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by Neil Graham
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3640
Views: 399236

Re: Media comments on chess

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53677655 Includes the following:- Playing alongside current Everton winger Bernard and former Manchester City striker Jo, Ronaldinho scored four and assisted seven as Atletico reached the Libertadores final for the first time in the club's history. "It's like pl...
by Neil Graham
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 85
Views: 8366

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Overall On Week 38 Aleksandar Antonov (Bulgaria) who had been sitting in third place for the preceding three weeks swept past the first and second placed teams from Week 37+. His massive total of 93 points with De Bruyne (38 points) as captain meant that he finished some 18 points ahead of the seco...
by Neil Graham
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Paleface Attack
Replies: 25
Views: 1269

Re: Paleface Attack

Mike Gunn wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:04 am
Why doesn't the Lone Ranger play chess against Tonto any more?
Possibly because he found out what Kemo Sabe meant?

"Son of Paleface" on Sony TV tonight - starring Bob Hope, Jane Russell & Roy Rogers.
by Neil Graham
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 85
Views: 8366

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Quarter Four Report - Weeks 30+ to 38+ When we took an enforced break at the end of Quarter Three, Paul Spiller and Sam Herring were setting the pace as they had been for some time. Their long time challenger Onos Kofi-Ofuafor disappeared after Week 32+ and Adam Bremner emerged as their main rival....
by Neil Graham
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 867
Views: 39684

Re: 4NCL Online

There have been around 2,000 contributions to this thread and the "Cheating in Chess" thread in General Chat (including the other odds and sods ones that have cropped up). Frankly I lost track of it all around posting 763. Can I therefore ask some questions which may (or may not) have been answered...
by Neil Graham
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: David Greensmith
Replies: 1
Views: 314

David Greensmith

The Sheffield & District CA report the untimely death of David whilst on holiday:-

A full obituary here:- http://sheffieldchess.btck.co.uk/
by Neil Graham
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 344
Views: 21296

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

A comparison of the number of obituaries reported on this board in 2020 against those in 2019 indicates that chess player deaths have increased markedly since Covid19.
by Neil Graham
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 85
Views: 8366

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Full results Here are the full results for Premier Chess Fantasy Football 2019-20 1 Hope Springs David Egginton 2344 2 Wijnaldum Leviosa Sam Herring 2328 3 Aimless Wanderers John Peters 2324 4 Brokeback Mount10 Paul Spiller 2320 5= Jonny Be Good Thomas Evans 2316 5= Sheep on Fire Adam Bremner 2316 ...
by Neil Graham
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 85
Views: 8366

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Week 38+ “They gave themselves too much to do in too short a time to do so." Luther Blissett (ex-Watford player) David Egginton took the lead in Week 37 and held out against all challengers to become Premier Chess Fantasy Football Manager for 2019-20. His score of 67, whilst not exceptional, was su...
by Neil Graham
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 344
Views: 21296

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Something from the Guardian notionally about rugby. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/jul/29/uk-sports-minister-says-rugby-union-outside-elite-may-have-to-scrap-scrums All sports governing bodies have had to submit plans for a safe return to the DCMS as well as Public Health England for approv...
by Neil Graham
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2020 grades
Replies: 68
Views: 5478

Re: July 2020 grades

I don't think this makes an iota of difference - as I've not played any OTB chess since March my performance and/or ability has remained firmly static since then. How long will that last if you continue not to play? Forever? There are no congresses, no 4NCL, the local league is suspended indefinite...
by Neil Graham
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2020 grades
Replies: 68
Views: 5478

Re: July 2020 grades

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:08 pm
But the two things are not the same, nonetheless.
I don't think this makes an iota of difference - as I've not played any OTB chess since March my performance and/or ability has remained firmly static since then.
by Neil Graham
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Paleface Attack
Replies: 25
Views: 1269

Re: Paleface Attack

I went to the bank last Friday to see if I could borrow some money. I saw the clerk at the counter and asked "Could I see the Loan Arranger?" She replied "He's out a lunch but Tonto is available." See what we've learned so far in this thread are various comments (and bad jokes) about the Lone Ranger...
by Neil Graham
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 85
Views: 8366

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:12 pm
7. Chess star is king of the draft
Coverage of Magnus's final week will follow as well!
by Neil Graham
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 85
Views: 8366

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Week 38 - Final Result A win for David Egginton by 16 points - more to follow. 1. Hope Springs David Egginton 67 2344 2 Wijnaldum Leviosa Sam Herring 80 2328 3 Aimless Wanderers John Peters 58 2324 4 Brokeback Mount10 Paul Spiller 45 2320 5= Jonny Be Good Thomas Evans 70 2316 5= Sheep on Fire Adam ...