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by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival
Replies: 20
Views: 1186

Re: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

Jan Havenaar does play unusual openings at times... For anyone looking at the live games, J-P Le Roux won. As it was the last game to finish, they started analysing at the board, before recording the result!
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival
Replies: 20
Views: 1186

Re: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

Live games should work.
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival
Replies: 20
Views: 1186

Re: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

"Hence the organisers were only able to broadcast four games today. They hope to have more live games tomorrow."

which should include Board 1, Sedgwick - GM Korneev… David made an early bid for the brilliancy prize today.
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival
Replies: 20
Views: 1186

Re: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

"Sadly, my telepathy skills were left somewhat to be desired, and so they had to wait until Round 2 to start their tournament."

And I bet they thought it was your fault!
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8732

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

"Re: boxing, you do surely have the right to report your opponent after the game, for assault or for anything else you choose. It'll never get near a courtroom, but you have the right." Although If you take part in consensual spanking for example, it might result in a court case. Law is not entirely...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival
Replies: 20
Views: 1186

44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

21-27 October 2018

46 in the Open and 43 in the Holiday so far. Open players include GMs Oleg Korneev, Tiger Hillarp-Persson and Jean-Pierre Le Roux, and IM Nigel Povah making (I think) his first visit.

See http://chess-results.com/tnr347554.aspx?lan=1&art=0
and
http://www.guernseychessclub.org.gg/
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2184

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

I have witnessed all those faults as well (and others). Nobody say that ALL juniors do it. And of course some adults behave badly as well. I get the impression that it's generally better now. One of the issues now compared to 50 years ago is that usually both parents go out to work and don't bring u...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 3144

Re: ECF AGM 2018

"It is my strong view that Couhcil meetings need an agenda which spells out precisely what we are going to vote on and we don't have to search through supplementary documents to understand what is going on. I will do what I can to try and make sure that this happens in the future." Well, yes... But ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 3144

Re: ECF AGM 2018

You're entitled to disagree! I may be prejudiced as I have experienced the brave new world of open-plan offices and NLP, which are still being used widely, despite being discredited...

Anyway, keep up the good work.
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 3144

Re: ECF AGM 2018

" I took issue with the funding structure of the role, by linking individual bonuses to a non-deterministic performance was very unwise. The bonus payments will formally mis-attribute credit of future membership growth, to one individual, instead of the collective achievement of the Board and other ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2486
Views: 271402

Re: Media comments on chess

The "Strictly" dance routine had the female dressed possibly as the red queen, and a knight move happened. The floor was black and white squares. That seemed to be the extent of the chess.
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2486
Views: 271402

Re: Media comments on chess

"Also newspaper columnists" Where's the "like" button? Pointless "Celebrities" (all sports people) featured a round where there was a picture of an obscure sport and missing letters from the clue. The third picture showed people sitting in a boxing ring, playing chess, with the clue C-E-S-O-I-G. Thi...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM
Replies: 58
Views: 3631

Re: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM

"and strategy should help set priorities"

Yes - but I think you need more than strategy. There are certain routine tasks that continue.

I say that mildly, I am not going into rant mode as someone disagrees with me.
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Rety (1930-2010)
Replies: 28
Views: 6219

Re: John Rety (1930-2010)

"Come the Revolution, John Reti would be at the front, holding the flag, and breathing fire." Gordon will be pleased to know that John was at the "Chess For Peace"(!) tournament and walked up and down shouting that no refreshments were available. We did agree with his general point, but not the way ...