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by BrianRobinson
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3194
Views: 351086

Re: Media comments on chess

all the moves in 90 minutes or incremental equivalent. All moves on 90 minutes would bring it in line with the Durham County Chess Association. At the moment any DCCA players who make it through to the final of the World Championship cycle would be at a disadvantage due to unfamiliarity with the ti...
by BrianRobinson
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Room rate per week for the room that you play in
Replies: 16
Views: 1978

Re: Room rate per week for the room that you play in

Our club plays in a social club. There is no roomhire rate but chess club members have to be members of the social club at a cost of £6.00 pa. This is paid out of the members chess club subscriptions.
by BrianRobinson
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2016 Round by Round
Replies: 356
Views: 21665

Re: British 2016 Round by Round

Oyama - Harvey looks like a Bird's opening.
by BrianRobinson
Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Increment Time Controls in Leagues ?
Replies: 88
Views: 11009

Re: Increment Time Controls in Leagues ?

The problem with introducing incremental controls in league chess, aside from the availability of digital clocks, is the fact that the playing session is no longer of a set length. This could cause problems when the match room is only available until a specific time or a player needs to catch the l...
by BrianRobinson
Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Guardian article by Stephen Moss
Replies: 66
Views: 7997

Re: Guardian article by Stephen Moss

JustinHorton wrote:It also has a stupid headline, for which the author will probably not be responsible.
Ah yes!. The obligatory chess pun. :roll:
by BrianRobinson
Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Guardian article by Stephen Moss
Replies: 66
Views: 7997

Re: Guardian article by Stephen Moss

I found it slightly confused as to the object of the criticism. Is it the Government for refusing to recognize chess as a sport thus denying it the funding that other countries provide? Or is the administrators? Or is it indeed the rank and file for not appreciating the value of international success?
by BrianRobinson
Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Guardian article by Stephen Moss
Replies: 66
Views: 7997

Guardian article by Stephen Moss

Interesting article just appeared in the Guardian from Stephen Moss. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/n ... its-future Does he give a credible explanation for the under performance of English Chess?
by BrianRobinson
Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is Chess a Sport?
Replies: 41
Views: 5822

Re: Is Chess a Sport?

""Success in chess tournaments requires exertion, physical stamina, mental focus, control and cunning,” he (Phil Ehr) said". Clearly this is where I have been going wrong!
by BrianRobinson
Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is Chess a Sport?
Replies: 41
Views: 5822

Re: Is Chess a Sport?

The Telegraph now has a quote from Phil Ehr; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/predict ... cards.html
by BrianRobinson
Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is Chess a Sport?
Replies: 41
Views: 5822

Is Chess a Sport?

It appears this is a live question again as Judge Mostyn in the High Court has allowed the English Bridge Union to mount a judicial review against Sport England's decison to refuse to recognise bridge as a sport. He has also directed that FIDE be informed as they "may want to get in on it" I am not ...
by BrianRobinson
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Standings
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Re: 4NCL Standings

Thanks Alex :)
by BrianRobinson
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Standings
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

4NCL Standings

On the 4NCL homepage, under "Weekend 3, Tables" Div 3n is still showing standings after 4 games. All other divisions appear to be correct , showing the status after 6 games. Any ideas?
by BrianRobinson
Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Happy Xmas!
Replies: 9
Views: 2640

Re: Happy Xmas!

Mike Truran wrote:...... and best wishes for 2015 from the team at 4NCL.
Best wished to you Mike and all at 4NCL. I look forward to seeing you at Birmingham at the end of January.
by BrianRobinson
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New York Times axes chess column
Replies: 53
Views: 5685

Re: New York Times axes chess column

Interesting article on Slate magazine at http://www.slate.com/articles/life/gaming/2014/10/new_york_times_chess_column_don_t_mourn_its_passing_this_is_a_great_chance.html . Essentially saying that in the internet age newspaper chess columns need to go beyond simply reporting tournaments results and ...
by BrianRobinson
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Learning how to use ChessBase
Replies: 16
Views: 2621

Re: Learning how to use ChessBase

An independent review of Jon Edward's book can be found here; http://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/