Tuesday, 27 August 2019

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to all the prize winners at the Ulster Chess Championships.  Particular congratulations to Danill Zelenchuk who won the senior section.

It is interesting to note the Ulster Championship was Fide rated this year.

2 Timothy 2:And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

LETS PLAY A VERY DEADLY CHESS MATCH PART 21

The 21st part of this series can be read at the link below.

Kincora boy abused by Mountbatten.




Proverbs 6:16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Nexg6 A GOOD STUDY POSITION


Managed to find Nexg6 in this sparring game last night, it is a good study position, the game went on for another 50 moves as I did not always find the best move for white.

Ecc 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

LETS PLAY A VERY DEADLY CHESS MATCH PART 20 "Angels with blue faces"

Great expectations are being held out for the upcoming book by the late Lyra McKee. It is called "Angels with blue faces."

The latest article in the Village magazine attempts to connect all the dots.

EXPOSING THE MOST SINISTER & HITHERTO SUPPRESSED SCANDAL OF THE TROUBLES

Deuteronomy 32:35 To me belongeth vengeance and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.

Saturday, 1 June 2019

THE BEST PHOTO ON THE INTERNET HAS RETIRED

Chessbase has published an article revealing Elizabeth Paethz has retired from playing for the German national team.

Some time ago Chessbase published an article which showed Elizabeth Paethz doing her army training. They used quite a few brilliant photos to illustrate the article, the photo below was one of the photos used.

I regard this photo as the best photo on the entire internet.

Ephesians 6:10 ¶  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Thursday, 16 May 2019

LETS PLAY A VERY DEADLY CHESS MATCH PART 19, "It Is Almost Checkmate"

Today`s news reveals Richard Kerr is now suing almost every UK government agency he can sue.

In normal circumstances this would end the match with a checkmate for Richard Kerr.

However, the Kincora scandal is such a sinister and murky scenario, it is anyone`s guess as to what may happen now!

Below is the original documentary from 2015 when Richard first broke his 30 years of silence.










Here is a video I made up featuring Richard Kerr with "The Eye Of The Tiger" playing in the background.


Deuteronomy 32:35 To me belongeth vengeance and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

CYRUS LAKDAWALA

Purchased two new ebooks by Cyrus Lakdawala. I did not purchase them because I intend to play the suggested lines, I bought them because I enjoy his writing, he is truly hilarious at times, plus his insight is good as well.



The diagram below is from the Chapter on the Slav and Semi Slav. 


White has just played 6.Bd3, Lakadawala then gives the following comment........"A warning to the reader: our last move walks into theory's teeth and is ill-suited for the lazy with academic shortcomings. We must know our stuff inside out. Studying the endless complexities of this line may cause some of us brain damage or a potential nervous breakdown, but this is the chance we must take."

He does sound like Groucho Marx at times!




Proverbs 17:22 ¶  A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.


Friday, 3 May 2019

PART OF WHITE REP FOR PAST SEASON

Part of my rep for the past league season was the Scotch game, thanks to a DVD from Chessbase.

A great DVD, plus an opening where you are not sacrificing a pawn to get an advantage.

There is some demand on memory until you get a hold of certain lines, but it is only moderate demand.

Would certainly be interested in any future DVDs 
Parimarjan Negi brings out.


If you are thinking of playing the Scotch game I would recommend you start off with this DVD, then buy any recommended books on the opening you fancy. 

It is possible you will not need any books if you can get a good grasp of the DVD.

Ecc 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

LAST GAME FORFEITED

Tonight`s last game of the season has been forfeited by the Queens team. Rookie`s email is below.
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Just found out from QUB captain that they are forfeiting our match by 7-0 tonight due to exams. This has been accepted by Controller Brendan Jamison and boosts our final points tally in Division 1 to 67.5 and third place, just two points behind Fruithill 1 but a long way behind champions Strand 1.
 
Congrats to all concerned, particularly top board Gareth Annesley and second board Sam Flanagan who played all 17 games. I hope that Gareth chooses to play for us again next season after his commendable score of 11/17. Congrats also to everyone who played for The B Team who finished a close fourth place in Division 2 on 53 points, just 4.5 points below runners-up QUB1.

