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by Kevin Williamson
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1160
Views: 117431

Re: Cheating in chess

Nevertheless, in the interests of the right to self defence, I have taken steps to inform your opponent of what is happening here. Well done Michael. I've been uncomfortable with some of the recent posts on this thread. A fellow chess player, not a member of this forum as far as I know, has been pu...
by Kevin Williamson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: ECF Online County Championship
Replies: 147
Views: 7437

Re: ECF Online County Championship

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:06 am

It also happened to a Surrey player against GM yesterday.
And to an Essex player vs Beds & Herts. The 'beneficiary' didn't feel good about it but, like fingerslips, I guess it's just something that's going to happen from time to time as I don't think there's an option to resume the game.
by Kevin Williamson
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Evil puzzle
Replies: 19
Views: 2299

Re: Evil puzzle

I'm not sure that I've understood the 'rules' but how about 1.c4 e6 2. e3 Kc2. Assuming that 3.Qxc2 is illegal because you can't take a king, then there appear to be six moves (Qe2, Qf3, Qg4, Qh5, Bd3, Ne2) which don't result in checkmate and another twenty which do. I get 19 moves that are checkma...
by Kevin Williamson
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Evil puzzle
Replies: 19
Views: 2299

Re: Evil puzzle

I'm not sure that I've understood the 'rules' but how about 1.c4 e6 2. e3 Kc2. Assuming that 3.Qxc2 is illegal because you can't take a king, then there appear to be six moves (Qe2, Qf3, Qg4, Qh5, Bd3, Ne2) which don't result in checkmate and another twenty which do.
by Kevin Williamson
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2017-18
Replies: 61
Views: 10089

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2017-18

Picking both of the Chelsea players who got red carded wasn't exactly the start I was hoping for.
by Kevin Williamson
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'The Famous Eccles'
Replies: 31
Views: 2546

Re: 'The Famous Eccles'

Perhaps the phrase simply means that a chaotic situation has been reached, in a similar way to how this Famous Eccles & Miss Freda Thing song ends up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng9qv22M60g
by Kevin Williamson
Sat May 20, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Quarter Final Draw
Replies: 59
Views: 9619

Re: Quarter Final Draw

Three results from Milton Keynes today:

U180 Middx 9-7 Warwicks
U140 Worcs 9.5-6.5 Essex
U140 Notts 8.5-7.5 Kent
by Kevin Williamson
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caption Contest Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 4028

Re: Caption Contest Thread

Got to do something, anything, other than watch that Falcons debacle for a minute longer
by Kevin Williamson
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caption Contest Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 4028

Re: Caption Contest Thread

Top grandmaster sent to the naughty chair after missing opponent's winning queen sac. in vital game
by Kevin Williamson
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: toughest mate in one puzzle
Replies: 51
Views: 4163

Re: toughest mate in one puzzle

Here's one that might leave you scratching your head a bit! White to play and mate in 1. r7/kPR5/8/K7/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1 If you want to see the solution, you can find it out here Not the official answer, but....White goes to pick up his knight on b4, but accidently knocks it to the floor. The diagra...
by Kevin Williamson
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: toughest mate in one puzzle
Replies: 51
Views: 4163

Re: toughest mate in one puzzle

Here's one that might leave you scratching your head a bit! White to play and mate in 1. r7/kPR5/8/K7/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1 If you want to see the solution, you can find it out here Not the official answer, but....White goes to pick up his knight on b4, but accidently knocks it to the floor. The diagra...
by Kevin Williamson
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017
Replies: 382
Views: 24297

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Board 104 today is an interesting pairing:

104 131 GM Bellon Lopez Juan Manuel 2339 0 0 Cramling Bellon Anna 1954 227


Isn’t that father vs daughter? I guess that doesn’t happen very often.
by Kevin Williamson
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress
Replies: 86
Views: 11140

Re: 11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

I hope that the congress becomes a regular date in the calendar, although I have to admit to being biased as I live within walking distance of the venue. Regarding the low entry to the Minor section I wonder just how well known the event was to local players of that strength. Those who already play ...
by Kevin Williamson
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caption Contest Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 4028

Re: Caption Contest Thread

You may be bigger and stronger than me but I back myself with the Caro-Kann against anybody
by Kevin Williamson
Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Would you like to become a millionaire?
Replies: 44
Views: 8825

Re: Would you like to become a millionaire?

Graham Borrowdale wrote:Thanks, James - sorry for being rhetorical. As a Beds player I know that we usually struggle to field a single player above 200 grade, never mind GMs
Although if James ever returns to Bedfordshire I am sure we can find a way to squeeze him in to the team :D