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by Dan O'Dowd
Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Jack Rudd's candidacy for NED: Q&A thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5256

Re: Jack Rudd's candidacy for NED: Q&A thread

Please have one of the moderators delete my account since this sort of degenerate and unconstructive thread is now the norm. I thought the problems in British Chess that I saw at the British Championships were bad enough - oh wait, if I posted about that, the world and his wife would jump to deny my...
by Dan O'Dowd
Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Farewell to Jimmy Adams!
Replies: 8
Views: 4031

Re: Farewell to Jimmy Adams!

David, The August 2010 issue looks back fondly on John Saunders time at BCM in some depth in a dedicated article starting on page 422. The May 2011 editorial thanks Steve for his numerous contributions during his (regrettably) short period of tenure. Simply, I was looking forward to a review of JBA...
by Dan O'Dowd
Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tromso World Cup 2013
Replies: 277
Views: 17856

Re: Tromso World Cup 2013

Andreikin (1-0 in 42) How is it pronounced? One twitter poster suggested "and Ray Keene" That's pretty accurate I would say, but the "ee" in Keene should be shorter, so it should be said like "kin" but with a "ee" sound instead of the "i" sound. I speak a little Polish (it's broadly similar to Russ...
by Dan O'Dowd
Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Links
Topic: A Better Move - Blog
Replies: 25
Views: 7519

Re: A Better Move - Blog

Chess Training for Club Players Black to move. Is there anything useful to improve the position before either Qxc3 or bxc3? Playing ..Bf5 would force bxc3 but is that to Black's advantage? Presuming it's either a London system or a slow Trompovsky, experts in that sort of stuff should know the answ...
by Dan O'Dowd
Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Links
Topic: A Better Move - Blog
Replies: 25
Views: 7519

Re: A Better Move - Blog

by Dan O'Dowd
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: the Chess time machine battle
Replies: 1
Views: 661

Re: the Chess time machine battle

That doesn't neutralise anything - Tal of any year has more knowledge and technique than Anderssen by definition - I think it'd be impossible to separate the two things out. So I imagine what you mean is to give in this case Anderssen, all the knowledge possessed by Tal, to equalise, then just have ...
by Dan O'Dowd
Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 38813

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

I agree with Nigel and you on this one, but please be a little more careful not to make quite such sweeping statements without qualifying, about minor section entrants (presuming this includes all grade limited sort of players) :) Personally I know that I and quite a few people I know try to prepar...
by Dan O'Dowd
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 38813

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

I agree Jack that it would rather defeat the purpose not to be offered a re-pairing in such a situation, and I've always preferred them too, though it must be frustrating if such a pairing ends up with a relatively strong player parachuted in leaving you no time, since I presume it would be way out ...
by Dan O'Dowd
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 38813

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Aha - Nigel S - that accounts for it. He's always had a bee in his bonnet on this matter since his absurd behaviour at the Isle of Man a few years ago. Even so, you'd think even the ECF could restrain him from this sort of nonsense - no, sorry, what am I saying?! I disagree with Dr Short on a lot o...
by Dan O'Dowd
Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Dortmund 26 July to 4 August 2013
Replies: 81
Views: 5878

Re: Dortmund 26 July to 4 August 2013

A quick check reveals that actually Michael shared 1st with Vlad and Peter Svidler back in 1998 :)
by Dan O'Dowd
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 97028

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

Back in March I was accused of being a computer user in the following game. It made me deliriously happy though also sorry for the guy who clearly must have been in bad form if he was that level below understanding my play :) [Event "ChessCube Game"] [Site "www.chesscube.com"] [Date "2013.03.26"] [R...
by Dan O'Dowd
Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHO'S GOING TO TORQUAY?
Replies: 186
Views: 19335

Re: WHO'S GOING TO TORQUAY?

Andrew Camp wrote:I certainly wasn't prying, just wanted to know everything was ok.
Oh no it's quite alright that you inquired :) Just not the sort of thing I should talk about on the forum.
by Dan O'Dowd
Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHO'S GOING TO TORQUAY?
Replies: 186
Views: 19335

Re: WHO'S GOING TO TORQUAY?

^^ Why don't you ask him (:

It would be inappropriate for me to respond directly to you on the forum but if you want to ask via PM I would be happy to. Suffice it to say I am well :)
by Dan O'Dowd
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 38813

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Yes but that doesn't make sense though - in context, all the other correct draws are posted quite clearly, which seems to negate the idea that this is the result of any specific hacking. Whatever, I also have a bye this afternoon in the PM Open so I can watch the British commentary.
by Dan O'Dowd
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 38813

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Where are the pairings for the U180? They don't appear to be up yet, and it's 3am :S