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by NickFaulks
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Euro 21
Replies: 48
Views: 1466

Re: Euro 21

A half-dozen French soccer fans gamely traveled to Bucharest, Romania, to watch their squad compete in the Euro 2020 championships earlier this week. The only problem: The game instead took place in Budapest, some 500 miles away.  “It’s like we’re in the movie ‘Home Alone’,” lamented one of the stra...
by NickFaulks
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Euro 21
Replies: 48
Views: 1466

Re: Euro 21

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:44 am
This year? I thought Nick was referring to the Coronavirus Bill powers enacted last year?
Thanks, Christopher. I was indeed.

I find it difficult to explain to people living outside the UK the full horror of what is being done here. That are simply incapable of believing that it could be possible.
by NickFaulks
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Euro 21
Replies: 48
Views: 1466

Re: Euro 21

As Orbán used the pandemic to allow himself to rule by decree for an indefinite period (legislation passed March 30 last year) that is not a particularly convincing conclusion. Johnson has done the same thing - in theory his powers have to be renewed every so often, but with a totally compliant Par...
by NickFaulks
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Euro 21
Replies: 48
Views: 1466

Re: Euro 21

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:35 pm
Orban will be gutted though, which makes it more bearable.
Orban allows his people to play chess and to go on holiday. Johnson doesn't. I know which one I think is the authoritarian.
by NickFaulks
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Euro 21
Replies: 48
Views: 1466

Re: Euro 21

Very disappointed for Hungary. It would have been brilliant if the Germans had gone out, even from a group where England would have done well to finish last.
by NickFaulks
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Euro 21
Replies: 48
Views: 1466

Re: Euro 21

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:29 pm
No, a draw is enough if Poland do not beat Sweden.
True, but they could hardly rely on that. They played on the basis that they had to win, which they quite convincingly did.
by NickFaulks
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Euro 21
Replies: 48
Views: 1466

Re: Euro 21

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:05 pm
Spain - "good games"??
I take your point, but it is made more interesting because they have to win or go home.
by NickFaulks
Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Euro 21
Replies: 48
Views: 1466

Re: Euro 21

Torn between two good games today, and then again.

Unlike yesterday, when torn between no good games.
by NickFaulks
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Beat the French Defense with 3.Nc3
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: Beat the French Defense with 3.Nc3

If White loses a pawn, isn't that a point in favour of Black's move?
by NickFaulks
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Problem Question
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: Chess Problem Question

Maybe it isn't too easy for younger readers. The brand was killed off more than forty years ago.
by NickFaulks
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Problem Question
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: Chess Problem Question

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by NickFaulks
Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Problem Question
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: Chess Problem Question

Suddenly it's gone from no idea to too easy.
by NickFaulks
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2156
Views: 133124

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Yes, I had seen that. I imagine the fact that The Boss himself must have been furious would have carried some weight.

It still isn't over, there will be a lot of counterfeit documents around.