As someone spending a large amount of time putting stop gaps in place, at times in the face of severe criticism, I wholly concur.
[At times, but, in fairness, more often with support. The criticism always feels worse for some reason].
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- Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:56 am
- Forum: General Chat
- Topic: What's the Glicko RD system about on chess.com?
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But as stated, I usually worsen if I don't play regularly. I don't see how absence from the board should increase k-factor, shouldn't it limit it? If they increase the K factor, you drop more points when you lose. It's a flawed idea when the rating system doesn't have a monopoly on play because you...
Clubs, Congress Organisers, the ECF: ....may have to accept that OTB Chess will miss not just one season, but could take up to 5 years to recover. Would you speculate why that might be? Would it be that continued government restrictions make it impossible or at best unattractive to organise events ...
- Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:26 pm
- Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
- Topic: Happy Birthday GM Dr. Jonathan Penrose OBE (07-x-1933)
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At the 1966 BCF Congress the sixth formers who had organised my school's contingent lined up all the younger boys (including self) to stipulate a bed time, supporting this requirement with the assertion that otherwise our chess would suffer - and then one added the rider: "And I do know that Penrose...
In contrast, any Director who takes over mid-term from someone else (for example, when Adrian Elwin took over mid-term from Alex Holowczak as Home Chess Director in 2018) is not serving a "shorter term" of less than 3 years. According to the Board Rota, they are serving a part-term – filling the va...
You think to insult me? Well , I can do much better than you, you.. Neil Ferguson!
I've always understood that Autumn birthdays are more common. These occur nine months after the dark days of Winter when there is not much to do and there is a need for warmth and companionship.., So, on that basis, revise your Mathematics Nick! [I can also confirm that there is at least one member ...
- Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:17 pm
- Forum: General Chat
- Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
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Thanks Matt The ECF guidelines that have just come out would seem, on first reading, to rule out any OTB congresses going ahead at the moment Not sure where this leaves Fareham and Northumberland Its all a difficult and depressing situation It leaves Fareham and Northumberland to make their own dec...
Why do lollipop men and ladies carry a sign which says "Stop Children". If that sign was obeyed they would be out of a job. I recall being told that when the lollipop person is at the side of the road the sign should be displayed with faces parallel to the road. The sign is then visible to the chil...
The English-speaking world may be divided into: (1) those who neither know nor care what a split infinitive is; (2) those who do not know, but care very much; (3) those who know and condemn; (4) those who know and approve; and (5) those who know and distinguish. Those who neither know nor care are t...
This is a very dangerous thread to write in! It is also a very dangerous thread in which to write. Knowing you as I do David (and also knowing that you know where I attended university) I am confident that you are expecting the reply: "This is the sort of nonsense up with which I shall not put".