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by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2767
Views: 295934

Re: Media comments on chess

Sorry to go off topic, but the BBC's Pidgin site is a bit of a discovery. Some nice descriptions of Brexit, e.g. di Irissh border palava.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Cornwall County Championship 3-5 May 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Cornwall County Championship 3-5 May 2019

Nothing to do with me, guv, but for what it's worth here's a list of grades on the Chess Cornwall site: http://www.cornwallchess.org.uk/html/li ... ades.shtml
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Cornwall County Championship 3-5 May 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Cornwall County Championship 3-5 May 2019

Fair point - the top section is limited to those graded under 190. I just wanted to emphasise that one didn't need to be Cornish or resident in the county.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Cornwall County Championship 3-5 May 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Cornwall County Championship 3-5 May 2019

Formerly a closed event, this congress is now open to all comers . There are three sections: u190, u150 and u110 (includes ungraded novices). It's a long way to Falmouth but, dare I say, a more attractive destination than some other seaside congresses I could mention. Details here: http://www.cornwa...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ian Wells memories
Replies: 7
Views: 1101

Re: Ian Wells memories

[Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date "?"] [Round "?"] [White "?"] [Black "?"] [Result "0-1"] 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.e3 Bb4 5.Qc2 d6 6.a3 Bxc3 7.Qxc3 a5 8.b3 Bg4 9.h3 Bh5 10.d3 Qe7 11.Be2 O-O 12.g4 Bg6 13.Bb2 Nd8 14.Nd2 Ne6 15.O-O-O c5 16.Bf3 Nd7 17.Bxb7 Rab8 18.Bc6 Rfc8 19.Bb5 Nd4 20.exd4 cxd4 21.Qx...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28
Replies: 8
Views: 940

Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

Brendan did not survive the appallingly early start needed to get from Woolwich to Kingston in time for the start of round 2. :oops:
by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28
Replies: 8
Views: 940

Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

Congrats Nick, but your co-winner was Oliver Finnegan.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: ACO World Amateur Championships
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

Re: ACO World Amateur Championships

Just in case anyone is in any doubt, these ACO events are the Trump (i.e., fake) world championships for seniors. A good holiday, no doubt, but not a serious FIDE-rated congress. The real thing starts in Bled on 17 November (see the Seniors thread on this board). Congratulations anyway to Meyrick S...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28
Replies: 36
Views: 3454

Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

Click on d8 to display the game scores, copy and paste them into a text editor, save as a plain text file, and change the filename extension from 'txt' to 'pgn' and Bob's your mother's brother.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: GM / IM Norm Event in February 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: GM / IM Norm Event in February 2019

Wouldn't these dates clash with the Northumbria Masters, also a norm event?
by Brendan O'Gorman
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess train
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Re: Chess train

Good luck, Nigel. Looks like great fun. Hope you can give us a full report when you get back.