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by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.
Replies: 28
Views: 2226

Re: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.

So man/woman civil partnerships are officially a thing now?
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering CGM Keith Richardson (02-ii-1942 10-iv-2017)
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: Remembering CGM Keith Richardson (02-ii-1942 10-iv-2017)

Thanks for that, though it suggests he still played soccer at a reasonably high level.

(pretty sure I saw the "international" claim made before Addict was published, maybe in a chess - possibly Chess - magazine?)
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering CGM Keith Richardson (02-ii-1942 10-iv-2017)
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: Remembering CGM Keith Richardson (02-ii-1942 10-iv-2017)

There was the Romanian turned German IM Bela Soos, who played football for his native country at international level.
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 264
Views: 18427

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Depends rather on what those "other measures" are.
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4326
Views: 472434

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: 4326
Views: 472434

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: 4326
Views: 472434

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: 4326
Views: 472434

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: 264
Views: 18427

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: 1651

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: 26
Views: 2424

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: 26
Views: 2424

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: 459

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: 2261

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: 36713

Re: End of an era

Tbf one suspects that our royals might be preoccupied by other matters today.