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by Geoff Chandler
Thu May 09, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: TePe Sigeman 2019 tournament
Replies: 10
Views: 1430

Re: TePe Sigeman 2019 tournament

Anybody know why Nepo and Carlsen had a fit of the giggles during their game.

https://clips.twitch.tv/CreativeTenuousTrollBibleThump

The Spanish title says something about Chess is boring?
by Geoff Chandler
Mon May 06, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Guardian Chess Column
Replies: 22
Views: 5660

Re: Guardian Chess Column

Finished my Rex Stout book which doubles as a Detective novel and a cook book. The game Dodge - Houghteling, Chicago 1905 with this famous final position gets a mention. r6r/pppk1ppp/8/8/2P5/2NbbN2/PPnK1nPP/1RB2B1R w - - 10 17 Wonderfully described as a 'Rainbow of Bishops and Knights.' 1. d4 d5 2. ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat May 04, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Guardian Chess Column
Replies: 22
Views: 5660

Re: Guardian Chess Column

Hi Malcolm, Happy days but no good to me. Gateshead and Hartlepool were my home games. (Gateshead in trouble BTW). I'm a fan these days, a supporter is someone who puts money into the club - goes to the games. Get my soccer fix these days with, Hibs, Edinburgh City. Next season going to add in Linli...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed May 01, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carlsen, Anand and Ding Liren to play in the UK
Replies: 40
Views: 5107

Re: Carlsen, Anand and Ding Liren to play in the UK

Found out today the 4th player is Nepomniachtchi,

Games will be live via chess24 tickets selling like hot cakes after Chessbase article. (I have mine).

https://en.chessbase.com/post/chess-and-whiskey
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carlsen, Anand and Ding Liren to play in the UK
Replies: 40
Views: 5107

Re: Carlsen, Anand and Ding Liren to play in the UK

Hi Mathew, Already have my ticket. (£20) https://scontent.flhr4-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/58922424_10216843561815785_130039523684909056_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr4-2.fna&oh=8e942d3085358c0c905abac2ac1b8436&oe=5D395ED7 This group of Monks (I believe the correct collective term is 'Order')...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2975
Views: 323892

Re: Media comments on chess

The post have not been moved yet. Here is the Tolush - John Crittenden Thompson (1889-1971) game. (the score is correct. Thompson dabbled with the Hippo ) [Event "Simultaneous Display"] [Site "London"] [Date "1954.Jan.13"] [Round "?"] [White "Tolush A. K."] [Black "Thompson J.C."] [Result "0-1"] 1. ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2975
Views: 323892

Re: Media comments on chess

Tonight on Radio 4 'Last Word ', David Thouless a joint Nobel Prize winner. His son mentions his dad was a good chess player and after Hastings (no year given) Bronstein played a simul v Cambridge University Chess Club P.25 W.19. D.5 L.1. The loss was against David Thouless. https://www.bbc.co.uk/so...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2975
Views: 323892

Re: Media comments on chess

I went to back to 'The Pawn' in Alexandria. Three hours there and three hours back on my bus pass. Just to have my picture taken and a pint. (nice pint, £3.20). https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u437199-1554847836.png https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u437199-1554847869.png https://www...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2975
Views: 323892

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Stewart, 'Pub in Isleworth called 'The Castle...' Often when I needed a space to fill I invented chess pubs in and around Edinburgh. http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerimages/rampantinn.jpg http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerimages/qgd.jpg http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerimages/...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: US Championship 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2318

Re: US Championship 2019

Hi Nick, Yes that was a nice piece of chess. It looked there was so much to go wrong with that. White has 33.f6+ (which was played) or 33.Rxd6 first but it all works. The game finished in a rather unique way. S. Sevian - T. Gareyev, USA Ch, 2019 (round 4) 6k1/8/8/8/8/1K6/4pBr1/4R3 w - - 13 67 White ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: International News
Topic: US Championship 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2318

Re: US Championship 2019

2016 champ Fabiano Caruana has started with 4 draws. His last win in Classical Games was on the 2nd October 2018. since then he is P.26. W.0. L1. D.25. In Round two Wesley So - Timur Gareyev, Wes So found a 'bolt from the blue.' R4n2/4k1p1/4p1Pp/3r3P/4NP2/4K3/8/8 w - - 1 47 He played 47.Nf6. The mor...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Roget chess problems
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Re: Roget chess problems

Edward Winter has page on Peter Mark Roget.

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/roget.html

There is a problem plus background info there.
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2975
Views: 323892

Re: Media comments on chess

Currently watching 'Only Connect' on BBC2 the team The Durhamites is captained by George Twigg who was
introduced to us viewers as a very keen chess player. Currently they are getting beat by The Poptimists. 7-0.
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS
Replies: 46
Views: 2814

Re: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS

Hi Stewart, This may be of interest to Shaun, Tim mentioned the Italian rules in his post. https://www.chesscentral.com/discart-bonetti-chess-match-1863-download-e-book/ Discart-Bonetti Chess Match, 1863 Here is your chance to experience chess as it used to be - or might have been! In January of 186...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Guardian Chess Column
Replies: 22
Views: 5660

Re: Guardian Chess Column

HI Malcolm,

That will be the Guardian Book on Chess. see viewtopic.php?t=9351#p207326 and the following comments.