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by LawrenceCooper
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2019-20
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Division One 2019-20

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:54 am
Possibly so, if Cheddleton lose to Midland Monarchs on Sunday - a big match for all three teams.
Who? :wink:
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3283
Views: 357936

Re: Media comments on chess

"It's a bit like chess, Arsenal are having to wait for Olympiakos to come out"
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21387

Re: World Youth Championships

John McKenna wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:37 am
So when and how did you come to the realisation that said conversation was 'confidential'?
I suspect that the answer is confidential.
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Player wanted for Sunday 9th February in Maidenhead
Replies: 0
Views: 396

Player wanted for Sunday 9th February in Maidenhead

Hi all,

I am a player short for Sunday 9th February 11:00 start in Maidenhead Division Four South. If interested, please contact me.
by LawrenceCooper
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3283
Views: 357936

Re: Media comments on chess

Boris Johnson is gearing up for a multi dimensional game of chess if I heard correctly during his speech which allegedly has something to do with his vision of the future.
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Lift to Cambridge on Sunday night
Replies: 0
Views: 390

Lift to Cambridge on Sunday night

If anyone is able to help with a lift for one of my players from Daventry to Cambridge on Sunday evening after round 6 I would be happy to help cover petrol costs. Failing that a lift to a station that has direct trains to Cambridge might be a useful plan b.
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21387

Re: World Youth Championships

In terms of grading, with the junior plus 50/minus 50 system, a win over a 180 is worth 230. So other than the 6 monthly 5 point junior bonus, he’s already more or less maxed out in the Dorset area for now due to a lack of 200+ rated players in his league. Will it be the case with the new 4 digit s...
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21387

Re: World Youth Championships

That registration was already present before the last series of 4NCL matches, including the yellow highlighting which signifies an ECF membership query (although the Dorset players list has him as a silver member). The 4NCL rules as required by the ECF demand that ENG players be Gold members. Yes, ...
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 3930

Re: Gibraltar 2020

Lawrence >Player illness according to the commentary team, notified in advance of the game.< How come then White played his first move? I wondered that but I have no reason to doubt what Fiona announced at the start of the commentary. Maybe the opponent hadn't been notified, or at least hadn't got ...
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 7850

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Colin Patterson wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:09 am
Thanks for the correction Lawrence.

I read a tweet from Ramesh that was congratulating Sohum, and somehow deduced that they were working together.
I suspect that you may be partly correct and whilst Jonathan is his full time coach that others are also helping him.
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 3930

Re: Gibraltar 2020

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:24 pm
Since nobody else has asked, what;s the story in Praggna - Mamed?
Player illness according to the commentary team, notified in advance of the game.
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 3930

Re: Gibraltar 2020

David Robertson wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:26 pm
Buckels - Ivanchuk Ye Gods, Chucky, even I could see it and the follow-up at #26. Completely nailed on. Play it on auto-pilot. A total bust that would give Ivanchuk [-14.0]. Missed. Then he subsequently lost. Astounding
He buckeld under pressure :wink:
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21387

Re: World Youth Championships

That registration was already present before the last series of 4NCL matches, including the yellow highlighting which signifies an ECF membership query (although the Dorset players list has him as a silver member). The 4NCL rules as required by the ECF demand that ENG players be Gold members. Yes, ...
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21387

Re: World Youth Championships

The interesting question is: will the ECF take any action when the January grading list emerges in the next few days with Declan Lovelock at or near the top of the U17 or U16 list? Other leading players in that age group and their parents may also want answers. I know that Alex previously wrote on ...
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 7850

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Colin Patterson wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:59 am
Ten-year-old Sohum Lohia (ENG) wins Group 3b of the Wijk Amateurs with a TPR of 2200. Won by a full point. Another promising surge from him.

Being coached by former British Champion RB Ramesh by the look of it.
His coach is Jonathan Pein.