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by Simon Rogers
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Nikita Pearl Waligwa
Replies: 1
Views: 1362

Re: Nikita Pearl Waligwa

Provisionally Queen of Katwe is being shown on BBC1 tomorrow afternoon from 2.35pm until 4.35pm.
There is a write up about the film in today's The Times newspaper in the TV Review section.
It's an excellent film and inspirational story about Phiona Mutesi.
by Simon Rogers
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Ugandan player Phiona Mutesi
Replies: 27
Views: 7928

Re: Ugandan player Phiona Mutesi

Provisionally on BBC1 tomorrow afternoon 2.35pm until 4.35pm Film: Queen of Katwe
Film based on Phiona Mutesi came out in 2016.
Sadly I believe Disney has still not released the Film on DVD in Europe.
by Simon Rogers
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4300
Views: 470317

Re: Media comments on chess

Monday 5th April
BBC2 Mastermind.
One of the semi-final episodes in the General Knowledge round there was a question on Chess:
"In Chess, which piece can take en-passant? "
Which the contestant answered correctly.
by Simon Rogers
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Money talks
Replies: 8
Views: 516

Re: Money talks

There was a song came out in 1990 where "Money Talks" was in the chorus:
The Adventures of Stevie V - Dirty Cash
by Simon Rogers
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Never mind the 80s, what’s everyone listening to today?
Replies: 13
Views: 1053

Re: Never mind the 80s, what’s everyone listening to today?

I've been listening and watching
Tiesto- Adagio for Strings/Secret
from the Epic Tomorrowland Show 2019.
by Simon Rogers
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Scarborough Congress
Replies: 35
Views: 4950

Re: Scarborough Congress

Come to sunny Scarborough Kevin. Not as sunny as Blackpool though.
by Simon Rogers
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 117760

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

According to the Malta Chess website:
Charlie " is a world famous Chess Master " and "his dream is to make Malta one of the best Chess playing nations in the world ".
by Simon Rogers
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 117760

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

What date is it today? I suspect that you can forget about Charlie arranging anything in Malta. This was 5 hours ago on FB: "After careful consideration of all that Malta and Gozo has to offer, in comparison with living in England, I have decided to return to England as I am missing the weather, th...
by Simon Rogers
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 117760

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

but perhaps something will be organised before then. If he's resolved his differences with the local Malta federation, perhaps the Sniper will pop up with something. We've not heard from the Sniper since the end of January. I believe he was building extra wings on Troll Prison to welcome new inmate...
by Simon Rogers
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Unwritten rules on epitaphs!?
Replies: 33
Views: 3544

Re: Unwritten rules on epitaphs!?

There are no Grandmasters that no one has ever heard of. I have only counted a couple of players who have "died many decades after they played their last competitive game. " There are deaths reported by other members that I've never heard of either, it doesn't mean they shouldn't be reported. That's...
by Simon Rogers
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: F1 Drivers and Race Tracks
Replies: 16
Views: 1086

Re: F1 Drivers and Race Tracks

An exciting first race of the season in Bahrain. Another 22 races to go. The next race is in Italy in less than three weeks time.
by Simon Rogers
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Alan Groves 1942-2021
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: Alan Groves 1942-2021

A tough week for Nottinghamshire chess.
Sad news that Alan has passed aswell.
RIP
by Simon Rogers
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Closing Gambit
Replies: 103
Views: 5934

Re: Closing Gambit

It is also on tomorrow afternoon on:
PBS America, Freeview Channel 84.
2.40pm until 3.50pm.
by Simon Rogers
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Closing Gambit
Replies: 103
Views: 5934

Re: Closing Gambit

Just a reminder, Closing Gambit is on TV this evening.
PBS America, Freeview Channel 84.
7.20pm until 8.30pm.
by Simon Rogers
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Music from the 80s
Replies: 31
Views: 1915

Re: Music from the 80s

Eighties songs I liked were Love and Pride by King, Duel by Propaganda, Call Me by Spagna.