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by David Gostelow
Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Drawing tendencies
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Drawing tendencies

I probably offer and agree too many draws 44 percent last year. There are some valid reasons for my drawing tendencies but being scared of losing is one . There is a person in a club I play for that is a lot worse 68 percent, though he does tend to play a relative high board for his grade and try to...
by David Gostelow
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Base is it worth it
Replies: 12
Views: 3746

Chess Base is it worth it

At around £200 for the mega package is it worth it , do I need the full package. I am looking at it since I think with loads of games on line now everybody is better prepared for your openings in tournaments , what I think it might give me A way to have a tree structure of my and opponents openings ...
by David Gostelow
Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Will chess clocks be replaced by apps
Replies: 9
Views: 1621

Re: Will chess clocks be replaced by apps

It sounds like some on here have not seen these apps. The display even on a phone is as clear as an electronic clock and its perfectly obvious whose clock is ticking and the area to hit is as large as that on a clock While authorities and user acceptance takes a long time with all technology I can s...
by David Gostelow
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Will chess clocks be replaced by apps
Replies: 9
Views: 1621

Will chess clocks be replaced by apps

With tablets down to £80 or so new, after down loading a chess clock to my smart phone today , I was thinking that maybe tablets will get down to say £40 at some point and second had even cheaper and these will possibly replace chess clocks. They are easier to program , but not quite so good on the ...
by David Gostelow
Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gibralter and getting games graded for ECF
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

Re: Gibralter and getting games graded for ECF

Thanks for the excellent replies . I am in the morning tournament , but I am sure it will be included . Looking forward to it and the better weather
by David Gostelow
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gibralter and getting games graded for ECF
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

Gibralter and getting games graded for ECF

I am sure I read before that you have to write in advance to notify the grader that you want results included. Can anybody refer me - preferably a link to any procedures I need to follow
Thanks
by David Gostelow
Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How Do You Resign
Replies: 72
Views: 7223

Re: How Do You Resign

I have had an opponent walk out the venue in the league match saying nothing and then there are those that don't turn up to adjournments as I had last year in Div 1 in the Bham League , no apology no nothing and you have to sit there because they just might turn up very late .
by David Gostelow
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Road Cycling
Replies: 76
Views: 10673

Re: Chess and Road Cycling

In reply to some posts
Roads tarmacked for cars http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ ... -for-roads
by David Gostelow
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Road Cycling
Replies: 76
Views: 10673

Re: Chess and Road Cycling

Not sure whether I should fire this subject up again . I was one of the original posters and have not read the thread for a long time , but as with most forums when a thread goes to more than 2 pages its usually a heated discussion amongst limited individuals . Back to the thread as somebody who pla...
by David Gostelow
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Possession of (or by) Mobile Phones
Replies: 175
Views: 16112

Re: Possession of (or by) Mobile Phones

Players could put them in a central location in the match room turned off in a small platic bag with name on . Or perhaps on each table somewhere. Most sports you have to change for , this is a small inconvenience
by David Gostelow
Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Road Cycling
Replies: 76
Views: 10673

Re: Chess and Road Cycling

I have played Competitive Chess for 37 years (177 ecf at the mo) and also am a racing cyclist. Mainly time trial but some road races. Last year I combined the two (sort of ) and took the Sunday morning off the Staffordshire Congress and went for a ride with the club and then diverted to play the aft...
by David Gostelow
Fri May 23, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: GRADING ANOMALIES
Replies: 565
Views: 78969

Re: GRADING ANOMALIES

The last 2 weekends in the 4ncl I have won one drawn one. The player being in the 1800-1900 bracket . Because each of the ones I won did not have a proper FIDE rating I ended up dropping rating points when my overall performance for the weekend was in ECF terms positive to equal. The 2 games won wer...
by David Gostelow
Wed May 07, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Attitudes
Replies: 15
Views: 3174

Re: Attitudes

It was a typical chess players communication , to the point but not diplomatic. Personally the situation reminds me of the old Woody Allen line " I am not afraid of death , I just don't want to be there when it happens" To me the more juniors in these tournaments the better (for chess) just please d...
by David Gostelow
Thu May 01, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Players wanted for next season
Replies: 12
Views: 3323

Re: Players wanted for next season

Roger de Coverly wrote:
David Gostelow wrote: Not sure how Keith Arkell qualified this season .
Birthright presumably. The very first line of the wiki page about him starts
Keith Charles Arkell (born 8 January 1961 in Birmingham)
Cant see that on the qualifying list
by David Gostelow
Thu May 01, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Blood Pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 1805

Blood Pressure

Recently diagnosed with high blood pressure, I have been monitoring it with a home machine and Chess matches send it through the roof and it takes about 36 hours to come down to normal , without work and chess its below the 90/140 without tablets. At the moment after discussing it with the doc I hav...