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by isaac wallis
Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Fake Facebook and MSN profiles?
Replies: 22
Views: 2779

Re: Fake Facebook and MSN profiles?

Qatif Auhbez. Errrrr.
by isaac wallis
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: come dine with me
Replies: 20
Views: 1945

Re: come dine with me

How about Andy Kitchlew, Russell Goodfellow, Cherniaev amd Mark Ruston c1982. Should be a quiet evening!
by isaac wallis
Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Chess Championships 2011
Replies: 577
Views: 53464

Re: British Chess Championships 2011

Surely the most interesting case would be Mike Haygarth. That really would be a shocker if you could get him to play - have to find him first!
by isaac wallis
Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 117991

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Correct me if I'm wrong, but at the present moment the only reference to Adams's victory on the official website I can find is on a caption to a photograph. This is not impressive.
by isaac wallis
Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adam Hunt (at the British)
Replies: 39
Views: 2698

Re: Adam Hunt (at the British)

So why is that not a GM norm? Also Hartston must have a GM norm, amongst many others.
by isaac wallis
Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Evening Standard
Replies: 22
Views: 2875

Re: Evening Standard

Apparently they've replaced it with Battleships. Oh great.
by isaac wallis
Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 117991

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Isn't anyone here? Adams looks worse to me but what do I know?
by isaac wallis
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 117991

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Are the Major Open Rd 1 results correct? On boards 1-14, the seeded players scored 5 draws and nine losses :shock:
by isaac wallis
Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: 2010 Grading list
Replies: 90
Views: 10019

Re: 2010 Grading list

Personally I'm most impressed with the adult who's gone up 54 points. That can't happen very often. It's not Jonathan Hawkins is it? :lol:
by isaac wallis
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess/ bridge
Replies: 37
Views: 2949

Re: Chess/ bridge

Peter I meant a) The money should go to the best players. With more money on offer due to money being shunted away from 130s and 160s the top prizes would go up, and more titled players would play in weekenders instead of writing books or playing poker. As I said with the tournament being all one se...
by isaac wallis
Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess/ bridge
Replies: 37
Views: 2949

Re: Chess/ bridge

So in a major shock, the strong players agree with me, the weak players don't. You obviously think it perfectly fair that if you entered a weekender with say Richard Bates in the top section, playing to a level you can't even dream of, that you should walk off with more money than him by beating a f...
by isaac wallis
Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess/ bridge
Replies: 37
Views: 2949

Re: Chess/ bridge

I think the lower sections should subsidise the higher sections, or to be more precise the weaker players should subsidise the stronger ones. I think lower sections should actually be abolished to make way for one big section with a large prize. This would lead to stronger players coming in at the t...
by isaac wallis
Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Right or Wrong?
Replies: 36
Views: 3091

Re: Right or Wrong?

But there are people on here with anonymous handles. One rather strong player has registered with an anagram of their name and no-one seems to have noticed. :lol: I won't comment further. And no it's not me!
by isaac wallis
Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay (15/05/2010)
Replies: 1
Views: 810

Re: Chipping Sodbury Rapidplay (15/05/2010)

It appears James Sherwin won Frome, Richmond and Chipping Sodbury in consecutive weeks. Good stuff from someone in his late 70s!
by isaac wallis
Thu May 13, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess strategy for the older player
Replies: 19
Views: 2361

Re: Chess strategy for the older player

You two (Louise and Gary) seem to have a symbiotic relationship. Do you by any chance know each other?