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|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/|
|Apr-12-14|| ||RedShield: <A former British Chess Champion and current World Cluedo Champion have proved an unlikely source of Friday night entertainment by simply watching TV.|
William Hartston, of Willow Walk, Cambridge says he got roped into being on Channel 4’s Gogglebox after his friend of 17 years, Josef Kollar, asked him to appear on screen with him.
The award winning show features recurring British couples, families and friends sitting in their living rooms watching and commenting on weekly British television shows.
Bill, 66, a columnist and opera critic for The Daily Express and former Maths student at Cambridge University’s Jesus College, said: “I asked Josef if it was completely crazy and he said yes, so I said why not.
“The whole thing is so unusual, for me it’s such a break from real life in many ways. Most of the people on the programme are habitual TV watchers but for us its something a bit unusual to be sitting watching TV for three hours.”
The pair met at a Monopoly charity walk in London and contrary to speculation are not a gay couple.>
Read more: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/New...
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