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by David Robertson
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4336
Views: 474587

Re: Media comments on chess

Jonathan Rowson on Chess and Happiness in the New York Times

(It may be pay-walled. If so, I'll post the text on request)

Sorry. I've just noticed the article is from 2019
by David Robertson
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Haigh
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: Tony Haigh

RIP

What a pity. I wish we'd met, and chatted. Or better, conversed
by David Robertson
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2017
Views: 119315

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Hasting is receiving a little support from FIDE. It is more complex than an British only event. David Robertson presumably would advise not holding it this year, due to start 8 or 29 December. Any advice? Yes. It depends on planning horizon and critical path. If the planning horizon starts now, I'd...
by David Robertson
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2017
Views: 119315

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

The harbinger of doom! Mind you the 1918/19 Spanish 'Flu pandemic came in three waves, the second the most virulent by far and the third the least. It returned in a much milder form in 1920 with only a handful of deaths. Of course, in those times there was no vaccine, but according to the results p...
by David Robertson
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2017
Views: 119315

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

From the Torbay Chess Congress website "On a positive note, we are planning to hold the 2021 Congress on Armistice weekend (12th - 14th November). We hope to start accepting entries for the 2021 Congress around the middle of 2021. On a negative note, don't plan too deep. This event won't happen. We...
by David Robertson
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Best Wishes GM Dr. Jonathan Mestel (13-iii-1957)
Replies: 11
Views: 1146

Re: Best Wishes GM Dr. Jonathan Mestel (13-iii-1957)

Professor Mestel, if you will (though I doubt he'll be troubled)
by David Robertson
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2595
Views: 211472

Re: Cheating in chess

NickFaulks wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:46 pm
The point I find most interesting is that this gratification still seems to apply in conditions of anonymity. Why?
Most people live an unexamined life
by David Robertson
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New in Chess & BREXIT
Replies: 66
Views: 5382

Re: New in Chess & BREXIT

NIC - Norway in Charge
by David Robertson
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Short Pein exchange
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

A Short Pein exchange

It would seem that Malcolm Pein has Covid. We wish him a safe and rapid recovery of course. Meanwhile, this exchange took place with Nigel Short. Funny at several levels
by David Robertson
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 83
Views: 7036

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

MJMcCready wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:52 pm
DO we know when the schedule and pairings will be announced?
Never mind that.

Who is the cheating ECF Arbiter?

And which squads have cheating Captains?

Should we look to no-shows for answers?
by David Robertson
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.
Replies: 36
Views: 3018

Re: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.

Simon Rogers wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:36 pm
Hi Geoff. Just wandering the latest on Alex. Is he out of hospital?
He's doing fine. Not ready to oblige the Forum's coffin-chaser just yet
by David Robertson
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: U.S. Elections 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1042

Re: U.S. Elections 2020

I've been idly following Phil's prospects here for some while. District 1 is a rock-solid REP seat. Yet the local polling has, these past several weeks, been calling it far, far closer than 65-34; never 'too close to call' though. The incumbent, Gaetz, is a rancid piece of work. But clearly, the vot...
by David Robertson
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 96
Views: 8726

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: 1564

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