Although we have no team trophies this season, four of the nine board prizes were won by Belfast South players, namely by John Bryars(Board 3) and John McKenna  (Board 5) in Division 1 and by Paul Hanna(Board 3) and Norman McFarland(Board 5) in Division 2. I hope these four players can attend the UCU AGM/ PrizegIving on Saturday 25/5/19 at 6.30 pm at Stormont Pavilion tocollect their prizes.                                      

Finally, now that the club is closed for the summer, I hope you have a great summer and you all come back in the autumn to the club with renewed zest and enthusiasm. Martin Kelly.                                                                                                                   ******************************************************************************

Congratulations to all those winning a board prize.

ECC 12:12  And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.


Friday, 26 April 2019

LETS PLAY A VERY DEADLY CHESS MATCH PART 18 "In memory of Lyra McKee"


The murder of Lyra McKee will highlight her recent work, it is linked to the Kincora cover-up.

Lyra had been working on a project about the late Robert Bradford MP who was murdered. She has also prepared a book about the murder of Robert Bradford.

It is highly probable that Bradford unwittingly stumbled across the true story of Kincora and was murdered as a result.

His murder was part of the cover-up.




Isaiah 34:5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.



Monday, 22 April 2019

LETS PLAY A VERY DEADLY CHESS MATCH PART 17 "The Dietrich Gambit."

Part 17 of this series is now online. It is the second part of Alan Kerr`s story. "Out of the frying pan, into the fire."

The final part of the article describes a ploy known as "The Dietrich Gambit."



Overseas readers should note that not one UK MSM outlet would dare to publish any of the information which Village magazine publishes, they are all too corrupt to do so!

The phrase "Out of the frying pan into the fire" has a linkage to William Tyndale, one of the greatest Englishmen who ever lived.

 ¶  To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David.
1 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.
2  I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
3  I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
4  They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

WHAT WHITE PEOPLE DON`T SEE, "THE WATERMELON MAN!"



The position above is just one of the many situations he looks at. It is white to play, you need to see a sequence of moves not just one.

Below is a video which looks at another striking example.




It is fun watching black American`s, they have a charisma all of their own. White people are gruesomely hilarious when they try to copy them!! They just don`t have the same charisma!

One of the funniest movies I ever saw on TV was called "The Watermelon Man."

It is never shown now as far as I know, think it must be classified as "racist."



Here is Issac Hayes live in a TV Studio.


Here is the Isley Brothers.


The video below is the best musical video on the internet!!





Acts 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

Thursday, 11 April 2019

THE ULTIMATE CHECKMATE ELEVENTH UPDATE "TWO INVISIBLE GAME STRATEGIES"

This post should interest all Chess players as it is about game strategy.
There are two invisible strategies being played out right in front of people`s eyes, but most people cannot see them or discern them.

One strategy is called "The Mystery Of Godliness" and the other is called "The Mystery Of Iniquity."



The game started in Genesis 3.15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

A wise person would make it their business to understand that verse in all it`s fullness.

One strategy has the aim of bringing about the reign of the Lord Jesus Christ in person on the earth, ruling from Jerusalem.

The other strategy has the aim of bringing about the reign of the Devil manifest in the flesh where he will reign over all the earth, from Babylon, which is in modern day Iraq.


The word "mystery" in this context, means it is only a mystery to unbelievers!! They will not have a clue about what is taking place!

Here is the real flag of the Kingdom Of Antichrist!


1Ti 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

2Th 2:7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.



ANTI SICILIANS




I have found this DVD by Danny King to be very useful and practical for use in club matches.

The great problem I am finding now is trying to keep all the stuff in my memory, it takes almost "constant revision" and there is just not enough time for "constant revision."

Ec 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

ANOTHER HARD FOUGHT VICTORY

Tonight`s match against Ballynafeigh2 ended with a hard fought 3-2 victory, once again Gareth clinched the match.





Roookie`s Report

Kelly's Heroes "Defeigh" Ballynafeigh 2! 


Kelly's Heroes march on with a narrow win over Ballynafeigh 2 to record their fifth consecutive win and Belfast South's total of 11 unbeaten games in a row- 10 wins and one draw!


 Kelly's Heroes are now joint second behind champions Strand 1, whose only defeat all season was against...Kelly's Heroes! 

John McKenna guaranteed his Board 5 board prize while Gareth Annesley and John Bryars have still a great chance of board prizes too! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Ecc 12:!2 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Friday, 5 April 2019

THE FASTEST DRAW IN THE WEST

Was going to post Rookie`s report in "The fastest draw in the west."

Found out there is no need, it is already on the UCU site with the game play facility as well.

