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Sally Simpson
Member since Jan-28-14
I'm Geoff Chandler

'Sally Simpson' is the title of my favourite Who's it.

If you fancy something different. I do this.

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   Sally Simpson has kibitzed 6611 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-21-19 Tata Steel Masters (2019) (replies)
Sally Simpson: *** It's good to have an official world champion, else punters will be claiming their hero is the world champion and all kinds of arguments will break out backed up with endless stats and who beat who when and where and who has the highest rating. (or do we get rid of ratings
   Jan-21-19 Tal vs Stein, 1964
Sally Simpson: *** "Kapengut said in the article that Tal told him that story himself, but several years later, Kapengut told Tal's story to Alexander Konstantinopolsky, and the latter said, "It's not true. I was there, and they played for real." ***
   Jan-20-19 V Fedoseev vs Carlsen, 2019 (replies)
Sally Simpson: *** It is a good auto spell check error. Draw by reputation. Pity we are not doing Giri Draw jokes anymore. My classic was writing about a museum guide and how unhelpful he was. I must has spelt museum wrong. The spell correction thingy changed it to a Muslim guide and how ...
   Jan-20-19 Ding Liren vs Radjabov, 2019
Sally Simpson: *** Sadly it is a transmission error because here. [DIAGRAM] Black castled. Over at they have 2...f6 being played 5 times. ***
   Jan-20-19 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
Sally Simpson: *** Hi tonsillolith, We chess fans are greedy, there are thousands of entertaining, instructive and brilliant games out there. But like you, I and I know others too, would have loved to have seen: Morphy v Staunton, Alekhine v Capablanca II and Fischer v Karpov or even ...
   Jan-19-19 Robert James Fischer (replies)
Sally Simpson: *** Hi AylerKupp, "The one thing that makes Carlsen different from previous world champions (excepting Alekhine) is that he has yet to lose a WCC match." (As mentioned earlier, Alekhine did lose one). I would include Fischer, he never lost one and nor did (IMO) Bronstein or
   Jan-17-19 Geoff Chandler (replies)
Sally Simpson: *** Hi Jim, It's all correct...well most of it...some of it...perhaps just a bit of it...I got Bob Wade's nationality right this time! ***
   Jan-16-19 Valeriane Gaprindashvili (replies)
Sally Simpson: *** As well as on this thread User: Eastfrisian posted in 2005 "Nona is the mother of GM Valerian Gaprindashvili (born: January 16, 1982)" He is still active here, lists Chess History as his hobby, he may have the proof needed. ***
   Jan-16-19 Korchnoi vs J Silver, 1977 (replies)
Sally Simpson: Good Game. Final Position. [DIAGRAM] As the simul giver I think I would have played on as White just for a few more moves. 22.Qxh3 Qxh3 23.Ne5. All depends how many boards were left and how I felt. There are few later tricks popping up, b3 Ba3. or Nd7 with an Nf6+. Get a ...
   Jan-15-19 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
Sally Simpson: *** Hi JB. Did not see Miss Scarlett's post on RDK's thread. Thought here, the event that the book was about was a place to post. Still cannot understand why. He must know there is a small army of faultfinders out there who scan and analyse in great detail everything he puts
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  Sally Simpson: Hi Morf,

The lad is harmless, a bit opinionated but aren't we all and he is sometimes funny. Be nice to people...argue with them..but be nice.

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  morfishine: <Sally> Your advice reminds me of Patrick Swayze in 'Road House'. He was teaching his young crew of bouncers and would end his butt-kicking instructions with "...but be nice"

I always liked that :)

May-14-16  luftforlife: <Sally>: You are a cross-genre, multigenerational ambassador of goodwill; a roving commissioner of rational discourse; an ombudsman to the stars. I must say you are one of the most patient, accommodating, understanding, helpful, and delightful posters here. I always learn from your posts, no matter the subject. Your kindness, decency, and geniality set the standard here, and do you and CG proud. Your intelligent, informed, and insightful commentaries and dialogues always sharpen my wits, improve my understanding, and lift my spirits. Thank you for being you, and for sharing your knowledge and wisdom and great good humor with so many of us, of all stripes. All the best from across the Big Pond. :)
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  Sally Simpson: Hi Guys,

Thank you for your kind words.

The knack, if there one, is to remember we are all chess players. (children that never quite grew up - thankfully.)

We all share a mutual love the game. Keep that in mind and everything becomes simple.

May-21-16  Clemens Scheitz: Hi <Sally>,

I'm sorry about Crystal Palace not winning the FA Cup, you probably deserve to be celebrating ( though I'm not sure about going out in the street with those pajamas of yours ).

I see that last week <luftforlife> put into nice words what I'm sure many of us think about you and your contributions to the forum. Well earned !

May-21-16  Clemens Scheitz: Hi again,

I recently notice that some of the members have a personal forum. Can you tell me how to access those directly without having to find a comment made by that user somewhere first, or is that option reserved for premium members only?

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  Sally Simpson: Hi Clem,

You are posting on here so I do not think it is for subs only.

At the top of the page there is 'chess forum' link. Try that on other pages.

Nov-22-16  AKMoss: "Fortress's are good things."

