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by Simon Rogers
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: K.Viswanathan RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 129

K.Viswanathan RIP

Sad news. The father of 5 times World Champion, Viswanathan Anand, passed away last week. K.Viswanathan died on Thursday 15th April, after a brief illness, at the age of 92, in Chennai, India. He was an enthusiastic and fervent supporter of his son and accompanied him to many tournaments, including ...
by Simon Rogers
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: IM Igor Yakovlevich Blekhtsin
Replies: 0
Views: 89

IM Igor Yakovlevich Blekhtsin

I am sorry to report that the Russian International Master Igor Yakovlevich Blekhtsin (Blechzin) passed away on 18th December 2020 aged 79. He was born in Leningrad (now St Petersburg) on 13th April 1941. In 1959, he won the USSR junior championship, in 1960, he was the winner of the USSR team champ...
by Simon Rogers
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211894

Re: Cheating in chess

Hi Roger L and Simon R; The system itself keeps a log. I was wondering if you post then edit then submit the edited post it counts as two posts. You could get 10-20 hits from the one post which matches the the title of this thread. A kind of sandbagging in reverse. You pretend to have made delibera...
by Simon Rogers
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211894

Re: Cheating in chess

1. Media comments on Chess is the longest with over 4300 posts. 2. The English Language with over 3300 posts in the Not Chess Category. 3. Cheating in Chess. Out of curiosity I wondered who had posted the most. https://www.ecforum.org.uk/memberlist.php?mode=&sk=d&sd=d#memberlist Roger with 19,349 i...
by Simon Rogers
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211894

Re: Cheating in chess

John Hodgson wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:58 pm
This is a long thread.
Not the longest though.
1. Media comments on Chess is the longest with over 4300 posts.
2. The English Language with over 3300 posts in the Not Chess Category.
3. Cheating in Chess.
4. (Chess) Life Returning to Normal.
I'm not sure which Topic is in 5th place. :lol:
by Simon Rogers
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.
Replies: 36
Views: 3032

Re: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.

Alex & Lara congratulations Fantastic news. Good to see Alex looking well. Hopefully Lara has quit smoking. I've known Alex and Lara for twenty-five years. They do a great job in the North of England. It's the first time I've seen Alex wear a suit and Lara's brother looks a bit like Jonathan Speelm...
by Simon Rogers
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Events in 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 1743

Re: Events in 2021

I took a look at https://ratings.fide.com/rated_tournaments.phtml?country=ENG out of curiosity to see what's there. There was a rapidplay in Hull listed for yesterday, but I rather think that's just not been removed. Otherwise it's just the Northumbria Masters in August, the Northumberland weekende...
by Simon Rogers
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4337
Views: 475146

Re: Media comments on chess

Today's Sunday Times Culture Section. Page 30.
2.35pm to 4.35pm BBC1.
"FILM: Queen of Katwe
Stars David Oyelowo. The life of a poor Ugandan youngster is changed for ever when she is introduced to the game of chess. Uplifting. (2016, PG)"
by Simon Rogers
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Nikita Pearl Waligwa
Replies: 2
Views: 1706

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: 28
Views: 8227

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: 4337
Views: 475146

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: 757

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: 1163

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: 5140

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: 2018
Views: 119573

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 ".