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Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:16 pm
by John Townsend
Another question.

What form of ale was De La Bourdonnais fond of in London in 1834?

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:42 pm
by John Upham
Jamie Theakstons Old Peculier ?

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:06 pm
by John Townsend
An interesting thought, John, but it's the wrong answer.

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:53 pm
by Kevin Thurlow
Guinness was already there or maybe Truman's?

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:03 am
by John Clarke
Adam's?

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:28 am
by John Townsend
No correct answers so far. I'll allow a little more time.

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:33 am
by Colin Purdon
Did he order Falk beer over the counter?

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:45 am
by John Townsend
Thank you, Colin. I think he used to accept the King's Gambit!

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:10 am
by John Upham
Colin Purdon wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:33 am
Did he order Falk beer over the counter?

Was that also the favourite tipple of Columbo ?

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:52 pm
by John Townsend
The answer is Burton Ale. According to George Walker, he drank a lot of punch, but sometimes chose Burton Ale instead.

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:55 pm
by Kevin Thurlow
"The answer is Burton Ale."

wise man...

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 2:27 pm
by Gerard Killoran
I came across this quote:
That evening after dinner he invited me to play chess with him in another room, rather unexpectedly, as it was his habit to play bridge. It was quickly apparent that both of us had little capacity and less interest for the game. Soon he desisted and began to talk of the political past, magnificently. I listened entranced, and he long continued, as old men will when a young audience responds with a reasonable appreciation. Eventually, feeling selfish and socially apprehensive at this happy monopoly, I murmured some regard for his other guests. He replied: 'Generally I only play bridge to protect myself from the conversation of the people Margot brings to this house’.
Name the two poor chess players.

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 2:45 pm
by Nigel White
Asquith and Oswald Mosley.

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 4:28 pm
by Gerard Killoran
Nigel White wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:45 pm
Asquith and Oswald Mosley.
Correct. Never trust a politician with 'little capacity and less interest' for chess. Or the rest of them.

Re: Chess history trivia

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 4:50 pm
by Nigel White
Gerard Killoran wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 4:28 pm
Nigel White wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:45 pm
Asquith and Oswald Mosley.
Correct. Never trust a politician with 'little capacity and less interest' for chess. Or the rest of them.
Surprising fact - Oswald Mosley was still alive at the time of the 1975 referendum on EEC membership and campaigned for remain.