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by Ken McNulty
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Stan Cranmer
Replies: 9
Views: 1864

Re: Stan Cranmer

Sorry to hear this sad news. I played (and lost) against Stan in the 2005 combined chess championship and remember him as a very pleasant person. RIP.
by Ken McNulty
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Baron Online Supplier- Any Experience?
Replies: 2
Views: 877

Chess Baron Online Supplier- Any Experience?

Does anyone have any experience of online chess supplier 'Chess Baron'? I've seen a rather nice looking chess set: http://www.chessbaron.co.uk/chess-X2006.htm , but have never heard of the supplier before. I 'Google mapped' the address on their contact details page, which appears to be someone's hou...
by Ken McNulty
Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the result of the game?
Replies: 22
Views: 2019

Re: What is the result of the game?

Although forced, surely this can only be classed as a 'theoretical' draw given the scenario; Where white has just played Bxd2 (presumably then stopping his clock) and Black's flag (then) falls, then... 1. White may claim the win due to Black's flag fall, regardless of the position on the board (unle...
by Ken McNulty
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Books - How Many?
Replies: 15
Views: 1399

Chess Books - How Many?

I had a new chess book delivered to my workplace today, which a colleague showed some interest in and couldn't believe that an entire book was dedicated to just a single opening. He proceeded to ask me the following question: "How many different chess books are there then?" Well, taking into conside...
by Ken McNulty
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Persistent Infringements
Replies: 39
Views: 4397

Persistent Infringements

In evening league chess matches (no arbiters present), I have recently had two occasions to request that my opponent keep their score sheet up to date (each time with more than 5 minutes remaining). I never mentioned it straight away, but during the game after 2-3 moves without a move being recorded...
by Ken McNulty
Tue May 31, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: D.1 - Two Rulings
Replies: 90
Views: 6471

Re: D.1 - Two Rulings

Bob Clark wrote: Is that right?
Are the captains not acting as arbiters in this situation?
Difficult when the team captains are also playing in the match. :)
by Ken McNulty
Tue May 31, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: D.1 - Two Rulings
Replies: 90
Views: 6471

Re: D.1 - Two Rulings

...First, the captains allowed play to continue after the claim, with the position shown being as reached on black's flagfall. The position at the time of the claim is not known, though it is believed by all parties that the claim was properly made. Apologies to all for the slight error on position...
by Ken McNulty
Sun May 29, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: D.1 - Two Rulings
Replies: 90
Views: 6471

Re: D.1 - Two Rulings

Alex Holowczak wrote: Out of interest, in which leagues were these claims made?
Alex, one was North Staffs and one was Cannock District.
by Ken McNulty
Sun May 29, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: D.1 - Two Rulings
Replies: 90
Views: 6471

Re: D.1 - Two Rulings

OK, the actual rulings were: Game 1 - Claim upheld : Draw. Assuming a D.1a claim, I find this rather surprising, as it is surely still possible for either side to win. Game 2 - White had 1:18 remaining on the clock at the time of the claim (illegal claim - not his move!). Black had 8:07 remaining. A...
by Ken McNulty
Sun May 29, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: D.1 - Two Rulings
Replies: 90
Views: 6471

Re: D.1 - Two Rulings

Alex McFarlane wrote:Ken,

You haven't said whether the claim was made under (a) or (b).
Do you have to declare which sub-rule you are claiming under, or do they exist more to help the arbiters?
by Ken McNulty
Sun May 29, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: D.1 - Two Rulings
Replies: 90
Views: 6471

D.1 - Two Rulings

I have recently seen two local league games where there where D.1 claims (no arbiter present). No decision could be reached on the night, so they were both sent for independent arbitration. I wonder what peoples thoughts are as to the merit of each claim / opinions on what the rulings were. One clai...
by Ken McNulty
Thu May 26, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most Annoying Behaviour?
Replies: 92
Views: 8406

Re: Most Annoying Behaviour?

Simon Ansell wrote:The only time I've refused to shake hands with my opponent after a game...
Simon, I'm always wary of shaking someones hand after they have excused themselves from the board stating that they are "nipping to the loo", then make it back to the board in suspiciously quick time! :shock:
by Ken McNulty
Thu May 26, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most Annoying Behaviour?
Replies: 92
Views: 8406

Re: Most Annoying Behaviour?

LozCooper wrote:
I think I was distracted more by arbiters than players

:lol:
by Ken McNulty
Wed May 25, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most Annoying Behaviour?
Replies: 92
Views: 8406

Most Annoying Behaviour?

Firstly, hello everyone. Just joined forum and this is my first post. I was wondering what people find the most annoying thing(s) when they are playing a competetive match. Whether it's an individual club match, or a team event. I'll kick off with a starter for 10: 'Talkers/Whisperers' So many times...