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by Ian Stephens
Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Personality Test
Replies: 18
Views: 2379

Re: Chess Personality Test

It seems I am a "Surgeon" that must be down to all the time I spent In Hospitals! It had my openings spot on, so I have to give it some credence, "Nurse pass me my scalpel"
Speaking of scalpels was it Bobby Fischer who said "it is not a knight to f5 but a Knife to f5"?
by Ian Stephens
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Find the computerish idea
Replies: 10
Views: 2287

Re: Find the computerish idea

Hello Martin, at first glance I would try ...Rf5 blunting the Queens scope and threatening ...Rg5+ or is that too human?
by Ian Stephens
Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nice Combination
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

Re: Nice Combination

Hi Nick, just played through the game, very nice! 21.Rxc5 deserves the exclamation, when did you see the capture? what were your thoughts from then on? An exclamation does not quite say it all. Coincidently I faced a Reti opening in a league match last night, I have not had one for a long time and f...
by Ian Stephens
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Danny King Simul in Hanwell
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Re: Danny King Simul in Hanwell

Well played Nick, your steady improvement is reflected in your new grade, onwards and upwards!
by Ian Stephens
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pawns and the Avon Lady
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: Pawns and the Avon Lady

Made me smile Geoff, now if I could just remember that variation you were playing? I also see you were not playing touch move!
by Ian Stephens
Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mind is mental soup
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: Mind is mental soup

Joey Stewart wrote:Is this a question?
No probably just a "mental soupcon".
by Ian Stephens
Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Tables after round 8 (2012-13 season)
Replies: 21
Views: 4032

Re: Tables after round 8 (2012-13 season)

LawrenceCooper wrote:Any suggestions for games to be included in my report?
Tart v Stephens div 3 Sunday BCM Hippos v Aigburth was a good save, possibly instructive rook ending?
by Ian Stephens
Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 3108

Re: Caption Competition

Wait till you see the size of the board!
by Ian Stephens
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Doran
Replies: 0
Views: 1002

Tony Doran

With great sadness, a friend, former team mate and Liverpool Chess Club stalwart Tony Doran passed away on Tuesday 5th february. When I first joined the club in 1985 I recall Tonys help and guidance as I found my feet in league and cup competitions, in 1987 it was Tony who organised the clubs 150th ...
by Ian Stephens
Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess DB
Replies: 53
Views: 3463

Re: Chess DB

Hi Ian. I never knew about clicking left and right. This is super fun. The other lad is my great friend Johnny Marr who has sadly past away. How apt that he should be there, he taught me 99% of what I know about the game and was a constant source of encouragement. I see if you click left on yours y...
by Ian Stephens
Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess DB
Replies: 53
Views: 3463

Re: Chess DB

Thanks Rob for the information, I have a brother named John but he is not a chess player, I should have known it was a Division One Team as you don't get such an impressive looking trophy in Division Two! : )
by Ian Stephens
Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess DB
Replies: 53
Views: 3463

Re: Chess DB

I have morphed into a succesful chess team! http://chess-db.com/public/pinfo.jsp?id=429821

Although it must be a division two side as there are only six boards! :)
by Ian Stephens
Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess DB
Replies: 53
Views: 3463

Re: Chess DB

They have me OK. They must have lifted it from Chandler Cornered. Me sitting in the middle of a giant chess set with my 'Scottish Player of the Year' award. (an honour I'm still stunned at receiving.) http://chess-db.com/public/pinfo.jsp?id=2461560 A super site that has been added to my favourites ...
by Ian Stephens
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Attention Congress Players
Replies: 94
Views: 8625

Re: Attention Congress Players

Hi Sean, My proposal would be to charge an entry fee, then distribute prize fund not on placing but on points scored. From the recent Chester tournament taking the Major results as an example players who attained a 50% score 2.5 pts would recieve £20 each (£30 entry-£10 tournament costs) players ...
by Ian Stephens
Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 17 March 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2923

Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 17 March 2013

Hi Mick, excellent tournament! playing conditions and venue great, voted my "Rapidplay of the year 2012" just a pity it didn't also apply to my chess that day! : )