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by Craig Pritchett
Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Appeal for Board Support
Replies: 185
Views: 28616

Re: Appeal for Board Support

If, as Alex alleges in his open letter at the start of this thread, that "In early August the Sunday Times and Ray Keene via his Times_Chess ‘tweets’ published a series of allegations against a number of us involved in running the British Championship [in terms that called] various officials hom...
by Craig Pritchett
Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who would have won had Anatoly Karpov played Bobby Fischer?
Replies: 60
Views: 8934

Re: Who would have won had Anatoly Karpov played Bobby Fisch

I wholeheartedly agree with Stewart. Chess players aren't an unusual bunch of crazies. In other sports you get plenty of folk who also go off the rails ... New York heavyweight boxers, George Best, Hurricane Higgins ... we're as "normal" as others .., well I'm sure I am! Also Steinitz wasn't someone...
by Craig Pritchett
Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who would have won had Anatoly Karpov played Bobby Fischer?
Replies: 60
Views: 8934

Re: Who would have won had Anatoly Karpov played Bobby Fisch

Just a few additional points - for the record and see also my more considered take at a number of key junctures at http://sport.caledonianmercury.com/2011/09/06/review-bobby-fischer-against-the-world/002187, which was also given at a separate thread on the Fischer DVD: 1. If my memory serves me righ...
by Craig Pritchett
Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fischer documentary
Replies: 14
Views: 3232

Re: Fischer documentary

by Craig Pritchett
Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adding chess to the school curriculum
Replies: 107
Views: 10543

Re: Adding chess to the school curriculum

Like Richard James, I too would be happier to lobby my MP about Malcolm Pein's EDM (see above) if it didn't simply refer to primary schools and included secondary schools - as both sectors need more chess and the benefits are arguably equivalent. I might still write to my MP, while pointing out its ...
by Craig Pritchett
Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adding chess to the school curriculum
Replies: 107
Views: 10543

Re: Adding chess to the school curriculum

I too felt that the e-petition - that chess should be on the curriculum - was somewhat utopian and missing the point. Admittedly I write from a Scottish base and was Chess Scotland's schools chess development director for some five years to 2008, but the educational issues are similar. Peter Turland...
by Craig Pritchett
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who would have won had Anatoly Karpov played Bobby Fischer?
Replies: 60
Views: 8934

Re: Who would have won had Anatoly Karpov played Bobby Fisch

Hi Dashiell I fear that you are attempting the impossible, but if you want to try to draw up a list of stylistic strengths / weaknesses that either side might have exhibited in a putative 1975 Karpov-Fischer world championship match (and speculate from there), I think your best single source for tha...
by Craig Pritchett
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who would have won had Anatoly Karpov played Bobby Fischer?
Replies: 60
Views: 8934

Re: Who would have won had Anatoly Karpov played Bobby Fisch

Geoff Chandler mentioned I was Scotland's rep at the March 1975 FIDE Special General Meeting to decide the two outstanding demands by Fischer for his scheduled FIDE world title defence against Karpov. He also suggested that Dashiell speak to the English rep - but I think the two Englishmen that were...
by Craig Pritchett
Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scottish Championships
Replies: 3
Views: 1136

Re: Scottish Championships

Came across this while browsing. I'm pretty certain I played the best line. Unfortunately I inadvertently allowed Black to draw by threefold repetition trying to gain some clock time before move 40 ... otherwise my (intended) second bishop deflection sacrifice right at the end after the final move ....
by Craig Pritchett
Wed May 18, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: International Round Up 11/5/11
Replies: 3
Views: 1393

Re: International Round Up 11/5/11

Correction: Russia lost two individual games!
by Craig Pritchett
Wed May 18, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: International News
Topic: International Round Up 11/5/11
Replies: 3
Views: 1393

Re: International Round Up 11/5/11

You'll make me blush, Jonathan! For the record, I won the prize for the best score on board 1 (7/9) and took the sole full point from a Russian (Vasiukov). Scotland was seeded higher than England 1 and finished 11th on the tie-break on 10 match points, having been competitive throughout the event. I...
by Craig Pritchett
Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010
Replies: 334
Views: 38709

Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

"Hastings 1895 rings down the ages. But chess was not then at all well understood." Hmm! Stewart, I don't want to get into an inter-generational dispute (certainly not going back to 1895) but I think you have to be a wee bit careful with such judgements. Of course, they didn't have the advantage of ...
by Craig Pritchett
Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Graves of famous chess players
Replies: 17
Views: 11792

Re: Graves of famous chess players

It is a pity that no concerted effort (ouch!) was made by many, including the English and Scottish federations to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Philidor's death. I, too, made a pretty feeble attempt to excite musical interest in 1994. In May or June that year, I attended a concert in the annual...