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by matt_ward
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Jovanka H. in the Daily Mail
Replies: 57
Views: 8351

Re: Jovanka H. in the Daily Mail

The only paper I give time of day Jonathan is "The Guardian".
by matt_ward
Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Jovanka H. in the Daily Mail
Replies: 57
Views: 8351

Re: Jovanka H. in the Daily Mail

Well Joey,

It comes to something when the 2nd biggest English News Papper in this country founded in 1896: a) Spell Jovanka's name wrong, and b) don't know her correct age, it shows that Newspappers can not be trusted clearly.

Even Wikipedia happens to know Jovanka was born in 1980.
by matt_ward
Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Jovanka H. in the Daily Mail
Replies: 57
Views: 8351

Re: Jovanka H. in the Daily Mail

I personally think it is a good idea to have a dress code for formal chess tournaments, it is a disgrace in my opinion the way some people come to tournaments in a totally inappropriate dress sense. League chess I can understand not having so, but in tournaments when professionals are playing a game...
by matt_ward
Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: I've got a collection of Chess Products for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1713

I've got a collection of Chess Products for sale

Hello Everyone, I am writing to inform people to whom it might concern and interest that I've got a Chess Variety and collection of chess books, all in new condition DVD's Chess Software, Chess Sets and two folders of Information regarding chess; World Championships Matches Between Nigel Short and G...
by matt_ward
Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess at the Edinburgh Fringe
Replies: 12
Views: 1566

Re: Chess at the Edinburgh Fringe

It is so typical chess players over react and take the joke to seriously; It must be true most chess players have no sense of humour.
by matt_ward
Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ELO vs ECF grading systems
Replies: 53
Views: 7354

Re: ELO vs ECF grading systems

Yes a lot of nation's seem to be inflated in ELO terms. Just get Bogdan Lalic's view on British players Fide ratings, and that will answer your problem.
by matt_ward
Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Eliminating/discouraging draws
Replies: 109
Views: 8002

Re: Eliminating/discouraging draws

These are fantastic positions I am certainly going to have a look at in some depth, Always somthing you can learn in chess thats what makes this great game.
by matt_ward
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I've expanded my library - advice sought on read order
Replies: 53
Views: 6222

Re: I've expanded my library - advice sought on read order

That is so silly, why on earth would a chess player recommend avoiding anything but GM's books, people seem to always think GM's are the best coaches and authors totally untrue!

Just take a read of Siliman an IM which has done tremendous books.
by matt_ward
Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Time to get Chess back on TV?
Replies: 36
Views: 4383

Re: Time to get Chess back on TV?

If people are sad enough to listen to a yorkshiremen on Top Gear. Then I am sure chess can make it, it is very specific audience for chess, and so is Top Gear.

If I was not a chess player I'd much rather watch chess then Top Gear.
by matt_ward
Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: YouTube Chess Instruction
Replies: 540
Views: 96073

Re: You Tube Chess Instruction

Dashiell did Nigel Rose coach you before?
by matt_ward
Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peter Lalic - road to....?
Replies: 6
Views: 1648

Re: Peter Lalic - road to....?

But he will shoot up as we know he is clearly better than that. If he does not lose interest in chess he will undoubtly be a IM at the very least, I also think Peter would be a great coach. There is absolutely NO doubt he has the ability and the passion for the game. His father said he is actually p...
by matt_ward
Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Northern Gigafinal
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Re: Northern Gigafinal

If only I was a few years younger I would be eligible to play.

I miss my youth.
by matt_ward
Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Surrey Border League Fixtures on-line
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Surrey Border League Fixtures on-line

Alan,

Apologises for my ignorance.
by matt_ward
Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Surrey Border League Fixtures on-line
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Surrey Border League Fixtures on-line

I seriously can not comprehend why adjudications are allowed. What is the difference between someone adjudicating their game, and looking at it with the aid of computer assistance and someone using pocket Fritz on their Mobile phone during the game. If one makes this argument there is absolutely NO ...
by matt_ward
Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are quickplay finishes bad for endings?
Replies: 8
Views: 1345

Re: Are quickplay finishes bad for endings?

No Jack your right, I think rapidplay finishes do have a bad effect on endings but that is the fun part trying to find the right continuations in a matter of seconds left fighting for the game in a complicated ending.

Gives a sudden boast of adrenaline.