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by Jonathan Rogers
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Open London Chess Classic
Replies: 70
Views: 5206

Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Sorry if this is the wrong thread, but is there really nothing on the London Chess Classic main event? Unless I am mistaken, Carlsen has just got knocked out at the semifinal stage, after two rather unexciting standard games and some more interesting shorter ones. His victor MVL plays Ding, who put...
by Jonathan Rogers
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2951

Re: British Knock out 2019

This thread is perhaps in the wrong section, but more than a touch of drama in Jones v Howell yesterday?
by Jonathan Rogers
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2951

Re: British Knock out 2019

I believe that alcohol is frequently recommended in these situations.
by Jonathan Rogers
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2951

Re: British Knock out 2019

Having black gives him a chance, you might think.
by Jonathan Rogers
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2951

Re: British Knock out 2019

I mean! Could he?!
by Jonathan Rogers
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2951

Re: British Knock out 2019

Heading to Armageddon, then! "Impressed"
by Jonathan Rogers
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2951

Re: British Knock out 2019

next game already, so presumably first was drawn and no one stopped Black's clock or noted the result (on chess 24)?
by Jonathan Rogers
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2951

Re: British Knock out 2019

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:25 pm
seemingly so, I must make a point of watching the play-off!
not that I am finding it easy to do so. presumably Harvey isn't thinking for 8 minutes (or more) at move 53?
by Jonathan Rogers
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2951

Re: British Knock out 2019

seemingly so, I must make a point of watching the play-off!
by Jonathan Rogers
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2554

Re: General Election 2019

and no apostrophe at all for the College not named after any Murray Edwards, he adds mischievously
by Jonathan Rogers
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2554

Re: General Election 2019

I don't follow these last posts, surely Rowson is much more a philosopher than a politician? (I am trying to imagine him canvassing on doorsteps; and in my imagination, he isn't enjoying it too much).
by Jonathan Rogers
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 24
Views: 1947

Re: Dominic Cummings

I find this all quite amusing. Cummings, the man who walks around swearing at idiots, whilst himself carrying papers around in plastic bags and yelling to the Leader of the Opposition across the halls of Westminster, mistaken at first to be some mad man from the street; that Cummings - he used to be...
by Jonathan Rogers
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 36
Views: 5472

Re: 2019-20 Season

So in order, Manx play Blackthorne Russia, Barbican 2, Guildford 2, Wood Green, then Cheddleton, Grantham and finally Gonzaga Is that roughly what you'd expect from "normal" seedings? Wood Green Monarchs rather than the first team. Facing both Guildford 1 and Manx Liberty on the same day is quite a...
by Jonathan Rogers
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 36
Views: 5472

Re: 2019-20 Season

Actually I notice now that the four seeds in pool A are exactly the same as last year - Guildford 1, White Rose, Wood Green 1, Barbican 1. That's a bit dull, and we are even playing on the same sundays in the same order of weekends ...
by Jonathan Rogers
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 36
Views: 5472

Re: 2019-20 Season

So in order, Manx play Blackthorne Russia, Barbican 2, Guildford 2, Wood Green, then Cheddleton, Grantham and finally Gonzaga Is that roughly what you'd expect from "normal" seedings? Wood Green Monarchs rather than the first team. Facing both Guildford 1 and Manx Liberty on the same day is quite a...