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by Phil Neatherway
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2796
Views: 299710

Re: Media comments on chess

Nigel Short just got a mention on the cricket commentary on Talk Sport 2. Apparently he met the commentator David LLoyd at an Indian restaurant yesterday and gave the impression of being cricket mad.
by Phil Neatherway
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The ECF Academy tender
Replies: 38
Views: 2495

Re: The ECF Academy tender

A board with strong experience in the commercial and business sectors would allow (if an option) more time to encourage a wide and diverse number of bidders. I don't know about anyone else on the board, but speaking as a former work colleague (and team mate!) of Mike Truran, I can assure you that h...
by Phil Neatherway
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Harassment and Toxic Behavior on Chess.com
Replies: 29
Views: 1698

Re: Harassment and Toxic Behavior on Chess.com

I wonder if there would be less abuse if people had to register with their real names, like we do on this forum.
by Phil Neatherway
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2018-19
Replies: 74
Views: 6181

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: 72
Views: 3824

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: 2733

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: 5044

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: 8346

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: 5044

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: 2796
Views: 299710

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: 37153

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: 1571

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: 1571

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: 1571

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: 7011

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.