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by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4322
Views: 471702

Re: Media comments on chess

By "the first film" in this instance do you mean the late 1960s original?
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4322
Views: 471702

Re: Media comments on chess

EJH was referring to the first "modern" Planet Of The Apes film, he made no comment on either of those that you mention.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4322
Views: 471702

Re: Media comments on chess

I really don't think it was *that* bad, but each to their own as ever.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4322
Views: 471702

Re: Media comments on chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:49 am
I hope he's better in it than he is in last night's film
Your low opinion of it is interesting, the modern POTA films seem to be well regarded by many.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 261
Views: 18127

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

His dismissal of the present PM with a single four letter expletive is entertaining, though.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Nikita Pearl Waligwa
Replies: 2
Views: 1602

Re: Nikita Pearl Waligwa

Cancer at 15, that's pretty awful.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hansen on Nakamura
Replies: 25
Views: 2099

Re: Hansen on Nakamura

Hmmm, not sure about such sweeping generalisations myself.

(and some notorious previous "sharp practice" merchants have been European)
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hansen on Nakamura
Replies: 25
Views: 2099

Re: Hansen on Nakamura

Naka tried to take a (losing) move back a few years ago, didn't he?

That probably didn't go down well with many of his peers, now that you mention it.
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Improving chess?
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: Improving chess?

What do you mean by "improve"?
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)
Replies: 37
Views: 2234

Re: Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)

CHESS & Bridge are offering for download the first ever issue of CHESS :D untitled_11.jpg You have to pay for it though...... ... and it's worth every penny (I bought mine and I'm now waiting for Volume 1 Number 2 to appear). Our club has a full run of issues until mid-1960 (including the first thr...
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 288
Views: 36665

Re: End of an era

Tbf one suspects that our royals might be preoccupied by other matters today.
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hansen on Nakamura
Replies: 25
Views: 2099

Re: Hansen on Nakamura

I didn't name them since it is only whispers, but more than one person has said this.

Though some players fall into the Korchnoi/Miles category - not always easy to get on with, but usually fine as long as you don't upset them.

Outright a***holes do exist, but are thankfully not common.
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)
Replies: 37
Views: 2234

Re: Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)

The magazine switched to a "new look" in the early 80s, not sure if that involved a new process but it may have done.
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hansen on Nakamura
Replies: 25
Views: 2099

Re: Hansen on Nakamura

And how many share Hansen's assessment of said individual - even if only semi-publicly?

You do hear on the grapevine that certain players have a "reputation".

(for instance, I have seen it claimed more than once that a certain top - and young - English GM isn't exactly Mr Popular)
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)
Replies: 37
Views: 2234

Re: Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)

I note that some late-70s issues of Chess were printed "out of house" - I wonder if that was industrial dispute related.