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by Nick Burrows
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 67
Views: 2631

Re: Brexit tea leaves

Had all the English parties been openly Pro-Brexit (and, for the record, I'm not) then I wonder what would have been the outcome of the General Election ? The same outcome as every other general election - whoever Rupert Murdoch endorses. Every single government formed since 1969 when he took over ...
by Nick Burrows
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 113
Views: 5623

Re: World Youth Championships

So we have a (young) player out of nowhere reaching master level play without any witness to his improvement. He always plays with a hat. In a tournament with strong security he plays like a beginner. In nearly all his games he beats seasoned, strong players literally without thinking. I just examin...
by Nick Burrows
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development News (ECF website)
Replies: 21
Views: 1764

Re: Development News (ECF website)

Congratualtions to all involved. Another stunning own goal by the English Chess Community. I wonder if that big dummy will fit back in the gaping hole?

Carl - Totally understandable. Who needs all of that? I look forward to your next contribution.
by Nick Burrows
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 29
Views: 3320

Re: Hastings Congress

I have been thinking about entering the Masters, but the 14.15 start time on the final day means i cant get home (work next day) till 1.30am.
Why would the final round on a Sunday not start earlier to accommodate players who work?
by Nick Burrows
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2975

Re: British Knock out 2019

A rich reward for Marcus smashing the qualifying tournament. Adams Vs Harvey
by Nick Burrows
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2975

Re: British Knock out 2019

So the qualifier for the KO is a swiss?
by Nick Burrows
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2975

Re: British Knock out 2019

Wow, super impressive from Marcus!
by Nick Burrows
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2975

Re: British Knock out 2019

The same British Rapidplay that last year advertised as Fide Ratings having precedence, then after having entered and paid for accommodation was told that I couldnt infact play as my ecf rating was too high.

Cowboys.
by Nick Burrows
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2975

Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Keith Arkell wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:07 pm
Nick Burrows wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:43 pm
How will the remaining 3 players in the British KO be chosen?
I've heard that they've invited 8 players who are either young or female. No old gits, of course :wink:
You are old Keith - but only physically :P
by Nick Burrows
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2975

LCC Split

How will the remaining 3 players in the British KO be chosen?
by Nick Burrows
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Rapidplay 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: British Rapidplay 2019

Chris Rice wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:29 am
Perhaps the event is in need of a revamp along the lines of the British Blitz?
Good idea, it should be a prestigious event, instead "British" is just used as a marketing ploy.
by Nick Burrows
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12088

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:48 pm
Nick Burrows wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:06 pm
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Perhaps we should judge Mr Portman on his actions
Perfectly reasonable idea, but for the while, I'm going to go with what I've got.
Which is evidence of years of service to the chess community versus a few paragraphs of (heavily interpreted) comments on a chess forum.
by Nick Burrows
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12088

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

This is not someone we are electing to spend our taxes, but a chess VOLUNTEER. Perhaps your emerging machiavellian view does not reside in Mr Portmans character but exists somewhere else. Perhaps we should judge Mr Portman on his actions, which are what led to him being offered the role. He contribu...
by Nick Burrows
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12088

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Maybe before your "view" begins to fester, you should air it in open light. Presumably, this exact issue is one of your "couple" of reasons. What is the other?

Please also share the embryonic "view" being formed. What is it?