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by Geoff Chandler
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shot glass chess
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: Shot glass chess

It was most likely introduced by Blackburne.

I read once when giving a simul he would have glasses of whisky
strategically placed around the arena. Once he drank his opponent
drink by mistake. He said his opponent had left it "en prise."
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scottish Chess Championship 2009
Replies: 54
Views: 4682

Re: Scottish Chess Championship 2009

Posted latest Corner from the event. Day 3. (the real day 3). The Lord Provost threw an evening function for the chess players. When I left to update C.C. most were drunk (free booze)- pics of do added on to the latest Corner. Be some interesting games tomorrow. http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chand...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scottish Chess Championship 2009
Replies: 54
Views: 4682

Re: Scottish Chess Championship 2009

Just updated day 3.

Perhaps I'm wrong and Magnus Carlsen is not playing after all.

http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandle ... handID=342
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scottish Chess Championship 2009
Replies: 54
Views: 4682

Re: Scottish Chess Championship 2009

He has aged quite well since 1921.

There is a recent pic of Graeme Kafka on here.

http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandle ... handID=334
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scottish Chess Championship 2009
Replies: 54
Views: 4682

Re: Scottish Chess Championship 2009

day one report done. http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=341 Fantastic venue. Very posh. Understand there was a problem with live boards 8-16. I don't know, I was too busy chatting up and falling in love with Lydia the Belgium WGM. She lost to Magnus Carlsen (I think it's Mag...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scottish Chess Championship 2009
Replies: 54
Views: 4682

Re: Scottish Chess Championship 2009

Sadly Jacob Aagaard has had to pull out due to injury. Joke up here is that Scottish 'Open' Championship looks more British than British (English) Championship. Heard rumblings (again) that other countries GM's don't get treated the same as English GM's when it comes to the Britsh. But that's all po...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Those annoying less common openings.
Replies: 17
Views: 3370

Re: Those annoying less common openings.

Hi. Don't worry about about what they play - let them worry about what you are going to play. Scandinavian. 1.e4 d5 You play 2.d4! Blackmar-Diemer Gambit. Alekhine. 1.e4 Nf6 you 2.f3 they play 2...e5 you play f4 - Latvian Gambit. Petroff 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 you play 3.a3. Now you take on the role of t...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scottish Chess Championship 2009
Replies: 54
Views: 4682

Scottish Chess Championship 2009

Starts tomorrow. 11th - 19th July. Rowson, Aagaard, Hebden, Prasad, Markos, Arakhamia-Grant, Motwani, McNab, Shaw, Summerscale, Panchanathan.... You can see live games from the official site. (somebody has done an excellent job here - official site is superb) http://www.scottishchesschampionship.com...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is Informator going down the tubes??
Replies: 15
Views: 1893

Re: Is Informator going down the tubes??

I remember when this was a 'must have item' I asked for and was given Vol.25 (1978) as a Christmas present from my Mum. It has 760 games. I played over every game that had a diagram in it as these tended to be more interesting. I then played over the games without diagrams but had a !! in them. I tr...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: In search of a President
Replies: 100
Views: 9526

Re: In search of a President

I recall watching a Learn Chess video with Nigel Short & Carol Vorderman
so she does have a slight chess background.

Ask her, she can olny say no.