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by Geoff Chandler
Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scottish Chess Championship 2009
Replies: 54
Views: 4709

Re: Scottish Chess Championship 2009

Last day of Scottish Championship posted.

Games - pics - silly pics - even sillier than usual pics.
Opening trap older than God's dog that a GM felll into....

http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandle ... handID=349
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scottish Chess Championship 2009
Replies: 54
Views: 4709

Re: Scottish Chess Championship 2009

Day 8 posted.

http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandle ... handID=348

A cheat in a minor tournmanet was caught looking at his game in the anlysis room. True.
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scottish Chess Championship 2009
Replies: 54
Views: 4709

Re: Scottish Chess Championship 2009

Day 7 posted. http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=347 Quite a few early draws here - Did manage to dig out three good games though. Englishman Dave Archibald one of the first to draw. I think he has drawn every game bar one loss. Not sure, don't look at the leader board. Dave...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scottish Chess Championship 2009
Replies: 54
Views: 4709

Re: Scottish Chess Championship 2009

Hi,

Just of the phone with Smylov, he says you should not have
allowed his h-pawn to reach h6.

Happy Now?
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: South Wales International 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1574

Re: South Wales International 2009

Hi Jack - great game v Gibson.

Had to share with it RHP users.

http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthr ... 251&page=1

Also this enables the lazy chess players to see the game without them having
to dig it out for themselves.
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scottish Chess Championship 2009
Replies: 54
Views: 4709

Re: Scottish Chess Championship 2009

Hi

Day 6 posted.

http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandle ... handID=346

Links from there to Keith Ruxton's latest commentary.

Paul is playing well, as reported on The Corner sat in on his analysis this afternoon.
Brilliant.
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: metal chess sets !?
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Re: metal chess sets !?

Hi How about one of those double weighted Wooden sets which is £36 postage free from that site you posted, You need the correct wooden board with the correct shade so get the set and take it to London to get the perfect match. I study with a TRIPLE weighted plastic set on green/white mouse mate fel...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scottish Chess Championship 2009
Replies: 54
Views: 4709

Re: Scottish Chess Championship 2009

Hi. (recognise my voice?) It's Keith Ruxton doing the commentry. If you got mated in open play and I have my camera then I took your picture. Here is latest Chandler Corner (day 5). http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=345 Two brilliant games on there. Links also to Keith late...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shot glass chess
Replies: 3
Views: 867

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: 4709

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: 4709

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: 4709

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: 4709

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: 4709

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...