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by Tristan Clayton
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: DVDs & Quality Chess books for sale: Yusupov/Aagaard (hardback)
Replies: 4
Views: 2324

Re: Quality Chess books for sale: Yusupov/Aagaard (hardback)

Looks like my other ad has disappeared, so if you're interested in chess DVDs, these are also for still for sale: http://i65.tinypic.com/kf12fq.jpg £12 each plus £2 P&P, or make me an offer for multiple purchases. You can also collect from me in SW London. Fritz13 Chessbase12 The Queen's Gambit Decl...
by Tristan Clayton
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: DVDs & Quality Chess books for sale: Yusupov/Aagaard (hardback)
Replies: 4
Views: 2324

DVDs & Quality Chess books for sale: Yusupov/Aagaard (hardback)

2 series of hardback Quality Chess books for sale: the full 9-volume Yusupov series, plus all (so far) five of the Aagaard series. New these cost about £25 each. Condition is as new, selling for £15 each for the Aagard books, and £120 for the Yusupov series (sorry, not prepared to split that set). T...
by Tristan Clayton
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Various old chess magazine collections for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2218

Re: Various old chess magazine collections for sale

Thanks to everyone who got in touch - all these magazines have now been sold.
by Tristan Clayton
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3935
Views: 430171

Re: Media comments on chess

BBC Radio 4's rather excellent The Museum of Curiosity welcomed William Hartston as one of the guests in last week's episode:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b070cz5y
by Tristan Clayton
Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Various old chess magazine collections for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2218

Re: Various old chess magazine collections for sale

Despite several expressions of interest, I find myself still playing host to these magazines.

Last chance to take them off my hands before my recycling bin has a tasty meal next week.

(The mince pies are all gone, but the offer of a game over a cup of tea and a hobnob stands.)
by Tristan Clayton
Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Various old chess magazine collections for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2218

Various old chess magazine collections for sale

I'm having a post-festive clear out of some old chess magazines that fellow forumites might like to take off my hands: British Chess Magazine, 1995-2011, each volume in a red Cordex binder New in Chess: 2011-2014, all issues unbound Chessbase Magazine: nos. 123-165, all including DVDs All in very go...
by Tristan Clayton
Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Pairings Jam
Replies: 9
Views: 1993

Re: Pairings Jam

Isn't pairings jam what they put in a Swiss roll?
by Tristan Clayton
Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The last rule to be added in chess regarding moves
Replies: 14
Views: 1242

Re: The last rule to be added in chess regarding moves

Wasn't there a rule introduced in the 60s or 70s to avoid 0-0-0-0 (castling with a promoted Rook on e8) being a legal - if highly implausible - move?
by Tristan Clayton
Sun Apr 19, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Can you solve it ?
Replies: 26
Views: 3253

Re: Can you solve it ?

Going over their most recent game, Lester discussed why he had avoided simplifying through a sequences of exchanges, which would have led to a draw by perpetual. "You see," he explained, "after take, take, take, take, take, take, take, take, take, take, take, take, take, take, it's check, check, che...
by Tristan Clayton
Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: GETTING READY FOR WARWICK - ARE YOU?
Replies: 86
Views: 13140

Re: GETTING READY FOR WARWICK - ARE YOU?

20+ years playing competitive* chess, and never played in the British.

Till now! All booked up and looking forward to going to Coventry. Been sent there often enough, so it's about time I went of my own volition.

*actual results may indicate otherwise
by Tristan Clayton
Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3935
Views: 430171

Re: Media comments on chess

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
How about this sequence?

MVVGABBTMMMVMAMAJE

What is the next (and last) letter in that sequence?
Nice one. I originally thought 'Mercury, Venus...' then quickly ran out of space.

Glad to see only two Vs after the initial M rather than three. :)
by Tristan Clayton
Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules of chess
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: Rules of chess

That reminds me - I asked before my game how to announce castling, as it wasn't on the crib sheet.

I suppose König Cesar ein or König Gustav ein would have done, but Lange Rochade and Kurze Rochade sounded more appropriate.
by Tristan Clayton
Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules of chess
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: Rules of chess

It's been there for countless years. In my experience, games in the UK against British blind players are always announced in English. My first (and so far only) experience of playing a blind opponent was at the London Classic a couple of years ago. Paired against a Polish lady who spoke no English,...
by Tristan Clayton
Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which chess websites would you recommend and why?
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Re: Which chess websites would you recommend and why?

Tim Krabbé's chess records site at

http://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/records/records.htm

is infrequently updated, but a fun way to while away an hour.
by Tristan Clayton
Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Numbers
Replies: 26
Views: 2969

Re: Chess Numbers

3 - number of squares the QR moves when you castle that side, or number of possible moves for a king from one of the corner squares. Or number of states an old-style analogue chess clock can be in (White's clock going, Black's, or neither). I'm sure many seniors can recall occasions when both White...