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by Neville Belinfante
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Peter Poobalasingam
Replies: 27
Views: 10632

Re: Peter Poobalasingam

I was shocked when I read the tragic news. For someone so talented, Peter was the most modest and unassuming person I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I met him as a junior, as he started playing on the junior circuit about the same time as I started controlling on it. He was everywhere, with his...
by Neville Belinfante
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 191
Views: 21736

Re: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez

A few months back, there was a thread about the Whitley quadrangular from about 1997. The American Daniel Fernandez played for the USA in that event.
by Neville Belinfante
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Travelliing to Llandudno
Replies: 9
Views: 1800

Re: Travelliing to Llandudno

TRAVEL ALERT If anyone is considering using the A41 between the M54 jn 3 and Chester, please be aware that the road is closed between the A5 junction just past the M54 and the A518 junction just outside Newport, Shropshire. There is a 15 minute detour via Telford. I found this out last night as I wa...
by Neville Belinfante
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3078
Views: 335767

Re: Media comments on chess

David, I like your answer.

I have asked Classic FM what the actual question was, but have not had a reply yet.
by Neville Belinfante
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Gilbert International 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1934

Re: Glorney Gilbert International 2017

There is a link from the Wesh Chess Union website. http://www.welshchessunion.uk/
by Neville Belinfante
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3078
Views: 335767

Re: Media comments on chess

ClassicFM, 8-50am yesterday. The presenter announced "And the answer to the quiz is Bobby Fischer". Does anyone know w````hat the question was?
by Neville Belinfante
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3078
Views: 335767

Re: Media comments on chess

This week's "New European" newspaper has an article from Garry Kasparov critical of President Putin interfering in European affairs. The cover picture of the newspaper shows Putin as a Red King, with Red and White pawns scattered around a chess board in the background. I haven't read the article yet.
by Neville Belinfante
Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Team Championship 13-22 November 2015
Replies: 280
Views: 17571

Re: European Team Championship 13-22 November 2015

One junior male (not home grown, and even then only in 68th place) and not a single junior female in the latest FIDE top 100 ranking lists (unless I've miscounted?). :( This should be in Loz Cooper's December Rating List thread. I have made comments about our top juniors in the equivalent October a...
by Neville Belinfante
Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Improbability.
Replies: 12
Views: 1370

Re: Improbability.

I am confused by this thread. There is a reference above to a link to a post by Paul Georgiou. I am not aware that he is or ever has been on this forum. As regards its main point, odds of 16000 to 1 mean the probability of such a long sequence happening to Keith is extremely low. However considering...
by Neville Belinfante
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 5th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: 5th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

A great pity but fully understandable. I was planning to make my debut as a 4NCL player in the minor section.
by Neville Belinfante
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 4NCL Live Games
Replies: 4
Views: 1738

Re: 4NCL Live Games

Problems with the live board transmissions are currently being looked at.
by Neville Belinfante
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: November 2015 FIDE Rating List
Replies: 2
Views: 969

Re: November 2015 FIDE Rating List

A pity that David has dropped out of the 2700 club. Is Luke at his highest ever rating? I wont be continuing the top juniors ratings list I started last month. Only three juniors over 2200 have played any games in the last month. There will be major changes next month, but considering the volatility...
by Neville Belinfante
Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3078
Views: 335767

Re: Media comments on chess

Speaking personally, I like the title of Fide Arbiter (FA), as it suggests I am involved with the Football Association.
by Neville Belinfante
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3078
Views: 335767

Re: Media comments on chess

The Bottom Line, Saturday afternoon, Radio 4 discussed Sponsorship. No mention of chess, but plenty of references to sport, and the reputational damage that can be inflicted on a sponsor if the organisation sponsored has a problem
by Neville Belinfante
Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Chess Championship 2015
Replies: 86
Views: 11107

Re: World Youth Chess Championship 2015

Head of delegation Debbie Taylor has posted her Day 1 report on the ECF Juniors website. The link is http://www.englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/.