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by MJMcCready
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Netflix
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Re: Netflix

Carl noted elsewhere that there's a documentary about AlphaGo on Netflix. There's also one about Magnus. A Guardian reviewer didn't think very much of it, but there's Lawrence Trent on the big screen featured as "Commentator". https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/nov/24/magnus-review-chess-doc-abo...
by MJMcCready
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 40537

Re: Chess history trivia

King Cnut? @ Milton Keynes Open 997AD?
by MJMcCready
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Mostest Brilliantest Chess Idea Ever
Replies: 16
Views: 1505

Re: My Mostest Brilliantest Chess Idea Ever

Ok, so mate in 6, white can only move the king.
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by MJMcCready
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 40537

Re: Chess history trivia

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:43 pm
MJMcCready wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:55 pm
Which well-known author came up with this puzzle in the 1930s.
Vladimir Nabokov?
Yes that's correct.
by MJMcCready
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 40537

Re: Chess history trivia

Which well-known author came up with this puzzle in the 1930s.
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Of the many legal moves that White might just have made, only one can be revised to yield an immediate mate. Can you find it?
by MJMcCready
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Mostest Brilliantest Chess Idea Ever
Replies: 16
Views: 1505

Re: My Mostest Brilliantest Chess Idea Ever

Aren't puzzles a better source of originality and ideas, like the one below which, admittedly, I couldn't solve.
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From this position, White retracts his last move, then Black retracts his and replaces it with a move that permits White to mate him immediately.
by MJMcCready
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 40537

Re: Chess history trivia

You think so? At least in billiards they make a genuine effort to try and win rather than play out a dull draw for hours on end.
by MJMcCready
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Netflix
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Re: Netflix

I managed to get 42 minutes in before it became apparent that the documentary is superficial and a waste of time.
by MJMcCready
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Netflix
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Re: Netflix

I'm glad you did. I have got 27 minutes in so far and am already wondering what the purpose behind the documentary is. It does show Magnus growing up and, at times, self-absorbed at school but all children have such moments when they grow up. He does seem quite happy but that's hardly surprising giv...
by MJMcCready
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Netflix
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Re: Netflix

I will go off topic and also recommend then a gem hidden further in their interface: Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo And to go off topic slightly also, in the award winning documentary from 2006 'Deep Water', from which two films will be released this year, that which documents the dis...
by MJMcCready
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Netflix
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Re: Netflix

I enjoyed the Magnus documentary, largely due to the footage of him as a child through to adulthood. It's nice to see the environment that shaped him and watch his development. Surprised to see him isolated and lonely at school. It made me like him more than I did. Thanks for that, I will watch it ...
by MJMcCready
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 40537

Re: Chess history trivia

Gerard Killoran wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:43 am
MJMcCready wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:16 pm
Who came up with this oddity? It's mate in 21 and not too hard.
Thomas Rayner Dawson
It was indeed.
by MJMcCready
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 40537

Re: Chess history trivia

Who came up with this oddity? It's mate in 21 and not too hard.
by MJMcCready
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Have adults ruined children’s Chess?
Replies: 18
Views: 3206

Re: Have adults ruined children’s Chess?

Then you are ahead of many people I have worked with. At least you think in terms of what is good for the children and not what suits yourself best.
by MJMcCready
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 40537

Re: Chess history trivia

Yes correct. I thought that one would be hard to get.