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by Geoff Chandler
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 8599

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

see above, Chess.com's report on the 'Queens Gambit' and the Golden Globes. https://www.chess.com/news/view/golden-globes-for-the-queens-gambit "I love chess! I've had to pick up new skills for the movies that I've been doing, so I'm looking forward to having some time off so I can get back to chess...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4215
Views: 458281

Re: Media comments on chess

I was in my chess man cave playing over a Carlsen game from the Soltis book when I got the call: "Geoff, Chess on the telly." Just watched 'Mysteries at the Museum' on the History channel. It was on Ossip Bernstein and how he escaped from being shot because he was a chess player. The programme said ...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To whom is she referring?
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: To whom is she referring?

"It's a woman reporting some really unpleasant sexist attitudes." ...either not realising these two clowns were having a cheap laugh at her expense or knowing they were and using it to show this is the kind of nonsense female reporters sometimes have to put up with. Nobody would say such a thing to ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Annotating Blitz
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: Annotating Blitz

Stockfish is a machine only doing what it is told to do (I do not frequent chess.com, can you not just turn the analysis off.) Originally thought the thread was about analysis by humans with notes and criticism regarding online blitz games, something I have always deemed pointless stretching to the ...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 1169

Re: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize

Proof I never throw anything out. The Blunder Tin. Last used in 2007. https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s640x640/155001622_10222309325056450_6115974987553337162_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&ccb=3&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=hjaiHPlMOA8AX8Tdc8X&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr8-1.xx&tp=7&oh=8e956c7fe9f7b8c794d226b385...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How would a game against yourself go?
Replies: 15
Views: 935

Re: How would a game against yourself go?

How would a game against yourself go? I'd take White, sacrifice things, play keep the booty with Black, misplay a combination against myself and lose the ending. Most common position as Black - 2...f5 in the Greco Counter (Latvian) Most Common as White. Bxc6 in the Lopez after Nf6 (with or without a...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 1169

Re: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize

Hi Nick, Bells was actually nearest pub and I live literally a stones throw from the tournament hall. (I tried to claim travel expenses but to no avail.) Wife says there was a chess player on 'Tenable' yesterday (24th Feb) he says he was a junior player, represented England in a tournament in Poland...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 1169

Re: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize

..er...that was usually me that judged it. I often put up £10.00 for the best 'swindle/daft game' so they roped me in as well to judge the best game. I brought in a specially designed a box for players to put their games in. (Blue Peter would have been proud.) I then played over them in Sandy Bells....
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 1169

Re: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize

The first brilliancy prize was Bird - Mason, New York 1876. It was put up and judged by the proprietor of the Café International, New York. "This spirited offer should have a marked influence in protecting us from the wearying round of French, Sicilian and irregular openings." The Opening was a Fren...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 264
Views: 33530

Re: End of an era

Ray, the 2nd Feb. this year.

" I am bringing out an anthology of my columns: Fifty Shades of Ray to be published by Hardinge Simpole."

https://www.chessgames.com/perl/kibitzi ... eply=10174

Good title.
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4215
Views: 458281

Re: Media comments on chess

No arbiter, It was a league game. I thought briefly about making an appeal but we won the match 4-2.
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4215
Views: 458281

Re: Media comments on chess

....that Leicester City would "turn stalemate into checkmate" I have seen a player who was stalemated resign thinking he had been checkmated. It only came to light a few days after the game. Question: if the player had appealed, say about 20 minutes after the game, would he have got his ½ point. Tr...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 8599

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

A few sources, Chess.Com, NIC and now some newspapers are hinting that the inspiration for Beth Harmon could be Diana Lanni, https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=134171 Bill Wall seems oi have been one of the first to spot the link between the two. "Diana Lanni (1955- ) was once one of th...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: H.E.Atkins
Replies: 100
Views: 9319

Re: H.E.Atkins

I noticed that someone at ChessBomb was trying to defend MVL by saying it was a mouse slip. Of course these things must always be considered in an online game but in this case that is not really an option. 8/8/5pk1/6r1/6R1/6K1/8/8 w - - 0 1 You cannot 'mouse slip' the Rook to anywhere but Rxg5. It w...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1724
Views: 98755

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal. John Nunn at Chessbase: https://en.chessbase.com/post/chess-under-covid After the pandemic is over John is of the opinion online play may be here to stay, I hope not but I fear he may well be correct. "On the other hand, there are many advantages to online chess...