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by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Fischer v Karpov 1975
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Fischer v Karpov 1975

Obviously a fake, as people would never have been allowed to get that close to the board when RJF was playing ;)
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sharon Furlong
Replies: 6
Views: 3064

Re: Sharon Furlong

It indeed is one and the same.
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sharon Furlong
Replies: 6
Views: 3064

Re: Sharon Furlong

Married to the late Peter Furlong, of course.

Had a bad car accident in the late 1980s and never really recovered, though she lived for some time afterwards.
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118225

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I would certainly be surprised if one is held on the normal scale.
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond Themes
Replies: 19
Views: 2055

Re: James Bond Themes

Patrick McGoohan?

IIRC because he did not approve of Bond's (lack of) morals.
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond Themes
Replies: 19
Views: 2055

Re: James Bond Themes

Live And Let Die, A View To A Kill - the latter quite possibly the best thing DD ever did.
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118225

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Adam Raoof wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:58 pm

Get your jabs.
That at least is something I would hope everyone here could agree on.

(still waiting for mine btw)
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118225

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

More seriously, given the profile of the people living at the venue, I wouldn't be surprised if they and their carers will all be vaccinated (including second dose) in the next couple of months. If they are indeed vaccinated, a chess tournament will present no risk to them. That's not correct becau...
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To whom is she referring?
Replies: 16
Views: 1776

Re: To whom is she referring?

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:43 am
Also I am not convinced all the middle three in that list were "heralded as possible future world champions".
Both Svidler and Moro almost certainly were in their junior days, and of course the former at least had a few decent cracks at it.
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 9644

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:08 am
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.

Not surprised that it has started to garner awards.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: JM Soesan Coincidence
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: JM Soesan Coincidence

I also played him twice in the 1980s, and pretty sure he was Coventry based by then.

Not sure exactly who he played as a young man, but he may well be my best prospect of a lowish Morphy number.
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Burn Out -how to detect it?
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: Burn Out -how to detect it?

Its one reason why I have hardly ever played online chess.
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Peter Markland
Replies: 38
Views: 3643

Re: Peter Markland

And there were certainly other players - from the former USSR especially - who could easily have gained such an accolade but didn't.
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Kirby 1938-2021
Replies: 1
Views: 731

Tony Kirby 1938-2021

Anthony (Tony) Kirby, a stalwart of Barrow Chess Club for longer than many of us have been alive, passed away last week aged 82. Despite his age, he had been in pretty good shape when we last saw him in the autumn, and this news was not expected. One of a chess playing family - his father was also a...
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 82
Views: 6922

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

There isn't going to be a lockdown because of bog-standard flu, lets be realistic here :)