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by David Robertson
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Isn't this the time ...
Replies: 10
Views: 658

Re: Isn't this the time ...

Yes The process is the same every year. On July 21st someone asks when the new grades will be out. The Chief Grader reads this, and goes "ah, sh!t, we forgot about the new grades" . So he emails all the Deputy Graders, and tells them to wake up, sharpish. The DGs jump into action, take out their cle...
by David Robertson
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Isn't this the time ...
Replies: 10
Views: 658

Re: Isn't this the time ...

You're a day early
by David Robertson
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is our next Adams?
Replies: 29
Views: 2826

Re: Who is our next Adams?

Leonard Barden cites this thread and name-checks this forum. Hhmm...I hope this works out OK :?
by David Robertson
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2378
Views: 259090

Re: Media comments on chess

I wonder if we can work anything out, by retrograde analysis, about which White pawn under-promoted? Obviously 'Harry', the h-pawn. I say 'obviously' but I really mean 'most plausible'. It could have been the a-pawn promoting via b8 - but unlikely. The BQ doesn't look to have vacated d8 yet. And wh...
by David Robertson
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 133
Views: 7198

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

FIDE? Corruption? Who knew? Clearly, no one.

Makropoulos? What, not me! Dvorkovich? Nor me. Check out Makropoulos.

And Short? The clearly barking Makropoulos mob accuse Dvorkovich & Short of a joint campaign. Right :roll:

Peter Doggers does his usual good job of filtering sewage in this piece
by David Robertson
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is our next Adams?
Replies: 29
Views: 2826

Re: Who is our next Adams?

Nick Grey wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:01 pm
As 90% of young people go into university nowadays
Nonsense! It remains under 50%
by David Robertson
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 129
Views: 6583

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Well, er, how are the 65+ doing? At 1.5 - 1.5 v. St Petersburg, Stebbings needed to win for team silver medal. A draw would leave them 4th behind Ger II. No pressure then. Going for it in a level position, Stebbings appears to have lost - utterly lost on the board, though final result shows 0.5 (an...
by David Robertson
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 133
Views: 7198

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Dangerous playthings, ethics commissions. Since Kirsan renounced all of his powers as President, haven't you been one of the people commenting that he was travelling round the world behaving as though he still retained them? What other decision could EC have reached? Jesus, Roger, why do you tolera...
by David Robertson
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 133
Views: 7198

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Isn't Spraggett on to something here with this FIDE delegate-bribery stuff when he declares that Makropoulos confesses to criminal behaviour? And it's surely takes plenty of brass neck for Makropoulos, having presided over the corruption for ages, now to ban it once he no longer has any money. Just ...
by David Robertson
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 129
Views: 6583

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Great save to win the match by Roger Emerson in the World Seniles, after wins from Bellin & Berry. Two veterans at the end of a long game, out on their feet, and staggering about all over the place :-)
by David Robertson
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 133
Views: 7198

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:23 pm
David Robertson wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:06 pm
Uh huh. Where?
I shall not trawl through my posts for your benefit when you obviously haven't bothered to do so yourself
Well, I try to pay full attention. But I cannot recall anything from you that remotely confirms your claim. One example would do
by David Robertson
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 133
Views: 7198

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:53 pm
David Robertson wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:46 pm
It's all a very odd state of affairs. Why does Dvorkovich bother if he's not confident of winning? That is, why would the Russians put so much political capital at risk?
A question which I have posed repeatedly
Uh huh. Where?
by David Robertson
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 133
Views: 7198

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

It's all a very odd state of affairs. Why does Dvorkovich bother if he's not confident of winning? That is, why would the Russians put so much political capital at risk? Better surely to let Kirsan take the hit if Makropoulos is indeed 'past the post', as his mouthy outriders claim. And then there's...