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by Paul Dargan
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: PRO Chess League
Replies: 54
Views: 3948

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: 1510

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: 1510

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: 8
Views: 693

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: 1510

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: 653

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: 1034

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: 9550

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: 9550

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: 366
Views: 14628

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: 257

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: 182

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: 4519

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: 1750

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: 1286

Re: Mark Taimanov (1926-2016)

Didn't Kamsky only take-up chess on the advice of his piano teacher, to help improve his concentration?

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