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by John Sellen
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4315
Views: 471108

Re: Media comments on chess

please clarify your comment Justin
by John Sellen
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4315
Views: 471108

Re: Media comments on chess

"It's the only one of the new ones I've seen. It really was excruciatingly bad - badly acted, badly scripted, absolutely devoid of anything engaging or memorable or original in any way." Must disagree totally Both Queens Gambit and Queen of Katwe are very interesting films with a chess theme I have ...
by John Sellen
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4315
Views: 471108

Media comments on chess

Comment from Guardian today from famous theoretical physicist https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/apr/03/string-theory-michio-kaku-aliens-god-equation-large-hadron-collider "String theory involves a great deal of theoretical physics, fiendish mathematics and mind-boggling abstraction. Do you th...
by John Sellen
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118128

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

From the Torbay Chess Congress website

"On a positive note, we are planning to hold the 2021 Congress on Armistice weekend (12th - 14th November). We hope to start accepting entries for the 2021 Congress around the middle of 2021.
by John Sellen
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The ACO is back!
Replies: 64
Views: 4051

Re: The ACO is back!

Hi David
What are views about flights
hold back or not for the time being
by John Sellen
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Patrick Ribbands
Replies: 12
Views: 1876

Re: Patrick Ribbands

Very sorry to hear this
I played a really exciting game with him in the British in Bournemouth (2016) which we drew in the end
He was a lovely man when we chatted afterwards
RIP
by John Sellen
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The ACO is back!
Replies: 64
Views: 4051

Re: The ACO is back!

Hi David
Looks just what i need after a year of no OTB
Have just entered and hoping for the best by October
by John Sellen
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Film: Late Call
Replies: 58
Views: 3779

Re: Film: Late Call

" that imaginative star dust that The Queens Gambit had in spades"
Agree totally with you Matt
I thought it was brilliant on so many levels and has been the best thing that has happened for ages in bringing chess to the notice of the general public
by John Sellen
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Film: Late Call
Replies: 58
Views: 3779

Re: Film: Late Call

We seem to be straying considerably from the subject of chess
by John Sellen
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4315
Views: 471108

Re: Media comments on chess

"I think Charlie Storey's advert in the Women's Chess Category for the Queens Gambit Academy comes a close second." I do agree with you Simon I took out a months Netflix subscription to watch the Queens Gambit and it's fabulous . It has done a great deal to to bring chess to a wider audience Perhaps...
by John Sellen
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 9620

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

I have just finished watching it on Netflix and thought it was excellent You can watch it for about £10 ( just take out a subscription and then cancel it within a month ) It is 7 episodes 45 to 60 min each It was good in so many ways: the story , the characters , the acting , the filming, the period...
by John Sellen
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 2443

Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

Ah Simon
Portmeirion takes me back to that wonderful cult TV show The Prisoner "i am not a number I am a free man " and patrick mcgoohan's Lotus 7
Happy memories
But I suspect you are talking about Portmeirion Australia not Portmeirion North WAles
by John Sellen
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 2443

Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

Thanks Simon
Would love to take part but I fear they are a bit too far away for a weekender !!
Hope you well
by John Sellen
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Closing Gambit
Replies: 103
Views: 5976

Re: Closing Gambit

Just watched it at long last I thought it was great in reminding me about a period when I first became really interested in chess. Chess was exciting and dramatic in those days So good to hear so much from strong grandmasters of the past. I don't see how any chess player could not get at least some ...
by John Sellen
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Closing Gambit
Replies: 103
Views: 5976

Re: Closing Gambit

For anyone who missed it last night and wants to watch it it is repeated on Freeview 91 at 1555 today and Sunday at 1010 and 2010
It is quite ironic having started this thread I fell asleep yesterday evening after a few glasses of wine ( it happens at my age ) so will watch it this afternoon