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by Michael Farthing
Sun May 02, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: In his Monograph
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: In his Monograph

Mark Horton gives his 1973 win, a Petroff's with MHH as white, against PH Clarke, in his CHESS PLAYER booklet on same. Can anybody tell me where this game was played? It is not cited. (I have the moves, no more). My databases are silent. Thanks! (Could it have been a postal game? I just don't know ...
by Michael Farthing
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ian Nepomniachtchi
Replies: 17
Views: 1556

Re: Ian Nepomniachtchi

And there's another Czech Yan hero also associated in a way with Russia though usually he is usually spelled 'Jan'. a young student, Jan Palach, burned himself to death in protest at the Russian invasion of the then Czechslovakia in August 1968 and the site of his death is also a modern pilgrimage p...
by Michael Farthing
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 3969

Re: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

The Record of Card Votes for the meeting has now been published and can be found here:
https://www.englishchess.org.uk/about/minutes/
by Michael Farthing
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3322
Views: 184768

Re: The English Language

What's the difference between chaperone and accompany in hospital settings, if both are used? Chaperone is quite an old-fashioned word now. It usually implies that the 'chaperone' has a duty to protect a person from being treated improperly and also to provide evidence that nothing improper has hap...
by Michael Farthing
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 3969

Re: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

Ah! The modern business practice. Charge your loyal customers more than your disloyal ones.
by Michael Farthing
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: UK Citizenship Test
Replies: 39
Views: 2394

Re: UK Citizenship Test

Paul McKeown wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:34 pm
Soon it will be back to tanners and farthing.
And about time too, I say!
by Michael Farthing
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 153
Views: 13852

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

24 April
by Michael Farthing
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Curious email request...
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: Curious email request...

Just make sure you cross your fingers on only one hand.
by Michael Farthing
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Office Staff on Furlough
Replies: 47
Views: 6412

Re: ECF Office Staff on Furlough

At present the office staff are working part time with coverage on Wednesday and Thursday and the mornings of Monday, Tuesday and Friday.
by Michael Farthing
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: BCM Collection 1881-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2497

Re: BCM Collection 1881-2007

John Moore wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:32 pm
Thanks Michael. How would I find out. No rush, obviously, in the current situation.
Just ring Gary Willson at the ECF office. He's working two days at the moment - I think its Wednesday and Thursday.
by Michael Farthing
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: BCM Collection 1881-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2497

Re: BCM Collection 1881-2007

Yes, though I'm not certain of the exact mechanism to be used for selling off. The library is made up from several donations of book collections with inevitable, and signifiant, duplication, (including, explicitly, BCM).
by Michael Farthing
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: BCM Collection 1881-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2497

Re: BCM Collection 1881-2007

Mmm..

Might be worth making a bid first for one of the ECF's duplicate sets..
It's prime set is a bound set of BCM in the binding style of Chess - [BH Wood's personal copies]. That set is certainly not for sale though!
by Michael Farthing
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 250k posts
Replies: 15
Views: 1580

Re: 250k posts

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:41 pm
Looking like this milestone should be reached in the next day or two :)
Oh you've noticed!
I was planning on keeping a careful watch so that I could get the magic post.

[PS I was going to claim the quarter million - sounds a bit grander]
by Michael Farthing
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2634
Views: 216660

Re: Cheating in chess

Well he certainly had no need to cheat in his last graded OTB game - the rubbishy play of his opponent made that quite unnecessary.