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by Phil Makepeace
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Chess - advice for a beginner?
Replies: 19
Views: 3965

Re: Chess - advice for a beginner?

Thanks, Callum :)
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Chess - advice for a beginner?
Replies: 19
Views: 3965

Re: Chess - advice for a beginner?

Any hints and tips for a chess rookie? - Do the interactive lessons and practice modules under the Learn tab on lichess.org - Repeat - Play online at a reasonable pace but probably no faster than 10 minutes each until you’re zoned in a bit more - Don’t shy away from material aimed at children. They...
by Phil Makepeace
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)
Replies: 24
Views: 6407

Re: Outing Gevin! (& similar fun activities suitable for a rainy Tuesday afternoon)

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:13 am
5. To your recollection, what fake account on Apterous managed to fool people into thinking it was a real person for the longest time?
I still think Matt Morrison is real, more fool me.
by Phil Makepeace
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Missing Co-event results - please help!
Replies: 16
Views: 9129

Re: Missing Co-event results - please help!

Heather definitely beat me.
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London 2011
Replies: 180
Views: 28994

Re: Countdown in London 29/10/11 - standbys only!

You know, it's only a 20 minute walk from Kings X. Or if you're really lazy, get the 46 bus from outside the station. I've heard all the cool kids are walking from Chancery Lane station. Forgot about that, clever. But you'd have to change at Holborn from King's X Nothing clever about it. I live in ...
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London 2011
Replies: 180
Views: 28994

Re: Countdown in London 29/10/11 - standbys only!

You know, it's only a 20 minute walk from Kings X. Or if you're really lazy, get the 46 bus from outside the station. I've heard all the cool kids are walking from Chancery Lane station.
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: aptoSOS - Simulation of a Series
Replies: 221
Views: 24510

Re: aptoSOS - Simulation of a Series

Indeed. I haven't played in a while, I've been far too busy with political shit and exams. 11.15am onwards for anyone who fancies witnessing a humiliation.
by Phil Makepeace
Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: When will the 100,000th post be made?
Replies: 64
Views: 4775

Re: When will the 100,000th post be made?

What do I win? I hope it's the key to Matt Morrison's soul. His heart appears to have been taken.
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: When will the 100,000th post be made?
Replies: 64
Views: 4775

Re: When will the 100,000th post be made?

Phil Makepeace wrote:November 19th 2010, 6:25pm
Ben, you mean between me and you. I think you have until 6.12pm tomorrow evening. Could be close.
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Which Countdowners would you interbreed?
Replies: 10
Views: 2219

Re: Which Countdowners would you interbreed?

Matt Morrison wrote:The most popular combination we've seen out and about though is the classic Lloyd Makepeace (an overtight pink t-shirt).
Fuck you, Matt. It was magenta.
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Summer Open 2010 Week 1
Replies: 69
Views: 6040

Re: Apterous Summer Open 2010 Week 1

Open: Phil Makepeace 2-0 Miriam Nussbaum

Nussbaum 72 - 96 Makepeace
Makepeace 103 - 83 Nussbaum
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup - Group Stages - League Tables
Replies: 16
Views: 1474

Re: Apterous World Cup - Group Stages - League Tables

I won my second match 7-4 so my record is 12-11.
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup - Group Stages - Fixtures & Results
Replies: 120
Views: 6410

Re: Apterous World Cup - Group Stages - Fixtures & Results

Honduras 4-7 Chile When Chile didn't risk PEATIEST in the opening exchanges, it looked like being a tense affair. Mark Lawrenson even went as far as to call the Chileans "cowards", whereas Mark Bright just sat there and mispronounced Maynor Figueroa. However, GLIOMAS and an elegant 4 large solution...
by Phil Makepeace
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous World Cup.
Replies: 85
Views: 6226

Re: Apterous World Cup.

Ooh, I'll play please.
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Summer Open 2010-Last minute registration
Replies: 68
Views: 5059

Re: Apterous Summer Open 2010

I'm in there like swimwear.
by Phil Makepeace
Mon May 24, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London | 22nd May | Registration full!
Replies: 245
Views: 22129

Re: Countdown in London | 22nd May | Registration full!

Pictures? Some on my facebook page now. Haven't tagged them yet so you all can if you wish................ http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2040447&id=1337613059&l=c2aa918613 Hee hee! That one of me and James is class. Oh, and just to say that Saturday was ace. My games were all fantastic - I ...
by Phil Makepeace
Fri May 21, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

Re: FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU

I've spent so many spare hours looking at this shit. Great stuff.
by Phil Makepeace
Fri May 21, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London | 22nd May | Registration full!
Replies: 245
Views: 22129

Re: Countdown in London | 22nd May | Registration

I'm pretty excited by all this awesomeness - and I'm not even going! Will there be any updates on this amazing event as it takes place? Because if so, I will have to modify my excitement status accordingly. Yep, http://www.twitter.com/gxphil will carry round-by-round news of shocks, gossip and ale ...
by Phil Makepeace
Thu May 20, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London | 22nd May | Registration full!
Replies: 245
Views: 22129

Re: Countdown in London | 22nd May | Registration full!

