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by Nick Pert
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2016 Round by Round
Replies: 356
Views: 21213

Re: British 2016 Round by Round

They announced the rule at the start of the Blitz event that knocking over a piece and pressing the clock counts as a forfeit. Richard also lost a game by making an illegal move in a winning position. Apparently other games had been decided by this rule, this is why Richard is upset that Ghasi escap...
by Nick Pert
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knockout Championship
Replies: 183
Views: 11179

Re: British Knockout Championship

Thanks for the comments. This was a great event and huge appreciation to Malcolm and the team for organising it, and including me. I didn't expect to make the final. I put all of my efforts into the match against Jonathan, but against Luke I had hardly had any sleep the night before, so I was really...
by Nick Pert
Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knockout Championship
Replies: 183
Views: 11179

Re: British Knockout Championship

Great event for UK chess fans and proper prize money. I bet Nick Pert is upset if he was not asked. (Can't imagine him turning it down) Thanks for thinking of me Nick! Of course it would have been great to have been asked as even a first round knockout would represent my biggest ever chess prize. L...
by Nick Pert
Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is the Swiss Pairing System Fair?
Replies: 21
Views: 3066

Re: Is the Swiss Pairing System Fair?

I'm not trying to say that anyone didn't deserve to win a tournament. You can only play what is in front of you. There are however numerous examples where 2 players get the same score but one has played significantly higher rated players than another. Players can also get higher scores than other pl...
by Nick Pert
Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is the Swiss Pairing System Fair?
Replies: 21
Views: 3066

Is the Swiss Pairing System Fair?

Over the last few tournaments that I have played I have started to seriously consider whether the Swiss pairing system is actually fair. At the top end of the tournament with a few major contenders it seems to me that the higher the seed you are, the harder the pairings you get on average. During th...
by Nick Pert
Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings13-14
Replies: 129
Views: 10498

Re: Hastings13-14

If it makes you feel better Keith I was also refused a bye for the London Classic last year despite requesting in advance of the tournament which is why I was forced to miss the whole event, because I had an event that I had to attend. I've been really unwell over Christmas so I'm just pleased to ha...
by Nick Pert
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wellington College Training Weekend 3
Replies: 2
Views: 756

Re: Wellington College Training Weekend 3

There will be another Wellington College Training weekend on 6/7 October. Entry forms can be found on the ECF Calendar. These are getting more popular, and are a massive boost to chess in England. Many people who attended the last training weekend before the British went on to win first prize at var...
by Nick Pert
Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wellington College Rapidplay and Training Weekends - 4/5 Feb
Replies: 10
Views: 2886

Wellington College Rapidplay and Training Weekends - 28/29 A

The next Wellington College Rapidplay will be taking place on 28 April (Rapidplay) and 29 April (Training Day)

I am delighted to announce that GM David Howell will be helping me with the training day.

If anyone else wants to enter it is not too late, please email me (nickpert@hotmail.com)
by Nick Pert
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wellington College Rapidplay and Training Weekends - 4/5 Feb
Replies: 10
Views: 2886

Re: Wellington College Rapidplay and Training Weekends - 4/5

Rapidplay results:

Open
1 N Pert 6/6 (£150)
2 M Pein 4.5/6 (£70)
3= J Sherwin, B Clarke 4/6 (£20 each)

Major
1= A Freeland, C Boni 5/6 (£75 each)
3 Phanikanth 4.5/6 (£20)

Minor
1= D Gallagher, P Sorino, D Hemmings (£57 each)

Plus 12 Ginger GM DVDs were awarded for strong performances.
by Nick Pert
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wellington College Rapidplay and Training Weekends - 4/5 Feb
Replies: 10
Views: 2886

Re: Wellington College Rapidplay and Training Weekends - 4/5

Thanks for the ideas Simon. The lectures are aimed at adults and juniors. The psychology is mainly aimed at what to consider when looking to improve performance in any sport, and applying this to chess. As for the level of the lectures, there is a beginners class. After that it is aimed at a level m...
by Nick Pert
Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wellington College Rapidplay and Training Weekends - 4/5 Feb
Replies: 10
Views: 2886

Re: Wellington College Rapidplay and Training Weekends - 4/5

Hope that a few of you can make it to support this new initiative. I can't as I won't be back from Gibraltar in time (unlike Simon Williams presumably). I wish you every success with this commendable new venture. Thanks David. I believe Gibraltar ends on the Thursday, so most people will travel bac...
by Nick Pert
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wellington College Rapidplay and Training Weekends - 4/5 Feb
Replies: 10
Views: 2886

Wellington College Rapidplay and Training Weekends - 4/5 Feb

A new series of rapidplay and training weekends are being organised in a grand venue, Wellington College - Crowthorne: Saturday is a rapidplay and Sunday a training day. The first few dates are 4/5 Feb, 17/18 Mar and 28/29 Apr For the first weekend there are £600 in cash prizes, £300 in DVD prizes...
by Nick Pert
Thu May 12, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does money buy success?
Replies: 105
Views: 9794

Re: Does money buy success?

Another interesting "match" result for you : http://www.berkshirechess.org.uk/match_card.php?fixtureid=132 :D John, you need to give it a rest. Everyone is bored of you moaning about Sandhurst. It has been going on for years. The key points are: 1) Chess players in the local leagues make very littl...
by Nick Pert
Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: the longest no-losing streak.
Replies: 73
Views: 5955

Re: the longest no-losing streak.

One thing you cannot question is the last time he lost, as everybody remembers their losses I heard an unsubstantiated claim that Nick lost with K+fgh pawns vs K+abc pawns against Gary O'Grady at Hastings. That is actually true, although it wasn't in Hastings, it was in a pub in Godalming, shortly ...
by Nick Pert
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: the longest no-losing streak.
Replies: 73
Views: 5955

Re: the longest no-losing streak.

To clarify the facts, my current unbeaten FIDE run is 56 games dating back to the 2008 British Championships. If you include unrated games then my record is well over 100 games, probably about 150 although I have not kept good, up to date records. I guess both must be UK records already. At the ris...