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by Geoff Chandler
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2811
Views: 300267

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Keith, No problem, thought you had missed the gist of the post. Was looking for something that is more common now in OTB games than it was 20 years before increments. There might be more KRB v KR endgames but that can hardly be bad for the game. I was not sure what I was looking for but something...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2811
Views: 300267

Re: Media comments on chess

Yesterday on 'Fifteen to One' a contestant was told a question mark signifies a bad move in chess notation,
he was then asked what signifies a good move. The answer given (an admitted guess) was an asterisk.
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prize Money is Out of Control
Replies: 83
Views: 5253

Re: Prize Money is Out of Control

Hi Ian,

"It's hardly a closely guarded secret...."

So why are you keeping it a secret by not naming them.
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prize Money is Out of Control
Replies: 83
Views: 5253

Re: Prize Money is Out of Control

Hi Nick, I was told they are happy I cannot find the sponsor because it is a donation so they have no need to say who donated it. (which basically sunk me with one shot. I cannot tell people what to donate to - I can disagree with it, that is all.) And with no name, and not a sponsor, nothing to fol...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prize Money is Out of Control
Replies: 83
Views: 5253

Re: Prize Money is Out of Control

Hi Roger, Sorry you have not learned anything useful. I cannot remember the last time I learned anything useful in a forum either. But in case anyone does not want to follow Rogers example and wade through all these pages.... in a nutshell. On the 2nd of November this post appeared. Chess Scotland -...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prize Money is Out of Control
Replies: 83
Views: 5253

Re: Prize Money is Out of Control

Hi Alex, I see, not a sponsor but a donator. (I thought the others were linking to a sponsor?) I've donated a few times to tournaments in the past, pittance comparing to this, for a brilliancy prize. How does it work? A sponsor gives the money and gets advertisement in return, but the money is used ...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prize Money is Out of Control
Replies: 83
Views: 5253

Re: Prize Money is Out of Control

Hi Alex, Thought I'd wait till you finished arguing with yourself before replying. Cannot agree with comparing chess with any other sport, golf, darts tennis, snooker which I have all seen put forward as comparable in the past do not come even come close. Bowls. Each player has four men which they t...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prize Money is Out of Control
Replies: 83
Views: 5253

Re: Prize Money is Out of Control

Hi Alex, Why do people persist in comparing chess to other sports. I knew this would keep getting tossed back at me.... "look what other sports pay out." Who cares? Comparisons are meaningless, misleading and be twisted any way you want. Armed robbery has increased by 11% but car theft has gone up b...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2811
Views: 300267

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Justin, We want our 'Stalemate' back. They can use 'Dealocked' which leaves room for one side to come up with a compromise or back down. And what happens if, as some want, Stalemate to be a win or loss instead of a draw. Us chess players will think a deadlocked debate has been won by one side and...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2811
Views: 300267

Re: Media comments on chess

They missed the chance to say one of her pawns might promote to a new Queen. I see 'stalemate' has been misused again. You cannot have an ongoing stalemate. Stalemate means the game is over. If we still go in March get ready for all the panic buying, which in some parts of the UK has already started...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Christmas Picture Puzzles
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: Christmas Picture Puzzles

Hi John,

I would not worry, It's me that is the dunce, I never took offence, just laughed. Guilty as charged.
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prize Money is Out of Control
Replies: 83
Views: 5253

Re: Prize Money is Out of Control

Hi Justin, "To rephrase, is there any particular reason to think that it increases when there is more or decreases when there is less?" Or does it decrease when there is more and Increase when there is less. I've no idea, but I brought up the possibility of temptation so I'll give a go. I'd be very ...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Christmas Picture Puzzles
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: Christmas Picture Puzzles

Hi Michael,

Figured a jest. (can you think of a player with B.W.)

Met Bob in my early 20's, don't think I called him Bob either. I would have opened with Mr. Wade.
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Christmas Picture Puzzles
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: Christmas Picture Puzzles

Hi Michael, You are nit-picking, Bob Wade is actually Robert Graham Wade. I could not put RGW on the trunks. Everyone called him Bob - even you. https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8245&p=176756&hilit=Bob+Wade#p176756 B.H. Wood is correct, everyone uses that, but I could not think of anot...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prize Money is Out of Control
Replies: 83
Views: 5253

Re: Prize Money is Out of Control

Hi Jack, Well done, the cheque is in the mail. Hi Justin, "Do we have any evidence that collusion in sport is particularly linked to the quantity of money available?" Are you talking sport in general. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_match_fixing_incidents Or just Chess and collusion. https://e...