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by Simon Brown
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1497

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

A word of warning to those watching on Chessbomb or the live games on the website; even now the result is showing as a 2½ - 1½ victory for Finland and I left work yesterday wondering why John and Chris were playing so poorly. I'm still not sure which game is which.
by Simon Brown
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2996

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

So much for the conspiracy theory!
by Simon Brown
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2670

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

Mike Ian beat me to it, and I would add, as an infrequent visitor to the site 1. The home page is far too busy. I'm currently looking at a 17" screen and can see only half of it before scrolling down. On a phone or iPad, barely 10% of it. 2. It isn't intuitive. There are two banks of links at the to...
by Simon Brown
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2670

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

The ECF site is awful these days. Hard to find anything anywhere. Eg, not that it means anything, but I challenge anyone to find the latest Grand Prix leaderboards in less than 15 minutes. I managed it in 2 - 3 minutes, discovering that you are currently in second place. Well I didn't. Gave up afte...
by Simon Brown
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Most pieces on the h-file
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Most pieces on the h-file

For two reasons - fill up the h-file and Worst Move on the Board.
by Simon Brown
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12163

Re: World Teams 2019

More likely lack of awareness. Nothing on the ECF website and until Leonard's post yesterday I had no idea of the dates. Watching now though.
by Simon Brown
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 2076

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

John Upham wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:59 am
Anne at a Lloyds Bank event (?)

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Next to Nicole Tagnon who I think played at Lloyds Bank in the late 1970s
by Simon Brown
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 76
Views: 3514

Re: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Havas is French and is one of the biggest PR and advertising agencies in the world.
by Simon Brown
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 279
Views: 15582

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

Roger, in the earliest versions of the Clarke system, players could LOSE gradng points even though they won the game. Hence the 40 point cutoff, again which like junior additions was a 1960s development. No, that was a later development, mid-seventies I'd say. It was 50 points when I started playin...
by Simon Brown
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 2019 new ECF junior selection policy
Replies: 26
Views: 2338

Re: 2019 new ECF junior selection policy

Nick Grey wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:13 am
Thanks I expect the budget is the budget with help elsewhere. And you get there as quickly as possible. The future European budget ought to have Brexit considerations.
Quite a call to expect the ECF to budget for Brexit when the rest of the country hasn't got a clue.
by Simon Brown
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2797
Views: 299939

Re: Media comments on chess

Times Jumbo yesterday, 36 ac; “Game: Nazis against Communist (5)
by Simon Brown
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club
Replies: 316
Views: 62140

Re: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club

Hi Andrew I'll look forward to some additional stanzas in 2028. I saw Bob after my YMCA days as he used to captain Kent, at least for a little while. He was very odd. He changed his name to Lee-Anderson as Roger notes, about the same time as he married (I think) someone who had neither of those name...
by Simon Brown
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club
Replies: 316
Views: 62140

Re: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club

Thanks Andrew. Brings back a few memories, and I like the additions... So many years ago but still seems like yesterday!
by Simon Brown
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Nick Grant
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Nick Grant

Nick Grant, Chairman of Duncan Lawrie when they supported the English chess teams, has died. I have good memories of him from my days as BCF International Director. Obituary from the Times below. "Nicholas Grant’s friendship with Ted Hughes made him the money man of choice for authors and artists, e...
by Simon Brown
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 43261

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

True. If he bet that Black's king would be on c3 by move 26 he'd have cleaned up as well.