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by HLang
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and cricket
Replies: 15
Views: 2802

Re: Chess and cricket

"does anyone know of any other chess-playing cricketers." I've played in European Senior Championships at both sports, though I'd classify myself more as a cricket-playing chesser. Peter Svidler's batting technique is definitely on the, um, uncoached side. That said, there's some good hand-eye going...
by HLang
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3066
Views: 334699

Re: Media comments on chess

Heather Knight and Lydia Greenway playing chess during a break in England's current cricket world cup campaign:
http://t.co/sjqSklrE
by HLang
Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Title norms held by English players
Replies: 97
Views: 18354

Re: Title norms held by English players

Colin Patterson wrote: 2. Colours not known
Rd? Sheldon bt Mannion
This page (scraped from an Independent article) indicates that Ruth was white in her game against Steve:
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-4792133.html
by HLang
Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Cup Round 1
Replies: 100
Views: 9749

Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

I was just stating that my own participation in the discussion thread was done, as far as I could see. I know Mike fairly well as a local Oxfordshire organiser, as well as a national one, and respect his even-handed fairness and diplomacy. When he had got himself involved (over and above the call of...
by HLang
Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Cup Round 1
Replies: 100
Views: 9749

Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

I am no longer sure what "the issue" is. There initially appeared to be an issue with Matthew, and then an issue with me when I made a post in which I cited facts (without expressing opinions, apart from my guess that Matthew was taking an active interest in how the team was getting on even when he ...
by HLang
Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Cup Round 1
Replies: 100
Views: 9749

Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

The arrangement was that all juniors from all the federations up to the age of 18 were supposed to get the £6.50 discounted evening meal. I've been off playing cricket in Cornwall this weekend, so haven't read any "unedited" posts. This may be for the best. I guess that the quoted information mean...
by HLang
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Cup Round 1
Replies: 100
Views: 9749

Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Matthew Turner thinks £13 for an evening meal is reasonable. 3 courses of swanky nosh £13 for adults £6.50 for kids . There was some confusion on the first night over what the organisers had agreed with the hotel. But - £6.50 for a 3 course meal. Or the fish and chip shop (500m away), the alter...
by HLang
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Cup Round 1
Replies: 100
Views: 9749

Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

U18 Girls: Scotland 2-1 Ireland
by HLang
Mon May 21, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Technical Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: Technical Question

Does this do what you're looking for:

http://www.evl.uic.edu/pape/data/WDB/

(Filesize is a lot larger than you wanted, but then there's a lot of detail...)

Edit: More options here: http://www.earthmodels.org/data-and-tools/coastlines
by HLang
Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trent and Gordon Commentary at the Classic
Replies: 65
Views: 5963

Re: Trent and Gordon Commentary at the Classic

Krishna Shiatis wrote:Can anyone define that well-known chess expression "trousers"?
http://www.jeremysilman.com/book_review ... m_mnl.html
by HLang
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Castling Out of Check
Replies: 25
Views: 3915

Re: Castling Out of Check

I'm reminded of what is probably the most perceptive question I've been asked by a child beginner. On being shown that Ke1-f1-g1 was illegal due to f1 being guarded by an opposing piece, he asked if he could "move the king two squares like this instead" and went Ke1-f2-g1. The f2 square was unguarde...
by HLang
Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Membership - The proposal
Replies: 306
Views: 18189

Re: ECF Membership - The proposal

Would a bronze membership be sufficient for all of the games in the competitions above to be ECF graded, as the FIDE side of things is already covered by my CS membership? Your position is a bit like Max's except, I presume, you remain a member of Chess Scotland by choice rather than necessity. I t...
by HLang
Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Membership - The proposal
Replies: 306
Views: 18189

Re: ECF Membership - The proposal

The implications of the proposal to England-resident players who are registered with another federation aren't clear to me. I live in England. I am SCO on the FIDE list, and a member of Chess Scotland. I play local league and 4NCL, and possibly the occasional e2e4 event. The only reason I am current...
by HLang
Thu May 05, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: BUCA Team Championship Winners
Replies: 95
Views: 15986

Re: BUCA Team Championship Winners

Alex Holowczak wrote:Any ideas of who was in the Oxford team?
Nope, sorry, I was playing for Manchester in that one.

Edit: And chose the nice green background, a misdemeanour for which I am truly sorry.