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by Nigel Wright
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2011
Replies: 208
Views: 13887

Re: British Chess Championships 2011

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if the current financial situation has drastically affected attendance for this tournament? I only ask because I was an Arbiter at the recent Northern Gigafinal of the UK Chess Challenge, and when I used to play in it (2007 was the last time) there were nearly...
by Nigel Wright
Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches
Replies: 173
Views: 13352

Re: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches

As my first post in almost 2 years, I must express my shock at such a topic ever being thought up in the first place! Surely beer and chess go hand in hand like the cinema and popcorn, or restaurants and food?! On a more serious note however, I simply do not have the time to read all of this thread ...
by Nigel Wright
Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: matt turner plays peter pooblsingham in round 2 what a joke!
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: matt turner plays peter pooblsingham in round 2 what a joke!

But never, ever pair Arabs or Iranians with Israelis unless you determine it is OK (Qatari are fine. UAE not at all). They just can't play. This is an unwritten rule for the Olympiads. That's sad. I can see why it happens, but it's sad. is that really how it is? that's bad... i understand why, but ...
by Nigel Wright
Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Assault Claims at Chess Game
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Re: Assault Claims at Chess Game

Paul McKeown wrote:
Nigel Wright wrote:sodomy and chess, a perfect compliment to each other.
Personally I find have a pawn rammed up my d-file eye watering enough. 8)
always good to have someone with some kind of experience on this forum! :P
by Nigel Wright
Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Academic Assistance
Replies: 19
Views: 2121

Re: Academic Assistance

I could mention quite a few females that don't play for a "giggle"! :P
by Nigel Wright
Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF U18/13 County Championships 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

Re: ECF U18/13 County Championships 2009

I used to run chess events with Sally McIntosh in Derbyshire when we were colleagues, but now I am at Uni, so cannot find the time to organise them anymore, but if anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask me, I still keep contact with Sally, and I believe I shall be Arbitrating on the day a...
by Nigel Wright
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on CBBC
Replies: 5
Views: 972

Re: Chess on CBBC

nooooooooooo! bouncy castles are the enemy! your opponent could also then claim you are cheating, because only the knight is allowed to bounce! :P
by Nigel Wright
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Assault Claims at Chess Game
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Re: Assault Claims at Chess Game

sodomy and chess, a perfect compliment to each other.
by Nigel Wright
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on CBBC
Replies: 5
Views: 972

Re: Chess on CBBC

Kevin Thurlow wrote:"Teach learns all about rollerskating and chess."

What, at the same time?
I'd certainly give it a go!
by Nigel Wright
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Academic Assistance
Replies: 19
Views: 2121

Re: Academic Assistance

I can't say I've ever come across equal numbers at Primary School. For example, when I was at Cantrell Primary School, we had 2 girls out of 30 - both the daughters of the chess coach. I also recently coached students at William Howitt, and there were no girls in the group of 15 students I was coach...
by Nigel Wright
Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess Sponsorship
Replies: 4
Views: 1299

Re: Chess Sponsorship

Never Mind The Buzzcocks had a giant knight on it once, (the idea was to pair the item with the celebrity, and Dane Bowers, whoever he is :P , was the correct answer) and Alesha Dixon knew what it was!

So pester the BBC for a bit...?
by Nigel Wright
Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fifty-move clarification
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Re: Fifty-move clarification

how often do these issues ever arise though? i've only ever once been anywhere near close to a 50 move finish, and that was cos my opponent was about 90 yo and hadn't play a K + R v. K ending in over a decade and couldn't remember how to do it! :p
by Nigel Wright
Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Obama Girl
Replies: 21
Views: 4363

Re: Obama Girl

Michelle, try Chessmaster for the Playstation, it really interested me for a few months, especially playing the 4-year old version of a GM, and also playing in a tournament which included a monkey!!! :D And for the PC, I suggest www.playchess.com, and speaking of which, I paid for a year's subscript...
by Nigel Wright
Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Negativity in chess
Replies: 5
Views: 1568

Re: Negativity in chess

Who was the Junior star and who was the coach? I don't recall hearing about these things...
by Nigel Wright
Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Drinking at the board.
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Re: Drinking at the board.

I've been very close to getting drunk once, I foolishly decided that Whiskey would be a good breakfast before the 2007 Terafinals! :P I remember talking to my first opponents' Dad that morning before the game, and I tried to remain still, but he got suspicious! Didn't stop his 10 year old son from l...