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by Paul Dargan
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Idea
Replies: 9
Views: 565

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: 936

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: 197
Views: 9093

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
by Paul Dargan
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations
Replies: 197
Views: 9093

Re: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations

I seem to recall that when Hawkins came joint 1st in Vienna it wasn't a valid norm because of not enough titled players (or it might have been not enough GMs?) ... but irrespective I think I'm on the side of let anyone with a useful title in regardless.

Paul
by Paul Dargan
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017
Replies: 362
Views: 13475

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

What is the story with Hou Yifan - clearly she was making some kind of protest for 1.g4 2.f3 and losing with White in 5 moves ... what's upset here?

Paul
by Paul Dargan
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Ginger GM Collection Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 236

Ginger GM Collection Sale

[Edit: originally posted in for sale - but probably more appropriate here]

A few people said they wished they had taken advantage of this last time - so posting here, just noticed it's on again

http://gingergm.com/shop/the-ginger-gm-collection

That's all of the DVDs for £45 I believe.

Paul
by Paul Dargan
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ginger GM Collection Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 157

Ginger GM Collection Sale

A few people said they wished they had taken advantage of this last time - so posting here, just noticed it's on again

http://gingergm.com/shop/the-ginger-gm-collection

That's all of the DVDs for £45 I believe.

Paul
by Paul Dargan
Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: International News
Topic: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016
Replies: 140
Views: 4264

Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Probably a better bet than re-runs of the usual Xmas films on the telly. My lot have already declared that "there's nothing to watch". Funny that - with 200+ channels, sky box sets, netflix, etc. Without wishing to sound like a grumpy old man - I'm sure we all sat in a room and watched the...
by Paul Dargan
Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London Classic Super Rapidplay
Replies: 26
Views: 1673

Re: London Classic Super Rapidplay

Looks like Gunina has survived the worst and should now converst for clear 1st
by Paul Dargan
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Mark Taimanov (1926-2016)
Replies: 14
Views: 1212

Re: Mark Taimanov (1926-2016)

Didn't Kamsky only take-up chess on the advice of his piano teacher, to help improve his concentration?
by Paul Dargan
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New broadcast model for World Championship Match
Replies: 107
Views: 7981

Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Yep - thankfully the Agon crooks thwarted again.

Paul
by Paul Dargan
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New broadcast model for World Championship Match
Replies: 107
Views: 7981

Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

They (Agon/worldChess) are complete crooks - sadly after a few days they eventually spotted my links to the chess24 coverage on their facebook pages - but I would encourage everyone to avoid giving Agon their $15 - either give chess24 a one month subscription or donate to CSC during the Classic inst...
by Paul Dargan
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 European Club Cup
Replies: 74
Views: 5041

Re: 2016 European Club Cup

Cheddleton squeak through .. 3.5 - 2.5
by Paul Dargan
Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress
Replies: 86
Views: 3296

Re: 11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

By my maths it's Hernandez and Pert through

Paul
by Paul Dargan
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress
Replies: 86
Views: 3296

Re: 11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

@ Loz - wondered what was going on ... the pairings have Daniel down as a zero for Rnd4 - so I'd assumed he was ill or something and had been forced to withdraw ...

Tight finish seems likely, those tiebreak regulations will need a look-through

Paul

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