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by CliveHill
Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club
Replies: 316
Views: 64133

Re: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club

Any news of Sandys Dickinson?

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by CliveHill
Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch
Replies: 10
Views: 4669

Re: Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch

I particularly liked his comparison between typical Spanish and typical Benoni positions. Not much use in the days when 4 .Bxc6 was all the rage ... but that's life!
by CliveHill
Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Cafe Culture
Replies: 78
Views: 17826

Re: Chess Cafe Culture

Re. Sandys. A very good question Jon. Probably better off asking under the Centymca thread where people like Daryl Taylor and John Upham have been spotted. I imagine they are more likely to know what SD is up to these days. He was a very wise man and that remark that he made to me many years ago stu...
by CliveHill
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Cafe Culture
Replies: 78
Views: 17826

Re: Chess Cafe Culture

Re. Stelios ... Well, I might indeed be looking for an investor; but are we really talking about a chess cafe, or a cafe with chess?

Thanks for the input (Arshad too).

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by CliveHill
Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Cafe Culture
Replies: 78
Views: 17826

Re: Chess Cafe Culture

Or as Captain Picard might say ... 'make it so'!

Will keep you posted on any developments.

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by CliveHill
Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Cafe Culture
Replies: 78
Views: 17826

Re: Chess Cafe Culture

So ... what are the basic objections to the idea of a fully-fledged chess cafe in (for the sake of argument) Greater London? Chess evenings in an already established venue might be a way of persuading an established caterer to start up/join in a venture, but I’m going to leave that to one side for...
by CliveHill
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Cafe Culture
Replies: 78
Views: 17826

Re: Chess Cafe Culture

Well ... thanks for all that. I certainly wasn't expecting a long digression on Brian Eley. All unknown to me as this was during my 'deep retirement'. I played him twice at Amersham with a score of one win each, sometime in the 1980s. Never mind... back to the main topic. Thanks to Simon for remindi...
by CliveHill
Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diversity in chess
Replies: 15
Views: 1784

Re: Diversity in chess

Total football versus kick and rush, methinks!

:-0
by CliveHill
Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Cafe Culture
Replies: 78
Views: 17826

Chess Cafe Culture

Why are there so few (if any) chess cafes in England today? I think it’s a great shame that ‘social’, as opposed to ‘competitive’, chess rarely gets linked up with hospitality and cuisine. I must confess that I only really know London and the South East [famous quote from Dr. Johnson can b...
by CliveHill
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club
Replies: 316
Views: 64133

Re: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club

Greetings to John and various other former CENTYMCA people too. I hope you are all keeping well. Like Simon, I played for CENTYMCA Dragons in the 1970s and 1980s and for various other club teams as well. It was a great club; and although you are all correct when you suggest that something special wa...