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by David Robertson
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 90
Views: 4922

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:39 pm
if elected, would have rather a large effect on Board deliberations
We can be pretty sure "deliberations" are not all it would have had an effect on
by David Robertson
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Robert Chaloner (Bob) Pentecost 1935-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

Re: Robert Chaloner (Bob) Pentecost 1935-2020

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:21 am
John Clarke did mention in his original post that he had "written about him before in various other threads on this site..." [snip] For what John Clarke wrote earlier, see here
Thanks. I didn't follow the Central YMCA thread. I get the drift, so best leave it there
by David Robertson
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Robert Chaloner (Bob) Pentecost 1935-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

Re: Robert Chaloner (Bob) Pentecost 1935-2020

RIP - though I never knew him. All the same, RIP. I'm all for characters in our little community; there are plenty of them. Diversity of opinion, and its tolerance, is what makes life liveable. Even the more exotic deserve the kindness of colleagues' thoughts. But I was intrigued by John's comment h...
by David Robertson
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1515
Views: 139062

Re: Cheating in chess

Doing PIPI in your pampers

Tigran L Petrosian responds to Wesley So allegations tonight BREAKING...
by David Robertson
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1123
Views: 55374

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

It's odd that the infection rates are so much higher across the North of England as compared to the South. Where I live, the rate is currently 4.2 per 100,000 It won't be odd for long. Enjoy the respite while it lasts - two weeks, I'd guess. There'll be no "returning to normal", chesswise or otherw...
by David Robertson
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1123
Views: 55374

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I intend to refer this entire thread to the Mental Health authorities. It's become increasingly ludicrous. Get a grip!
by David Robertson
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Postponement - official
Replies: 29
Views: 3429

Re: Postponement - official

Assuming things will be no better in March-May 2021 does seem highly pessimistic tbh There's a reasonable chance things could be far worse! We're in the early stages of a second wave; or, if you prefer, an intensification of the first wave. The NE has entered quasi-lockdown already; parts of the NW...
by David Robertson
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Julian Farrand
Replies: 23
Views: 2897

Re: Julian Farrand

The full and generous obit has a charming photo of Julian & Brenda. It can probably be seen from this LINK . The text is (£), so I've posted it below ________________________________________________ Times, 17 Senptember 2020 In September 2019, the eyes of the nation were on the Supreme Court where i...
by David Robertson
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Forms of communication?
Replies: 22
Views: 1472

Re: Forms of communication?

my main gripe was the incredible meanness of some players in providing a fresh envelope. The same envelope could go to and fro, collecting multiple stamps and postmarks Ah, yes. I remember this well. Multiple postmarks, and the envelope falling to pieces. Times change though. Today you'd be applaud...
by David Robertson
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1515
Views: 139062

Re: Cheating in chess

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:54 pm
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by David Robertson
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals
Replies: 48
Views: 2561

Re: 2020 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals

Today's 2nd sets were very one-sided affairs. Nakamura crushed Dubov 3-1, and puts him one set short of the Final. Meanwhile in the other match, Carlsen swept Ding Liren off the board. It would have been 3-0, but Carlsen sealed the set with a generous half. That leaves matters all-square after a tur...
by David Robertson
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August
Replies: 39
Views: 2467

Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

No idea if anyone's watching, or if anyone cares, but Carlsen has just blasted Nepo clean out of his socks to win the Final 2 - 0 in sets. That said, Nepo did roll up Carlsen yesterday in a 21-move slaughter. But you got the impression Carlsen was just messing. Nepo twice punted 6 Rg1 in a Najdorf. ...
by David Robertson
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Health benefits of brain games
Replies: 47
Views: 6514

Re: Health benefits of brain games

Whilst studying the website of the Mawson Centre, University of Adelaide, South Australia, I encountered this:- The seven greatest benefits of chess Focusing • Children are taught the benefits of observing carefully. Visualizing • Children are prompted to imagine a sequence of actions before it hap...
by David Robertson
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Julian Farrand
Replies: 23
Views: 2897

Re: Julian Farrand

What shocking news. Prof Julian Farrand was the most lovely man. He used to be a regular member of the erstwhile Barbican Youth deep into his 70s. I didn't know him well, but when our paths crossed at the 4NCL we'd exchange the happiest respectful banter. Condolences
by David Robertson
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1515
Views: 139062

Re: Cheating in chess

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:28 pm
One of the leaders after 3 rounds of the 4NCL Online Congress did not make it to round 4.
Just the one, eh? I've played through a number of those games. And I'm saying nothing. Absolutely nothing :roll: