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by Martin Crichton
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 68
Views: 3072

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Please don't take it personally but its almost impossible for me to believe you mean all that but then films and tv series about chess are almost always absolute rubbish, or if not then complete rubbish, or if slightly better then a load of bo**ocks...apologies in advance for the cynicism but cinem...
by Martin Crichton
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 68
Views: 3072

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

I missed this thread..I should have posted here: re the "Queens Gamit netflix series" it is only 7-8 episodes and I watched over 2 nights. I really enjoyed it. It is currently no.1 in the UK on netflix which means it appeals to a wide audience. best chess series ever made IMO. The quality of the che...
by Martin Crichton
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3961
Views: 433370

Re: Media comments on chess

re the "Queens Gambit netflix series" best chess series ever made IMO. I thought so too a couple of weeks ago and then a thought suddenly struck me as to what I was comparing it with. Is this in fact the only fictional chess TV series ever made? It might even be in the top 5 or top 10 T.V. series e...
by Martin Crichton
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3961
Views: 433370

Re: Media comments on chess

re the "Queens Gamit netflix series" it is only 7-8 episodes and I watched over 2 nights. I really enjoyed it. It is currently no.1 in the UK on netflix which means it appeals to a wide audience. best chess series ever made IMO. The quality of the chess games were excellent. My only negative comment...
by Martin Crichton
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Harold Woolley 1945-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 830

John Harold Woolley 1945-2020

taken from emails reported initially by John's best friend Michael Price back in May 2020.. Sent: Sat, 23 May 2020 at 21:54 Subject: John Harold Woolley 1945-2020 Sadly, Uxbridge and Greenford veteran, John Woolley passed away a couple of days ago. He had been in poor health, with a bad leg, for abo...
by Martin Crichton
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1364
Views: 71542

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I sent you one ...you missed.

Regards

Martin
by Martin Crichton
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1364
Views: 71542

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

[/quote] Although this was only the first time I was tested this was 100% my third time having corona virus....my first two times were well documented on this forum back in March....I have deleted many of those posts as a chess colleague has since died a few weeks after those posts. I can assure any...
by Martin Crichton
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1364
Views: 71542

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Let's hope the test comes back negative. It did, though a little surprised it took 49 hours, although it is the weekend; that's the 3rd negative test I've had now, not sure it tells me anything really I had the test a couple of weeks ago....it took 72 hours to get the results back...positive as exp...
by Martin Crichton
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Forum usage
Replies: 70
Views: 6224

Re: Forum usage

what have I missed? I read this tread and found nothing contencious in anything posted here some was quite funny though.....some references suggesting a grown man was reduced to tears? very questionable IMO...I'd need to see evidence (I am a cynic by nature...as my dad used to tell me....believe not...
by Martin Crichton
Wed May 27, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you think - is this game for real?
Replies: 31
Views: 2147

Re: What do you think - is this game for real?

Here is my experience with Lichess I have been using the Lichess platform regularly now been a member since March 26th...I just checked and in that time I have played 1621 games...I use my real name...my username is MartinCrichton (current rating 2064) and I only play blitz (5 minute chess) chess to...
by Martin Crichton
Sat May 02, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 185
Views: 26609

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

Hi Adam, You have some very good ideas regarding online chess but in terms of replacing otb chess it is years away IMO....I don't use a web camera...the main issue is obviously the cheating.....great idea that people should use their real names Time limits are the main current issue I only ever play...
by Martin Crichton
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: English Senior opps 2020
Replies: 30
Views: 4485

Re: English Senior opps 2020

best to stay at home
by Martin Crichton
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: English Senior opps 2020
Replies: 30
Views: 4485

Re: English Senior opps 2020

I'd advise taking at least 12 months out from otb chess until the mud settles if you are a senior, particularly as seniors are the most at risk group by age. A vaccine might never arrive so it will be down to individuals to decide on the risks involved...society will most certainly be returning to s...
by Martin Crichton
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 27304

Re: Worrying times

Always makes me smile when Paul gets upset lol I have even more good news. Recently landed a job and have been on the payroll since April 6th....already got a nice pay cheque on Friday 24th just passed. So no need for me to head to Trumps America (although it is no secret that I am a fan of the grea...
by Martin Crichton
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 27304

Re: Worrying times

IMVHO anyone that has had corona virus will just as easily get it a second time and a third time etc etc There is little if any actual hard evidence for this. its not rocket science...if you get a cold you get it again and again....a lot of herd mentality here it seems....following the nutty profes...