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by MJMcCready
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 38999

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: 1531

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: 1531

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: 1531

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: 1531

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: 38999

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: 38999

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: 3089

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: 38999

Re: Chess history trivia

Yes correct. I thought that one would be hard to get.
by MJMcCready
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 38999

Re: Chess history trivia

From which text, written in the 1950s, does the passage below come from and any thoughts on who won the game? 'In chess, a pawn may be captured “in passing” — when a pawn advances two squares from its initial position, it may be captured by an adjacent pawn as if it had advanced only one square. Thi...
by MJMcCready
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 38999

Re: Chess history trivia

Correct once again Tim.
by MJMcCready
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 38999

Re: Chess history trivia

And here he is in action.
by MJMcCready
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 38999

Re: Chess history trivia

Not him. The author in question has a strong literary connection with chess in more than one respect becoming the librarian of Cornell University upon its inception.
by MJMcCready
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Have adults ruined children’s Chess?
Replies: 18
Views: 3089

Re: Have adults ruined children’s Chess?

In all the years I have been playing and all the 'teachers' and 'trainers' of chess I have met and worked with I have noticed a general trend emerge between those who have children themselves and those who don't. A German FM I once taught with had a far greater knowledge of chess than I but no real...
by MJMcCready
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Have adults ruined children’s Chess?
Replies: 18
Views: 3089

Re: Have adults ruined children’s Chess?

In all the years I have been playing and all the 'teachers' and 'trainers' of chess I have met and worked with I have noticed a general trend emerge between those who have children themselves and those who don't. A German FM I once taught with had a far greater knowledge of chess than I but no real ...