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by David Robertson
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday, Leonard
Replies: 23
Views: 1109

Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard

Just fantastic! Happy Birthday indeed

Turn your sound up, headphones on. And get ready singalong with Wynton Marsalis
by David Robertson
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1649

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

So - Giri Carlsbad alert. Send for Arkell, quickly. #29

Never mind :roll: Draw
by David Robertson
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Manchester Summer Congress 16 - 18 August 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Manchester Summer Congress 16 - 18 August 2019

Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:14 am
Joe McPhillips won the Open
Big story here is that GM Stephen Gordon followed his rd 3 loss to in-form IM Brandon Clarke with a rd 4 loss to a CHN-registered player, graded 188, from his own club, 3Cs :shock:
by David Robertson
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Direct correlation between ones chess grade and ones IQ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

Re: Direct correlation between ones chess grade and ones IQ?

I'm genuinely shocked - as in :shock: :shock: :shock: - that Paul Truong doesn't get a mention here. He was Cambodian national chess champion at age 5. And four times Vietnamese champion by age 8 By the way, I know one person who will confirm Gary Kasparov as the fourth most intelligent person of al...
by David Robertson
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team
Replies: 13
Views: 1384

Re: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:42 am
there'll be someone standing in a road wearing a hi-vis jacket pointing angrily at a pothole
He'll be an Arbiter
by David Robertson
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1294

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2019

Kasparov is right: "These guys are over-worked"
by David Robertson
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35506

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:41 pm
I'm sure I am not the only one who will find that of interest
No. You're the only one :roll:
by David Robertson
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35506

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:01 pm
Incidentally, why were there two defaults in the last round of the 65+?
In at least one case, after a tiring game the day before, the player couldn't get out of bed for the early start!
by David Robertson
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35506

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

On the commentary it was suggested that next year's event might be at Great Yarmouth, Scarborough or Liverpool. Out of interest, do you believe it will end up in any of these three places? I'd have thought Liverpool was highly fanciful, though I know one Board member is pushing it (with me urging r...
by David Robertson
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35506

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Compare and contrast Ah yes! My memory remains in good nick. Poor Lorin D'Costa has been this way before. He really does need to choose his opponents more carefully :roll: Arbiters would only enforce the rule if asked to do so and would turn a blind eye otherwise Last weekend Nigel Davies' phone ra...
by David Robertson
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35506

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:45 pm
The ECF Twitter account never points here I see? Who runs that...
Presumably someone with a brain
by David Robertson
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35506

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:52 pm
could Andrew Smith win again?
QTWTAIY. A typical Andrew Smith game, bewildering to himself as to others
by David Robertson
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35506

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Slaughter of the GMs As I write: Ward has lost; Howell is dead; Arkell is dead; Williams too In fairness (to myself if no other), when I posted this, the relevant games had been 'silent' for some time. I assumed all parties had indeed resigned (as was plausible), but refrained from assuming that si...
by David Robertson
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35506

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Slaughter of the GMs

As I write: Ward has lost; Howell is dead; Arkell is dead; Williams too