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|Mar-22-06|| ||Chesschatology: Jim- yours was the first chess book I ever read, aged 14 or so, "Play to win". I knew nothing, understood nothing, but I did use it to learn notation, and lots of impressive sounding opinions. As such I, then about 90 BCF, proudly told a friend of my parents, a master level ish player, that the opening in chess was overrated in importance, and that draws were killing the game. I would like to re-read it now I'm a bit older!|
|Mar-23-06|| ||ray keene: apropos coincidences and the name shand-wasnt diana princess of wales a shand kydd on her mothers side , while camilla current consort of my old trinity college cambridge landing mate hrh the prince of wales was also a shand qua her maiden name. this might need a spot of checking but i am pretty sure its close to being right if not spot on!|
|Mar-23-06|| ||Parsifal: Well, you´re certainly on to something there, Raymondo.|
And, should you want the full spiel, here´s example 184 from my files -
(184) Keeping it in the family
In early June 2004 a nurse from Scotland won the highest ever prize offered on ITV´s The Vault quiz show: one million Pounds. To do that she had to successfully answer six questions down a telephone line - the answers to three of which had already been given earlier in the show.
At the quizzing.co.uk site certain voices were raised suggesting that some of the big TV quiz shows were deliberately excluding some applicants. I did not believe that for an instant, and noted, for the benefit of those who were determined to see conspiracy everywhere, that the first winner of the million on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Judith Keppel, was married to a man who had written comedy scripts for Jasper Carrot, and Carrot is a director of the company that made WWTBAM?
Then on June 16th 2004, I chipped in at a thread at the quizzing.co.uk site -
Posted by PLASKETT
More re innocence and coincidence
There seems to be some disagreement about this. ... ... ...The Peerage seems to think them still man and wife - ... ... ...
And at Worldroots she is depicted as a descendant of Mary Tudor, and still married to Shand -
Descendants of Mary Tudor, Princess of England(gen 16-1 to 16-69 of 19 generations) XVI-6 (XV-5-3) 1 Judith Cynthia Aline Keppel Born 18 August 1942 Married (1) 2 April 1964 Diss.1980 Desmond Leon Corcoran Married (2) 1985 Neil H. Shand Children, Generation XVII-5
... ... ...
Genealogy expert, Leo van de Pas, observes -
Judith's grandfather is the first cousin of Sonia Keppel and this makes Judith and Camilla 3rd cousins. Judith (and Camilla) are descendants of Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond an illegitimate son of King Charles II and they are definitely descendants of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. In the latest Burke's Peerage and Judith Keppel married (1) Desmond Corcoran and they have three children and then they divorced. Judith then married Neil H. Shand but seems to go about with her maiden name. Shand? You will say. Yes, that is Camilla's maiden name, perhaps Neil Shand is related to her as well. ... ... ...Leo van de Pas
|Mar-23-06|| ||Parsifal: So then, for those who never tire of seeing smoke and conspiracy in who gets on or succeeds or is destroyed by UK TV Game Shows -
a) The first winner was ... married to a script writer for current Celador Director, Jasper Carrott. The gentleman´s name is Shand
b) She is a direct descendant of the royal mistress, Keppel.
c) She is a cousin of Camilla Parker-Bowles (and could pass for her sister).
d) Parker Bowles had the maiden name Shand. van der Pas speculates that she may be related to Neil Shand.
e) Diana Spencer´s mother took the married name of Shand Kydd.
f) Although I am not definitely sold that the death of Lady Diana was suspicious, I am also far from satisfied that it was not, and welcome the official inquiry into her death in FRANCE.
g) Two contestants destroyed by winning the top prize on Millionaire (but who, in my opinion, were innocent and treated dreadfully by Celador) were CHARLES and DIANA.
h) Mrs Keppel was only able to answer the One Million Pound question: "Which of these kings was married to Eleanor of Acquitaine?" because she had taken a holiday in FRANCE that summer and one day " ...whilst mooching around in a town ..." had wandered into a churchyard where she spotted Eleanor of Acquitaine´s TOMB.
i) Judith Keppel (along with a few other people) is a direct descendant of Eleanor of Acquitaine.
So, you see, it´s all rigged.
Then, on August 8th 2004, I noted something else, and promptly commented on it at the same thread -
Posted by PLASKETT
Another Millionaire winner called Mrs Shand
I only learn, via the post before this, that the winner of the million on The Vault was called Mrs Shand.
