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by John McKenna
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on TV
Replies: 275
Views: 46104

Re: Chess on TV

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:02 pm
Ah, excellent find!
Wish I was a friend of Dr. Henry Walton Jones - who knows what he might unearth?
by John McKenna
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Robert Silk Tournament Games
Replies: 19
Views: 1076

Re: Robert Silk Tournament Games

In addition to the two probables, above, a confirmed kill ( Sicilian 2c3 by M. Chandler, 1981) as a tailender goes down in flames, from a superior position, against the tournament victor... [Event ""] [Site "Robert Silk, London"] [Date "1978"] [Round "?"] [White "Littlewood,P."] [Black "Speelman"] [...
by John McKenna
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on TV
Replies: 275
Views: 46104

Re: Chess on TV

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:07 am
Even if it is a composition, does it really matter? Its not such a bad one.
Just naturally curious, Matt, as to how the board came to be on the TV like that and how the position came to be on the board. Who knows, something might jog Stewart R's incipient memories...
by John McKenna
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on TV
Replies: 275
Views: 46104

Re: Chess on TV

I think the white pieces must almost certainly have been in the position you gave, Nigel. It is how the black pieces managed to get where they are in that position that I am not so sure about. One thing seems certain - if White really started with a full set and subsequently went a rook down he cann...
by John McKenna
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on TV
Replies: 275
Views: 46104

Re: Chess on TV

rn1qrk2/1bp1bppB/p2pN2p/3P4/QP1P1B2/P1P5/6PP/5RK1 b - - 0 1 Where has the knight just come from? c5 or g5. g5 seems more likely. This could have been the position two moves ago. rn1qr1k1/1bp1bppp/p2p4/3P2N1/QP1P1B2/P1PB4/6PP/5RK1 b - - 0 1 As Geoff said, further above, we'd better assume that White...
by John McKenna
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3310
Views: 180415

Re: The English Language

In the 1970s the most important topic of interest ("central stake") for international economists was the idea that the economies of some of the countries of the world - particularly in Africa (most countries), Asia (e.g. China & India ) & Latin America (e.g. Brasil) - were ones that were "developing...
by John McKenna
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118235

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

"... The Chief Medical Officer of the Local Government Board (LGB), Sir Arthur Newsholme, did not see the notice, but in the same month cancelled plans he had prepared for dealing with a resurgence of the epidemic, because of the requirements of the war. His strategy had proposed measures such as pr...
by John McKenna
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Robert Silk Tournament Games
Replies: 19
Views: 1076

Re: Robert Silk Tournament Games

Interesting developments, above. For Fuller, Littlewood v. Nunn, though, see below. The following complete game (and the embedded part game) are in Nunn's Pirc for the Tournament Player (1980, reprinted 1986, 1987). And, as can be seen from the crosstable below, Nunn defeated Fuller, but lost to P. ...
by John McKenna
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Robert Silk Tournament Games
Replies: 19
Views: 1076

Re: Robert Silk Tournament Games

No games. Only this 1974 starter for eight -
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by John McKenna
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Where was James Mason born?
Replies: 38
Views: 2341

Re: Where was James Mason born?

"Under the title there's a printed quote : Keiner sei gleich dem andern, doch gleich sei jeder dem Höchsten! Wie das zu machen? Es sei jeder vollendet in sich. - Schiller." Interesting find by Chris B. As an aside, is that German quotation originally from Schiller or Goethe? The answer is Schiller. ...
by John McKenna
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Where was James Mason born?
Replies: 38
Views: 2341

Re: Where was James Mason born?

John Townsend wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:02 pm
I'm much obliged, Tim. However, I don't possess a copy of Hastings 1895, so it may be some time until I'm able to see his signature by that method.
Said photo & signature courtesy of Ed. Winter -

https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/winter137.html
by John McKenna
Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3310
Views: 180415

Re: The English Language

So, it is called "discharge education form"? Generally in English the word 'discharge' is not used with regard to the completion of stages of education. In the USA the word 'graduation' is usually used when successfully leaving the education system at either the secondary (high school) or tertiary ...
by John McKenna
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Peter Markland
Replies: 38
Views: 3644

Re: Peter Markland

The above Hastings 1970/1 tournament (1st GM L. Portisch 6/9, 2nd-6th GM W. Uhlmann, GM V. Hort, GM N. Krogius, GM S. Gligoric & P. MARKLAND 5, 7th Z. Mestrovic 4, 8-9th GM R. Byrne & IM R. Wade 3.5, 10th R. Keene 3) would appear from what follows to have met the requirement for FIDE title norms at ...
by John McKenna
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 264
Views: 18388

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Thanks for your candid answer, Matt.

Edit - and for Kevin's knowledgeable contribution.
by John McKenna
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 264
Views: 18388

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

The best I can come up with, Matt, is that they are a reworking of the kind of figures given in Nick's link to the Royal Statistical Soc. Take it/them or leave it/them. Obviously we are to also draw our own conclusions on what they amount to. Would you be prepared to go to Euro 2020 fixtures at Wemb...