British humour

A nice idea but…

I watched this yesterday and came to the conclusion that it’s a nice idea but needs more work. So many questions came that valuable time was lost filtering through them and picking out those which deserved an answer. Maybe a mod could help filter what the GM reads? Nonetheless, it’s a nice idea and worth a watch.


I am not sure I would want to play this guy.

The Q

Question for the day: ‘If you zoom around in fast cars across the city, could this help improve your rating?’

Er, chess, er yes. So I have an announcement: I’ve given up playing the Vienna game/gambit. Now after 1. e4 I play 2. Nf3 (its better).

He’s at it (again)

In the past I have been known as a wind-up merchant and a pain up the arse, and got myself banned on forums for a few weeks because I got a bit carried away with myself (I must admit, I did like it when I started talking about there being no ball in chess. I would imagine most people have worked that out already). Well, I am at it again and will no doubt fail to impress a fair few. I like the comedy element personally. Here is what I posted.

3rd AGM

I’ve called a 3rd AGM. Another issue has arisen and it deserves it’s own meeting. I shall be holding this AGM on the toilet, like the two before it. The topic for this AGM is ‘I am always sitting naked in bed when I post things on line. Should I be suitably dressed instead, and be sitting on a chair by a desk?’

Now I know what you are thinking or should I say I know what you are phased by -the title of course. Firstly, am I referring to the chess world in light of the so-called cheating scandal that has the chess world in its grip? Well, close but it’s not quite it although we certainly are suffocating through lack of information.

Revive me

So if it’s not a reference to anything chess related, and as you should have guessed by now, we must turn our attention to the thing that Mark loves the most -music. Now we are talking. Yes it’s the title of a song -and one of my favourites. The video is linked below. It’s a nice little number you could sing down the pub and get a good sing-a-song going with.

By Grace save me

Returning to the cheating scandal, I speak with humanity when I ask, ‘What harm has it done to GM Hans Niemann? Can’t we all appeal to our own sense of humanity and either say what’s been bothering the parties involved or just move on from it.

And the maker reveals his one face

What an embarrassment it has become. I mean anal beads of all things -how bloody ridiculous. I think I can safely say its the first time I have felt let down by the world champion. the fear that has struck home -and over what?

Creator of suffering divine

Anyway, here’s that song. It’s a very tidy little number with a good video.