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by Andy McCulloch
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4147
Views: 448700

Re: Media comments on chess

The Switch was new in 2017.
by Andy McCulloch
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: U.S. Elections 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: U.S. Elections 2020

I was aware of Spassky-Fisher, but as I only took up chess about 2006, I didn't take a great interest in it. I do remember the first moon landing, I was one of five in a three man tent in the Lairig Ghru in the Cairngorms, listening to a transistor radio. I remember the wait before it was announced ...
by Andy McCulloch
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2156
Views: 180359

Re: Cheating in chess

Do we really need to get a medical certificate to go to the loo? Due to 'underlying conditions' I personally have been on diuretics for nearly two decades. Prior to today only I knew that my personal circumstances had been used at a FIDE anti-cheating seminar, as an example of how frequent toilet vi...
by Andy McCulloch
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2156
Views: 180359

Re: Cheating in chess

As of about 9.30pm tonight it no longer does. I did look earlier in the day, when it certainly did say your account was closed.
by Andy McCulloch
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1620
Views: 88623

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

When I played I Rook a couple of years ago, I mentioned that I had previously encountered a bishop, a knight, and a MacQueen. His response was that he would be happy to play either knight or bishop, as he would be starting 'up the exchange'.
by Andy McCulloch
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2020 grades
Replies: 73
Views: 30331

Re: July 2020 grades

I have to disagree with Mr Thurlow,the results are not all in. My games from Blackpool, not that good but 50%, are not there. Blackpool does not appear to have submitted any results.
by Andy McCulloch
Sun May 17, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 European Online Chess Championships
Replies: 54
Views: 3527

Re: 2020 European Online Chess Championships

To have 6 cheats in the top 10, but only 8 out of the remaining 1525, would seem to indicate that cheating is fairly low on average. It would also seem that those who do cheat, do it extensively, and are not very subtle about it.
by Andy McCulloch
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 28214

Re: Worrying times

In the board game 'Pandemic' Madagascar was always the first place to close its borders

Regarding freezers, I have been unable to purchase a chest freezer of any size. The earliest delivery offered was in 28 days.
by Andy McCulloch
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 28214

Re: Worrying times

Did Madagascar close down in time this year?
by Andy McCulloch
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 126
Views: 15396

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

I first entered the British in Llandudno (2017) and played in Hull the following year(2018). Despite not playing very well, I enjoyed both events. I booked accommodation in Torquay (2019) fairly early, and looked forward to the event. I eventually decided not to enter because of the cost of actually...
by Andy McCulloch
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4147
Views: 448700

Re: Media comments on chess

Well, there has already been one increment.
by Andy McCulloch
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 279
Views: 24265

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

In December (25th) I noted that three of seven congresses I had taken part in had not appeared in the list of events submitted to the ECF Grading team. Only one of these has appeared in the following three and a half weeks. One of those missing was fairly early in the season, end of September, while...
by Andy McCulloch
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Past recollection a split topic
Replies: 18
Views: 2528

Re: Past recollection a split topic

From the Chess Scotland website, grading 'search players' Bearsden :- 1 [1] 16689 GM Jacob Aagaard 15 2482 2462 -20 2 [2] 21675 IM Andrew N Greet 25 2440 2400 -40 3 [3] 15053 Stuart A White 40 2114 2109 -5 4 [5] 6425 Jeff R L Webb 5 1994 1974 -20 Updated on a weekly basis. According to website Jeff ...
by Andy McCulloch
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prize Money is Out of Control
Replies: 83
Views: 7023

Re: Prize Money is Out of Control

Obsessive? I think you really meant obscene Andrew. To be honest I have to agree with Geoff, the money available to the 'top echelon' of chess players is out of proportion to the benefit they provide to the chess playing public. The London Classic this year provided little in the way of entertainmen...