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by David Grobler
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leonard Barden's fantastic world record
Replies: 25
Views: 3918

Re: Leonard Barden's fantastic world record

I (sort of) met Mr Barden once . It was at some Junior tournament in the mid 70s . I wasn't playing...I was with a very strong junior...acting as a second (well...third really....the elder brother was the second ) . Anyway...I remember it very well . I plucked up the courage to approach the great ma...
by David Grobler
Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quality of club venues
Replies: 34
Views: 3368

Re: Quality of club venues

The problem with things like that free pub venue for Stannington - which sounds fantastic! - is that they never last forever and then you find everyone expecting something else similar for free/being very reluctant to pay the amounts you'd need to get it when they do go. Well....I dont think the Ne...
by David Grobler
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quality of club venues
Replies: 34
Views: 3368

Re: Quality of club venues

Playing matches in a toilet eh ? Sounds like great fun . I play for Stannington in the Sheffield League. We play at the New Barrack , which is one of the best pubs in the country and a key member of the Lower Don Valley pub crawl (google this via CAMRA if you are interested) , which is THE best pub ...
by David Grobler
Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Neil Carr
Replies: 13
Views: 4785

Re: Neil Carr

Andrew Martin wrote:The BCM Game of the Month June 2015:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acG1kWkIUOY

Neil Carr
Thank you Andrew . I was hoping you would post something .
by David Grobler
Sun May 31, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi finals
Replies: 75
Views: 12111

Re: Semi finals

All very unfortunate. As a member of the Yorks U160s , I was looking forward to a nice day out in two weekends time. I'm not sure the team captains prior to the match actually "swapped" team lists....However , both lists were available for anyone to look at . After about 30 mins of play , I got up t...
by David Grobler
Thu May 28, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Neil Carr
Replies: 13
Views: 4785

Re: Neil Carr

Nigel Short was a few years older (and ahead ) of Neil . I can relate the occasion (and game ) of when they first met . Maybe thats a story for when the pain has passed . Better to recall the fact that Neil represented his country in the Glorney Cup on board one (when Mickey Adams was board 2) . He ...
by David Grobler
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2nd 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress
Replies: 20
Views: 3431

Re: 2nd 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

Boo....very late notice . Booked holiday two weeks ago for middle of April . Thats REALLY annoying...its almost on my doorstep also :cry:
by David Grobler
Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014
Replies: 152
Views: 13642

Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
David Grobler wrote:but just a question...if he loses...does he get his second IM norm ?
No, he gets his third. :D
ha ! apologies :oops:
by David Grobler
Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014
Replies: 152
Views: 13642

Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

but just a question...if he loses...does he get his second IM norm ?
by David Grobler
Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014
Replies: 152
Views: 13642

Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

IM Jack Rudd wrote:Merry will get a GM norm with a win against pretty much anyone he can face on that score. To get one with a draw, I think his opponent needs to be at least in the 2680s.
thanks Jack...Im glad you have made an effort to work it all out !
by David Grobler
Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014
Replies: 152
Views: 13642

Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

well...I shall bow and move into the background . I wonder if this sort of posting is helpful in encouraging our juniors though ? He might make a GM norm ?...and you dismiss it as being run of the mill ?
by David Grobler
Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014
Replies: 152
Views: 13642

Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

yes..."anything positive should be celebrated"....I just think Master Merrys performance has been awesome..and should be "more than celebrated" :-)
by David Grobler
Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014
Replies: 152
Views: 13642

Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

but after this tournament performance ? He will rank higher surely ?
by David Grobler
Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014
Replies: 152
Views: 13642

Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

The official website isnt very good . So...assuming Chess results is correct (it showed 1-0 for a while now)...can Alan get a GM norm ?
I think this is a more important performance than Short/Howell/Hawkins etc....just my opinion....