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by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed May 24, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1684

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: 5
Views: 408

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: 3742

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: 3742

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: 926

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: 3742

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: 18
Views: 1757

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: 1894
Views: 205652

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.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 1894
Views: 205652

Re: Media comments on chess

Apologies, I mistook the badly drawn bishops for pawns! With the correct position, the chess engines I mentioned struggle.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 1894
Views: 205652

Re: Media comments on chess

Komodo, Hiarcs and Stockfish find the draw in an instant.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championships size/format
Replies: 42
Views: 2068

Re: British Championships size/format

As an aside, I notice that this year's Irish Championships run concurrently with the British!
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Grading List: January 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 4123

Re: ECF Grading List: January 2017

Many thanks, Brian (and to all the other graders involved), but I can't say I enjoyed my new grade!
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings thread
Replies: 75
Views: 6622

Re: Hastings thread


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