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by LawrenceCooper
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 21 and 68 of our 77 team league have passed the 1,000 point marker. In last position is Tom Thorpe who again posted the low score of the week with 30 points; also equalled by Lawrence Cooper. That news is definitely the icing on the cake this evening after losing a 4NCL player through illness ...
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 58
Views: 1870

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:42 am
Back to the subject-line, two teams withdrew overnight.
:shock:
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 35
Views: 2150

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 21 and 68 of our 77 team league have passed the 1,000 point marker. In last position is Tom Thorpe who again posted the low score of the week with 30 points; also equalled by Lawrence Cooper. That news is definitely the icing on the cake this evening after losing a 4NCL player through illness ...
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Player urgently wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Player urgently wanted

Due to illness I am now down a player on Saturday & Sunday at Bedford Div 4. I would happily accept any player of any ability but below 2298 to avoid breaking the 80 point rule with our Division One teams.
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Players wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: Players wanted

All spaces now filled, thanks to everyone who helped.
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2688
Views: 287553

Re: Media comments on chess

David Sedgwick wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:56 pm
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:25 pm
… I can think of at least one English arbiter who would gleefully default a player for drowning!
Quite right too. A player who drowns has almost certainly left the playing venue during play.
For some reason I am reminded of the flood at Big Slick on seeing your comment :shock:
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Players wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: Players wanted

January 12th & 13th Daventry Court Hotel: Two Division One teams looking for a female player. January 12th Bedford Park Inn: One Division Four team looking for a junior player. Please message me for more information. THe two female gaps have now been plugged but I am still looking for a player for ...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 6200

Re: Hastings

Chris Goddard wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:44 pm
Cherniaev looks likely to end up on 7 points too, so that will mean a 6-way tie for first place (assuming Sulkis wins too).
Yes, you're right. Six joint winners, a great result for Conor Murphy.
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 6200

Re: Hastings

Barry Sandercock wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:31 pm
Will there be a play-off if more than one winner ?
Not that I'm aware of. There are four players on 7/9 with the possibility of a fifth (from the Lalic-Sulskis game).
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Steve Berry
Replies: 30
Views: 2661

Re: Steve Berry

[Event "Staffs I v Surrey I"] [Site "?"] [Date "2003.06.14"] [Round "?"] [White "Cooper, Lawrence H"] [Black "Berry, Stephen"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C73"] [WhiteElo "2351"] [BlackElo "2264"] [Annotator "Loz"] [PlyCount "64"] [EventDate "2003.??.??"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 d6 5. Bxc6+ bx...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 6200

Re: Hastings

Andy Stoker wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:27 pm
Anyone know what has happened in Shreyas Royal's game - showing as a win for him in 15 moves when the position is near equal? Phone?
0-1 was showing from the start of the game so suspect a technical glitch. Both chess-results and the live board now show a draw.
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 6200

Re: Hastings

Pairings/Results Round 10 on 2019/01/06 Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No. 1 4 GM GORMALLY Daniel W 2478 6½ 6 IM KJARTANSSON Gudmundur 2415 9 2 1 GM HAWKINS Jonathan 2583 6 6 FM TAYLOR Adam C 2331 16 3 2 GM KORNEEV Oleg 2560 6 6 FM STEFANSSON Vignir Vatnar 2271 21 4 8 GM LALIC Bogdan 242...
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Players wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Players wanted

January 12th & 13th Daventry Court Hotel:

Two Division One teams looking for a female player.

January 12th Bedford Park Inn:

One Division Four team looking for a junior player.

Please message me for more information.
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Opening Novelty in the QGD on move five
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Opening Novelty in the QGD on move five

Round Seven spectators (?) at the 93rd Tradewise Hastings International Congress were treated to a move five novelty in the Queen's Gambit Declined when David Fryer played 5...Nxg4 not previously recorded in MegaBase 2017. Previous moves were 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. g4 ?! :lol: E...
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 6200

Re: Hastings

Thanks 6. I think 9 on 4. 2 GM KORNEEV Oleg ESP 2560 4,0 3 GM SULSKIS Sarunas LTU 2525 4,0 8 GM LALIC Bogdan CRO 2420 Wood Green 4,0 11 IM BATES Richard A ENG 2372 4,0 12 GM DJURIC Stefan SRB 2371 4,0 13 IM PETROV Vladimir Sergeev BUL 2365 4,0 16 FM TAYLOR Adam C ENG 2331 4,0 18 FM DERAKHSHANI Born...