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by James Byrne
Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2016 Round by Round
Replies: 356
Views: 19047

Re: British 2016 Round by Round

On holiday in Denmark - I am using my iPhone 6 to pick up the live commentary on round 1 via the event website. Both audio and visual are first class. Many thanks to Kevin, Alex and the team in Bournemouth. (I am assuming that positive feedback is allowed in this thread!) Are you referring to chess...
by James Byrne
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU Referendum - in or out?
Replies: 226
Views: 8674

Re: EU Referendum - in or out?

Best 2 out of 3 anyone? #Remain
by James Byrne
Sat May 14, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU Referendum - in or out?
Replies: 226
Views: 8674

Re: EU Referendum - in or out?

Perhaps not good reasoning, but I'm voting to stay in to spite Farage and UKIP.
by James Byrne
Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March
Replies: 949
Views: 28361

Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Did anyone catch the beginning of the Giri-Nakamura press conference :lol:? Evgenij Miroshnichenko: So, we are back with another press conference. Err, Anish Giri and Hikaru Nakamura finished their game in a draw. 3 second pause Quite a usual result for Anish it seems (said whilst smiling), so, got ...
by James Byrne
Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Nakamura "J'adoube" Controversy
Replies: 61
Views: 4274

Re: Nakamura "J'adoube" Controversy

For those that haven’t seen it, IM Sagar Shah conducted a short 3 minute interview with Nakamura after he beat Topalov yesterday. They also briefly discussed his touch move incident with Aronian. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmDXMKTgZHE please note that at 1:55 , Hikaru app...
by James Byrne
Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Nakamura "J'adoube" Controversy
Replies: 61
Views: 4274

Re: Nakamura "J'adoube" Controversy

For anyone interested, GM Alex Yermolinksy made some insightful comments about this incident during a recent chess.com broadcast, his co-host GM Melikset Khachiyan also had some interesting things to say, especially given his past coaching of Aronian. Alex also gives an interesting anecdote regardin...
by James Byrne
Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: The January Grading List is out!
Replies: 35
Views: 3464

Re: The January Grading List is out!

Just want to say well done to Brian for putting out the update. It loads fast and as far as I'm aware there's been no technical difficulties. Very satisfied.
by James Byrne
Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2071
Views: 223055

Re: Media comments on chess

This is an interesting interview with Magnus Carlsen, by Nigel Farndale of the Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filt ... us-carlse/
by James Byrne
Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Channel 4 opportunity
Replies: 20
Views: 2952

Re: Channel 4 opportunity

John Upham wrote:Looking here perhaps they are looking for people prepared to be humiliated on

here so perpetuating their assumed stereotypes.


Very likely. Channel 4 is the Daily Mail of television.
by James Byrne
Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum
Replies: 29
Views: 12500

Re: An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum

Done. I've asked the President of Notts Uni Chess Soc to see if he'll send out a circ email asking for votes. Might be worth pming Alex Holowczak on these forums to see if he would be willing to ask other Uni Chess Soc Presidents to do the same. I'm often filling out surveymonkey requests from PhD s...
by James Byrne
Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hollywood film about Fischer-Spassky
Replies: 8
Views: 1558

Re: Hollywood film about Fischer-Spassky

I always hoped that if there was ever a movie about Fischer, Nicolas Cage would be cast as him.
by James Byrne
Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Dortmund 26 July to 4 August 2013
Replies: 81
Views: 5624

Re: Dortmund 26 July to 4 August 2013

Well done Mickey Adams, what a performance! Hopefully this will be the first of many tournament wins this year and he'll book a place in the next WCH candidates tournament.
by James Byrne
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grading timetable (June/July 2013)
Replies: 95
Views: 14197

Re: Grading timetable (June/July 2013)

Does anyone know when the new grading list will be published? Can't remember if it's end of July or end of Aug, hopefully the former.
by James Byrne
Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Game Fee in internal Club events
Replies: 149
Views: 6446

Re: ECF Game Fee in internal Club events

As an elected spokesman (I suppose?) for University chess... University chessplayers tend to fall into two categories: (1) Enthusiastic players who've played for most of their lives, who continue it on to University. These prioritise chess quite highly as an activity. (2) Occasional players, who pl...
by James Byrne
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Game Fee in internal Club events
Replies: 149
Views: 6446

Re: ECF Game Fee in internal Club events

Has there been any attempts to try and get the £60k (not sure if that's the correct amount) govt grant back?

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