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by John Upham
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF Grading Database
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: ECF Grading Database

I can believe GDPR expecting birthdates not to be visible but not showing age is OTT.

They weren't even real ages but ECF ages !

Yet more stupid political correctness gone wrong.
by John Upham
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Re: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

David Sedgwick wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:39 am
The links at the top of the page at www.guernseychessclub.org.gg are correct.
Thanks David !
by John Upham
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Re: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

I emailed the contact on

http://www.guernseychessclub.org.gg/fes ... stival.htm

to ask them to update the links to the live games as they point to the 2017 live games.

John
by John Upham
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Re: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:26 pm
"Hence the organisers were only able to broadcast four games today. They hope to have more live games tomorrow."

which should include Board 1, Sedgwick - GM Korneev… David made an early bid for the brilliancy prize today.

Has the fire alarm sounded ?
by John Upham
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Live Games ?

I expect it is me but I can only see four out of eleven live games with moves.

The remaining seven are at the starting position.

I tried the official site and ChessBase and it is the same.

John
by John Upham
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2187

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

I also once had a kid who was playing on with a loan king and 2 pawns against my Q and about 5 pawns, repeatedly announce stalemate (it wasn’t he had pawn moves) at the top of his voice :roll: Did he return it to its owner after the game? :wink: Did the loaned King come from a pawn shop ?
by John Upham
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2187

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

I had three juniors in a team of mine last night and they conducted themselves impeccably.

The opposition was highly complimentary.
by John Upham
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2187

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

One of the more annoying habits is playing strong moves despite having a low grade.
by John Upham
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New Grade/Age Categories
Replies: 37
Views: 2970

Re: New Grade/Age Categories

Thanks Angus. I have sent an Email requesting that if my date of birth is held it should be removed. Will you be doing the same for the national registry of births which is easily accessed by any member of the public ? Try using ancestry.co.uk for example. Oh and there is HMRC, DVLA and other insti...
by John Upham
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Hampshire Junior Congress 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Hampshire Junior Congress 2018

96 entries with less than 24 hours to go.

J.
by John Upham
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Hampshire Junior Congress 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Hampshire Junior Congress 2018

Now standing at 90 entries and climbing !

To enter

https://www.picatic.com/hjcacongress
by John Upham
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Touch Move question
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Touch Move question

Whilst "arbiting" (and not being an arbiter) I was asked to make decisions in two similar touch move debates in a junior tournament. In both cases a player picked up their Queen and knocked an opposing piece that they could legally capture with the Queen. They then decided that they did not like tha...
by John Upham
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: City Chess Association
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re: City Chess Association

Gordon Cadden wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:27 am
We do have quite a few cities in England. May I suggest the London City Chess Association.
The reference is to "The City" as "The Square Mile".
by John Upham
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymond Keene new site
Replies: 54
Views: 3086

Re: Raymond Keene new site

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:29 pm
Actually, this is Ray extolling (for the most part) the virtues of someone else which, it has to be said, isn't the commonest of occurrences.

Don't forget the OBE whatever you do.

Perhaps we will see more videos of Ray extolling the virtues of Tony Buzzan ?

Perhaps TB will reciprocate ?
by John Upham
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymond Keene new site
Replies: 54
Views: 3086

Re: Raymond Keene new site

Here is Ray in a typical modest mood telling us once more about his greatness :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djLghXwMI1U :D