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by Andy Stoker
Sun May 03, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Royalty
Replies: 33
Views: 6499

Re: Chess Royalty

Thank you, John McKenna: "The name 'Torres Vedras' links Count Ray to Viscount Arthur, the Iron Duke."

Presumably Ray is thus linked to Count Arthur, the Strong ... and this seems about as credible as the rest of the story
by Andy Stoker
Sat May 02, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Facebook Foulup
Replies: 3
Views: 1251

Re: Facebook Foulup

Regular user of Facebook - why assume we don't use it?!
by Andy Stoker
Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tony Miles...
Replies: 12
Views: 2904

Re: Tony Miles...

Miles mainlined on chess in a way that few on the international scene and nobody on the English scene have managed.[/quote] I had really lost touch completely with Tony when I stopped playing OTB chess - but the picture painted by Malcolm Hunt in "It's only me" is of a man interested in other games ...
by Andy Stoker
Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tony Miles...
Replies: 12
Views: 2904

Re: Tony Miles...

At one time, I was the captain of chess at Tony's school and had to write this date on the score sheet for "Sunday Times" matches - it never left me - but (astonishingly) I'd failed to note it was St George's day until this year.
by Andy Stoker
Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3527
Views: 386222

Re: Media comments on chess

Sporting Witness on the BBC World service at 0500 today (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nzhd6 ) featured Judit Polgar. A rather odd piece, somewhat low on facts, focused on Polgar vs Kasparov rivalry ... it appeared to indicate at one stage that Polgar had beaten Kasparov and become World Champi...
by Andy Stoker
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Can you solve it ?
Replies: 26
Views: 3115

Re: Can you solve it ?

Got it quickly (<5 seconds) but only - I suspect - because I've seen something similar before .... as well as being a genius
by Andy Stoker
Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3184
Views: 151490

Re: The English Language

Road is a more generic term - street *normally* implies an urban setting ... which is a little different from this dictionary: http://dictionary.reference.com/help/fa ... e/d01.html - do you think the people who will answer you on this forum know more than dictionaries?
by Andy Stoker
Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules query - starting clock without moving
Replies: 27
Views: 3103

Re: Rules query - starting clock without moving

.... of course ... if white had to make a move, then black could be lurking outside, peering through the window, see that white had played 1.e4 and quickly learn the theory before he came in.
by Andy Stoker
Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Persistent Infringements
Replies: 39
Views: 4666

Re: Persistent Infringements

I think Paul Trevillion has another topic to develop http://www.theguardian.com/football/ser ... re-the-ref
by Andy Stoker
Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Chess in the factories.
Replies: 24
Views: 4809

Re: Chess in the factories.

My guess - from a position of ignorance - would be earlier rather than later... though extending post war. "Regaining Paradise: Englishness and the Early Garden City Movement" by Standish Meacham mentions a chess club at Lever Brothers in the early years of the 20th Century, I am fairly sure that Ca...
by Andy Stoker
Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar
Replies: 182
Views: 20774

Re: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar

Great that we can get "instant" results from the website .... my browser helpfully translates automatically - so Plaskett's opponent appears as "Stephan Accountancy" - rather than Stephan Buchal ... I wonder if the Germans are seeing Nigel Kurz or something similar on Board 1?! John DM Nonne. Terry ...
by Andy Stoker
Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does anyone know the answer to this?
Replies: 12
Views: 2020

Re: Does anyone know the answer to this?

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
David Robertson wrote:The result is immaterial.

Both players should be counselled that playing chess is, on the evidence, probably not the best use of their remaining time on the planet
:lol:
#like
by Andy Stoker
Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Wijk aan Zee 9th- 25th January 2015
Replies: 103
Views: 12908

Re: Wijk aan Zee 9th- 25th January 2015

Me too
by Andy Stoker
Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Keene's claim to have won "22 national championship titles."
Replies: 129
Views: 18114

Re: Keene's claim to have won "22 national championship titl

Insight(?) from the Chessgames.com forum: Feb-24-12 SimonWebbsTiger: Hi Ray I recently acquired some old volumes of <Chess> from the 80s. Vol. 49, nos 933-934, October 1984 had a rather interesting photo taken by you at Silverstone . It features Annette Keene, Julian Hardinge and the driver Simon Ha...
by Andy Stoker
Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Adams qualifies for World Cup
Replies: 2
Views: 1183

Re: Adams qualifies for World Cup

Thank you for this link.

A quick count suggests 17 different nationalities in the top 23 players ... if I had the time, I'd compare this with previous years - but it's a greater number than I would have expected