean on my spell checker more than a middle class chess player does his BCO. I don't mind at all you bringing in some facts,...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Secret of Chess
Replies: 40
Views: 2840

Re: The Secret of Chess

Hi. Glad it has inspired you. Actually that is how I play as White. My pet opening is the delayed Lopez. I wait for the Knight to go onto f6 and then chop c6 and play d3. I then potter about looking for wee traps - Black (after dxc6) can never play d5 so his traditional counter play against my e4 pa...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Secret of Chess
Replies: 40
Views: 2840

Re: The Secret of Chess

Hi Alex, We all have that knack. Sometimes there is nothing to do in a position so we panic. The good players 'tack' as Euwe put it. They know there is nothing on so improve a piece or nudge at a potential weakness. They play chess. If I'm in a nothing doing position I think I'm losing so sac someth...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 100
Views: 7071

Re: Raymondo

It is now time to bring this particular thread to a close and move onto something new please OK. I've had my fun on this one and anyway it appears the other lads have run out of villians to compare RK with. I love a good tactial stramash in a game of chess and I love (even more thses days) a good r...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:26 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Game search
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Re: Game search

Hi James,

It looks like you tracked down the game.

That game is on the Informator disc - annotated by Maric. So if you can lay your
hands on Vol 18 it's game 201 it might reveal more details.
The Informant usually lists it's sources.

Maric gives 20.Bxh6 a !

Hope this helps.

Geoff
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 100
Views: 7071

Re: Raymondo

Hi, Well there is a lot venom getting spat out and nobody seems to be defending the poor guy. He's a chess player. I'll stand by him. Let's look at some incidents. Perhaps RK thought the 25 year old photgraphs were out of focus. Remember he is short sighted. And Ian Rogers is Australian, they speak ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 100
Views: 7071

Re: Raymondo

Gosh!

I'm in a few Chess Forums on the net and this is by far the most serious.
It's hard work here but I'm determined to raise a chuckle or two.

That's Pol Pot and Hilter now mentioned in the same posts as Raymond Keene.

Lighten up boys, some of you really do have Keenitis, let it go.
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Secret of Chess
Replies: 40
Views: 2840

The Secret of Chess

Hi Guys. In another thread (I forget where) Keith Arkell sounded a wee bit miffed that only his losses found their way into print. Although I could see his humour behind this remark I wonder if I had been guilty of this too. So a quick search through the Corner revealed no Keith Arkell games. Good. ...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 100
Views: 7071

Re: Raymondo

I always appear to be in 'hot water' and that is where this philosophy works best.
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Fritz , Romans etc etc
Replies: 19
Views: 2839

Re: Fritz , Romans etc etc

£40 that's more than my lawyer. Wait till I tell him he will take up Chess. Well if you ever go for it don't forget to ask questions. That's the main benefit of a live coach. Don't be afraid of how bad you think it will make you look ask. Was that's Scotland's Andy Green that bought the Roman tapes?
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Fritz , Romans etc etc
Replies: 19
Views: 2839

Re: Fritz , Romans etc etc

Yeah. Sorry. I did rant on. Here is you what you were after. I picked up a couple of Roman's DVD's for £1.00 in a junk shop and did a review for chessville. http://www.chessville.com/Chandler/videorev.htm £20.00 an hour for a coach is a bit heavy, especially if he is not all that stronger than you...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 100
Views: 7071

Re: Raymondo

do you set traps Geoff knowing your Opponents may spot them and your Position get worse if they do spot them? Yes. And I expect my opponents to fall for them all the time, if the first trap don't get them then the second one will, if that fails, have faith in the 3rd. I don't care who it is I'm pla...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 100
Views: 7071

Re: Raymondo

Arghhhhhh!!!!

Back rank mated. :(

(at least you kept the 'Loon' in - I got called a 'Mugwump' once.)

By the way if the Keene book is autographed considering selling it.

Autographed books sell well on ebay.
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 100
Views: 7071

Re: Raymondo

Hi Paul. I should have made it clear, the games are good with good notes. I usually skip past any non-game writings in these things, I'm only interested in the games. Forget the guy, ignore the non-chess stuff and just enjoy the games of a 'then' good chess player who can still write a good game not...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 100
Views: 7071

Re: Raymondo

Hi Guys. I just this saw this on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Chess-Book-Becoming-a-Grandmaster-by-Ray-Keene-VGC_W0QQitemZ300337538618QQcategoryZ378QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp2773.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DSIC%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BIEW%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D22%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D54 The Seller ad...