Search found 770 matches

by David Shepherd
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Coventry congress
Replies: 14
Views: 1029

Re: Coventry congress

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:43 am


Mark's mistake seems to have been at move 22
Or maybe it was the move before when playing Rxe4 rather than Bb4 seems ok
by David Shepherd
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: County Championship Consultation

I started to fill in the consultation as a player but just gave up - the truth is that the county that I would choose to play for has no team - the questions didn't seem to allow for that option :(
by David Shepherd
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Computer Go
Replies: 118
Views: 6741

Re: Computer Go

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-41668701 AlphaGo Zero (with just the rules and 72 hours to work out how to play optimally) beat AlphaGo 100-0 :o
by David Shepherd
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 28073

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

JustinHorton wrote:Mysterious ways
Not so mysterious - he has 19 seconds left and the queen is close to clock so I think he is just moving it out the way
by David Shepherd
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Youth Chess Championship 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3780

Re: European Youth Chess Championship 2017

Yes it was on ChessBomb - I swapped as chess24 was frozen (I think on all boards)
by David Shepherd
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Youth Chess Championship 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3780

Re: European Youth Chess Championship 2017

Nice win for Shreyas :)
by David Shepherd
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 7th Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Re: 7th Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival

In noticed this on the ECF website (I posted under this heading as I assume it was at the junior event where he was taken ill - but I could be mistaken) Posted By: WebAdmin September 11, 2017 You may have heard that Dave Welch was taken ill whilst arbiting in Gibraltar. He is now back in Liverpool i...
by David Shepherd
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Gilbert International 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

Re: Glorney Gilbert International 2017

Unfortunately Scotland were two players short in the Gilbert so the cross table in the above link is not correct. I think the scores at the top are France 9.5 Ireland 9 Wales 8 England 7.5.
by David Shepherd
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Gilbert International 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

Re: Glorney Gilbert International 2017

There seems to be issues with the names on the live boards which the organisers are trying to sort out. I think England are playing France in round 1. Some commentary here https://www.twitch.tv/theyellowdragoon
by David Shepherd
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Junior chess in latest ECF board minutes
Replies: 82
Views: 3751

Re: Junior chess in latest ECF board minutes

That was a deliberate decision, making a clear division between serious chess and the more knockabout versions. I don't think the world really wants yet another rating system for this gap - perhaps they could be pushed into rapid, but that would cause new problems.. I personally can't see the sense...
by David Shepherd
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Schools Chess Championship 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2106

Re: European Schools Chess Championship 2017

Nice win by Joe in the U9's against the number 2 seed to move him at least in to the top 3 with one round left (ignoring any tie break). In the position below his opponent played 0-0 and Joe spotted the winning tactic.

by David Shepherd
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 584
Views: 41689

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

Regarding who gets to keep the VAT see the following link http://www.uhy-uk.com/resources-publica ... und-claims/
by David Shepherd
Wed May 24, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Viktor Kupreichik
Replies: 3
Views: 788

Re: Viktor Kupreichik

Mike many thanks for posting the link to the game - one of most creative attacking games I have seen.
by David Shepherd
Mon May 22, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: George Dickson
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: George Dickson

There is a photo on this link from January http://www.hendonchessclub.com/matches/ ... 1-20170119
by David Shepherd
Wed May 17, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Football incidents
Replies: 31
Views: 3331

Re: Football incidents

The following clip shows amazing football skill - exceptional goal (shame it was at the wrong end of the pitch :o ) http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39947732