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by Phil Neatherway
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2018-19
Replies: 42
Views: 3011

Re: Division One 2018-19

I believe the Oxford defaults on Saturday were down to a problem with their train.
by Phil Neatherway
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 62
Views: 2486

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

I see that the triangular match begun in Round 2 wil be completed in Round 3.
by Phil Neatherway
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: English victories against reigning World Champions
Replies: 49
Views: 2353

Re: Sir George Alan Thomas

I seem to recall that Miles beat Karpov! The famous 1. ... a6 game.
by Phil Neatherway
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 58
Views: 4883

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

I have just remembered the time I played a junior who kept going to the toilet when it was his move. On querying this with the arbiter and opposing team captain, I was told that he was very nervous. But he stopped doing it.
by Phil Neatherway
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 7591

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Nick,
I think the largest cheque book also wins in the 4NCL!
by Phil Neatherway
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 58
Views: 4883

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

Generally, I have had nothing but good behaviour from juniors. The only exception is a tournament last year where I had the repeated draw offers when my opponent was lost, and the thing which annoys me most - eating loudly at the board. So I asked my opponent to go and do it elsewhere, which he did....
by Phil Neatherway
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2715
Views: 292126

Re: Media comments on chess

The headline for the Letter from the Political Editor on page 3 of today's i newspaper is:- May is backed into a corner in this game of 3D Brexit chess. And in the article itself:- She is playing the most complex game of three-dimensional chess as she conducts parallel negotiations with Brussles, he...
by Phil Neatherway
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 35674

Re: Batumi Olympiad

According to stockfish, McShane is struggling. So it looks like a 1-3 defeat.
by Phil Neatherway
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Losing on time when there is an increment
Replies: 15
Views: 1519

Re: Losing on time when there is an increment

On the subject of move counters, in a 4NCL match last season, the opposing team's player on the next board pressed the clock on my board my mistake, thereby giving me 30 exra seconds. He did this again a short while later, and apologised. I just replied that it was no problem and thanked him for the...
by Phil Neatherway
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Losing on time when there is an increment
Replies: 15
Views: 1519

Re: Losing on time when there is an increment

In fact, I would have got an extra 30 minutes, had I reached move 40. It's interesting that the extra time was added as soon as you reach move 40, unlike English tournaments.
by Phil Neatherway
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Losing on time when there is an increment
Replies: 15
Views: 1519

Losing on time when there is an increment

NickFaulks wrote: ↑ Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:53 am Tim Harding wrote: ↑ Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:40 pm FM Stephen Jessel just failed to punch his clock in time after making move 40 on the board. I always find that a bit strange when there is a 30 second increment. This happened to me at a tournament in France...
by Phil Neatherway
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 57
Views: 6499

Re: County Championship Finals

Nick,
why not take up walking football? It's excellent exercise! I play twice a week and I've survived so far.
by Phil Neatherway
Wed May 23, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Ray Starkie
Replies: 6
Views: 1738

Re: Ray Starkie

I was Ray's team mate for many seasons at Cowley, and I am in complete agreement with Nick, Mike and Gerard's comments. This is very sad news.
by Phil Neatherway
Wed May 23, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Ontario Open
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: Ontario Open

I see that David Cummings, who many people will remember, scored 4/6.
by Phil Neatherway
Tue May 15, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2715
Views: 292126

Re: Media comments on chess

According to this article by the Fabian Society, Brexit is like a game of chess. I didn't realise either.

https://labourlist.org/2018/05/andrew-h ... long-game/