If you intend using the Tube to get to Farringdon please check planned engineering works for Saturday. These include, but are not limited to, Circle Line (closed in its entirety) and Metropolitan Line (no service between Aldgate and Watford). Hammersmith & City Line does have a part closure but is ...
by Phil Makepeace
Wed May 19, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London | 22nd May | Registration full!
Replies: 245
Views: 22129

Re: Countdown in London | 22nd May | Registration full!

In view of this I'm considering walking it from Kings Cross.How long's it likely to take(just roughly)? I arrive at around 11.40. It seems to suggest from the map I've seen that the pub is less than a mile from King's Cross, so not too long to walk. I actually arrive just a bit before 11:40. Maybe ...
by Phil Makepeace
Tue May 18, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London | 22nd May | Registration full!
Replies: 245
Views: 22129

Re: Countdown in London | 22nd May | Registration full!

Tbh, Co:Lon should be well over by kick-off (at 8.45). So we can make you regret coming *and* you can watch the footie. 8.45pm European time my friend. 7.45pm on these shores. Personally, I'm gonna give it a miss and follow Inter Milan's goal spree on my phone. Good point. Although hopefully the da...
by Phil Makepeace
Tue May 18, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London | 22nd May | Registration full!
Replies: 245
Views: 22129

Re: Countdown in London | 22nd May | Registration full!

Michael Wallace wrote:Tbh, Co:Lon should be well over by kick-off (at 8.45). So we can make you regret coming *and* you can watch the footie.
8.45pm European time my friend. 7.45pm on these shores. Personally, I'm gonna give it a miss and follow Inter Milan's goal spree on my phone.
by Phil Makepeace
Wed May 05, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Lyrics game
Replies: 84
Views: 15481

Number

I no cheat. I no lie.
by Phil Makepeace
Wed May 05, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Lyrics game
Replies: 84
Views: 15481

Re: Lyrics game

It's from a pretty old BT advert featuring ET. Some bloke's kid finds an old vinyl which inspires him to get in touch with his old bandmates. Can't remember the band name though.
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: PIN puzzle
Replies: 29
Views: 1758

Re: PIN puzzle

2178 & 8712
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name My Child
Replies: 141
Views: 12075

Re: Name My Child

The Zimbabweans had a tendency to pick a nice English word and name their child with it. Hence there were kids called Happy, Achieve, Lucky, Peace and Sunshine. This reminds me of the Cantonese students I lived with last year, who all picked a phonetically-related Anglicised name when they arrived ...
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Rich's Which Switch?
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: Rich's Which Switch?

Wasn't this one of the tasks that Derren Brown used to determine who he picked in his Russian Roulette stunt? It's a cute solution.
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name My Child
Replies: 141
Views: 12075

Re: Name My Child

Poet special alert!

Roky, Blake, Milton, Falco.

And some random ones...

Velocity, Jorge, Yann, Kuba, Jethro, Corky, Gomez, Efrim, Mauro, Fantômas, Patton, Echo, Ragan.
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Summer Festivals
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Summer Festivals

So where's everyone off to this year? I'm booked in for The Great Escape and the gorgeous Latitude. And I'm always very tempted by Cropredy but I haven't got round to going yet.
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:07 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Dumb Band Name Guessing Game
Replies: 36
Views: 2427

Re: Dumb Band Name Guessing Game

11. The New Pornographers Lovely stuff. Quite right too. Possibly my favourite band (that are still going) I've never seen live. But they play the Electric Ballroom next month! :D The aforementioned title may well then pass to The Appleseed Cast who just don't ever seem to tour outside North Americ...
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Ryan Taylor on the weakest link 8th april
Replies: 48
Views: 3273

Re: Ryan Taylor on the weakest link 8th april

Woooo, great performance Ryan! :)
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Ryan Taylor on the weakest link 8th april
Replies: 48
Views: 3273

Re: Ryan Taylor on the weakest link 8th april

I love the way they had to leave loads of overhead space so that they could fit Ryan in the introductions!
by Phil Makepeace
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars
Replies: 167
Views: 12210

Re: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars

Cheers guys - to be fair, once I'd snagged a reasonable chip lead, I played very solidly and ran increasingly hot. And at one point just after the tables had merged, I was running scared; there were a few consecutive hands played exclusively amongst the chip leaders. Included in this was an all-in f...
by Phil Makepeace
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars
Replies: 167
Views: 12210

Re: C4C Poker Tourneys on Pokerstars

FearSatan is in. :)
by Phil Makepeace
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Texas hold 'em poker
Replies: 95
Views: 5534

Re: Texas hold 'em poker

That would be me. Named so after the Mogwai song.
by Phil Makepeace
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Texas hold 'em poker
Replies: 95
Views: 5534

Re: Texas hold 'em poker

10 entrants so far, 35 minutes left. Looking good!
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 31st March 2010 (Series 62, Prelim 53)
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: Wednesday 31st March 2010 (Series 62, Prelim 53)

James Robinson wrote:He's married to his wife
Just as well, really.
by Phil Makepeace
Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: POLL: CV PR fail on QT?
Replies: 42
Views: 2756

Re: POLL: CV PR fail on QT?

