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by MJMcCready
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hansen on Nakamura
Replies: 26
Views: 2497

Re: Hansen on Nakamura

Hi MJM It's not underhand tactics (and of course he is to be trusted) it's just he get a bit emotional, especially when losing. Don't we all? This triples and surfaces during screened blitz games with chat. The linked vid. Do not watch it if you have ever lost a game though a blunder - all it will ...
by MJMcCready
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hansen on Nakamura
Replies: 26
Views: 2497

Re: Hansen on Nakamura

So the gist of this is that Nakamura sometimes resorts to underhanded tactics, and as a result he is not trusted?
by MJMcCready
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3310
Views: 180468

Re: The English Language

Don't we all...
by MJMcCready
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hansen on Nakamura
Replies: 26
Views: 2497

Re: Hansen on Nakamura

These are isolated incidents though. It all sounds rather petty to me. More like handbags at ten paces than anything else. What have the chess playing elite got to complain about anyway. They don't know how good they've got it.
by MJMcCready
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hansen on Nakamura
Replies: 26
Views: 2497

Re: Hansen on Nakamura

Interesting that Nakamuras possible unpopularity with his peers is counterbalanced by being easily the most popular online chess personality. As for the unpopular English GM - that has stumped me. I thought our "top" 3 "young" players were all very affable and popular. What's the reason why he's un...
by MJMcCready
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3310
Views: 180468

Re: The English Language

What does 'And it is' mean in: Iceland feels like a mystical land of stunning beauty. And it is... It is a conjunction that serves to connect the two sentences. The second sentence confirms that "Iceland is a land of stunning beauty". NB: There was a time when school teachers of English in the UK t...
by MJMcCready
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Money talks
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: Money talks

Money doesn't buy you happiness.
by MJMcCready
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 10 in 1 -a record?
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: 10 in 1 -a record?

I only counted 91 in that position.
by MJMcCready
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 10 in 1 -a record?
Replies: 4
Views: 733

10 in 1 -a record?

Ten checkmates are delivered in one blow here. Can you find the move which did it and can it be/has it been beaten in a single move in seperate puzzle?
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by MJMcCready
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Vintage chess set
Replies: 7
Views: 976

Re: Vintage chess set

I’ve just inherited what looks like a nice small wooden chess set after the death of my grandma - wondering if anyone’s seen anything similar / has any information about the set? Unfortunately it doesn’t have a board with it. 7485F87A-F116-4B42-A80C-8333245945EF.jpeg The king is 6cm tall with a 2cm...
by MJMcCready
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)
Replies: 37
Views: 2262

Re: Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)

What would you say his best game was?
by MJMcCready
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Pedants United
Replies: 320
Views: 18835

Re: Pedants United

Yes, as far as I know polite requests require shall only, 'Shall I put the kettle on' for example.
by MJMcCready
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Pedants United
Replies: 320
Views: 18835

Re: Pedants United

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:35 pm
Or I shall be accused.
What's the one function 'shall' has which 'will' does not have. Or how can we make a sentence where we can't replace 'shall' with 'will'?
by MJMcCready
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Books on Karpov
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: Books on Karpov

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:18 pm
There is Karpov Move By Move, written by Sam Collins.

No idea how good it is, but the mere fact it isn't by Cyrus Lakdawala may be seen by some as a point in its favour.
Thanks, I didn't know that book existed.
by MJMcCready
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Something for a rainy Sunday?
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: Something for a rainy Sunday?

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:19 pm
I use to work in an Origami Shop...but it folded.
I'm a black belt in origami -so be careful.