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by Phil Makepeace
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chesspit Podcast
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: The Chesspit Podcast

by Phil Makepeace
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chesspit Podcast
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: The Chesspit Podcast

by Phil Makepeace
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chesspit Podcast
Replies: 3
Views: 405

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by Phil Makepeace
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 51
Views: 3767

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

There were no century makers but a number of managers hit the nineties - best was Thomas Evans who was top banana with 94 points
In an otherwise terrible season, think you’ll find I notched 98, Neil. I know you have to scroll down a lot to find me. :)
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20362

Re: World Youth Championships

I have never met or played Declan so I can't really comment on his chess but I hope he's alright. He's a young lad under a great deal of scrutiny and I can imagine this all being rather stressful for him, especially having read some the comments on Tim's blog. I too hope he's okay. The scrutiny was...
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 162
Views: 8399

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

Adam Ashton wrote: Doesn't seem like a big ask in those circumstances to spend an hour analysing with a strong player to ensure he is legitimate.
Most of us could tell after ten minutes on the phone.
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 162
Views: 8399

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

Three of the highest profile cases I know of in the amateur game involved teenagers: a 14-year-old at the 4NCL International Congress last year and two more incidents in Ireland in 2013 and 2019. It’s not like any such speculation is without precedent.
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 162
Views: 8399

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

I would suggest that most of the speculation has been extremely far from flippant. This is a serious issue.
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Offering draws with a blunder or dodgy move
Replies: 17
Views: 1967

Re: Offering draws with a blunder or dodgy move

In deference to the thread-starter, this was my first ever 4NCL game. 36... Nd4 with a draw offer was quite something. [White "de Coverly, Roger"] [Black "Makepeace, Philip J"] [Result "1-0"] [EventDate "2004.06.19"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. c3 Be7 8. Qa4 a6 9. d...
by Phil Makepeace
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Two 2018-19
Replies: 13
Views: 1902

Re: Division Two 2018-19

David Robertson wrote: Pool C will be headed by Spirit of Atticus with 5 points at the outset, irrespective of rd 7 outcomes
Barbican 2 will progress with a maximum of 6 points if Sussex beat the Sharks and Cambridge beat Gonzaga by no more than 6-2. I think.
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Insurance for teaching in schools
Replies: 1
Views: 621

Re: Insurance for teaching in schools

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by Phil Makepeace
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Makepeace With Chess - @ChessCoaches on Twitter
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Views: 838

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