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by Jon Mahony
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Takeback requests in online games
Replies: 28
Views: 1018

Re: Takeback requests in online games

why is online any different? Because there are mouseslips and fingerslips in online, they happen to everybody at every level and there is no real equivalent OTB. Tough old world ain't it, we are all subject to the same mistakes, personally if I'd slipped with my mouse I wouldn't ask to take a move ...
by Jon Mahony
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Takeback requests in online games
Replies: 28
Views: 1018

Re: Takeback requests in online games

I always turn it off where possible - I used to fall for it quite a bit on the old ChessCube, where I'd just click ok in the middle of a 3 minute game, not realising what it was and next news is my opponent would have his lost queen back on the board. Idiotic thing to have on any Chess site in my op...
by Jon Mahony
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ginger GM Collection Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 2258

Re: Ginger GM Collection Sale

Simon Williams is a great chess teacher. I've seen some of his You Tube videos and enjoyed his game against Lancashire's Martyn Hamer. Yeah don't get me wrong I like Simon, his blitz death match with Ben Finegold was really entertaining. There's one part where Simon draws or looses an ending 3 pawn...
by Jon Mahony
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 144
Views: 11946

Re: Briish Championship Congress 2021

Yeah it's not the nicest place in the world but it will be very nice for people living up North to play in a British and not have to travel the length and breadth of the country, I will be taking a week off work for that one.
by Jon Mahony
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ginger GM Collection Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 2258

Re: Ginger GM Collection Sale

I wouldn't trust the analysis on some of the earlier ones, when I think of the grading points I’ve lost trying to play that Winawer - Ginger GM says we have a good attacking game here and the computer gives me a position the equivalent of a piece down :lol: Harry the H pawn can F right off. They did...
by Jon Mahony
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Closing Gambit
Replies: 103
Views: 6006

Re: Closing Gambit

Yeah this is free on Prime video at the moment if you missed it, I can recommend it's very interesting.

There is plenty of Ramondo screen time, but justified here as he was Korchnoi's second at least.
by Jon Mahony
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An improvement on The Queen's Gambit?
Replies: 9
Views: 902

Re: An improvement on The Queen's Gambit?

Whoes this Trevis Geoff?? :lol:
by Jon Mahony
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 9666

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Check out Danny King's videos on YouTube. I find those Danny King videos a bit straw-clutching myself "Judit Polgar is the Real Beth Harmon" ... Why Danny, cos she's a woman? I don't see too many other similarities :roll: But I know how much extra advertising revenue that title will get from all th...
by Jon Mahony
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 9666

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

I can't help admiring how Mr McCready is prepared to stand alone - against both the chess and non-chess world - in his dislike for The Queen's Gambit. I'm sort of with him. But since I suspect it would annoy me, I have taken the precaution of not watching it. Perfectly fine with people not liking i...
by Jon Mahony
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 9666

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Maybe you are right, I suppose in hindsight when I was 13 my favourite thing was acquiring any slasher film I could lay my hands on, on VHS. Didn't do me any harm like... now where's my hockey mask :wink: In a totally unrelated topic I've just realised the bloke who plays Benny Watt's is the odd loo...
by Jon Mahony
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 9666

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Series discussed on Breakfast TV this morning (Tuesday). Suitability for younger children mentioned. There were a few unsavoury references to under age sex mentioned in the novel - Jolene and the orderly Fergusson were described as "being kind to each other" and at one point Beth and Jolene have a ...
by Jon Mahony
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis (Netflix adaptation)
Replies: 13
Views: 3878

Re: The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis (Netflix adaptation)

This was one of my favourite books of all time (I’ve read it at least 6 times in my life) I binged watched the series last weekend and I have to say apart from a very few changes, the adaptation is almost word for word from the novel and was absolutely wonderful. Just finished the book; very good Y...
by Jon Mahony
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis (Netflix adaptation)
Replies: 13
Views: 3878

Re: The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis (Netflix adaptation)

This was one of my favourite books of all time (I’ve read it at least 6 times in my life) I binged watched the series last weekend and I have to say apart from a very few changes, the adaptation is almost word for word from the novel and was absolutely wonderful. A lot of people don’t know that Tevi...
by Jon Mahony
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Ian Thackray
Replies: 23
Views: 2169

Re: Ian Thackray

On the Yorkshire Chess Association website. The Steve Mann tribute under notices mentions is age was 49 when he passed away. Ian was born on the 25th August 1971. Was he really? He was very boyish looking was Ian, it must have made his age deceptive to me. Still no age to go at all, very horrible y...
by Jon Mahony
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Ian Thackray
Replies: 23
Views: 2169

Re: Ian Thackray

My god what a shock! I knew Ian quite well at one time (though we hadn't been in touch for few years due to my hiatus from the game) and we would have a pint and a chat on a Saturday afternoon, at the local pub we both lived quite near, after we had finished our match in the Yorkshire League. A ver...