Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column

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Matt Mackenzie
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Re: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:08 am

Oh dear, what a shame, never mind :)
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Re: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column

Post by John Clarke » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:47 am

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:08 am
Oh dear, what a shame, never mind :)
Or, as another military comedy from a couple of decades earlier expressed it: "Still, never mind, eh?"
"The chess-board is the world ..... the player on the other side is hidden from us ..... he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance."
(He doesn't let you resign and start again, either.)

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Re: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:46 pm

We, who attempt to popularie chess, or resist its public decay in England, should mind dreadfully.

It is sacrilege,

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