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by Harry Duff
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Burn Out -how to detect it?
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Re: Burn Out -how to detect it?

I think you give the answer when you say you find yourself switching off during games or not calculating as much as you usually do. You sound like you are playing chess because you play chess ie out of habit rather than enjoyment. I often get this - I play chess sometimes because I'm bored and not b...
by Harry Duff
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tonight : Open Zoom Meeting : Gambit to Victory by IM Andrew Martin
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Re: Tonight : Open Zoom Meeting : Gambit to Victory by IM Andrew Martin

Thanks for the invite John - really enjoyed the session. :)
by Harry Duff
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering IM Bob Wade OBE (10-iv-1921 29-xi-2008)
Replies: 10
Views: 914

Re: Remembering IM Bob Wade OBE (10-iv-1921 29-xi-2008)

I played Bob in a simultaneous over 30 years ago on London. I was doing well, ending up in an endgame 3 pawns up. The other games were finishing around me leaving just mine and someone else's. He recovered two of the three pawn deficit and then kindly offered me a draw. I nearly took his hand off.
by Harry Duff
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Times cryptic chess clue
Replies: 111
Views: 7760

Re: Times cryptic chess clue

Not exactly a nice anagram, the best I can do .....

Ar u in a rum haka K? Reassembled to play Carlsen. (6,8)
by Harry Duff
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Times cryptic chess clue
Replies: 111
Views: 7760

Re: Times cryptic chess clue

HMS men somehow after Jo to play like a grandmaster ...... (4,4)

I'll get my coat.
by Harry Duff
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Times cryptic chess clue
Replies: 111
Views: 7760

Re: Times cryptic chess clue

Card UK DJ dealt to play like a chess master ..... (4,4)
by Harry Duff
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2534
Views: 207898

Re: Cheating in chess

"Lots of new features ..... but we have retained the feature which accuses people of cheating when they haven't."
by Harry Duff
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the Glicko RD system about on chess.com?
Replies: 20
Views: 1392

Re: What's the Glicko RD system about on chess.com?

According to Wikipedia, a rating system intended as an improvement on the ELO system:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glicko_ra ... 0deviation.
by Harry Duff
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Unexpected chess painting
Replies: 35
Views: 2434

Re: Unexpected chess painting

The name of the painting I posted:

https://www.artifactcollectors.com/i-ha ... 38618.html

Confusingly, refers to EM Bennett not FM but maybe they have misread the signature?
by Harry Duff
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Unexpected chess painting
Replies: 35
Views: 2434

Re: Unexpected chess painting

I found it via google images, searching on something like 'hunting men fireside paintings' then 'Bennetts paintings' after spotting that some of his paintings looked vaguely like Justins (red coats, stately lounge etc). I also tried searching on chess as Bennett seems to have done quite a few painti...
by Harry Duff
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Happy Birthday IM Jeff Horner !
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Happy Birthday IM Jeff Horner !

Doubtful, given he was born in 1984 .....
by Harry Duff
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Unexpected chess painting
Replies: 35
Views: 2434

Re: Unexpected chess painting

Looks like FM Bennett, or someone reproducing his artwork or style. The link below is a painting almost identical to part of the painting posted by Justin. https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=42NECXqU&id=B532F0FCB54C2112F6E40090D1CB18EC779C63ED&thid=OIP.42NECXqUwAFLdKs76F7rZwHaFj&m...
by Harry Duff
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Superstitions in chess
Replies: 34
Views: 2614

Re: Superstitions in chess

There's a link here to some interesting stuff:

https://www.chess.com/article/view/supe ... haircut%21
by Harry Duff
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Superstitions in chess
Replies: 34
Views: 2614

Re: Superstitions in chess

I think there could be a lot but it depends on your definition of superstition. Players might have a 'lucky' or favourite pen to record the scores, flask and cup for their drinks, particular clothes .... even the way they move the pieces or where they place the captured pieces.
by Harry Duff
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2534
Views: 207898

Re: Cheating in chess

And what exactly is 'digital hygiene?'