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by John Upham
Sat May 15, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Mike Bolan
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Mike Bolan

I met (and photographed) Mike on many occasions such as the Berks and Bucks Congress. He was keen supporter of the UK Chess Challenge and was one of MJBs merry band of many helpers. We chatted many times and he was always very jolly and good humoured. I will miss him. :( I have a gallery of images o...
by John Upham
Fri May 14, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Digital clock repairs
Replies: 20
Views: 977

Re: Digital clock repairs

Kevin O'Rourke wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 9:58 am

Yes the ticking and the that it just looks a lot nicer. Also I don't trust the digital clocks after 34 moves as the time doesn't seem to go back.
What is special about 34 moves (apart from being between 33 and 35 moves) ?

Is this an idiosyncrasy of a league that you take part it?
by John Upham
Thu May 13, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: US Chess Endorses Dr. Kenneth Regan
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: Ken Regan Speaks Out

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 6:56 pm
Sorry, I managed to miss the link.
and I changed my title previously which was a little misleading....
by John Upham
Thu May 13, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: US Chess Endorses Dr. Kenneth Regan
Replies: 8
Views: 487

US Chess Endorses Dr. Kenneth Regan

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 6:43 pm
Seven years ago. I read this at the time but don't remember it saying very much.
The link posted includes content from May 11, 2021. The image is much older.
by John Upham
Thu May 13, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: US Chess Endorses Dr. Kenneth Regan
Replies: 8
Views: 487

US Chess Endorses Dr. Kenneth Regan

Ken Regan Speaks Out



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Ken Regan Speaks Out
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by John Upham
Wed May 12, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Technical Decision Making in Chess : Boris Gelfand
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Technical Decision Making in Chess : Boris Gelfand

FM Richard Webb has reviewed

Technical Decision Making in Chess

by Boris Gelfand

from Quality Chess





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Technical Decision Making in Chess : Boris Gelfand
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by John Upham
Tue May 11, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Digital clock repairs
Replies: 20
Views: 977

Re: Digital clock repairs

Ian Thompson wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 12:24 pm
Kevin O'Rourke wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:20 am
or use the normal clocks since they are better...
What's a "normal clock" and in what respects are they better?
I would like to see wider use of this normal clock.

It helps that when players are in time trouble they cannot see what time they have left.
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A modern chess clock
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by John Upham
Tue May 11, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tonight : An Evening with IM Nigel Povah
Replies: 0
Views: 198

Tonight : An Evening with IM Nigel Povah

You are welcome to join (via Zoom) tonight, for FREE, Camberley Chess Club who has IM Nigel Povah as our guest speaker. :D The talk is entitled "Brushing Up on Your Endgame Skills" The meeting will start at 7.30pm and last for two hours roughly. To obtain the Zoom details visit https://camberleyches...
by John Upham
Tue May 11, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2060
Views: 124083

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

There were 14,560 positive test in the UK in the last seven days, so if you picked 4,000 people at random you could expect one of them to have tested positive in that time. However, the geographical location of positives tests will be known. If they were truly geographically random then that would ...
by John Upham
Sun May 09, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: George Henry Mackenzie: Third US Chess Champion, 1870
Replies: 0
Views: 155

George Henry Mackenzie: Third US Chess Champion, 1870

Richard James has reviewed

George Henry Mackenzie: Third US Chess Champion, 1870

from Moravian Chess

by Vlastimil Fiala


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George Henry Mackenzie: Third US Chess Champion, 1870
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by John Upham
Sun May 09, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Cheese
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Chess and Cheese

No takers?

OK, here is the reveal : https://natwestbusinesshub.com/articles ... ost-office
by John Upham
Sat May 08, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Cheese
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Chess and Cheese

Question :

Which chess player of note runs a cheese shop? :D


(See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz1JWzyvv8A for background)
by John Upham
Fri May 07, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess clubs by size
Replies: 24
Views: 1593

Re: Chess clubs by size

What was your source of ECF data? I presume it was the Master List before availability was denied by those who know best. The monthly grades files (in CSV format) that are still available on the old ecfgrading.org.uk site. Last file was published 28.08.2020. The monthly grades files is a significan...
by John Upham
Fri May 07, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Trivia Question
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Trivia Question

Mick Norris wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 9:59 am
Vera Menchik

Very good Mick!

May I ask how you got to that answer?
by John Upham
Fri May 07, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Trivia Question
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Trivia Question

I thought someone would have answered this by now. The had x11 sentence was doing the rounds when I was a schoolboy in the 1950s, except I remember it had 'examiner's' instead of 'master's'. My interpretation is that Jones and Brown were examinees who had different answers to some sort of English g...