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by David Haydon
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club
Replies: 66
Views: 3911

Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

Clearly bona fide member can’t be defined by anyone. - even the creme de la creme of English chess do not understand it. But we know for sure that writtle lost in a bona fide way. Instead of accepting their bonafide loss they decided to sulk and run to the controller. Bona fide winners are Brentwood...
by David Haydon
Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2015 Round by Round
Replies: 827
Views: 35941

Re: British 2015 Round by Round

What an idiot...That's why Im semi retired from the game lol
by David Haydon
Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2015 Round by Round
Replies: 827
Views: 35941

Re: British 2015 Round by Round

In the golding-Shaw game white missed a classy 5 move mate with a neat little RH8 check followed by QH3. how heartbreaking it must be for him now seemingly completely lost.
by David Haydon
Sat May 02, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Online tournaments with prizes
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Online tournaments with prizes

Can anyone suggest the best places on the web to play chess with chances of winning prizes? For instance in a tournament or even possibly one on one. I remember a few years ago I played in a tournament on chesscubein which the winner gets everything paid for including hotel, flights, food and entry ...
by David Haydon
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Claiming a draw with less than 2 minutes on clock.
Replies: 81
Views: 7255

Re: Claiming a draw with less than 2 minutes on clock.

I don't think it absurd in the slightest. If you reach a drawn Rook and Pawn ending and you defend adequately, it shouldn't matter how much your opponent huffs and puffs. Similarly with Rook v Knight or Rook v Bishop.[/quote] Of course it's absurd, there is a reason why there is a rating scale. You ...
by David Haydon
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Claiming a draw with less than 2 minutes on clock.
Replies: 81
Views: 7255

Re: Claiming a draw with less than 2 minutes on clock.

So how would that be accomplished when an arbiter is not present? I find it strange that there are no clear cut answers, apart from the fact that it the decision is completely left with the arbiter - even though there is a possibility it may be a biased/wrong decision.
by David Haydon
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Claiming a draw with less than 2 minutes on clock.
Replies: 81
Views: 7255

Claiming a draw with less than 2 minutes on clock.

I had a match on Wednesday in the london league. Our position had only just reached king and rook vs king and bishop. I had the rook and I was black. As soon as we got to the endgame my opponent immediately claimed a draw. And at the same time his flag fell. Regardless of that what are the rules if ...
by David Haydon
Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Sunningdale Congress : 16-18 September 2011
Replies: 33
Views: 6434

Re: e2e4 Sunningdale Congress : 16-18 September 2011

great tournament again sean, thanks alot ;)
by David Haydon
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES
Replies: 1360
Views: 57977

Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

his performance is 2577 from 8 games...so yes i guess he needs to beat someone around 2400 level at least to get his 2nd Gm Norm.
by David Haydon
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES
Replies: 1360
Views: 57977

Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Yang-fan is a gonner, unfortunately.
by David Haydon
Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 4th Snodland Rapidplay (in Kent) - Sat 16th July 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1429

Re: 4th Snodland Rapidplay (in Kent) - Sat 16th July 2011

Was a good tournament, well done to dave lettington and steve giddins + others for organising the event etc. was a shame there wasnt more entries but not a lot else you could have done! i played somewhat aweful in a few games but still pleased with the final score i got considering there was scalps ...
by David Haydon
Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: International Round Up 21/6/11
Replies: 16
Views: 2368

Re: International Round Up 21/6/11

Is there a website for the world open with results,standings etc?

David.
by David Haydon
Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Big Slick pairings
Replies: 19
Views: 5156

Re: Big Slick pairings

Great performance by nikolas cross and I really wish him all the best for tomorrow, hoping he will get at least half a point tomorrow to secure an IM norm.
by David Haydon
Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Can I 1800 become a GM or is it to late?
Replies: 103
Views: 6476

Re: Can I 1800 become a GM or is it to late?

Matt - it has got to be a stage thing. First thing is to win from dead level positions with White or Black. Don't agree draws - do you do that now. Connected with that, learn endgames. Buy a decent endgame book or, if you have access to ChessBase Magazine, play through all of Karsten Muller's endga...
by David Haydon
Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Can I 1800 become a GM or is it to late?
Replies: 103
Views: 6476

Re: Can I 1800 become a GM or is it to late?

Simon Ansell wrote:
Paul McKeown wrote: just ask any IM who got stranded in the mid (low) 2400's?
I agree :|
you still have time si, dont give it up just yet mate :)