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by Geoff Chandler
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In an alternate universe
Replies: 13
Views: 1462

Re: In an alternate universe

We know what Fischer did and became leading up to to 1972. So speculation about him is not needed. We can only look at the other two and what influenced them (apart from Fischer!) Kasparov got a big leg up from Botvinik when he was a child to a teenager but during Kasparov's youth Botvinnik had not ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: The Moves That Matter by Jonathan Rowson
Replies: 77
Views: 6346

Re: The Moves That Matter by Jonathan Rowson

Fair enough, if a reviewer does like a work then let him say so. Reviewing the review is also fair game. I could not come to grips with 'Seven Sins' but thought 'Zebras' was spot on. My review of 'Zebras' written when Jonathan had won the British twice. http://textualities.net/geoff-chandler/chess-f...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most Mates In One From An Actual Game...
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: Most Mates In One From An Actual Game...

Hi John, I used that as the basis for a short story about a bank clerk playing chess on a computer at work. The computer had a choice of a Bishop or Knight mate but could not make up it's mind. It started borrowing memory from the bank system which in turn leaked into other systems....eventually it ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most Mates In One From An Actual Game...
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: Most Mates In One From An Actual Game...

Hi Matt, Don't resign, opponent will lose on time deciding which mate to give. (I have a preference for Bf2 mate) Recall a note to an old game saying a player had a choice of 4 or 5 different mates in one...cannot quite catch it... The way things work in a few days It will pop into my mind when I'm ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most Mates In One From An Actual Game...
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Most Mates In One From An Actual Game...

...albeit from an internet game. I was recently sent this game ending in this position. (white to play) r1b5/pp6/1q2pQ2/2n3N1/3B3k/2P5/P3B1PP/3R3K w - - 0 25 White has 9 ways to give mate in one (incredibly the double-check 25.Nf3+ does not mate!) The lad who sent it was wondering if this was a reco...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3506
Views: 384083

Re: Media comments on chess

Whist on the subject of book reviews... Operation Book Review. I managed to pick up my copy of 'Soviet Outcast' by Grigory Levenfish for cash (no paper trail) in a clandestine brown paper bag operation that saw me sneaking in a day trip to Glasgow. Then jiffy bag wrapped up the book including a self...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 231
Views: 23530

Re: End of an era

Hi Justin, Sure we have been here before. The copyright law. If the moves of a game are not copyright, then analysis cannot be copyright. To source an included 'White is better' or 'Black is lost' from a previous non-copyright game is not needed unless, as I said, you may be correcting a faulty piec...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 231
Views: 23530

Re: End of an era

Hi Jonathan, Totally agree about the two books you mentioned though I've enjoyed his writing after that. That has always been the thing that bugged me when evidence of his major lifting was exposed. Why resort to that when he obviously has the skill to be a very entertaining writer on the game. I us...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: The Moves That Matter by Jonathan Rowson
Replies: 77
Views: 6346

Re: The Moves That Matter by Jonathan Rowson

Hi Justin,

Glad to hear I have helped but please careful lifting stuff from one of my old pages....I copy most of it from Raymond Keene. ;)
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: The Moves That Matter by Jonathan Rowson
Replies: 77
Views: 6346

The Moves That Matter by Jonathan Rowson

Jonathan Rowson's The Moves That Matter is reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement by Justin.
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3506
Views: 384083

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Stewart, (I wonder if they refer to the prisoners in solitary confinement as Isolated Pawns.) Found a few company logo's: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRsnCW2rceCq3ksIcAnckQ492TxE2Thkk8-IrtLdPMmY4RRCLC4cg&s http://www.goodsecuritysystems.com/i/253/c/7/checkmate-security-sy...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 231
Views: 23530

Re: End of an era

You can do Chess Sojoku (sic) http://www.sujoku.com/themes/chess/ Use logic to fill in the puzzle so that each of the 9 Chess Symbols 8/KQNP4/8/kqnbp3/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1 appears exactly once in each row, column and 3x3 block. There is only one solution. http://www.sujoku.com/data/17611-preview.gif th...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Christmas Quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 2122

A Christmas Quiz

Hello, Not your normal fare. If you are fed, hard up or just bored then give it a go. Nobble the Grinch, a Chess Jigsaw.... There are Chess Player Charades (Here are just two of them) https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u437199-1574876253.png https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u437199-157...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer
Replies: 10
Views: 1849

Re: Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer

I'll wait for Stewart review before I pop down and see it.

Looks promising. That is the position after 11..Nh5 in game 3. (forget the clocks it's a publicity shot)

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by Geoff Chandler
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 1954

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

Hi O.G. Now altered to. "Ages ago his site hinted that when Morphy played his famous game at the opera in Paris 1858 the opera being performed may have been Norma by Bellini. So I went and bought it." I'm now enjoying this. We have to do this again. Stayed tuned for the 'Christmas Quiz'. You side-st...