come dine with me

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Matt Mackenzie
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Re: come dine with me

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:09 pm

Matthew Turner wrote:Lots and lots of excellent suggestions, but two chessplayers who I'm sure everybody would enjoy having dinner with are John Nunn and Graham Lilley. They both have an eclectic range of interests, so you'd be sure of an interesting conversation.
Nunn's life outside chess I know a bit about, but GL? What is his "hinterland", then??
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Re: come dine with me

Post by Sebastian Stone » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:06 pm

darren webb wrote:y'know, the nazi articles might get mentioned.
Ah, so it wasn't because he might be passed out drunk on the table.

I'm sure he'd have had a reason, besides it's not like he was the only chess player to say some dodgy stuff.
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Re: come dine with me

Post by Alex Holowczak » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:33 pm

How about getting three representatives of the MCF and Jim Tennant-Smith to have a dinner; preferably in Manchester?

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Re: come dine with me

Post by Matthew Turner » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:52 pm

Matt,
I believe Graham was the librarian at the Braille library, so his hinterland is basically knowledge. I had the opportunity to have a chat with him after a game many years ago, I remember the topics ranging from the FA Cup to the Socio-Economic development of Japan. Hugely interesting with a fair few jokes thrown in.

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Re: come dine with me

Post by isaac wallis » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:55 pm

How about Andy Kitchlew, Russell Goodfellow, Cherniaev amd Mark Ruston c1982. Should be a quiet evening!

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Re: come dine with me

Post by Geoff Chandler » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:57 pm

Just two for dinner. Edward Winter and Eric Schiller.

I'd pay to be at the table for that one.

Seriously....

Brian Reilly
B.H.Wood
Leonard Barden
Irving Chernov

I'd simply wallow in the tales from these four.
(I would smuggle in a tape recorder).

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