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by Paul Dargan
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete
Replies: 85
Views: 3080

Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Andrew Lewis cleary hasn't read the script and seems to be doing very well against the Dr.
Paul
by Paul Dargan
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete
Replies: 85
Views: 3080

Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Pairings for round 4 seem to indicate that Andrew Lewis did indeed win!
by Paul Dargan
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete
Replies: 85
Views: 3080

Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

spoke too soon halved-out

Relying on keith's opponent also not spotting a knight sac now
by Paul Dargan
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete
Replies: 85
Views: 3080

Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Comin up to the time control and Speelman seems to have survived the worst of it - in fact I'd take his position and probably fancy him to win actually.
by Paul Dargan
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Dubai Open 3 to 11 April 2017
Replies: 53
Views: 2705

Re: Dubai Open 3 to 11 April 2017

I think the prayer break has gone Chris - no sign of it last year. conditions had improved a lot last year - and they're back in the same hotel (JW MArriott in Deira) much better than some of the dives in Deira. It's actually one of my favourite hotels that side of town - maybe I'm biased because I ...
by Paul Dargan
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why do I plau chess?
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: Why do I plau chess?

That's quite a deep question ... Most people who play (and continue to do so) must 'enjoy' playing to some extent. In reality this can mean anything from demonstrating their superiority, solving problems, socialising with club-mates, etc. The people who seem to lose enthusiasm (from my observations)...
by Paul Dargan
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Sharjah Masters 2017
Replies: 54
Views: 2971

Re: Sharjah Masters 2017

typical tiebreaks in the middle east are average rating of opponents cut 1, or cut 2 ... I'd imagine that a bye counts as your lowest rated opponent - but if it doesn;t count thne it obviously helps not having your round 1 opponent in them mix
by Paul Dargan
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: PRO Chess League
Replies: 63
Views: 4892

Re: PRO Chess League

Wow - the windmills went out then ... toss-up betwene Norway and St Louis now for me then
by Paul Dargan
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

Re: 2017/2018 Season

Fair play to them (and the committee) then Mike.

Paul
by Paul Dargan
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

Re: 2017/2018 Season

Northampton much better - so this is good assuming BridgeOverseas can cope with the change!
by Paul Dargan
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Rooms for final weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 1026

Re: Rooms for final weekend

The issue this year seems to have been a number of new venues where the amount of accommodation available was always going to be substantially lower than the number of people wanting to stay. For the Northampton venue several people have told me that BridgeOverseas hadn't communicated to them that t...
by Paul Dargan
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

Re: 2017/2018 Season

Mike Truran wrote:Confirmed dates so far:

11-12 February 2018:

Divisions 1 and 2 Park Inn Telford
Divisions 3 South and 4 De Vere Wokefield Estate
Division 3 North Mercure Hotel Bolton[/b]


If anyone is looking to book these up now, I'm assuming it's 10-11.

Paul D
by Paul Dargan
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Idea
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: Chess Book Idea

For some reason I thought Tactics in the Grunfeld was by Rowson?? but prepared to be wrong as I play neither the Grunfeld or d4

Paul
by Paul Dargan
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Bunratty Masters
Replies: 14
Views: 1098

Re: Bunratty Masters

@ Lawrence - as any facebook user will know by now - Bogdan took a quick final round draw to share FOURTH and receive no prize money at all.

Paul
by Paul Dargan
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations
Replies: 210
Views: 10770

Re: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations

IM Jack Rudd wrote:Play any nine of these people and you can't get a GM norm from the field.


Not sure I understand Jack - yes they are low rated GMs, but surely a big enough score against them would do the trick?

Paul

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