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|Dec-16-05|| ||AlexanderMorphy: <averageguy> 0-0 was a huge mistake in your game against him, up to that point you played well and were on level terms with him. the combination is easily spotted, what were his comments after the game?|
|Dec-17-05|| ||Averageguy: <AlexanderMorphy> Well this was played over a year ago and I wasn't particularly good back then, maybe 1200 or so. Afterwards he told me that I should have considered queenside castling and he showed me the game Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 to illustrate the dangers of castling into an attack.|
|Dec-20-05|| ||AlexanderMorphy: yes i have analysed that game quite a few times....is his son any good?|
|Dec-20-05|| ||Averageguy: He was very young, I'd estimate around 6-9, he was alright for his age from what I can remember, I didn't see very much of his games.|
|Dec-21-05|| ||AlexanderMorphy: i'd like to see more of his games as he seems to be adecent player with a win over svidler...draws with zsofia polgar, speelman, taimanov!|
|Dec-21-05|| ||Averageguy: I submitted a brilliant win of his over King, but it doesn't seem to be here.|
|Feb-03-06|| ||Averageguy: It is now.|
|Nov-24-10|| ||BobCrisp: Wow, I didn't know that London's two main chess stores had effectively merged:|
What was the deal? Is <Pein> still the head honcho?
|Nov-24-10|| ||HeMateMe: <MaxxLange: Weasels ripped my Svesh>!!|
My Pein want to punish yer Ma.
|Nov-24-10|| ||HeMateMe: <The London Chess Centre in Euston Road is to close after 18 years due to the termination of the lease. |
The new main London Shop will now be in Baker Street.>
Seems a positively Sherlockian development.
|Nov-24-10|| ||twinlark: Even organisations move Holmes.|
|Sep-13-12|| ||wordfunph: Malcolm Pein authored..
+ Developments in the Grunfeld 1985-1987: 100 Theoretically Most Important Games
+ The Guide to Chess
+ The Blumenfeld Gambit
+ Grunfeld Defence: Exchange Variation
+ Trends in Spanish Marshall
+ How to Play the King's Indian Attack
|Sep-17-12|| ||wordfunph: "To my father, who, as my mother once wryly remarked, did not cook for me, wash me, dress me or take me to school but simply taught me chess, which turned out to be much more useful." |
- IM Malcolm Pein (acknowledgement from his book The Guide to Chess)
|Jun-14-13|| ||pawn to QB4: I was at the 4NCL near Hinckley, UK recently. A friend and I watched Malcolm Pein and
David Smerdon commenting on the games of the Wood Green - Guildford clash. Couple of thoughts:|
Firstly, thanks very much guys: great experience, my friend commented a few weeks later that if he'd paid £20 to listen he would have gone away thinking he'd had his money's worth. Particularly their thoughts on Mickey Adams winning a rook ending: if you weren't at least an IM you couldn't listen to that without learning something. That's not a hint to start charging...
Secondly, his audience were about 20 or 30 people in the 1900-2250 sort of range. They listened fairly intently and when they asked questions it was because they genuinely hadn't understood and wanted to know the answers. It occurs to me that, in my experience, when adults in the 1200 - 1500 range ask for my thoughts they often don't listen like this. I try to explain why Bc4 might have been better than f3 and a fairly usual response is to wait for an early chance to interrupt to explain why they went for f3, and why in fact they were right to play it. Might well be Malcolm's superior abilities as a teacher, but I wondered if it might also be typical of stronger and weaker players' different approaches to learning.
|Aug-14-13|| ||BIDMONFA: Malcolm Pein|
|Sep-09-14|| ||wordfunph: "I like to point my knights at the opponent's king. Wishful thinking."|
- IM Malcolm Pein
|Sep-09-14|| ||wordfunph: this made my day..
"All you talk about in chess is take, take, take, take, why is there never any give?"
- Mrs. Philippa Pein
Source: NIC Magazine 2013 #1
|Nov-16-14|| ||MissScarlett: Anyone catch Malcolm Pein on last week's <The Apprentice>, where the teams were tasked with designing and flogging their own board games? There's a repeat tonight at 12am.|
|Nov-16-14|| ||offramp: Odd, because Bill Hartston is regularly on Gogglebox.|
|Nov-16-14|| ||MissScarlett: True, but he doesn't own a shop that sells board games.|
|Apr-14-15|| ||chancho: From the UK Telegraph:
<Malcolm Pein: It appears that So was not totally familiar with the rules and there is no question that he was <<writing coded analysis>> to gain an advantage.>
I wonder what proof Pein in the ass has in making such an assertion?
|Apr-14-15|| ||Pulo y Gata: <Malcolm Pein: So was not totally familiar with the rules and there is no question that he was writing coded analysis to gain an advantage.>|
Poor construction is all. Pein obviously meant that So <was not> writing coded analysis. The whole article supplies the context and the tone the author was taking. Sloppy, but nothing to lose pee about.
He is not stupid as to suggest that in a game with only six moves played a GM would resort to coded analysis. Pein. Is. Not. Stupid.
Give him some slack.
|Apr-14-15|| ||offramp: <Pulo y Gata> you are right. Pein meant that So was NOT "writing coded analysis". I never use that pointless and difficult construction, "there is no question..." as I do not know what it means! |
It is much better to be as blunt as possible, especially when players' reputations are involved!
Isn't this better?:
<It appears that So was not totally familiar with the rules. But he was definitely not writing coded analysis to gain an advantage.>
That is clearer!!
|Apr-14-15|| ||Pulo y Gata: <offramp> I don't want to say it, but you're a much better writer than Pein. I appreciate wordiness but not when it gets in the way of meaning. |
And on something one is paid for? (I need to put this in to excuse my error-laden posts hereabout.)
|Jul-12-15|| ||Poisonpawns: "Mijko" on ICC|
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