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by Lee Bullock
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Travelliing to Llandudno
Replies: 9
Views: 1417

Re: Travelliing to Llandudno

Luckily Nick Roger helped me out telling me about a little trick of buying tickets for just 1 journey rather than the whole thing.
by Lee Bullock
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Championship Congress 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 9323

Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Just looking at the entries in some events and they are amazing. 68 in the u140 for example. Just had a look at the prizes and as usual very low. Just wondering due to the huge amount of entries in some sections will the prizes be buffed up or grading prizes added for example in the u140. As its bas...
by Lee Bullock
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival
Replies: 19
Views: 3031

Re: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival

Thanks for comments. And Chris I was more on about there being a lower section than the usual 120 in many rapid events. And yeah Adam I am sure that space is one of the issues but looking at your last GG event for example you had 45 players in the u120 section. Why not limit the amount in the bottom...
by Lee Bullock
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival
Replies: 19
Views: 3031

Re: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival

Due to the success and popularity of this tournament it amazes me more of these types of huge rapid events are not more common in the UK? Especially the u85 section. As like some people on this forum I teach kids chess. And this tournament is the only one in the country bar a few others where I feel...
by Lee Bullock
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Travelliing to Llandudno
Replies: 9
Views: 1417

Re: Travelliing to Llandudno

I totally refuse to pay £85 ish pounds for a return to Llandudno by train. Take a look at buying more than one ticket. Euston to Crewe and Crewe to Llandudno seem to add up to about two thirds of the Euston to Llandudno price with the odd cheap deal on trains at unfavourable times. Wow Roger I owe ...
by Lee Bullock
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Travelliing to Llandudno
Replies: 9
Views: 1417

Re: Travelliing to Llandudno

I have paid far less in the past for journeys much further. For some reason it is just coming up much more expensive than usual. And when you consider you can fly to much of Europe for less than £40 I think its crazy. As I said this is just to try and save people money also. I am sure the petrol cos...
by Lee Bullock
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Travelliing to Llandudno
Replies: 9
Views: 1417

Travelliing to Llandudno

I have had a look on the forum but cant seem to see any threads about this. I normally like to travel on my own and believe it or not can be very untalkative and shy. So dont like to be trapped in a small space unless I know the people of course. But this year I am really struggling to find decent t...
by Lee Bullock
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most embarrassing defeat ever...
Replies: 31
Views: 2957

Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

I think I missed played it. Whilst 6. g4 looks as if it may be wrong, it has been played before both in this and similar positions. It's 7. g5 which is the big mistake, with both 7. Bg2 and 7. O-O-O being possible. Yep I just forgot he had a Bishop on c6. I was being a bit sarcastic of course. g5 w...
by Lee Bullock
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most embarrassing defeat ever...
Replies: 31
Views: 2957

Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Thanks Michael. I did try and looked at the preview and it was all wrong.
by Lee Bullock
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most embarrassing defeat ever...
Replies: 31
Views: 2957

Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Against my good friend Jeremy Hudson.Getting mated on d2 is no easy task. This opening was taught to me by a good friend of mine Oliver Gill. I think I missed played it. :D Sorry forgot how to put the Chess board, if someone could help thanks. [Event "Hastings Xmas C"] [Site "Shredder for iPhone / i...
by Lee Bullock
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Simon Bartlett
Replies: 5
Views: 1384

Re: Simon Bartlett

Never knew him but shared a few jokes and smiles with him as we had the same tastes in shirts. One of the only players I have seen on the circuit to wear Hawaiian shirts like me. Rip Simon.
by Lee Bullock
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London Chess Classic - Weekday U2050 & U1750
Replies: 27
Views: 2004

Re: London Chess Classic - Weekday U2050 & U1750

I'm guessing it's because you are the self-confessed "2013/2014 U140 Grand Prix Winner!" Also, winner of the "u135 event 2 times from 3 years I have played" at Paignton, GM Keith Arkell's stomping ground, which may impress me but will not rock Keith back on his heels, Lee :lol: Although the Classic...
by Lee Bullock
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Paignton Chess Congress
Replies: 21
Views: 2506

Re: Paignton Chess Congress

Im close on his heals on winning the u135 event 2 times from 3 years I have played. :) I've managed 2 joint firsts outta 2 attempts, with an unbeaten 11/14 :D Very nice lol. The year I didnt win I came very close 2nd. But was unbeaten that year. 4 draws and 3 wins I think it was. Only ever lost 1 g...
by Lee Bullock
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Paignton Chess Congress
Replies: 21
Views: 2506

Re: Paignton Chess Congress

Remarkably Keith Arkell has now won it 22 times in 24 attempts: 1986...5.5....1st 1987...5......2nd= 1988...7.......1st 1989...6.......1st 1990...6.......1st 1991...6.......1st= 1992...5.5....1st= 1993...5.5....2nd= 1994...6.......1st= 1995...6.......1st= 1998...6.5....1st 2002...5.5....1st= 2003.....
by Lee Bullock
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London Chess Classic - Weekday U2050 & U1750
Replies: 27
Views: 2004

Re: London Chess Classic - Weekday U2050 & U1750

Yesterday in the U2050 I felt like a teenager stood up for a date. The arbiter found a young opponent for me & we had the pleasure of being put next to the bottom board in the U1750 section. That game next to us was a well deserved draw. Manav will improve when he takes more than 10 minutes over hi...