Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

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Paul Cooksey
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Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

Post by Paul Cooksey » Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:43 am

Are the last couple of posts:
A. Not very funny
B. A bit offensive to LGBT+ people
C. Irrelevant to the preceding thread
D. All of the above

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Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

Post by MJMcCready » Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:00 pm

Many thanks but could you make an exception and add a fifth option?

E: Yet more evidence that someone has a tendency to be subversive, thinks he's funnier than he really is, likes to present chess as form of recreation for the working-class man and not an intellectual pursuit which is predominated by the middle and upper classes.

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Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

Post by James Plaskett » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:40 pm

re Señor Bryant´s reference to Matt Fletcher of July 2020, Matt Fletcher lost a bet to me regarding my assertion that Charles Ingram is a man of Graduate status.
When I, after we had agreed to a one hundred pounds wager re that, sent him gen to prove that Ingram WAS a qualified Civil Engineer, (but some days before the agreed time by which such a demonstration was to be made) he retorted, "You shouldn´t have sent me this", arguing that because I got it to him so EARLY, that invalidated the bet.

Hmmm ...

Here though, and in the more general context of coincidences upon which Sñr Bryant´s post of July 2020 also touches, is a less condemnatory reference to him from my Coincidence Blog -
https://james-plasketts-coincidence-dia ... unter.html

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Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:40 pm

Are you sure you have the right person?

This doesn't sound like the guy I know at all.

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Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

Post by Matt Fletcher » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:56 pm

James - we've never met in person, though from memory we've had a couple of friendly interactions on Twitter relating to my handle (wmiltti) and the coincidence that Jon mentioned up-thread.

On your latest post, I don't really gamble, I certainly don't recall ever having a £100 bet with anyone about anything. Of course, if you can produce the evidence that we had this bet, I will more than happily apologise and make the payment either to you or to a charity of your choice. If not, I'd appreciate if you could correct the post. Thanks.

EDIT: I also don't think I told you about the minor piece ending mentioned in your blog - suspect it must be someone else with either the same or a very similar name. There are a couple of inactive Matthew Fletchers on the grading list, one from Hull the other from Gloucester. Neither are me.

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Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

Post by Carl Hibbard » Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:50 am

Matt Fletcher wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:56 pm
There are a couple of inactive Matthew Fletchers on the grading list, one from Hull the other from Gloucester. Neither are me.
I will remove a couple of posts if James does not clarify soon.
Cheers
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Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

Post by James Plaskett » Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:01 pm

Oh dear.
Just seemed a bit too coincidental that a chessplayer called Matt Fletcher also expressed an interest in the Major Ingram case.
In fact, rather a coincidence in itself!
(Not that I attach any weight, ever, to coincidences, you appreciate...)
My apologies...

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Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

Post by Matt Fletcher » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:32 pm

No trouble James, thanks for clearing it up.

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