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by Anthony Taglione
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Blitz games
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: Blitz games

Blitz games can be useful at any level but they're not a substitute for longer time controls with some serious thinking. One of the problems with quick-play games is that it's very easy to come to rely on your instinctual move and then to forego the deep thinking. Blitz can make you lazy if you let ...
by Anthony Taglione
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Resigners...
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: Resigners...

People resign only when the pain of playing on in a position exceeds the agony of accepting defeat.
by Anthony Taglione
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Yorkshire Chess History Site
Replies: 22
Views: 2235

Re: Yorkshire Chess History Site

Thank you so very much for your link to the wayback engine. Steve Mann's site was the only one I could ever find which listed Yorkshire Individual Champions. Steve Mann's site - which has not been updated for some time - has finally gone down. e.g. http://www.sjmann.supanet.com/People/Woodhouse,%20E...
by Anthony Taglione
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations
Replies: 62
Views: 5116

Re: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations

Thanks for the replies but I was motivated to post by the part, "Where players have no current/previous grade under any of the above they may enter any competition.". Now, I know I had a grade back in the '70s but I'd defy anyone to find it. It seems harsh to force me into the Open section after a n...
by Anthony Taglione
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations
Replies: 62
Views: 5116

Re: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations

I've not been graded since the late '70s and not played another human since the early '90s. I know I had a grade of 193 and think I had a grade of 223 but can't truly recall. Which sections would I be eligible to enter and win prizes in?

Would I need to join the ECF and/or Fide?
by Anthony Taglione
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: ASBO
Replies: 10
Views: 3572

Re: ASBO

I took it as a glottal stop, rather than as an apostrophe. :p
by Anthony Taglione
Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adjournments and Adjudication
Replies: 149
Views: 7606

Re: Adjournments and Adjudication

Thank you, Anthony so are you allowed to take notes with you whilst your playing then! and refer to them whilst playing or Have I misunderstood you entirely! Matt. As you are aware, such a thing would be cheating. Your suggestion that referring to notes or taking advice during an adjournment is che...
by Anthony Taglione
Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches
Replies: 173
Views: 12641

Re: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches

We wot really was at Cambridge do use English like unto what she is spoke.
by Anthony Taglione
Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches
Replies: 173
Views: 12641

Re: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches

You've yet to give any grounds, though, Matt, beyond your own personal dislike of drink. Some suggest that the occasional tipple is even beneficial to health. It promotes an increase in oestrogen formation which can help to reverse osteopaenia and can boost the immune system in some. What are your g...
by Anthony Taglione
Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches
Replies: 173
Views: 12641

Re: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches

David, you're riddled with assumptions and bigotry. If you, personally object to the aroma of fermented hops and barley then you have as much right to object as does any player who objects to a noxious miasma originating across the board. It is not meet to single out another's personal pleasure as o...
by Anthony Taglione
Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches
Replies: 173
Views: 12641

Re: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches

I grew up and had my formative chess years during a time when smoking was commonplace and there was an absolute expectation of being able to smoke during a chess match. Any attempts to raise the subject at an AGM were laughed into silence and quickly passed over. It might seem that alcohol consumpti...
by Anthony Taglione
Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adjournments and Adjudication
Replies: 149
Views: 7606

Re: Adjournments and Adjudication

Matt's comments on the expectation of cheating are a fresh slant to the adjournment merry-go-round.

Arguably, between sessions is not "during the game", though, and so taking advice or referring to notes is not disallowed.
by Anthony Taglione
Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nice combo
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Nice combo

The Black King needed more exercise, anyway.
by Anthony Taglione
Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Spontaneous Logging Out
Replies: 30
Views: 2599

Re: Spontaneous Logging Out

I've been connected for weeks, having changed IP address several times over that period and suffered no issues. I did wonder about that one from a security stand point to be honest I should perhaps force people to log back in after say 60 says or something like that, however I am undecided on that ...
by Anthony Taglione
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Spontaneous Logging Out
Replies: 30
Views: 2599

Re: Spontaneous Logging Out

I've been connected for weeks, having changed IP address several times over that period and suffered no issues.

Could cookies be a problem? Maybe it'd be worth clearing cookies.