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by Brendan O'Gorman
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Tunbridge Wells Congress : 9-10 June 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 2102

2nd Tunbridge Wells Congress : 9-10 June 2018

A second outing for this event which is held in memory of Richard Haddrell. Details here: https://www.invictachess.co.uk/2nd-tunb ... -2018.html
by Brendan O'Gorman
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Spring Bank Holiday Congresses
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: Spring Bank Holiday Congresses

Yes, according to their Facebook group, and at the same venue as last year. No further details yet.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Simon Bartlett Memorial Congress
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Simon Bartlett Memorial Congress

Popular West Country chess player, Simon Bartlett, died just over a year ago. Last weekend, a memorial chess congress was held. Here's a link to some photos of the event https://brendanogorman.smugmug.com/Chess/Simon-Bartlett-Memorial-2018 Results: http://chessdevon.org.uk/HTML/Stephen%20Bartlett%20...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Find the Move
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: Find the Move



Black, running short of time, had just played 61…e4? allowing 62.Bxc4 bxc4 and arriving at my missed chance to draw.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Find the Move
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: Find the Move

Yes, Nd3-f2-e4+-c3 it is. I have difficulty finding moves that take a piece away from the area of the board where the problem lies - in this case the problem is on the queenside so I instinctively rule out moving a piece to the kingside. I wonder whether I should try to apply one of Jeremy Silman's ...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Find the Move
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Find the Move

A friend suggested I share this position from a game I played last Sunday. It's White to play. Can you do better than I did and find the only move that draws?
by Brendan O'Gorman
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 136
Views: 6026

Re: County Championship Consultation

Suppose it were the case that only a tiny proportion of adult chess players were women. Suppose, too, that there was a worrying shortage of young adults of either sex playing the game. Suppose further that you suspected county chess captains were mostly old blokes picking their teams from a contact ...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Northwick Park Chess Congress 16-17 December
Replies: 0
Views: 345

Northwick Park Chess Congress 16-17 December

FIDE rated / ECF graded Open, Major (u1860) and ECF graded Minor (u115) in North London (near Harrow). Details and online entry here: https://www.qlinkuk.com/ljcc-registration/open-congresses/ You can also use this link to enter the London Christmas Congress, 28-30 December, played at the same venue.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Gold Member Rep.
Replies: 53
Views: 3303

Re: Gold Member Rep.

The simple remedy of imposing a double limit on entries - entrants should be under FIDE x AND under ECF Y - has been rejected by the Home Director. Someone should make Council aware that the garden is not entirely rosy. He will no doubt respond that it's an operational matter. Because it is. If the...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Gold Member Rep.
Replies: 53
Views: 3303

Re: Gold Member Rep.

Are there really no concerns expressed about the FIDE rating of the British grade limited championships. The manner in which this has been done - allowing the FIDE rating to trump the ECF grade - has turned the u140 championship into what is effectively an u160 event, the u160 into an u180 and the u...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2027

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

Yes
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Peter Poobalasingam
Replies: 27
Views: 8287

Re: Peter Poobalasingam

Peter's game against Jorge Cori: [Event "ch-Paris Int"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2010.07.09"] [Round "7"] [White "Cori, Jorge"] [Black "Poobalasingam, Peter"] [Result "0-1"] [BlackElo "2326"] [ECO "D78"] [WhiteElo "2486"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 d5 5.O-O O-O 6.c4 dxc4 7.Nc3 c6 8.a4 Nd5 9.N...