A QUICK CHESS GAME WITH GERRY KELLY

Providence so ordered my steps last week, in such a manner to lead me across the path of convicted IRA/MI5 terrorist Gerry Kelly.



I had a quick game of psychological chess with him.

"See  the way youse go on and on about collusion," I said, "All you have to do is go after the activities of  Sergeant Mike Norman and you will get to the heart of it. But if you do, the British government will respond by revealing every IRA/MI5 informer they know about in retaliation!."

Gerry replied, "That suits me!"

I replied, "That is because you were in jail most of the time!"

Needless to say, Gerry has not publicly mentioned Sergeant Mike Norman, nor will he, neither will any other "Irish Republican."

That was a quick check mate by me!

This is linked to: 

JOHN BLACK AKA JOHN SOMMERVILLE TEACHES THEOLOGY


Proverbs 6:16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.


Thursday, 4 April 2019

HARD FOUGHT MATCH ENDS IN A WIN

KH won another match tonight, though it was hard fought and only was clinched, when Gareth once again won while short of time.

Civil Service 2  KH 3

Some video clips from last night.



When ever I win a game, I no longer feel elated, I feel exhausted, whenever I loose a game I feel doubly exhausted. Time is catching up with me!

Below is the key moment in my game with Mark last night. It is move 21 and black to play, what is black`s best move, or possible moves?

Taking the Knight looks tempting but it may not be so easy for a human to hold the position for black afterwards. 

What is easy for a computer programme is not so easy for a human with limited time?




Below is the key moment the game turned, it is black to play, what would you play? I am black and I lost the game in the end, how ever the key positions are very interesting.



Rookie`s Report is below.

Kelly's Heroes Exploit Clerical Error By Civil Service! 

 Kelly's Heroes won their fourth match in a row in Division 1.

 In fact, it's Belfast South Chess Club's tenth unbeaten game in a row- nine wins and one draw! 

 Having beaten the bottom team, Kelly's Heroes now travel to the second bottom team, Ballynafeigh 2, next Tuesday 9/4/19 @ 7.45pm. 

We are currently joint second in Division 1 behind runaway Strand 1. 

Also, Gareth Annesley, John Bryars and John McKenna all have a chance to get a board prize, like Paul Hanna and Norman McFarland have done for The B Team! Martin Kelly (Captain).

Ecc 12:12  And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.


Wednesday, 3 April 2019

VERY SAD NEWS

Very sad news about the death of a young woman.







Proverbs 27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Thursday, 28 March 2019

ANOTHER RAPID PLAY IN ARMAGH

Brendan is advertising yet another Rapid play for the upcoming week end.


It is in Armagh this time. A local hotel is offering discounted rates.

1Co 9:25  And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

SURE TO BE POPULAR WITH CLUB PLAYERS!



It is a certainty this will be a big seller!

Ecc 12:12  And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Saturday, 23 March 2019

ULSTER RAPID PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Some video clips from today`s rapid play championship, which took place at Falls Bowling Club.



At one stage I went into the public lounge bar area to get a glass of water and guess who I run into?

None other than Paddy Jenkins who plays Pastor Begbie.



"A time to laugh" lol

Ecc 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Friday, 22 March 2019

GREAT BARGAIN FROM CHESSBASE

Chessbase are offering a great bargain of Maurice Ashley DVD`s.

He did a number of shows for Chessbase a few years ago, which were excellent. I looked for them earlier today but they seem to have been deleted from the old style Chessbase broadcast programmes.



Here is the link to the special deal of the week.

Here is another video below.


Ecclesiastes 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

ROOKIE`S REPORT ON THE FRUITHILL MATCH

Rookie`s report is below.
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Another amazing result followed on from victories over Strand 1 and Ballynafeigh 1, totalling 16.5 out of 21 and putting us in second place! 


Firstly, John Bryars got revenge over Ryszard, "hard" though it was! 

There was nothing "marring" David's win over Marron! 

Sam was flummoxed by Masterson's mastery after drawing with him last time! 

John McKenna clinched the match after showing "Stevadore"! 

Finally, Gareth, with 21 seconds left and a piece up, made up for his two defeats against Cairns by forcing perpetual check and "earns" a draw against Cairns! 

Overall, a complete turnaround from our 6-1 defeat to them last time. 

Also, Gareth and the two Johns kept their hopes of a board prize alive. Martin Kelly (Captain ).
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The famous soundtrack from Kelly`s Heroes is below.


