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by MJMcCready
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Books on Karpov
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Books on Karpov

Forgive for sounding like an inveterate consumer but I only went and bought Karpov's Strategic Wins by Karolyi without checking whether they are worth reading beforehand. Has anyone read them? If so how did you find them? It seem as though in terms of literature produced on Karpov they are worth a r...
by MJMcCready
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Something for a rainy Sunday?
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Something for a rainy Sunday?

Your play might have more tlc attached if you are moving pieces around you made yourself.

Regarding cooking, as you know Brits are the best in the world when it comes to cooking and I am no exception. My speciality is DairyLea on toast, and I am whizz at making a CuppaSoup as well.
by MJMcCready
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Something for a rainy Sunday?
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Something for a rainy Sunday?

Presumably chess is up there on the list of past times, and if origami is too, then this video will be right up your street. That aside, why so few make their own chess set these days reminds a question unanswered. 'Because you can just buy one' isn't a wholly agreeable answer. https://www.youtube.c...
by MJMcCready
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Archived footage
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: Archived footage

There must be something classified as, or considered to be, the oldest surviving chess footage though?
by MJMcCready
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Archived footage
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: Archived footage

Yeah, I know that one but assumed there must be something a bit older. I have a feeling I once saw something filmed around 1910 but can't quite remember what it was.
by MJMcCready
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Never mind the 80s, what’s everyone listening to today?
Replies: 13
Views: 1151

Re: Never mind the 80s, what’s everyone listening to today?

I listen to black metal, death metal and 80s synth pop. No post 1988 pop music at all.
by MJMcCready
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Archived footage
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Archived footage

After watching a mishmash of footage from the 1930s, I wondered what the oldest surviving chess footage actually is. Does anyone know?
by MJMcCready
Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: The Sicilian Defence with 4...e5!?
Replies: 26
Views: 1415

Re: The Sicilian Defence with 4...e5!?

Is it not The Kalashnikov?
by MJMcCready
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond
Replies: 15
Views: 1367

Re: James Bond

oh my, Jaws 3-D was bad enough let alone Jaws 5.
by MJMcCready
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 250k posts
Replies: 15
Views: 1464

Re: 250k posts

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:08 am
There's a number at the bottom of the home page?

(of course, this doesn't include posts that have been deleted for whatever reason)
oh yeah thanks, I see it now. tbh I would have thought the overall count to be much higher.
by MJMcCready
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: History of women's chess
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: History of women's chess

Do we have a female perspective on what our beloved Geoffrey Diggle once wrote about?
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by MJMcCready
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 250k posts
Replies: 15
Views: 1464

Re: 250k posts

How do you count which post we are up to?
by MJMcCready
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: History of women's chess
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: History of women's chess

This is a rather uplifting thread. Of the most notable -isms which have shaped academic history in the past century and more, I thought chess history was, per se, left untouched by them.
by MJMcCready
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond
Replies: 15
Views: 1367

Re: James Bond

I am watching that one at present. Wondering who were the most menacing of the adversaries bond had. Some of them were scarier than others.
by MJMcCready
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Pedants United
Replies: 320
Views: 18827

Re: Pedants United

What about the use of 'get' and 'be'? I just heard GM David Howell say 'he could get checked by the bishop' which to me sounds like an informal way of saying 'he could be/have been checked by the bishop'.