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by Tim Spanton
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 92
Views: 4401

Re: World Youth Championships

Based on his run of Dorset games I think Declan is set to be the highest rated, or top 2-3, highest rated under 16 in the country. I think it puts Alex in a slightly awkward position in that he may have to consider inviting him onto the England Junior Team, especially if Declan manages to similarly...
by Tim Spanton
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 118
Views: 11618

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

"I got the impression from Tim's initial post on this thread that he thought that being asked to put his name forward, in the way he was asked, led him to believe he would get the job" Possibly - but I remember being asked to apply for a post at work and thought it was just so they could appoint th...
by Tim Spanton
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Malta International Open
Replies: 14
Views: 1590

Re: Malta International Open

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:37 pm
AustinElliott wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:13 pm
I believe 3Cs' Adam Ashton finished on 7/9 as well. Anyone know if that got him anywhere near an IM norm?
They aren't using the chess-results site, so no rating performances are quoted.

I worked my performance out to be a rating gain of 17.4 elo: https://beauchess.blogspot.com/
by Tim Spanton
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 110
Views: 12536

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:11 pm
Tim Spanton wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:16 pm
I remember at the World Open in Philadelphia
Roughly how long ago?
Cannot recall exactly, but it would have been 1993, 1994, 1995 or 1999. If I had to guess, I would say 1999 or 1995.
by Tim Spanton
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 110
Views: 12536

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

I remember at the World Open in Philadelphia when a titled player - I cannot recall his name - was caught consulting an openings book at the bookstall during the early stages of his game against a much weaker opponent. He was given a time penalty of, I think, 20 minutes (and went on to win). I can t...
by Tim Spanton
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shortest game
Replies: 60
Views: 3200

Re: Shortest game

Out of exactly 3,700 games in my own-games database, I have 90 that lasted 15 moves or fewer - that is 2.4%.
White won 45, 14 were drawn and Black won 31.
My score is +44=14-32.

https://beauchess.blogspot.com/
by Tim Spanton
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shortest game
Replies: 60
Views: 3200

Re: Shortest game

by Tim Spanton
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shortest game
Replies: 60
Views: 3200

Re: Shortest game

[Event "Isle Of Man"] [Date "2007"] [Round "6"] [White "Nicholson, John"] [Black "Spanton"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C65"] [WhiteElo "1910"] [BlackElo "1982"] [PlyCount "10"] [EventDate "2007"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Ne7 5. Nxe5 c6 0-1 I also had an ei...
by Tim Spanton
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 118
Views: 11618

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Update from the ECF site: Posted By: WebAdmin 25th October 2019 On 17th October 2019, the Board received a complaint under Regulation No. 5 from Tim Wall regarding the conduct of Mike Truran, the Chief Executive, and other members of the Board in relation to the recent process for the appointment of...
by Tim Spanton
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 92
Views: 4401

Re: World Youth Championships

by Tim Spanton
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3126
Views: 344302

Re: Media comments on chess

From the September issue of Literary Review: "Dealing with German intelligence was 'like playing chess with someone not quite so good as oneself; with the Japanese, it was like setting up the chessboard against an adversary whose one idea was to punch you on the nose'." https://beauchess.blogspot.com/
by Tim Spanton
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Preferences for a weekender
Replies: 23
Views: 2069

Re: Preferences for a weekender

Adam Raoof's Hampstead monthly Fide-rated tournaments are 3 rounds on the Saturday and 2 on the Sunday with a time control of 60mins + 30sec increment. This works well as the games are rarely long, and apparently they can be Fide-rated as long as players are U2200. I would prefer 1 Fri, 2 Sat and 2 ...
by Tim Spanton
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE title hierarchy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1662

Re: FIDE title hierarchy?

You seem to be under the misapprehension that engines are not allowed in correspondence play. While this may be the case at some sites, it is certainly not so with the Fide-recognised ICCF.

https://beauchess.blogspot.com/
by Tim Spanton
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Resigning in a Winning Position
Replies: 11
Views: 2480

Re: Resigning in a Winning Position

A classic example from today's 'Paignton' premier:
https://beauchess.blogspot.com/2019/09/ ... ition.html
by Tim Spanton
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Handshakes
Replies: 45
Views: 4485

Re: Handshakes

I recently played a boy aged about 10 who spent much of the game with a finger stuck up one or other nostril

https://beauchess.blogspot.com/