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|Aug-12-11|| ||BIDMONFA: William Hartston|
|Aug-12-11|| ||sfm: I bought "Cheat at Chess" 3.3 decades ago. Hilarious, even the danish translation was great.|
Chapter XII: Friendly Chess Games
The there is absolutely no such thing as a friendly chess game.
Chapter XIII: "Friendly" Chess Games
Now that we have a clear understanding of concepts....
|Aug-12-11|| ||paavoh: @invicta49: <...A true gent who is more deserving of the G.M. title than some of it's holders> Alas, GM in chess does not stand for a GentleMan.|
|Aug-12-11|| ||Broon Bottle: What's Bill doing now?|
|Aug-28-11|| ||Eggman: Hartston being "outplayed" by Derren Brown: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YneW....|
|Aug-28-11|| ||Eggman: OK, looks like the above was actually part 2. Here is part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls-L...|
|Nov-09-11|| ||Karpova: C.N. 5884 with some quotes from Hartston's 'Better Chess' (London, 1997 and 2003) with page numbers referring to the 2003 edition:|
<‘Weak players assess a position by counting the captured men; strong players consider only the men remaining on the board.’ (Page 10)>
<‘One of the best excuses I ever heard was from a man who had just lost to a female opponent. “She completely disrupted my thought processes”, he complained. “Every time I tried to calculate something, I’d begin: ‘I go here, he goes there’, and then I’d have to correct myself: ‘No, it’s I go here, she goes there’.”’ (Page 52)>
<‘If you hoard your small advantages, the winning combinations will take care of themselves.’ (Page 114)>
|Jan-02-12|| ||Tomlinsky: All-round nice guy Bill playing Mastermind with Derren Brown on a recently aired show...|
|Jul-07-12|| ||Zahodjakin: One of the things I like about Hartston is that when you read one of his books, you're not left with any questions, a good instructor always has that ability, and Hartston has it.|
|Aug-12-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Mr.Hartston!|
|Aug-12-12|| ||The Last Straw: I recently (last week) submitted Hartston's game against Simon Webb (I mean the one in Webb's book). Just to let you know.|
|Jul-07-13|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
<Wilhelm Steinitz was the first man to appreciate the inherent logic behind the game of chess.>
|Jul-07-13|| ||thomastonk: Is the quote taken from the book reviewed here: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... ?|
|Jul-07-13|| ||hedgeh0g: <Wilhelm Steinitz was the first man to appreciate the inherent logic behind the game of chess.>|
Yes, but who was the first woman?
|Aug-29-13|| ||offramp: The first woman to appreciate the inherent logic behind the game of chess was Caroline Steinitz.|
|Aug-29-13|| ||offramp: Oh boy! Did she ever appreciate it! Can we talk about the kids, Wilhelm? The paint?|
|Aug-29-13|| ||Shams: <offramp> Ha!|
|Sep-03-13|| ||hedgeh0g: <offramp> LOL!|
|Sep-22-13|| ||RedShield: Why did nobody tell me that series 6 & 7 of <The Master Game> have been released on DVD?|
|Sep-22-13|| ||TheFocus: <RedShield> Didn't you get the memo?|
|Sep-23-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <TheFocus: <RedShield> Didn't you get the memo?>|
No, because it was addressed to one of his previous sockpuppets and no one knew where to forward it.
Life is complicated when your name is Legion.
|Sep-23-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <offramp: The first woman to appreciate the inherent logic behind the game of chess was Caroline Steinitz.>|
I only hope she didn't tell Wilhelm to keep a sense of perspective. As Douglas Adams reminds us, if there is one thing we cannot afford to have in this universe, it is a sense of perspective.
|Dec-05-13|| ||Karpova: Hartston was also a victim of plagiarism, here is the interesting (and entertaining) article by Justin Horton: http://streathambrixtonchess.blogsp...|
|Dec-05-13|| ||Shams: No points for guessing who is on the other end of the plagiarizing!|
|Dec-05-13|| ||RedShield: Ray is a mine of new and useless information. Bill's site: http://www.wakkipedia.com/|
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