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Date: 29 Dec 2008 03:32:41
From: Offramp
Subject: Jon Speelman's Christmas Quiz in The Observer
There was no ChessCaf=E9 Christmas Quiz this year because someone lost
it on the New York Subway, but Jonathan Speelman has printed one in
the London Observer. It may be available online. If not, I have
scanned it and put it here. Give it a minute to load. You have to
click on the magnifying glass to make it bigger.
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/lh/photo/QUjJAtCM6UeIPL_dt9XTHQ?authkey=3DNn6=
2i3UwM4I&feat=3Ddirectlink
Can you post answers here, please. I might go in for it.

Best wishes
Alan




 
Date: 29 Dec 2008 13:38:50
From:
Subject: Re: Jon Speelman's Christmas Quiz in The Observer
On Dec 29, 4:06=A0pm, Offramp <alaneobr...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On Dec 29, 2:58=A0pm, taylor.kings...@comcast.net wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Dec 29, 6:32=A0am, Offramp <alaneobr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > There was no ChessCaf=E9 Christmas Quiz this year because someone los=
t
> > > it on the New York Subway,
>
> > =A0 That's right. It was either the one where Harrison Ford duked it ou=
t
> > with the one-armed man, or where Neo nailed Agent Smith; I don't
> > remember which. Or maybe the one that Spiderman saved from Dr.
> > Octopus. All the excitement made me forget about the quiz.
>
> > > but Jonathan Speelman has printed one in
> > > the London Observer. It may be available online. If not, I have
> > > scanned it and put it here. Give it a minute to load. You have to
> > > click on the magnifying glass to make it bigger.http://picasaweb.goog=
le.co.uk/lh/photo/QUjJAtCM6UeIPL_dt9XTHQ?authkey...
> > > Can you post answers here, please. I might go in for it.
>
> > =A0 Heck, this is all about recent stuff. I don't know about anything
> > that happened less than 50 years ago. #1 deals with Fischer, and #3
> > with Robert Wade, that's about all I can tell you.
>
> Number one is a red herring. No one - NO ONE - who knows anything
> about chess would say that Fischer died aged 65.

Speelman is known for historical gaffes. Here, for example:

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/janowsky.html

Edward Winter describes him as an "historical analphabet." It's only
fitting that he should get Fischer's age wrong.

> The answer therefore is Leonid Kubbel.

That would be a quite a bigger stretch than Fischer. Kubbel died in
Leningrad in 1942, about age 50.


 
Date: 29 Dec 2008 13:06:57
From: Offramp
Subject: Re: Jon Speelman's Christmas Quiz in The Observer
On Dec 29, 2:58=A0pm, taylor.kings...@comcast.net wrote:
> On Dec 29, 6:32=A0am, Offramp <alaneobr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > There was no ChessCaf=E9 Christmas Quiz this year because someone lost
> > it on the New York Subway,
>
> =A0 That's right. It was either the one where Harrison Ford duked it out
> with the one-armed man, or where Neo nailed Agent Smith; I don't
> remember which. Or maybe the one that Spiderman saved from Dr.
> Octopus. All the excitement made me forget about the quiz.
>
> > but Jonathan Speelman has printed one in
> > the London Observer. It may be available online. If not, I have
> > scanned it and put it here. Give it a minute to load. You have to
> > click on the magnifying glass to make it bigger.http://picasaweb.google=
.co.uk/lh/photo/QUjJAtCM6UeIPL_dt9XTHQ?authkey...
> > Can you post answers here, please. I might go in for it.
>
> =A0 Heck, this is all about recent stuff. I don't know about anything
> that happened less than 50 years ago. #1 deals with Fischer, and #3
> with Robert Wade, that's about all I can tell you.

Number one is a red herring. No one - NO ONE - who knows anything
about chess would say that Fischer died aged 65.
The answer therefore is Leonid Kubbel.


 
Date: 29 Dec 2008 06:58:54
From:
Subject: Re: Jon Speelman's Christmas Quiz in The Observer
On Dec 29, 6:32=A0am, Offramp <alaneobr...@gmail.com > wrote:
> There was no ChessCaf=E9 Christmas Quiz this year because someone lost
> it on the New York Subway,

That's right. It was either the one where Harrison Ford duked it out
with the one-armed man, or where Neo nailed Agent Smith; I don't
remember which. Or maybe the one that Spiderman saved from Dr.
Octopus. All the excitement made me forget about the quiz.

> but Jonathan Speelman has printed one in
> the London Observer. It may be available online. If not, I have
> scanned it and put it here. Give it a minute to load. You have to
> click on the magnifying glass to make it bigger.http://picasaweb.google.c=
o.uk/lh/photo/QUjJAtCM6UeIPL_dt9XTHQ?authkey...
> Can you post answers here, please. I might go in for it.

Heck, this is all about recent stuff. I don't know about anything
that happened less than 50 years ago. #1 deals with Fischer, and #3
with Robert Wade, that's about all I can tell you.