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by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Wijk aan Zee 2021
Replies: 263
Views: 12168

Re: Wijk aan Zee 2021

Well, I agree that the timing of the play-off was bad (ok awful), but the arbiter knew that in advance, so he can hardly complain... He's entitled to defend himself, but his body language towards Alireza looked a bit aggressive at times. Players (even the calmest ones) will get wound up by interrupt...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Unofficial British Bullet and Blitz Senior Championships 28th February 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 830

Re: Unofficial British Bullet and Blitz Senior Championships 28th February 2021

You could of course ask the ECF to advertise it (saying it will clearly be an unofficial event), and (A) they might do so, or (B) they might think, that's a good idea, we'll do an official one.
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4215
Views: 458284

Re: Media comments on chess

Looking for something else, I just stumbled across this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSonAJT ... =emb_title

Forget chess-boxing and chess-sinking (or was that chess-diving?)...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 8608

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

And the series and its star won "Golden Globes" last night.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55916768

(scroll down to the end)
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Unofficial British Bullet and Blitz Senior Championships 28th February 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 830

Re: Unofficial British Bullet and Blitz Senior Championships 28th February 2021

Thanks for running this, very enjoyable. I had a massive upfloat to lose to Keith in the last round. As usual, I just got pushed off the board! Perhaps someone could tell me how to download a bunch of my games from chess.com. I can do it on Lichess, but chess.com confuses me... And it's irritating t...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Auction 2-3 March 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 261

Auction 2-3 March 2021

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auct ... otswo10177

Couple of interesting items, although I'm not convinced by the "rug with chessboard pattern"!
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: JM Soesan Coincidence
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: JM Soesan Coincidence

WEC Richards (1907-1989) played for Harrow, Patent Office and Civil Service for about 40 years, correspondence chess for Surrey, and was an adjudicator for Surrey and Civil Service for 30+ years. He won the CS championship, also the Lightning tournament when aged 55ish. In his youth, he ran 5-minute...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: JM Soesan Coincidence
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: JM Soesan Coincidence

"I was lucky enough today to receive "A Century of British Chess" by PW Sergeant (1934) courtesy of Tony Peterson. There was an internal attachment with Ex libris J.M.Soesan who I think is the Ilford player Joseph Soesan." I played him at Guernsey in 1994, but saw him elsewhere, quite possibly at Co...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s
Replies: 15
Views: 964

Re: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

"The event was the British Lightning team championship 1987, staged near Forest Hill, south-east London, " I'm told it was in Crofton Park near Forest Hill. A friend of mine found himself playing some junior in round 1 and decided to play the Sicilian. Having lost horribly, he predicted that young A...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s
Replies: 15
Views: 964

Re: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

"What event is that they are holding the cup for?"

Judging from Mickey's apparel, a golf tournament.
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 1169

Re: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize

"200 Modern Brilliancies by Kevin Wilker"

"Wicker" I think! I have a copy somewhere.
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Is this a fortress?
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: Is this a fortress?

"Forum users will be amused to know that I had the Black pieces and found the Worst Move On The Board." Oh no, not Kf4... I benefited from such a move a few months ago. I also saw some online footage of Magnus Carlsen playing a friendly bullet game against a GM assistant and winning like that. Magnu...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Another Quiz Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1419

Re: Another Quiz Question

And I am indebted to Damian Lemos, who informs us that Daniel Naroditsky (USA) wrote his first chess book aged 14. DN is an engaging presenter of ichess courses. I know he's not British, but it's quite interesting.
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 1169

Re: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize

"are you sure that was a brilliancy prize?"

Good point - I think the title keeps changing. They always award it, even when there isn't a brilliant game!