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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: 1849

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: 1686

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: 609

Re: Insurance for teaching in schools

We use Hiscox.
by Phil Makepeace
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Makepeace With Chess - @ChessCoaches on Twitter
Replies: 0
Views: 669

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by Phil Makepeace
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Championship Congress 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 11940

Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Brian Towers wrote:Chess24 has Wall v Longson on board 30 going
1) f4 d5
2) Nf3 Nf6
3) g3 c5
4) Bg2 Nc6
Result 0 - 1

What was that? A mobile phone?
Yes.
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championship Daily Reports
Replies: 32
Views: 4450

British Chess Championship Daily Reports

Afternoon, guys. Hope you've been enjoying the coverage. Alongside photos and Twitter updates, I've been compiling daily report videos. Here are the first four: Day One - https://youtu.be/ScCGm_maw5U Day Two - https://youtu.be/_rh8v_Wxm1g Day Three - https://youtu.be/Km8bMzCOhWc Day Four - https://y...
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Definition of Super Grandmaster
Replies: 57
Views: 3445

Re: Definition of Super Grandmaster

Joshua Gibbs wrote:Please tweet me this has nothing to do with chess
No thanks. I think it's fair to let people know the kind of guy they're engaging with on a public forum. That's all from me.
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Definition of Super Grandmaster
Replies: 57
Views: 3445

Re: Definition of Super Grandmaster

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by Phil Makepeace
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Div3 Room Available This Weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 1101

Re: 4NCL Div3 Room Available This Weekend

So as not to get anybody else's hopes up, I've claimed it.
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Default Rules
Replies: 21
Views: 4625

Re: Default Rules

Last night I was captaining a league match where one of my players' phone sounded. The league in question hasn't revised the FIDE rule and so I would have had no sympathy or argument if the opposing player and/or captain had claimed the point. As it was, they didn't. Agreed, but my point is that th...
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Default Rules
Replies: 21
Views: 4625

Re: Default Rules

About 18 months ago I played in a tournament where the mobile phone of the player sitting next to me rang while the arbiter was out of the room. Someone, not the player's opponent, told the arbiter. The arbiter asked the player if his phone had rung. The player said no. The arbiter took the player ...
by Phil Makepeace
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Daventry rooms wanted for 22 March
Replies: 5
Views: 2602

Re: Daventry rooms wanted for 22 March

I would also love a couple of rooms if they're going for Bucks Juniors. Obviously Mick gets first dibs. :)