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by Phil Neatherway
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fat Fritz 2
Replies: 27
Views: 1699

Re: Fat Fritz 2

Github is a subsidiary of Microsoft that my son works for.
by Phil Neatherway
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Times cryptic chess clue
Replies: 97
Views: 5359

Re: Times cryptic chess clue

Private Eye crossword 696:-

Board manoeuvres - the likes of Fergie deprived of dues (5)
by Phil Neatherway
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stockfish 13
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Stockfish 13

Er, what does that mean?
by Phil Neatherway
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Film: Late Call
Replies: 58
Views: 3349

Re: Film: Late Call

John McKenna wrote: There was such a massacre during the American Revolutionary War (1775-83) - "The Gnadenhutten massacre, also known as the Moravian massacre, was the killing of 96 Christian Lenape by U.S. militiamen from Pennsylvania on March 8, 1782 at the Moravian missionary village of Gnadenh...
by Phil Neatherway
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Film: Late Call
Replies: 58
Views: 3349

Re: Film: Late Call

Another Mel Gibson film, The Patriot (2000), has an invented scene in which a church filled with colonists is locked and burned. I once read a book in the American Revolution written by a British historian. He was inspired to write the book because he was so incensed by the rubbish in The Patriot. N...
by Phil Neatherway
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 13889

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

Thanks, Tim, I had just about come to that conclusion.

Your question is a good one!
by Phil Neatherway
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 13889

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

So do you have to play in the Senior Qualifier before you play in the Senior Championship itself?
by Phil Neatherway
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4213
Views: 457898

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: 1041

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: 1708
Views: 97880

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: 20983

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: 51119

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: 51119

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: 20983

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: 13382

Re: ECF Online County Championship

I believe so. I believe the entire round has been scrapped.