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by Alan Walton
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 16604

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

You know that piece has already had to be re-titled and rewritten because of objections to it. Sounds like censorship if it had been re-written because of objections, all views should be accepted; only if something is factually incorrect it should be removed I remember listening to that question an...
by Alan Walton
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 14201

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Can't imagine when the next chess tournament will be. four months away? With no sport on the tv, no idea what i'm going to do with my life. Why not go to the pub; it should be quiet or unbelievably lively, us Brits always do the opposite of what we are told by politicians so most probably the second
by Alan Walton
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 14201

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Why do people (and the BBC) keep using the word lockdown, it is quarantine; lockdown is something you do to prisoners to keep them in check; from the last i seen none of these people are convicts
by Alan Walton
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Final standings in abandoned leagues
Replies: 41
Views: 1927

Re: Final standings in abandoned leagues

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:43 pm
Even in 1939, did leagues have the same problem; presumably war started at the start of most sporting and chess seasons?
Correct, war started in Sept 1939; so the season never started (football that is)
by Alan Walton
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 14201

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

I am no expert in this (like most here), but I did read a article about “herd immunity” and a comparison to something in 1918 in America Two cities in America, I think it was St Louis and Philadelphia back in 1918 did two opposing tactics (can’t remember which way round) 1) total lockdown, got a ins...
by Alan Walton
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 16604

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

The s**t hasn’t got real; the hysteria has got real is all
by Alan Walton
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:49 am
Unless Jana Bellin ever played on top board for Staffordshire, or Ruth Sheldon for the well known MCCU county Manchester ...
From memory there was situations that Ruth played near or top board; but cannot prove this
by Alan Walton
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess

Well it looks like that was a little early for claiming that record
by Alan Walton
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 126
Views: 11723

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

Call me a cynic; but it seems to me all the ECF are doing is making the qualified list as big as possible to maximise there entry fee income; might as well just make the event truly open and be done with the duplicity
by Alan Walton
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Malta International Open
Replies: 14
Views: 1905

Re: Malta International Open

I have quickly calculated the British based players rating changes, and those for the three John mentioned These are just the scores against rated players (unrated players excluded) Player Rating Mvmt K Score Games w-we Expected Keith Arkell 2445 0.0 10 7 9 0.0 7.0 Craig Hanley 2441 6.0 10 7 9 0.6 6...
by Alan Walton
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 10873

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Then there is plenty of time for him to play in the future - if they wanted him to get the experience, put him in as reserve and give him 2 or 3 games. Why? If you have confidence in a player, and you don’t expected to medal it is great experience to play higher up From my French friends comments t...
by Alan Walton
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 43783

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:58 pm
I hope that does not nip any GM norm in the bud already? (very much a downside to a nine round event, if so)
I think there is a rule that allows norms in case of default of a round (ie an 8 round norm)
by Alan Walton
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 43783

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Mick Norris wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:04 pm
Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:37 pm
FM Adam Ashton is playing well enough to mix it with the good IM's in the field and will probably get rewarded with a high finishing position.
I'd like to see Adam get an IM norm
It would also be the title
by Alan Walton
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 214
Views: 17429

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

Anyway back in 2011 who had decent engines on their phone Secondly, the phone I had was a lot bigger and more difficult to conceal Thirdly, at sunningdale you need a passport to get back to your room I am in the boat that before accusing anybody you need proof, you cannot just say because he has bee...
by Alan Walton
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 214
Views: 17429

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

It’s a bit more than a scruple I think. Photography or filming people on the toilet without any form of court ordered intrusive surveillance in place, is not arguably, but definitely a more serious offence than cheating with a mobile phone in a game of chess. So by your point of view you can never ...