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by Paul Dargan
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Alekhine with f3
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: Alekhine with f3

Or 2.d3 and 3.f4
by Paul Dargan
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Xtracon Open 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1799

Re: Xtracon Open 2017

Wow - and he got to play Timman, Hammer and Tiger!
by Paul Dargan
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium
Replies: 188
Views: 6297

Re: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium

Yeah - I found it confusing in the Middle East - there wasn't actually a delay to the countdown - you just got the 10s (or whatever) added back after your move (or less if you didn;t use the full 10s delay). Of course in order for this to be OK the clocks actuslly started at 25 mins and 10s - so you...
by Paul Dargan
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bridge not a Sport (ECJ think otherwise)
Replies: 33
Views: 2968

Re: Bridge not a Sport

Yep - you're much more likley to see partner abuse than opponent abuse
by Paul Dargan
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bridge not a Sport (ECJ think otherwise)
Replies: 33
Views: 2968

Re: Bridge not a Sport

Yep - Joey clearly a non-player ... it is FAR worse

Paul
by Paul Dargan
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 European Ind Ch 29 May - 11 June (Minsk)
Replies: 155
Views: 6793

Re: 2017 European Ind Ch 29 May - 11 June (Minsk)

Given the build-up I thought the facebook post was pretty reasonable. Congrtulated winners and organisers. Made the case for Europe getting more WorldCup spots, with a dig at FIDE shenanigans in passing. Pointed-out issues with running a qualification tournament as a large swiss, including players t...
by Paul Dargan
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 European Ind Ch 29 May - 11 June (Minsk)
Replies: 155
Views: 6793

Re: 2017 European Ind Ch 29 May - 11 June (Minsk)

Phew - after Qd8+ Black appeared to play Ke5, allowing the not too hard to spot Qd4 mate! fortunately it was just the arbiter putting the king on a black sq!

0-1 to Gawain
by Paul Dargan
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 Altibox Norway Chess June 5-17
Replies: 99
Views: 5131

Re: 2017 Altibox Norway Chess June 5-17

Phew - after Qd8+ the black king appeared on e5, allowing Qd4 mate! - fortunately it was just the arbitr putting the king on a black sq
by Paul Dargan
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 European Ind Ch 29 May - 11 June (Minsk)
Replies: 155
Views: 6793

Re: 2017 European Ind Ch 29 May - 11 June (Minsk)

Looks like a huge full-point reversal (swidle) by Gawain - which is obviously great news!

After 55. ...Rxg4+ machine gives him +2.5, wheras he was about -6

Paul
by Paul Dargan
Fri May 19, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2251

Re: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017

Is this the thing they had in Dubai once?
by Paul Dargan
Tue May 16, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New broadcast model for World Championship Match
Replies: 129
Views: 10591

Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Very astute as always Chris Rice.
by Paul Dargan
Thu May 11, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 Sigeman & Co 10-14 May
Replies: 52
Views: 2453

Re: 2017 Sigeman & Co 10-14 May

Minior miracle aroudn the time control and nigel is still holding on
by Paul Dargan
Tue May 02, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2016-17
Replies: 25
Views: 2314

Re: Division One 2016-17

Jonathan Rogers wrote: Yes, you beat the odds just to be playing for survival in the final round. Good luck for next year.


Indeed - somehow we'd managed to get draw odds as well! - which even the most optimistic team members hadn't predicted...

Paul D.
by Paul Dargan
Tue May 02, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2016-17
Replies: 25
Views: 2314

Re: Division One 2016-17

We gave it a pretty good shot to stay up I thought Indeed, hard luck to NE England (any chance of you reviving your second team?) Obviously nothing is definite - but there are discussions about what to do next year. I suspect that some of the core squad may be looking ot take a break - having been ...
by Paul Dargan
Tue May 02, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2016-17
Replies: 25
Views: 2314

Re: Division One 2016-17

We gave it a pretty good shot to stay up I thought

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