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by Lee Bullock
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Michael J Dean
Replies: 0
Views: 659

Michael J Dean

Just saw on the Ecf Database that Michael Dean has passed away. Cant see anything about it online at all or on here. So just thought I would give my respects. Someone I always used to see at Hastings. And said hi to. RIP Michael.
by Lee Bullock
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Fraser?
Replies: 16
Views: 2820

Re: Alan Fraser?

Good News Brendan. Hope you have told him people have asked about him and miss him :)
by Lee Bullock
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Fraser?
Replies: 16
Views: 2820

Re: Alan Fraser?

Hi Ronnie, thanks for this. This is great news. :) Was really worried it was something worse. Hope to see him soon back playing :)
by Lee Bullock
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Fraser?
Replies: 16
Views: 2820

Re: Alan Fraser?

Exactly Michael which is why I said if he doesn't mind. Was hoping there was a non health reason why he has stopped playing. Or if it was health he would not mind. Would be nice for him to know he is missed and we wish him well.
by Lee Bullock
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Fraser?
Replies: 16
Views: 2820

Alan Fraser?

Just wondering if anybody has seen or heard of Alan Fraser? As I am sure many of you know he is one of if not the most active player on the UK Chess scene. I have not seen him since the British Chess Champs 2017 myself but I see he did play up until October last year and his last event was the Dorse...
by Lee Bullock
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Dave Flower
Replies: 4
Views: 1918

Re: Dave Flower

Only just seen this :( Dave Flower was my History teacher at Highbury Grove School in the early 90s. I had no idea he was a Chess player. I would of probably been in the same hall as him on occasions as I played for Hackney. Wish I knew as would of said hello. Was one on my fav teachers. I am sure h...
by Lee Bullock
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Travelliing to Llandudno
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

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: 11022

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: 20
Views: 3897

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: 20
Views: 3897

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: 1612

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: 1612

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: 1612

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: 35
Views: 4132

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: 35
Views: 4132

Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Thanks Michael. I did try and looked at the preview and it was all wrong.