Ecclesiastes 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

GREAT SPONSORSHIP FOR RAPID PLAY

Just saw the notice on Brendan Jamison`s page about the Rapid Play sponsored by Falls Bowling Club.

This Saturday coming.






Ecclesiastes 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

ANOTHER WIN FOR KH, 3.5-1.5 AGAINST FRUITHILL

Another win for KH, 3.5-1.5 against Fruithill. Gareth once again played amazingly well when really, really, really short of time!



In my game with JM, this position occurred, it is a well known piece sac for 3 pawns by white.

I did spend some time thinking about playing it, but decided I did not want to try it against a strong opponent.

Have had this against computer programmes but it was always at the lowest strength playing levels when it occurred.  It is white to play.



Below is a possible position in the piece for 3 pawns sac. It is now Black to play? White obviously intends to take the third pawn on d6.


As things turned out, I may as well have tried it as I lost anyway!

The Bible verse below speaks of Christ the great sacrifice.

Hebrews 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;



Saturday, 16 March 2019

NUMBERING OUR DAYS




Many years ago, I read a book in which it revealed some gangster had been shot dead in Chicago, the police are said to have found the following poem in his pocket.

The clock of life is wound but once
And no man hath the power
To tell just where the hands will stop,
At late or early hour.

To lose one's wealth is sad indeed,
To lose one's health is more.
To lose one's soul is such a loss
As no man can restore.

Now is the only time you have
Live, love, toil  at will.
Place no faith in 'time
For the clock may soon be still.


Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Friday, 15 March 2019

GREAT PERFORMANCE BY ENGLAND

Just saw this report on Chess.com, a great performance by the England team.

They use a great picture as well!

Here is the video of Luke McShane at the Stormont Hotel just a few short weeks ago.  

Not sure if the music plays in the video, Youtube claimed there were copyright infringements.




Ecclesiastes 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

IT IS LIKE GOING BACK IN TIME





Doing an errand for a friend last night was like going back in time.

To complete the errand, I had to call into the Belfast South venue, it was very strange seeing the old fold up boards and the mechanical clocks being used!

After the match started, I took my dog for a walk and returned about an hour later. 

Due to the cold night air, the video camera in my pocket was cold, so when I came back into the warm playing venue, the lens of the camera had condensation, it produced a ghostly effect when I started filming again.
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Rookie`s report on last night`s match.

The recently confirmed Division 2 Champions were demolished by The B Team, who have now scored 27/35 in their last 5 games. 

We "nicked" a win over a team without their talisman, Nick! In the battle of the 2 Stephens, Stephen "Wood" be favourite and so it proved! 

There was a right "Barney" when Bernard lost to Board prize favourite Paul to tie the match! "You offer- I deliver" was Cathal's comment after beating Paddy- like his usual arriving comment- "Is there a match tonight"? :

"Bob's" your uncle as Bobby clinched the match win with a terrific win over Martin. 


The other team gave their captain a "pat" on the back but Norman still can clinch the board prize next week. 
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Ecc 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

ANOTHER FEW PHOTOS FROM THE EARLY 1980s

Just posted two more photos archives on the other site. 

You can see them via this link if you are interested.

Psalm 90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.
12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

MUSICAL MYSTERY

Last week, in the providence of God, Chessbase published an interesting article about a movie director.  

Contained in the article was this video clip of the movie Paths Of Glory.  A young woman sings a song to a beautiful melody, it is a German folk song.


I am 100% certain the same melody has been used in N. Ireland for certain Hymns but I cannot remember which ones. I have been wrecking my brain for days trying to work it out.
It is the sort of melody which is hard to get out of your head once you hear it.

The closest Hymn I have been  able to fit to the melody is "He Lifted Me."

A friend informed me Vera Lyn did a version of it.




Probably one of the most recognised "Irish songs" is Danny Boy, it is very well known. Sadly most people do not recognise that it is sentimental garbage, which seeks to promote the loony notion of "Prayers for the dead."

It is totally anti-Biblical, there is no such thing as prayers for the dead. All Christ rejecters go immediately to Hell at the point of death, their fate is sealed for all eternity.

All true believers go immediately to heaven when they die.

Here is a version of "Danny Boy" by Judith Durham.


It is not widely known that the Londonderry Air is also used for a beautiful hymn titled "I cannot tell."



It is not widely known that one day Elijah the prophet will leave heaven and once again appear in Jerusalem, just prior to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Guess what Elijah and his companion are going to do?  They are going to "terrorise" the world! lol


Revelation 11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
11 And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.