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by Richard Thursby
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clock adjustment for not keeping score
Replies: 10
Views: 1451

Re: Clock adjustment for not keeping score

As someone who has also recently suffered an injury to my right-hand side (fortunately I am left-handed), may I echo David's good wishes for a recovery. You mentioned that you had notified the league controller. According to at least two pages here and here on the Buckinghamshire chess website it is...
by Richard Thursby
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: What are the safeguards ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Re: What are the safeguards ?

In the left-hand menu is a link titled 'bookmark'. If you click this, an URL appears in the browser's address bar, rather than displaying the php URL (someone else will have to explain how php works, something about websites being generated dynamically using elements pulled together from a database...
by Richard Thursby
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Past recollection a split topic
Replies: 18
Views: 1361

Re: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

And also at Imperial https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Buzzard. I played in the same teams as Kevin at school, Roger (d C) will remember his father who played for Bourne End. Despite Kevin Buzzard teaching me most of what I ever knew about number theory, I never knew he had any chess interest, de...
by Richard Thursby
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer
Replies: 16
Views: 2664

Re: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

My PhD supervisor worked with Peter Swinnerton-Dyer, including editing the volume for his 75th birthday. I met him on at least one or two occasions.

If you're going to mention chess-playing professors (at least on this forum) then surely one needs to start here.
by Richard Thursby
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

Re: Merry Christmas

Martin Benjamin wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:17 am
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Whatever your standard, and whatever your results in 2019, enjoy your chess. It makes life a little richer.
Merry Crimbo Martin.
by Richard Thursby
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: WANTED - Batsford algebraic edition of Winning Chess by Chernev & Reinfeld
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: WANTED - Batsford algebraic edition of Winning Chess by Chernev & Reinfeld

I guess you have already gone down this route: there is currently a paperback version available on Amazon UK for under £30 including delivery https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winning-Chess- ... 1849941106. I have no idea whether you consider this a sensible price.
by Richard Thursby
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess-themed quiz questions
Replies: 33
Views: 3524

Re: Chess-themed quiz questions

Another chess-themed quiz question: Name the chess world champions who gained the title after previously losing a match for the world title and who had not been world champion previously. Vasily Smyslov (lost (drew) 1954, won 1957) Boris Spassky (lost 1966, won 1969) Viswanathan Anand (lost 1995, w...
by Richard Thursby
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess-themed quiz questions
Replies: 33
Views: 3524

Re: Chess-themed quiz questions

To veer off the thread: How many World Champions have been born during World Championship matches? I found Kasparov (Botvinnik-Petrosian), Carlsen (Karpov-Kasparov). Karpov missed Botvinnik-Bronstein by a matter of days.
by Richard Thursby
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi-Final Pairings & Results
Replies: 17
Views: 2473

Re: Semi-Final Pairings & Results

Results from Birstall
U160
Middlesex 6 Yorkshire 10
Open
Middlesex 7 Yorkshire 9
by Richard Thursby
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Player name query
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

Re: Player name query

by Richard Thursby
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Resigners...
Replies: 9
Views: 1952

Re: Resigners...

... never won anything. On more than a few occasions I have considered resigning only to somehow end up winning/drawing. One particular example that sticks in my memory is in a rapidplay tournament against a strong junior feeling like I was being wiped off the board, when I spotted what I thought th...
by Richard Thursby
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Decline of Evening Chess 17/18?
Replies: 31
Views: 3293

Re: Decline of Evening Chess 17/18?

From my experience, I have reached the stage where, after an intense day of work, I can't face the prospect of travelling for maybe an hour, playing up to three hours of intense chess, travel back for another hour, getting home around midnight and then have to get up for work the next day. The only ...
by Richard Thursby
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Once Upon a Time in a League Match
Replies: 26
Views: 2599

Re: Once Upon a Time in a League Match

This reminds me of a time (this season) when I played a game where the clock was dodgy (or wound down) on one side, and we were well into the game before either of us noticed this. The net result was that my opponent had hardly used any time, and I had used a normal amount of time. I was not sure w...
by Richard Thursby
Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: London Chess League
Replies: 21
Views: 3401

Re: London Chess League

John Upham wrote:
Done and thanks for that!

I wonder what happened to them?
I understand the organiser became busy with other chess commitments outside of the UK.
by Richard Thursby
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: London Chess League
Replies: 21
Views: 3401

Re: London Chess League

You may want to remove the link to "London Rapidplay" from the "Recommended links" (and on any other sites you manage) as it is now looks defunct.