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by JustinHorton
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "The Queen's Gambit" on "A Good Read" Radio 4 Tuesday 30th
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: "The Queen's Gambit" on "A Good Read" Radio 4 Tuesday 30th

I didn't catch this but anybody who wants to can listen to it here
by JustinHorton
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4317
Views: 471283

Re: Media comments on chess

Would you like to read a piece about quantum chess, featuring Daniel Alsina?

I'm afraid it's in Spanish.

(Or you can see a video.)
by JustinHorton
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess references in Films
Replies: 16
Views: 1906

Re: Chess references in Films

Directorial debut of John Boorman, no less. Script by Peter Nichols.

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by JustinHorton
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205656

Re: Cheating in chess

No offence, Matt, but we really need to be knowing things here, not thinking them.
by JustinHorton
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Under Statement?
Replies: 47
Views: 2240

Re: Under Statement?

David Sedgwick wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:12 pm
JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:02 am
Poor Ray. Poor, denigrated Ray.
I expect that he will survive.
Oh I should hope so. But it would be helpful and gratifying if the habit of pretending he's being picked on were to expire.
by JustinHorton
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Under Statement?
Replies: 47
Views: 2240

Re: Under Statement?

No, I assumed the chess, I just didn't see on what premise the question was based.
by JustinHorton
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Under Statement?
Replies: 47
Views: 2240

Re: Under Statement?

Not sure I grasp your question
by JustinHorton
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Under Statement?
Replies: 47
Views: 2240

Re: Under Statement?

he insists on occasionally giving those that don't like him ammunition. Regularly and consistently over a period of more than forty years, giving everybody with an ounce of self-respect plenty of time to understand what he is and why he should be avoided. (Of course people do understand what he is....
by JustinHorton
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205656

Re: Cheating in chess

Sure, I understood that.
by JustinHorton
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205656

Re: Cheating in chess

The wrinkle this time is that Osmak has volunteered for a lie detector test to prove her innocence. Why is she not taking her case to Ethics Commission? This was a FIDE event, so I don't see how they could refuse to accept it. They may be considering it anyway, according to the FIDE statement . FID...
by JustinHorton
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2507
Views: 205656

Re: Cheating in chess

Of course there is also the problem that if someone is called specifically for cheating then the server or whoever could be subjected to legal challenge. I think we are all fairly clear that most of the cheating that happens and players are disqualified for is circumstantial evidence which is not l...
by JustinHorton
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Under Statement?
Replies: 47
Views: 2240

Re: Under Statement?

I asked Eales how Philidor's experience of the British authorities on arriving in London as an asylum seeker in 1793 compared with the more recent experiences of Mihai Suba in 1988 and Shohreh Bayat in 2020. I don't know whether 1988 counts as history yet. Perhaps it does if the fall of the Berlin ...
by JustinHorton
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4317
Views: 471283

Re: Media comments on chess

...and then this evening I saw Get Out (2017) in which one of the characters says of jiujitsu
Strength does not matter. It's all about this. It is a strategic game, like chess. It's all about getting two, three, four moves ahead.
by JustinHorton
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Under Statement?
Replies: 47
Views: 2240

Re: Under Statement?

And what do you think "nothing to see here" means, John
by JustinHorton
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Under Statement?
Replies: 47
Views: 2240

Re: Under Statement?

Geoff is, of course, always pleasant in his posts Well unless for instance one holds the view that suggesting repeatedly that a piece written by an anonymous woman was probably written by a man constitutes obnoxious conduct. But it is often curious what other people think is polite and what they th...