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by Simon Rogers
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Congresses
Replies: 10
Views: 1254

Re: 4NCL On-Line Congresses

The 4th 4NCL Online Congress took place from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th January. The 5th 4NCL Online Congress took place from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st February. The next two have been announced: 6th 4NCL Online Congress will take place from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th March. 7th 4NCL Online Congres...
by Simon Rogers
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference
Replies: 0
Views: 170

44th Blackpool Chess Conference

The last major OTB chess tournament before lockdown last year took place 13th to 15th March.
Martin Mitchell won the Open Tournament.
The results can be found on:
www.blackpoolchess.org.uk
by Simon Rogers
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ginger GM Collection Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

Re: Ginger GM Collection Sale

Sounds a very good offer.
I know someone at our club who is a big fan of Simon Williams and might be interested.
I have the DVDs Crash Test Chess 1 and Crash Test Chess 2, which I thought were both excellent.
by Simon Rogers
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Happy Birthday GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)
Replies: 14
Views: 1204

Re: Happy Birthday GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)

In that picture it looks like Raymond is applying to be James Bond, very debonair.
by Simon Rogers
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Best of Chess
Topic: Splat!
Replies: 9
Views: 5899

Re: Splat!

David Howell described it as the Game of the Year in his column in the Saturday Times a number of weeks ago, which a had an excellent lengthy write up about it.
It was played in the Russian Championship Superfinal in Moscow last year.
by Simon Rogers
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: What was my grade?
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: What was my grade?

Joseph Conlon wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:52 pm
not in the 1989 list
D63 in the 1990 list
A89 in 1991 list
B87 in 1992
Brilliant thanks Joseph.
What was it in 1993?
by Simon Rogers
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond Themes
Replies: 18
Views: 1608

Re: James Bond Themes

One of the less well known which I liked was "Capsule in Space " by the John Barry Orchestra from the film "You Only Live Twice ".
I bought a double CD a number of years ago titled:
"Best of Bond ... James Bond. 50 years - 50 tracks"
Which was excellent.
by Simon Rogers
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Event Cancellations
Topic: Event Cancellation
Replies: 85
Views: 12692

Re: Event Cancellation

This was posted on the Yorkshire Chess Association website on 28th February: " The Hull Rapidplay was originally scheduled for 01/01/2021, but had to be cancelled as far as that date was concerned, due to Coronavirus and it was rescheduled to 11/04/2021. It has now had to be cancelled as far as that...
by Simon Rogers
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: What was my grade?
Replies: 4
Views: 405

What was my grade?

Hello all. Just need a bit of help please. I've looked for my grade pre 1994 on the ECF Grading Database but can't find them. On the database my grade was 103 in 1994 and 105 in 1995. I joined Poulton-le-Fylde Chess Club in 1988 so my first grade might have been in 1989. Can anyone help please? Many...
by Simon Rogers
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102765

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

it seems to me incredibly likely that some venues will do likewise. Until it becomes credibly likely, I'm not bothered. Hi Nick How are you? I sent you a PM a couple of weeks ago and then tried to resend it last night. Not sure if you have received it. If you can let me know. Many thanks. Simon.
by Simon Rogers
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Happy Birthday GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)
Replies: 14
Views: 1204

Re: Happy Birthday GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)

A very belated happy birthday to young Raymond Keene.
I have a number of his The Times Winning Moves books which I thought were most excellent.
I also enjoyed reading his chess articles and his chess games published in The Times newspaper.
by Simon Rogers
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond Themes
Replies: 18
Views: 1608

James Bond Themes

What is your favourite James Bond Theme?
Mine is Licence to Kill by Gladys Knight and the Pips.
by Simon Rogers
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: James Bond

My favourites are Live and Let Die followed by Moonraker. I thought the character Sheriff J.W. Pepper in Live and Let Die was great, he also appeared in the following James Bond film, The Man With the Golden Gun. In Moonraker you had Hugo Drax and Jaws. Michael Lonsdale who played Hugo Drax sadly pa...
by Simon Rogers
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: A Modern Guide to Checkmating Patterns
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: A Modern Guide to Checkmating Patterns

A great review. Sounds like an excellent book to buy.
by Simon Rogers
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102765

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

It was announced on North West News earlier that the Isle of Man is to go straight into a full Lockdown from 00:01 Thursday. And out again, which does show what can be done Borders still closed of course And back in lockdown from tonight for 3 weeks :( Yeah saw it on North West News, not good, Mick...