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by Phil Neatherway
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3961
Views: 433390

Re: Media comments on chess

From BBC Football text commentary, posted at 20:49:-
Post update
Tottenham 2-0 Ludogorets

That was as one sided a half of football you will ever see. Like Beth Harmon versus pretty much anyone at chess.
by Phil Neatherway
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Roberson Rating System
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Re: Roberson Rating System

Let's do these beautiful calculations, and then let's multiply it by whatever number makes it look right.
I used to work for an insurance company, and that sounds exactly like the approach the actuaries used in the annual valuation of the business.
by Phil Neatherway
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1364
Views: 71577

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I was wondering how effective the flu vaccine is, so I did some research:- The NHS says:- How effective is the flu vaccine? The flu vaccine gives the best protection against flu. Flu vaccines help protect against the main types of flu viruses, although there's still a chance you might get flu. If yo...
by Phil Neatherway
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 301
Views: 19341

Re: Membership Renewal

Joey Stewart wrote: I cant imagine the uptake is going to be huge, outside of those that are feeling altruistic and want to help support the ECF it feels like a massive waste of money paying full price for a membership that is going to last half a season at the very best. I see the point being made...
by Phil Neatherway
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 908
Views: 48186

Re: 4NCL Online

Players do not get added to the list until they confirm they accept the fair play guidelines. Maybe that's the reason.
by Phil Neatherway
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 908
Views: 48186

Re: 4NCL Online

There is a link to the registrations list just under the table of the pairings and results, admittedly in a rather small font.

http://www.4nclresults.co.uk/2020-21/me ... glist.html
by Phil Neatherway
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 301
Views: 19341

Re: Membership Renewal

I'll be renewing as usual too. No doubt, there are many players who are finding lockdown financially difficult, but I hope as many as possible will renew promptly. Equally, many charitable organisations will be in big financial trouble. I am a member of the national trust, Ashmolean Museum, and the ...
by Phil Neatherway
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: ECF Online County Championship
Replies: 170
Views: 11962

Re: ECF Online County Championship

I believe so. I believe the entire round has been scrapped.
by Phil Neatherway
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: ECF Online County Championship
Replies: 170
Views: 11962

Re: ECF Online County Championship

Nick Burrows wrote:
Lichess is so much better than chess.com.
I completely agree.
by Phil Neatherway
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: ECF Online County Championship
Replies: 170
Views: 11962

Re: ECF Online County Championship

My window crashed a couple of times. Fortunately, when I restored the session, it picked up where it left off. Did anyone else have a similar experience?
by Phil Neatherway
Fri May 15, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Event Cancellations
Topic: Event Cancellation
Replies: 72
Views: 10004

Re: Event Cancellation

In case anyone was thinking of going to the Dieppe Congress this year, please note:- Given the currentcontext of this health crisis, and the measures needed to control this pandemicin the interest of all, the management committee had to its great regret, take the decision tocancel the 16th Dieppe In...
by Phil Neatherway
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Harry Golombek games
Replies: 71
Views: 4283

Re: Harry Golombek games

Golombek's book "The Game of Chess" was my first chess book. I expect many players of a similar vintage may say the same.
by Phil Neatherway
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 908
Views: 48186

Re: 4NCL Online

Last time I heard from Captain Tim, there will be 4 Oxford teams.
by Phil Neatherway
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 908
Views: 48186

4NCL Online

4NCL Online 24.3.20 - We're hoping to set up a new 4NCL online chess league very soon (the next couple of weeks latest) - named, funnily enough, 4NCL Online. 4NCL Online will be based not only on existing 4NCL teams who are interested in participating, but also any new teams that wish to apply to j...
by Phil Neatherway
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 19644

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Andrew Rawnsley in the Guardian said:- Faced with an invisible menace with extremely visible impacts, a clamour for instant and total shutdowns is understandable. But it comes accompanied by the danger that kneejerk responses by frantic governments can end up doing more harm than good. One scientist...