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by Simon Brown
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shortest game
Replies: 60
Views: 3106

Re: Shortest game

About 35 years ago I was Black in a game in the Insurance Chess Club Inter-Office Competition which went 1. d4, d5; 2. c4, e5; 3. dxe5, d4: 4. e3, Bb4+; 5. Bd2, dxe3; 6. Bxb4, exf2+; 7. Kxf2, Qxd1; 0 -1. I was rather disappointed. Neither before or since have I had the opportunity to play 7. Ke2, f...
by Simon Brown
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 110
Views: 12188

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

Borrowing an idea from another thread, @chesscom has 107,000 followers who may be interested to hear about this injustice.
by Simon Brown
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 127
Views: 9498

Re: End of an era

Morphy. The finishes of those games v Duke of Brunswick and Paulsen, which we have all seen many times. The Winning Move is a well-known combination starting Qxd7+.
by Simon Brown
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 9000

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

I'd recommend a look at Dubov - Svane in the top match
by Simon Brown
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 297
Views: 13646

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Anyone know why they only appear to be showing half the games?
by Simon Brown
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 96
Views: 6004

Re: Council Papers are out

David Sedgwick wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:28 am

Platinum membership is largely designed for the same purpose. Perhaps that should be better promoted.
Hi David

Is it promoted at all? Your post was the first I had heard of it, though I admit I'm an infrequent visitor to the ECF website these days.
by Simon Brown
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 40353

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Who is Kyrgios?
by Simon Brown
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola
Replies: 39
Views: 2236

Re: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola

Hi Simon - is it a good thing that large multinational corporations are allowed to get away with low ethical standards? Most sensible people would say that forcing people to work in inhumane conditions, diverting local water supplies to service bottling plants etc was not a good thing! This is a fi...
by Simon Brown
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola
Replies: 39
Views: 2236

Re: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola

Hi Nigel, clearly it's a good thing, I doubt anyone sensible thinks otherwise. Can you elaborate on the nuance of "Cooperation Agreement" and not "Sponsorship"?
by Simon Brown
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3123
Views: 343455

Re: Media comments on chess

BBC website asking for "Surprising cricket fans" and good to see Richard James pitching in with Peter Svidler at 12.35 on the live cricket commentary!
by Simon Brown
Mon May 13, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL and the BCF
Replies: 10
Views: 1621

Re: 4NCL and the BCF

Richard just got that wrong. I was International Director at the time until I resigned in late 1995, I supported Chris and played in the league. I certainly didn't try to set up a rival league, and I don't recall anyone in the BCF trying to do so.
by Simon Brown
Sun May 12, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 5878

Re: National Stages 2019

Richard got it wrong as well.
by Simon Brown
Sun May 12, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 5878

Re: National Stages 2019

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 8:32 pm

BCF tried to destroy the 4NCL when it started - for some reason they failed.
Nonsense.
by Simon Brown
Wed May 01, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers
Replies: 68
Views: 6428

Re: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers

I read it that he had compared his bid to the criteria in the tender document and concluded that he met just about all the criteria, hence the "100% points". He then noted that the successful bid had neither a business plan nor a Head Coach, so concluded that he scored higher. How he knows that with...
by Simon Brown
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3123
Views: 343455

Re: Media comments on chess