Jesus Christ! "Fortress's"??!!

Why do people think adding apostrophe s is the universal way to make plurals!? 99.99% of the time it's wrong.


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  Sally Simpson: Thank you.
Jan-02-17  dm1991: It's basically a repost from Aronian vs W So, 2016.

<Sally Simpson> I don't know if it's a good place for this but i guess You would maybe like it. I have a couple of diagrams for you. In all of them it's white to move. What would you play?

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  Sally Simpson: Hi,

I answered in the Aronian vs W So, 2016 thread.

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  AylerKupp: <Sally Simpson> In case you are still curious and for some reason interested in a second round of phew!, I've posted some corrections to my original A Pilgrim's Progress post here: Magnus Carlsen (kibitz #82583). The most (and perhaps only) interesting result is the impact of removing the Rule of 400. If you do that, it increases the time needed by Carlsen to reach 2800 from around 15 years to more than 80!
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  Sally Simpson: Thanks, I'll look at it.
Jun-01-17  User not found: [Event ""]
[Site "Shredder Android"]
[Date "2017.06.02"]
[Round ""]
[White "Player"]
[Black "Shredder"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1959"]
[BlackElo "1850"]
[Comment "2:48"]

1. d4 e6 2. e4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bd7 5. Nf3 Bc6 6. Bd3 Bxe4 7. Bxe4 c6 8. O-O Nf6 9. Bd3 Nbd7 10. Bg5 Qb6 11. Rb1 O-O-O 12. b4 Bd6 13. b5 c5 14. Be3 Nd5 15. dxc5 Nxe3 16. cxb6 Nxd1 17. bxa7 Kc7 18. Rfxd1 Bc5 19. a4 Bxa7 20. a5 Kc8 21. b6 Bb8 22. a6 Nxb6 23. Rxb6 bxa6 24. Bxa6+ Kc7 25. Rb7+ Kc6 26. Nd4+ Kc5 27. Nb3+ Kc6 28. Na5+ Kc5 29. Rb5# 1-0

Lost on time but I wasn't playing the clock, I should change it to a 15 min game... Is it genius?? I think so, lol;)

Have a deek and check the tactical bravery, it's.... It just IS! only joking but it's not bad for a quickie :)

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  eternaloptimist: <Sally> I made a kibitz for u here a while back.: Paul Motwani I don't guess u saw it so I thought I'd post this link in your forum.
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  Phony Benoni: Hi Geoff,

If you have a chance, could you look at the kibitzing for today's puzzle? The game is given as Chandler vs A Fernandez, 1981, played at Edinburgh in 1981. IM Antonio Fernandez has already commented that it is not his game, and I'm wondering if White might have actually been you instead of Murray Chandler. I'm sure this happens all the time.

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  offramp: Well done for finding the photo which Winter put on his site at

The scan is really good.

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  offramp: Congratulations, Geoff! Your prize awaits!

offramp chessforum (kibitz #1016).

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  AylerKupp: <Sally Simpson> Well, at least we're making progress, or at least discussing my <morfishine> situation. I think that <morfishine>'s grudge with me was a result of a misunderstanding. I think that this is the post he was referring to: Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (kibitz #2429).

I don't think that I assumed a condescending stance nor do I think that I asked him if he knew the definition of a "prodigy" but that's apparently how <morfishine> interpreted it. I certainly didn't mean it that way and, if that's the way it came across, I certainly apologize to him. My statement "I guess a lot depends on your definition of "prodigy" was not directed at him personally; it was a general statement. Different people have a different definition of the same term and many misunderstandings arise when different people have different definitions of the same term. I asked the same question of <Everett> Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (kibitz #2430), Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (kibitz #2462)) and we had to agree to disagree on the definition of "prodigy". Which is fine by me. The two of us have had similar "resolution" of our rare differences.

Even you got involved in the discussion, as did others. And I thought that I at least tried to address to some extent the numbers that <morfishine> provided but apparently not to his satisfaction. What puzzles me is that <morfishine>'s immediate subsequent comments to me were very cordial and he even agreed with me on the basic definition of a "prodigy" although he ultimately disagreed with me on the definition. Which, again, was fine by me; definitions are often subjective and differ depending on their source. So his action to put me on his ignore list was apparently a delayed reaction. And that, of course, that's up to him.

Oh well, <morfishine> has his reasons for his grudge and I probably can't do anything to change it at this point so I suppose things will remain the way they are. It's just a shame from my perspective.

Aug-20-18  Deus Ex Alekhina: Hi Sally. Do you know Andrew Muir?
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  Sally Simpson: Hi,

Sorry for the delay in replying. I very rarely visit my page - I keep forgetting about it.

Yes I know Andrew Muir reasonably well.

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  Sally Simpson: A picture of a cardboard box with the word CHESS on it.

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  diceman: <Sally Simpson:

A picture of a cardboard box with the word CHESS on it.>

It looks like it's trying to dominate the center.

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  Sally Simpson: I need a white box and have boxes of opposite colour.

I kicked off my latest column/blog/hobby/therapy with that picture.

Jan-20-19  JimNorCal: Are you also associated with the RedHotPawn iPhone app? Nice!
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