So, if any of you STILL do NOT think it is ALL RIGGED, consider this which I posted on page 10 of this thread - (The above list)
ANOTHER Mrs Shand the first winner of One Million Pounds on an ITV Quiz Show...?¿
|Mar-14-07|| ||ChesterTheJester: Anyone know where I could locate a video of GM Plaskett's game on the internet? Would love to re-watch it.|
|Jun-01-07|| ||thesonicvision: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlnX...|
|Aug-29-07|| ||Benzol: Isn't Judith Keppel one of the "Eggheads".|
|Aug-30-07|| ||mack: <Benzol> She is indeed. It seems as if it's obligatory that she gets asked the sports questions.|
|Aug-30-07|| ||Benzol: <mack> Thanks for the confirmation.
As a result I was looking at some of the other Eggheads and found out the C J De Mooi has apparently been a Mensa chess champion. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CJ_De_...|
I wonder how many other players are Mensa members?
|Sep-02-07|| ||mack: <Benzol> I found a reference to CJ in the September 2005 CHESS magazine. Very quick and not at all interesting, but it did mention that one of the posers he set for viewers at the end of a show was - 'How many knights does each player have at the beginning of a game of chess - 1, 2 or 4?'|
Buggered if I know.
|Jan-08-08|| ||MichAdams: Not to be confused with David Morrissey, currently starring in the BBC mini-series, Sense and Sensibility.|
|Jan-29-08|| ||Karpova: James Plaskett – José Clement Gómez
Beniel, 19 August 2007
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O Bd7 9.f4 h6 10.Bh4 Be7 11.Nf3 Qc7 12.e5 dxe5 13.fxe5 Ng8 14.Ne4 Bxh4 15.Nxh4 Nxe5 16.Nd6+ Kf8 17.Qf4 f6 [see diagram]
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|Mar-18-08|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Mr.Plaskett!|
|Mar-18-08|| ||Benzol: We haven't seen <Parsifal> recently.|
|Jun-13-09|| ||sultanmir: |
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White to move and win
This so called 'Plaskett Puzzle' seemed to be surrounded with too many interesting stories... (Natural for such a beautiful composition. If you have not seen it before, you can see the solution and stories behind it at,
Its thought to have been composed by G. Van Breukelen, a dutch composer... But too many contradicting stories floating around it.. can any historians here come up with some reliable sources to find the truth..?
|Jun-13-09|| ||keypusher: It seems that reality shows are a sort of descendant from quiz shows. But no one seems to be bothered that reality shows are "rigged", i.e. scripted. Or maybe the surprising thing is that people are bothered that quiz shows are rigged?|
|Mar-18-10|| ||wordfunph: hope you write more chess books GM Plaskett..
happy birthday James!
|Sep-16-10|| ||BobCrisp: <Former Army major Charles Ingram was seen as a bad apple when he cheated his way to the £1million top prize on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?|
Yesterday he was cursing a bad apple after slipping on one in his garden and slicing of f three toes with his lawnmower.
Dubbed the 'Coughing Major' after the ploy he used to give correct answers on the ITV quiz show, Mr Ingram told yesterday how he took his three toes with him to hospital.>
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...
|Nov-07-11|| ||Parsifal2: Hi.
This is Plaskett.
My next book will be on he innocence of Charles Ingram, and not on chess.
Myfinal thoights on this queen sacrifice Vs Miles may be viewed at the KINGPIN website. The article there is headed With Chances For Both Sides.
Sadly, I had to conclude that white has not enough compensation, and, therefore, 19 Nxe4? is a losing move.
|Mar-18-12|| ||brankat: Wishing you a Happy Birthday GM Plaskett!|
|Nov-09-12|| ||tzar: I have to congratulate Mr. Plaskett on the series Karparov My Story...maybe one of the most remarkable chess series ever made and that will stand in history...it was a great idea...
Although I don't share many of the critizism that Plaskett received on his way of handling the interviews...because I think it was a great efford...it was funny to notice a certain rivalry between the two when Plaskett wanted to compete with Kasparov in quoting facts&feats about chess history...both have great memory but I thing Kasparov with his body language was trying to tell GM Plaskett that he should restrict himself to be a disciplined admirer of his comments and not try to argue with him, being a chess titan and legend...|
|Oct-03-15|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: Is this the person currently known as User: Plaskett?|
|Oct-03-15|| ||perfidious: <GSM> While not claiming proof, my view is that <Plaskett> being the latest incarnation of <Parsifal> and <Parsifal2> is distinctly odds-on.|
|Oct-03-15|| ||offramp: His posts about WWTBAM and its connection to the Tudors make him seem not sensible.|
|May-22-16|| ||ketchuplover: He is a trainer at https://chessrex.com|
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