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by JustinHorton
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Where was James Mason born?
Replies: 28
Views: 1608

Re: Where was James Mason born?

If you wish to become a strong player all you have to do is wait until my book is published and then by its help you can hardly fail to become such
Fantastic! Do we know if anybody followed his advice successfully?
by JustinHorton
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4234
Views: 459893

Re: Media comments on chess

The second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final is "una partida del ajedrez" according to our commentator on the Telecinco channel. Disappointing result Well they were two down at Granada in the previous round going into injury time and got away with it (scored twice, still had time for Granada to mi...
by JustinHorton
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4234
Views: 459893

Re: Media comments on chess

The second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final is "una partida del ajedrez" according to our commentator on the Telecinco channel.
by JustinHorton
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Happy Birthday GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)
Replies: 14
Views: 1204

Re: Happy Birthday GM Raymond Keene OBE (29-i-1948)

Simon Rogers wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:46 pm
his chess articles
Or not, as the case may be
by JustinHorton
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To whom is she referring?
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: To whom is she referring?

dejan_lekic wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:02 pm
What else do you expect from a book with title starting with "Chess Bitch"?? Clearly the aim is to attract the audience with "wild", "sexist" stories...
Clearly
by JustinHorton
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102766

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Visiting or at least consulting a doctor seems implied by the last paragraph. I’m waiting for a referral to a lung specialist and to a long covid clinic and I hope some progress will emerge from that. Indeed. And it's also possible that an account of somebody's symptoms doesn't entail an account of...
by JustinHorton
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102766

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

OK, that's Matthew blocked. Or on my "foes" list, anyway, which has grown recently. This isn't the sole instance recently of a poster not knowing how to behave with respect to serious subjects, nor of them not knowing when to stop. I would like not to draw generalisations about our community, of whi...
by JustinHorton
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102766

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

It's my view that you don't have the faintest idea from that piece how many doctors Ed Rooksby saw over the several months of his illness, that this hasn't stopped you weighing in with your ill-considered opinions expressed in an inappropriate manner, and that this is a thoroughly ignorant way to be...
by JustinHorton
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102766

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I knew Ed Rooksby via social media for about fifteen years before his death and he was as thoughtful and intelligent a human being as you could come to come across.

The contrast with somebody who prefers to yap ignorantly and inappropriately is extreme. But it's the good who die young.
by JustinHorton
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102766

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Well there's a few, one of which is that you are talking about somebody who died a couple of weeks ago, somebody about whom you know nothing, and maybe you should think about your tone before mouthing off.
by JustinHorton
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102766

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Yes that's definitely a big one. Long Covid is still not being discussed very much. The potential damage it can unleash on the lungs is quite frightening. This is an account of what it's like to contract and live with long covid. It was written a couple of months ago, at which time it looked like t...
by JustinHorton
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102766

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

It is close to 100% as far as serious illness/death is concerned. But what's the risk of suffering from long term effects that shorten life expectancy or the quality of life, particularly if the patient isn't in the best of health to start with? Yes that's definitely a big one. Long Covid is still ...
by JustinHorton
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 8847

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

What, and lose the guy who says there's no sexism in chess?
by JustinHorton
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 8847

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Having now seen the whole thing, my opinion is very much that it's a lot better show when it centres on the characters rather than the chess. Even so, its portrayal of actual chess play is still well above average - low bar though that may be. Mmm, I think that's true as far as the body language is...
by JustinHorton
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To whom is she referring?
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: To whom is she referring?

It's a woman reporting some really unpleasant sexist attitudes. What should she have done instead?