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by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Grand Prix and Youth Grand Prix
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Grand Prix and Youth Grand Prix

Not something I pay much attention to !
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Grand Prix and Youth Grand Prix
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Grand Prix and Youth Grand Prix

http://www.englishchess.org.uk/competitions-plp/tradewise-grand-prix/

Extract from site: All open congresses graded by the ECF are included, provided their grading results reach the ECF within one month of the last day of the congress …
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4438

Re: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017

Would it be fair to say that the only candidate that cared about the award was judged to have campaigned too hard and too effectively?
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2187

Re: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017

Some pics from this year's event: http://brendanogorman.smugmug.com/Chess/Kos-2017 For those of you contemplating a chess holiday, I'd highly recommend this tournament. Don't worry about the absence of FIDE rating or the silly title. It's a well-run friendly event with seven different rating section...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed May 24, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2187

Re: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017

Stephen and his mam, Bernadette
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by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon May 22, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: George Dickson
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: George Dickson

A photo from the St Albans Congress 2015
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by Brendan O'Gorman
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess
Replies: 100
Views: 4301

Re: Laws of Chess

Brendan, We would very much like to see photographs of arbiters at their dynamic best. Please provide a link to such images. OK, John, ignoring your sneering intent, I've had a shot at doing just that, difficult though it be to produce a pictorial representation of arbiter dynamism: http://brendano...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess
Replies: 100
Views: 4301

Re: Laws of Chess

This is a chess forum and thus prone to obsessional pedants arguing over the minutiae of rules, but I'd like to reassure any arbiters reading that most of us players are very grateful for their efforts in affording us the opportunity to play the game. We are far from wanting to hold them to account ...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Nathan Goldberg
Replies: 3
Views: 1031

Re: Nathan Goldberg

Craig, thanks for providing an informative obituary about a true chess character.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess
Replies: 100
Views: 4301

Re: Laws of Chess

Hastings congress security in action.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tips for coaching children
Replies: 25
Views: 2459

Re: Tips for coaching children

Nick,
While there's still time, move - far away!
by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 1996
Views: 213999

Re: Media comments on chess

Barry Sandercock wrote:What's the solution ? I don't get it.


The white pawns lock in Black's heavy pieces and can't be captured by the black bishops which by themselves cannot mate the white king.

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