Yeah, that was just a silly afterthought. I'm not a fan.
by Phil Makepeace
Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: POLL: CV PR fail on QT?
Replies: 42
Views: 2756

Re: POLL: CV PR fail on QT?

Having watched QT since the days when Robin Day was in the chair, I think the programme only works well when the panel consists of politicians. They just about get away with it if there is a controversial columnist too, eg one of the Hitchins' brothers. Entertainment figures promise much but are al...
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Simulation Of An Entire Series
Replies: 94
Views: 8392

Re: Apterous Simulation Of An Entire Series

I'm there. Fantastic idea.
by Phil Makepeace
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: When will the 100,000th post be made?
Replies: 64
Views: 4775

Re: When will the 100,000th post be made?

November 19th 2010, 6:25pm
by Phil Makepeace
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Which was your favourite co-event?
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: Which was your favourite co-event?

I've only been to two, however CoBris '07 would take a lot to be beaten. Fairly epic car journeys there and back courtesy of Dan Van, Jono, Conor and Nick Wainwright. And supplemented by snooker and darts banter at the venue, with a CJ de Mooi Simpsons masterclass on the Itbox in the pub.
by Phil Makepeace
Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Someone should organise a CO event that's not up..
Replies: 39
Views: 4321

Re: Someone should organise a CO event that's not up..

Martin Bishop wrote:Someone should dig up the person who ran CoRed in Redhill.
I'm fairly sure Kevin Thurlow's still alive.
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Masters (formerly COMA) 2010
Replies: 249
Views: 16899

Re: Apterous Masters (formerly COMA) 2010

Yeah, go on then. :) Just out of interest, what were the criteria for the 24 invitees? I'm asking because if it's apterous ratings, Dale Levell, particularly, and Eoin Monaghan's omissions are glaring. Invitations were determined over a combination of a few things- performance on the show, performa...
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Masters (formerly COMA) 2010
Replies: 249
Views: 16899

Re: Apterous Masters (formerly COMA) 2010

Yeah, go on then. :) Just out of interest, what were the criteria for the 24 invitees? I'm asking because if it's apterous ratings, Dale Levell, particularly, and Eoin Monaghan's omissions are glaring.
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you having for dinner?
Replies: 34
Views: 2516

Re: What are you having for dinner?

Braised steak with chilli and chocolate. No kidding.
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London - Market Research
Replies: 28
Views: 2426

Re: Countdown in London - Market Research

Michael, I'll ask around the London chess clubs to see how much hiring out their venues (church halls, upstairs of pubs etc) would cost.
by Phil Makepeace
Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: sproilers for 12 January 2010
Replies: 32
Views: 3212

Re: sproilers for 12 January 2010

Well played Oli! Hope your run continues til next Thursday.
by Phil Makepeace
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 11th January 2010 - Series 62
Replies: 28
Views: 2301

Re: Spoilers for Monday 11th January 2010 - Series 62

D Eadie wrote:
Phil Makepeace wrote:Giving the answer to the 1st TTT, didn't Jeff cite the scramble for the 2nd TTT?

Yes indeed, that was deliberate. The clues were written that way.
I only had half an ear on it at the time, hence the confusion on my part. Having watched it back, that was actually quite a good idea.
by Phil Makepeace
Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Apology
Replies: 49
Views: 4302

Re: Apology

Seems I dodged a bullet . :mrgreen: It's alright Gevin, I now expect a barrage of punnishment. Derek was unfortunate to be on the end of my extraordinarily bad mood on Saturday. That I took it out on a guy on an internet forum over something trivial - that provoked them to leave - isn't something I...
by Phil Makepeace
Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 11th January 2010 - Series 62
Replies: 28
Views: 2301

Re: Spoilers for Monday 11th January 2010 - Series 62

Giving the answer to the 1st TTT, didn't Jeff cite the scramble for the 2nd TTT?
by Phil Makepeace
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Apology
Replies: 49
Views: 4302

Re: Apology

Shiiiiiit. I definitely didn't mean to spark this kind of fallout. Given you've left, I doubt you'll be reading this, but sorry Derek, I overreacted. While I have to admit I don't find your jokes and observations very humorous most of the time (different taste etc.), you're a harmless guy and you ne...
by Phil Makepeace
Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Yorkshire Sayings
Replies: 24
Views: 3184

Re: Yorkshire Sayings

What's Craig Charles got to do with anything?
by Phil Makepeace
Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Apology
Replies: 49
Views: 4302

Re: Apology

Derek, if you're happy to crack jokes of the ilk that my Year 1 classmates did 15 years ago, feel free. Or just don't.