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by Chris Goodall
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 14107

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Having reviewed Twitter this morning I'm glad I'm not the only one being attacked for having the temerity to ask how people expected to live on £0 for an indefinite period are expected to live. Nobody has attacked you for this... Well, I'll defend him for it anyway. #JeSuisAndrew. For someone with ...
by Chris Goodall
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 14107

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Frankly, Andrew, I don't think you're quite up with the project here. Forgive me for saying so in these terms, but some w@nker$ in here get shirty if I told you what I really think of this This wanker promises not to get shirty as I really have more important things to worry about than trading blow...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Final standings in abandoned leagues
Replies: 41
Views: 1880

Re: Final standings in abandoned leagues

There are probably any number of fair calculations, the trouble is that neither the winners nor the losers of your calculation will give a monkey's how fair it is. There is no substitute for getting the representatives of all the teams together in a room, having them repeat the same arguments to eac...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 14107

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

In other news, Levon Aronian’s wife, WIM Arianne Caoili drove into a concrete barrier under a bridge today I believe, and is in critical condition. Yikes. I've heard of her. The Filipina lady who hates grammar Nazis. 11:48 - Doctors report "positive dynamics" in Caoili's condition. She is conscious...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 14107

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

I got the impression that a lot of the people I spoke to about the 4ncl weren't looking forward to playing. If it is going to be cancelled that takes the decision out of their hands which makes it a lot easier. Absolutely - the event happens because the people want it to happen. If the people no lo...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 14107

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:44 am
Chris Goodall wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:11 am
NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:50 am
the Prof has been no worse than usual.
That's how Donald Trump happened :roll:
Not really helping that is it Chris :roll:
Depends on your opinion of Donald Trump.
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 14107

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:50 am
the Prof has been no worse than usual.
That's how Donald Trump happened :roll:
by Chris Goodall
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 14107

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Sarcasm, you utter helmet Impossible to distinguish from your standard drivel And since you contribute nothing useful or intelligent or informed to this thread, but seem singularly attracted to snark, regard this as my final exchange Harrumph to you too, but I count 4 times I fact-checked you and y...
by Chris Goodall
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 14107

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

I think we should cut the ECF some slack. They’ve given advice and it is for leagues to assess this, while also taking on board the views of their clubs and members and with an eye to everything else that is unfolding very quickly at the moment. We have taken the decision today to suspend the Leami...
by Chris Goodall
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 14107

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

David Robertson wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:44 pm
Chris Goodall wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:35 pm
I guess we'll just have our regular club night with 20 people instead of a league night with 25, then.
Seems to confirm Stupid-19 is running wild in Newcastle
Sarcasm, you utter helmet.
by Chris Goodall
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 14107

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

"The ECF has been considering the operation of evening league chess during the continuing coronavirus pandemic. It is for individual leagues to decide on their own policy and the ECF cannot make decisions for those organisations. Our suggestion is that play is suspended for a period. A sensible per...
by Chris Goodall
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 14107

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

............. Perhaps more posts in the constructive spirit of Davids thread would put your evident intelligence to good use - rather than trying to prove said intelligence with every utterance. Its not a competition. A slight shift of emphasis and your posts would be fresh air :wink: If you're abl...
by Chris Goodall
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 14107

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

The difference in 'herd immunity' % lies in the differences in rate (R) of transmission of infection. Where R = 0, there is no transmission; where R = 0.99999, the infection will swiftly die out. But where R = 1.00001, the infection will expand exponentially in due course. So R = 1 is the baseline ...
by Chris Goodall
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 14107

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

David Robertson wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:35 pm
Chris Goodall wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:30 pm
Is that actually going to happen, or are you just going to bother the ECF until it does?
Both
I see :) Well, that prediction can't go any worse than your "death of league chess" one.
by Chris Goodall
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 14107

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

David Robertson wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:33 pm
An ECF Advisory on leagues etc will be issued too, recommending suspension.
Is that actually going to happen, or are you just going to bother the ECF until it does?