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by Phil Neatherway
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 43
Views: 2476

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: 43
Views: 2476

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: 14201

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...
by Phil Neatherway
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 14201

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

The Government believes we are about a month behind Italy and that the overall death rate is 1%.
And as we speak, our pension funds are declining in value.
by Phil Neatherway
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Amazon have this book for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Amazon have this book for sale

Football and Chess: Tactics Strategy Beauty £10.73 Amazon blurb says:- Why are football and chess 'beautiful games'? Do top football coaches read the pitch as a chess player reads the board? What is the connection between Jose Mourinho's defensive cunning and Grandmaster Wilhelm Steinitz's 'principl...
by Phil Neatherway
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 4527

Re: General Election 2019

Any notable politicians among the new intake?

Somehow I doubt it.
by Phil Neatherway
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Three South 2019-20
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: Division Three South 2019-20

One our players flew to Heathrow from the North-East so he could play. Is this a first for Division 3?
by Phil Neatherway
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division 4 South - 2019-20
Replies: 30
Views: 3360

Re: Division 4 South - 2019-20

Ref Oxford 5, we had virtually an entire team drop nout just before the deadline and had very little choice about withdrawing the team. We hope to be back next time.
by Phil Neatherway
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 115
Views: 16418

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

Of possible interest to this topic is that I received this message on lichess.org:-

"You lost to a cheater 34 minutes ago
Refund: 2 Blitz rating points"

I have no idea who the cheater was, if he was truly a cheater and how they decided that he was a cheater.
by Phil Neatherway
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division 4 South - 2019-20
Replies: 30
Views: 3360

Re: Division 4 South - 2019-20

I thought that too, I've no idea how this works.
by Phil Neatherway
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division 4 South - 2019-20
Replies: 30
Views: 3360

Re: Division 4 South - 2019-20

It seems there will also be an Oxford 5 team!
by Phil Neatherway
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3391
Views: 366005

Re: Media comments on chess

From Private Eye's Dumb Britain section (issue 1503, 23 August):-

Tipping Point, ITV

Ben Shephard: in 1991, 15 year-old Judit Polhgar became the youngest ever international grandmaster of which board game?
Contestant: Monopoly
by Phil Neatherway
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3391
Views: 366005

Re: Media comments on chess

Joe Haines in a letter to The Times on 29 August concluded:
Politics is like a game of chess where there is no final checkmate./quote]
by Phil Neatherway
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Handshakes
Replies: 45
Views: 4951

Re: Handshakes

Kevin Thurlow said:
I assume Phil is asking if he can refuse to shake hands as his opponent was so obnoxious, he doesn't want to...
Actually it was my opponent who refused to shake hands, after he blundered in a drawn position (as he saw it). Apparently he felt I should not have played on.
by Phil Neatherway
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Handshakes
Replies: 45
Views: 4951

Re: Handshakes

I guess I should have known better than to expect any serious answers.