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by Nick Burrows
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: setting up a Social Chess club
Replies: 16
Views: 679

Re: setting up a Social Chess club

You also learn much about a person who takes offence at a joke when none was offered, who fails to give people the benefit of doubt, who quickly makes accusations based on the flimsiest of information... :roll:
by Nick Burrows
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: setting up a Social Chess club
Replies: 16
Views: 679

Re: setting up a Social Chess club

Chris Goodall wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:56 pm
Everyone thinks the people worse than themselves are playing crap chess. There are people who think you play crap chess. Most of them have more class than to wrap it up in casual classism.
Otherwise known as a joke
by Nick Burrows
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: setting up a Social Chess club
Replies: 16
Views: 679

Re: setting up a Social Chess club

Flyers at Manchester/Stockport congresses. Notice on the Manchester Chess website. Create a website. Flyers at some of these: http://www.manchestersfinest.com/shoppi ... anchester/
by Nick Burrows
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd Sharjah Masters
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: 2nd Sharjah Masters

Alan Walton wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:50 pm
Nick Burrows wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:38 pm
Sue Maroroa beat GM Kuzubov (2663) in round 1.
You will find that Sue's opponent didn't turn for Rd1 and thereafter the tournament
Aha - thanks.
by Nick Burrows
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd Sharjah Masters
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: 2nd Sharjah Masters

Sue Maroroa beat GM Kuzubov (2663) in round 1. This report: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/prodigy-watch-short-s-bangkok-blues-more details Gawains extreme bad luck in round 2. In an ending of 2 Bishops Vs Knight, Gawain finally won the knight on the 51st move since the last pawn move or capture m...
by Nick Burrows
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Not pressing the clock
Replies: 23
Views: 848

Re: Not pressing the clock

Brendan O'Gorman wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:29 pm

Four draws, Nick, all with people I know. I'm pretty sure I know which one was the cad. :)
Impressive work Inspector O'Gorman :wink:
by Nick Burrows
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Not pressing the clock
Replies: 23
Views: 848

Re: Not pressing the clock

In a game of mine on the weekend, my opponent twice offered me a draw in an overly loud and clear voice that made everyone turn round and smile, I refused both times. Later, still a pawn up but down to about 90 secs left I couldn't see a way to make progress so I offered a draw but uncharacteristica...
by Nick Burrows
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament Structures
Replies: 135
Views: 4804

Re: Tournament Structures

Alan Walton wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:52 am
if you cut the prizes in the lower sections and improve open prizes (including open rating prizes) it may give these players the motivation to improve their chess
It may do that. It may also make it hard for some tournaments to break even.
by Nick Burrows
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament Structures
Replies: 135
Views: 4804

Re: Tournament Structures

the bone of contention that the open players are playing for the same prizes as those lower rated in events with multiple sections. Does that actually happen? Next weekends 4ncl Congress: FIDE Rated Open: Open to all players. 1st £500; 2nd £250; 3rd £120; 4th £80; best performance prize of £50. FID...
by Nick Burrows
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament Structures
Replies: 135
Views: 4804

Re: Tournament Structures

The majority of players primarily want to play competitive chess. The chance of winning decent prize money is a secondary and positive dynamic to the weekend. This can be verified by the fact that the vast majority of players choose to play in the appropriate graded section rather than in the Open -...
by Nick Burrows
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: International Chess Calendars
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: International Chess Calendars

Thanks Ian!
by Nick Burrows
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: International Chess Calendars
Replies: 4
Views: 398

International Chess Calendars

Im looking to play in a couple of international tournanents in December/January. The best calendar of events i can find is https://chess-calendar.eu but do not think it is particularly good as i have noticed a couple of errors, and has no links etc. I came accross a couple of subscription services, ...
by Nick Burrows
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Four (South) 2017-18
Replies: 24
Views: 2334

Re: Division Four (South) 2017-18

Yes Nick, unfortunately we had 2 players withdraw the day before due to ill health and proved too short notice to find replacements despite many attempts to do so.