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by Phil Neatherway
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 30
Views: 1656

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: 147
Views: 5928

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: 147
Views: 5928

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: 147
Views: 5928

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: 50
Views: 4956

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: 69
Views: 3099

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: 771
Views: 31895

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: 771
Views: 31895

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: 17374

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: 17374

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: 583

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: 5090

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: 1476

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: 3927

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: 185
Views: 24679

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.