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by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football
Replies: 229
Views: 44379

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

I'm top of the league for 2 weeks running, and this thread dries up - typical! :(
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WCU Complaint
Replies: 24
Views: 8172

Re: My Story

So sorry to hear of all your troubles. You were a fantastic coach for the Welsh Juniors in Prague and any nation would be lucky to have you. Think carefully before jumping from the frying pan into the fire. The Welsh Chess Union are currently being sued after refusing to investigate our claim of Ne...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: England Olympiad pairings
Replies: 106
Views: 9529

Re: England Olympiad pairings

John Moore wrote:Chris - I have been looking for the games thread without success.
Why not create one :?:
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Telegraph report about Austria
Replies: 191
Views: 23037

Re: Telegraph report about Austria

Richard James wrote:
Did this actually happen, or was the investigation actually carried out by the Director of Junior Chess, or by someone appointed by him?
Thank you Richard. That is an interesting question :!:
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Telegraph report about Austria
Replies: 191
Views: 23037

Re: Telegraph report about Austria

I wonder if we'll ever get to hear the other side of the story. From everything I've read so far I find it very difficult to side with Mr Rahman. His wife seems to have expected the others to conform to her beliefs under threat of being branded racists if they didn't (not consuming alcohol for examp...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Famous amateurs and FIDE ratings
Replies: 65
Views: 12854

Re: Famous amateurs and FIDE ratings

Sian Lloyd (weathergirl) & Lembit Opik (LibDem MP) are former patrons of the Welsh Chess Union and enthusiastic amateurs.

I've also heard that Holly Willoughby has admitted on more than one occasion on This Morning to being a big fan of the game :!:
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phones Issues in FIDE Events
Replies: 31
Views: 6183

Re: Mobile Phones Issues in FIDE Events

Michael I sympathise with you. It seems the forumites have decided to hijack this thread with pointless stories of beeping mobiles. You make a good point that these arbiter decisions need to be stamped out. The rules are the rules and should be followed to the letter. If my daughter was the female i...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: BEWARE – Chess Coaching Scams
Replies: 92
Views: 13976

Re: BEWARE – Chess Coaching Scams

I'm totally behind Sabrina on this. The thought of some imposter teaching my daughter how not to play good chess would infuriate me. If a school wants to promote chess then I feel we all have a duty to help them get the right person in there.
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Round 3 and 4 PGNs
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

Re: Round 3 and 4 PGNs

it would have been nice to have a line between white | black.
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Should Scotland adopt the Euro?
Replies: 31
Views: 3607

Re: Should Scotland adopt the Euro?

you can keep your queen, prince and the rest of them thank you very much! :)
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi
Replies: 242
Views: 31456

Re: An Open Letter to CJ De Mooi

It's the first time we've really had anyone who has had a degree of success obtaining sponsorship (well, that I can remember anyway)! Your evidence for the idea that CJ has "had a degree of success obtaining sponsorship" is ...? (I'm not saying you're wrong, I just don't know if you're right - whic...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Resetting your rating?
Replies: 29
Views: 3042

Re: Resetting your rating?

I'd love to reset my falling rating - my only worry is it will come out even worse than my current one!
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Poker's faces: Are the British about to invade?
Replies: 18
Views: 3081

Re: Poker's faces: Are the British about to invade?

Not that I'll be any great loss to chess but I too have decided to make the switch to poker as a main hobby. :)
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Certificate of Merit
Topic: Problem Integrity
Replies: 26
Views: 5421

Re: Problem Integrity

Can anyone do these tests? I fancy a stab at one
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does publishing games give anyone an advantage?
Replies: 82
Views: 6843

Re: Does publishing games give anyone an advantage?

I just read the article. The reason it's one sided is because black played good moves. Lorin offered some improvements/alternatives for both colours. If anything I feel Rohan should have taken a lesson from the article's advice. It explained where he went wrong and why. Surely this was invaluable in...