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by MJMcCready
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond Themes
Replies: 18
Views: 1556

Re: James Bond Themes

Simon Rogers wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:58 pm
One of the less well known which I liked was "Capsule in Space " by the John Barry Orchestra from the film "You Only Live Twice ".
I bought a double CD a number of years ago titled:
"Best of Bond ... James Bond. 50 years - 50 tracks"
Which was excellent.
John Barry was massively underrated.
by MJMcCready
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: History of Chess Clubs
Replies: 23
Views: 2287

Re: History of Chess Clubs

It would be great if the ECF kept a page of links to chess histories - for club or county. Perhaps we can start here with a list of histories. This may inspire others to write a history of their area. I am aware that Roy Maddock compiled a 117-page history of Harrow Chess Club for its centenary in ...
by MJMcCready
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Pedants United
Replies: 292
Views: 15252

Re: Pedants United

What about the following sentence: 'My team may be relegated this season, hopefully that won't happen though.' Anything wrong? If so then what?
by MJMcCready
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond Themes
Replies: 18
Views: 1556

Re: James Bond Themes

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:28 pm
Patrick McGoohan?

IIRC because he did not approve of Bond's (lack of) morals.

Yeah, not too sure about the lack of morals thing but quite possibly true.
by MJMcCready
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond Themes
Replies: 18
Views: 1556

Re: James Bond Themes

And which Irishman refused the role in the 60s?
by MJMcCready
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond Themes
Replies: 18
Views: 1556

Re: James Bond Themes

lol, Living Daylight also very good.
by MJMcCready
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: James Bond

Jaws was a scary guy.
by MJMcCready
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's Play Chess
Replies: 0
Views: 243

Let's Play Chess

If you have a Netflix account and watch the American show Jeopardy, then go to Episode 7599. One of the categories is 'Let's Play Chess'. I won't say if they are easy or difficult.
by MJMcCready
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: James Bond

I thought From Russia with Love was diabolical.
by MJMcCready
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Another Quiz Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1457

Re: Another Quiz Question

Apologies, I meant author.
by MJMcCready
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Annotating Blitz
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Re: Annotating Blitz

Agreed. I don't wish to sound old but the youngest generation of all don't seem to have any grounding in theory and play purely for fun. Perhaps I did in my teens too. Hard to see chess these days as being something not theory-laden. Yet most people on-line have no real positional play to their game.
by MJMcCready
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond
Replies: 5
Views: 623

James Bond

If you had to put James Bond films in order from best to worst, how would you place them? Do you have a favourite Bond film? I just saw Goldfinger and thought it was absolutely awful. A View to a kill is probably my favourite.
by MJMcCready
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Annotating Blitz
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Re: Annotating Blitz

But is it correct to say he blundered during a blitz game. I mean according to the position it is, I mean objectively speaking but then everyone does during blitz, and no one really expects not to. We can, I think, say we blunder but I don't think it means anything given that context. Saying 'oh he ...
by MJMcCready
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Annotating Blitz
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Re: Annotating Blitz

Stockfish.
by MJMcCready
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Annotating Blitz
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Annotating Blitz

I've noticed on chess.com that blitz games are annotated as are bullet games, when you look through them afterwards that is. Shouldn't some sort of sliding scale be introduced for faster time limits? I was accused of committing a blunder by missing mate in 2 and choosing mate in 4 instead but given ...