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by Chris J Greatorix
Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why is chess compared to tennis?
Replies: 7
Views: 1133

Re: Why is chess compared to tennis?

Haven't read the Chessbase article, but I do think Tennis and Chess are comparable. John Mcenroe during his Wimbledon commentary spent 5 minutes discussing the similarities with Chess. In both sports you have to out maneuvre your opponent in some respects. The serve in tennis is like having White in...
by Chris J Greatorix
Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: British Championships Chess Coaching
Replies: 300
Views: 17323

Re: British Championships Chess Coaching

I would advise Sabrina to do her coaching at the analysis room, and see what happens. Frankly the analysis room IS A PLACE OF COACHING BY DEFINITION, and every Tom Dick and Harry often passes over a random board and suggests possible variations to play. I highly doubt that Tom Dick or Harry are CRB ...
by Chris J Greatorix
Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: British Championships Chess Coaching
Replies: 300
Views: 17323

Re: British Championships Chess Coaching

err I don't think it's correct to ban people being coached in the analysis room. Surely "analysis " is a form of coaching in itself?- Therefore activities in that room are by definition coaching. Anyway I'll repeat my post above: "Good grief stop arguing you lot, you sound like a bunch of old women(...
by Chris J Greatorix
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: British Championships Chess Coaching
Replies: 300
Views: 17323

Re: British Championships Chess Coaching

Good grief stop arguing you lot, you sound like a bunch of old women(*awaits the jobsworth who takes offence*). Haven't you got anything better to do with your precious lives than to attack people behind a computer screen? Alot of you are probably incapable of being able to articulate yourselfs as y...
by Chris J Greatorix
Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Duncan Edwards
Replies: 6
Views: 1055

Duncan Edwards

Those of you may not have neard of Duncan Edwards, but you should have. He died because of the 1958 Munich Air Crash. It seems to me that if Duncan Edwards had survived, Manchester United would have won more league championships and European Cups. Not only this, had he survived, England would have w...
by Chris J Greatorix
Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: National Girls' Chess Championships - Success.
Replies: 100
Views: 14714

Re: National Girls' Chess Championships - Success.

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:*sigh*
Please don't listen to those being overly critical.
I don't think the critics were being overly critical, again it seems Chess people are overly pedantic and therefore even slight misinterpretations of language can lead to people being unfairly rebuked.
by Chris J Greatorix
Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess families
Replies: 70
Views: 6617

Re: Chess families

Talking of family members facing each other over the chess board, I remember a TV clip about the Bryan brothers (tennis) that said that they took turns in defaulting their matches with each other (in the singles) to avoid family disharmony. More famously, you have the excruciating spectacle of the ...
by Chris J Greatorix
Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess families
Replies: 70
Views: 6617

Re: Chess families

Ricky Hatton has a family of Boxers. The Klitscho brothers. Gary and Phil Neville - Obviously played on different Footballing teams (Gary has now retired). Gary and Phil would have been playing Cricket for Lancashire as professionals had they not chosen Football. Their Dad Neville Neville also playe...
by Chris J Greatorix
Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: News of the World
Replies: 44
Views: 3577

Re: News of the World

Sadly I think the tabloids will survive. The British public are hypocrites, they'll still want to read tittle tattle about celebs and gossip. Buy a broadsheet newspaper instead.
by Chris J Greatorix
Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: National Girls' Chess Championships - Success.
Replies: 100
Views: 14714

Re: National Girls' Chess Championships - Success.

Parents happily (well most of the time) leave their child at School for 6.5 hours per week day, so it shouldn't be so much of an issue for a parent to leave their daughter for an hour or so in a coaching room. Also, if it was advertised as a female event, there shouldn't be a problem with asking the...
by Chris J Greatorix
Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Would you enter a tournament with no money prizes? Poll
Replies: 29
Views: 3382

Re: Would you enter a tournament with no money prizes? Poll

I think there is a market for both types. It's important to have financial prizes because it's important for the masters who play chess full time. Trophies do add to the event because they're something to keep the event memorable and you can show guests or your grandchildren what you achieved.
by Chris J Greatorix
Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess families
Replies: 70
Views: 6617

Re: Chess families

NeilJerzynek wrote:the spelling may be different but to anybody in the northwest when I read this thread this song came into my head

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOSseI1hao8

lol
huh :?
by Chris J Greatorix
Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Congratulations to Prince William and Princess Catherine!
Replies: 19
Views: 2134

Re: Congratulations to Prince William and Princess Catherine

I myself am OK with having the Royal Family, it does add something to our image. I agree with Alan's reasons above too. No one can deny the excellent work the Queen herself has done over the years, she is a remarkable woman. Don't forget she sees the Prime Minister each week, where she must be of so...
by Chris J Greatorix
Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Etiquette of resigning
Replies: 107
Views: 9979

Re: Etiquette of resigning

I played a Blitz game tonight that was drawn, even though I was K+plenty v K down. He played pawn to a1, and pressed his clock without replacing it with a queen, which was an illegal move. I thus drew the game, because he'd completed an illegal move, but I had no means of winning the game by any se...
by Chris J Greatorix
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The professions of chess players
Replies: 14
Views: 1638

The professions of chess players

As a mere outsider to the game, I wonder what professions would suit strong ECF 180+ chess players? The skills of a good chess player seem to be: 1) Problem solving 2) Forward thinking 3) dealing with time pressure Doctor? Solicitor? Teacher? Banker? (Mcshane) Binman? Engineer? Lecturer? Librarian? ...