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by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Biggest winning margin
Replies: 11
Views: 656

Re: Biggest winning margin

"As there are significant financial penalties per board perhaps 4NCL ought to pass on to the affected teams to distribute to their affected players." A good point. I claimed travel expenses years ago in the Civil Service League (and only a local trip) when an opposing team defaulted on Board 1 (as u...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 3222

Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

I should have looked at all the results first... Ivan Myall draw with someone 370 higher Ian Reynolds draw with someone 321 higher Jim Webster draw with someone 372 higher Unrated and ungraded Hassan Erdogan drew with a 2133. I think I played him many years ago and he was quite good. And others got ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 3222

Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

"Great performance today from Dinah Norman in the women's 65+, defeating the No6 seed from Georgia, a WGM rated 351 points higher. Dinah was under the cosh in the first part of the game but outplayed her opponent after the queens came off." Excellent - she has always been good in those sort of posit...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 405
Views: 26410

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

"And what public buildings, in big cities around the world, have a venue that can be booked for 6 consecutive weeks for one private event? Or will the match be in multiple venues, which requires the expense of venue-hopping from place-to-place?" If the organizers are going to discourage spectators, ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 3222

Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

Nice game Keith!

Good luck to the players from these islands.
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Game-inputting & replays
Replies: 17
Views: 884

Re: Game-inputting & replays

"Playing through a database game you quite often find that the result is inconsistent with the final position."

It's all too easy to hit 1-0 instead of 0-1...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Game-inputting & replays
Replies: 17
Views: 884

Re: Game-inputting & replays

"Anybody can input games; I go to a number of tournaments as a player-inputter." Nevertheless, the inputters do a great job. I have just put the games on for an unnamed tournament. Even one pair of experienced (i.e. older than me) 150+ players made 4 mistakes in the first ten moves. The inexperience...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 106
Views: 3589

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

"So an all-China final or an all-Muzychuk final is still possible;"

Would we get the usual game played repeatedly then an exciting Armageddon game?
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 4NCL International Congress
Replies: 56
Views: 3903

Re: 4NCL International Congress

"A player has now told me that we haven’t in fact qualified for the knockout but a pre-lim round with less prize money. Might be true, might not be - I wonder when i’ll Find out?"

What's the wording on the entry form?
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 405
Views: 26410

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

"They've never had any interest in building audience. Their whole idea has been to try and sell what they've got to people who don't really want to buy it. I don't mean that rhtetorically, I mean that's actually been their understanding, their business plan." Perhaps they saw Chess the musical "http...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Shenzen 3-14 November 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1269

Re: Shenzen 3-14 November 2018

"[Oh, and Carlsen is preparing for the match in London by skiiing, apparently.]"

Doesn't surprise me. When I played at Gausdal, I went for a walk in the snow and Magnus was expertly zooming down the hill.
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF and the World Championship Match ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1138

Re: ECF and the World Championship Match ?

"The objection only really comes up in regard to the British Championships (there is one particularly vociferous poster on the Chess Heaven facebook page) and my point is that the British is ultimately financed by all English chess players who should have an equal chance to play in it, not just thos...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 58871

Re: Cheating in chess

"Even more bizarre, at one FIDE junior event a parent/coach was watching a game through the window with his mobile in hand showing a chess position. As his son was by the window he would turn the phone around for him to see! It would have been funny were it not so serious. It was reported and the pe...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF and the World Championship Match ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1138

Re: ECF and the World Championship Match ?

"you can tell it is not an ECF event because no-one has objected to it being in London "

Brilliant. I may have mentioned here before that I found a report before the formation of the BCF (in 1904) that Yorkshire objected to the preliminary meeting being held in London!
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 58871

Re: Cheating in chess

"Have there been any cases of a parent and child caught cheating in collusion?" Yes. I also recall incidents where parents attempted to cheat on behalf of their child. E.g child claims draw on 10.2, comes to me with father, when we reach the board, the opponent is setting the pieces up. I ask if she...