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by Alex McFarlane
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Pedants United
Replies: 278
Views: 12166

Re: Pedants United

As this is the place for pedants: They would not have learned much English from Tom & Jerry. The main characters seldom spoke and the humans seemed to be restricted to screams and calling out "Tom".
Bugs Bunny would have been a far better example to give!!
by Alex McFarlane
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The Trump Organisation
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: The Trump Organisation

For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of clarity what links did you have? :)
by Alex McFarlane
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2156
Views: 180359

Re: Cheating in chess

Commenting on the interview with Andy Howie - I was also perturbed by the statement that you cannot tell cheating by one game. Maybe it was exaggeration for effect, but it’s clearly wrong from a statistical viewpoint (for pretty much any reasonable choice of ‘how unlikely is something before you ca...
by Alex McFarlane
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2156
Views: 180359

Re: Cheating in chess

Not sure where to start here. Prof Regan never claimed that his software identified cheats. It just gave an indication of the players to be watched in otb. Arguably, it is more reliable than the platforms own methods and is therefore now being used for a purpose that was not intended. When I do arbi...
by Alex McFarlane
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All
Replies: 36
Views: 2504

Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Since Matt has raised the point of the platform used I should, perhaps, make a few points. Tornelo is the platform of choice of the European Chess Union. This means that all European Online Championships are played using Tornelo. This was not, however, the reason that Tornelo was chosen for this eve...
by Alex McFarlane
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All
Replies: 36
Views: 2504

Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

1 6 GM Howell David W L ENG 2624 9,0 0,0 7 45,50 3,5 2 4 GM Mcshane Luke J ENG 2698 7,5 0,0 5 36,00 2,5 3 2 GM Adams Michael ENG 2684 7,0 0,0 5 32,75 2,0 4 8 GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2609 6,5 0,0 4 33,00 2,0 5 5 GM Gormally Daniel W ENG 2534 6,0 0,0 3 34,25 3,5 6 3 GM Turner Matthew J SCO 2500 5,5 0,...
by Alex McFarlane
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All
Replies: 36
Views: 2504

Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

round 4 4,30
rd 5 5.30
rd 6 6.30
by Alex McFarlane
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All
Replies: 36
Views: 2504

Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Round 2 2.10pm start
by Alex McFarlane
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All
Replies: 36
Views: 2504

Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Round 1 1pm 2334 GM Flear Glenn C v GM Pert Nicholas 2600 2684 GM Adams Michael v IM Ghasi Ameet K 2537 2500 GM Turner Matthew J v GM Arkell Keith C 2391 2698 GM Mcshane Luke J v GM Hebden Mark L 2458 2534 GM Gormally Daniel W v GM Jones Gawain C B 2609 2624 GM Howell David W L v IM Wadsworth Matthe...
by Alex McFarlane
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All
Replies: 36
Views: 2504

Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Round 1 1pm 2334 GM Flear Glenn C GM Pert Nicholas 2600 2684 GM Adams Michael IM Ghasi Ameet K 2537 2500 GM Turner Matthew J GM Arkell Keith C 2391 2698 GM Mcshane Luke J GM Hebden Mark L 2458 2534 GM Gormally Daniel W GM Jones Gawain C B 2609 2624 GM Howell David W L IM Wadsworth Matthew J 2189
by Alex McFarlane
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All
Replies: 36
Views: 2504

Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Numbers drawn
1 Glenn Flear
2 Michael Adams
3 Matthew Turner
4 Luke McShane
5 Danny Gormally
6 David Howell
7 Matthew Wadsworth
8 Gawain Jones
9 Mark Hebden
10 Keith Arkell
11 Ameet Ghasi
12 Nick Pert

Pairings: https://chess-results.com/tnr545595.asp ... =2&flag=30
by Alex McFarlane
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All
Replies: 36
Views: 2504

Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Further info. The commentary will be provided by the entertaining team GM Simon Williams and IM and WGM several times British Women’s Chess Champion Jovanka Houska. Access to the commentary via Twitch.tv/gingergm All games will be broadcast live at Chess 24 (with the GingerGM commentary) or Chessbom...
by Alex McFarlane
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All
Replies: 36
Views: 2504

Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:15 pm
"Glenn Fleer"?
Oops! I F(l)ear I made a mistake. (Thanks David. My health may be improving but my humour isn't.)

Note that the Chess-Results link will not reflect the correct places in the draw until later tonight (which is why I didn't link to it).
by Alex McFarlane
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All
Replies: 36
Views: 2504

Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

The draw for this all play all takes place tonight. The 12 players are: Luke McShane Michael Adams David Howell Gawain Jones Nick Pert Ameet Ghasi Danny Gormally Matthew Turner Mark Hebden Keith Arkell Glenn Fleer Matthew Wadsworth Again thanks to Caplin for making this possible The draw takes place...
by Alex McFarlane
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 189
Views: 12800

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

John McKenna wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:39 am
Out of 55 Prime Ministers of Great Britain '& (Northern) Ireland 9 were born in Scotland, 3 in Ireland, 1 in the USA and none in Wales.
Wasn't Bonar Law born in Canada?