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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 6417 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-20-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018
Sally Simpson: *** Hi Nok, "If anyone should have odds, it's the guy who won the candidates." A valid point but the current champion never played in the candidates so never a chance to get this bonus and should they not also reward the current champion with this option for winning the ...
   Nov-19-18 Zuckerman vs Bisguier, 1971
Sally Simpson: *** Bisguier relates in his book 'games from 1961-2003 (page 97) he played the Archangel to get 'Zook the Book' out of his book. Zuckerman left the board during the opening for 45 minutes and when he came back; "...he seemed well booked up." Bisguier also mentions in the 1975
   Nov-18-18 Spassky vs Bisguier, 1955
Sally Simpson: *** A very nice wrap up by Bisguier who must have this coming a few moves previously. Black to play [DIAGRAM] Good game from a wonderful tournament which contains many great games that are often over-shadowed by the Gothenburg Triangle. In the same round Bronstein played ...
   Nov-18-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
Sally Simpson: Norwegian Woodpusher was once put forward as a pun to a Carlsen game. Carlsen vs Bacrot, 2010 (kibitz #40) They eventually went for Norwegian Wood.
   Nov-18-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
Sally Simpson: *** Hi Miss S. The cost of getting down there was peanuts ( my daughter works for Virgin ) and with my OAP travel card the return trip cost about the same as a day saver on a London Tube. I would have paid at the door but they won't allow that. So sod em. I found a good 2nd ...
   Nov-18-18 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Sally Simpson: *** For the benefit of the spectators milling about outside, the ground floor windows displayed demonstration boards. The 12 year old Tim Krabbe was paid 5 guilders a day to update these boards. He celebrated each draw, the longer the match went on, the more money he made. ...
   Nov-18-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
Sally Simpson: *** Hi Englishman, When showing this to a reasonable player who is struggling a wee bit add the reason why they have not set it up instantly shows the importance of pattern recognition. Then add there are actually 8 solutions. (the Rooks can swap over). The King being off ...
   Nov-15-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
Sally Simpson: *** Hi Chaps, Although I born here London sucks, it's noisy, crowded and expensive. One guy at spat me. Nothing personal he was spitting at everyone, a right nutcase. They did not have what I wanted at the Chess shop on Baker Street so I raided the bargain books and ...
   Nov-13-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
Sally Simpson: *** Hi Robyn Hode, It was tripe. Knights off, Queens Off, shuffle - shuffle and an agreed draw before time control. When the book comes out this will be one of the least played through games (let us hope for the author's sake there are not many more) and I'll write 'tripe' ...
   Nov-12-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
Sally Simpson: I was just about to add that Caruana can go for the wrong Bishop Rook pawn ending...and he does it.
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  morfishine: <Sally> Nice try trying to get through to <Overbloatedhead> I admire your effort
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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.

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