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by Roger Lancaster
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 140
Views: 10343

Re: End of an era

Paul Habershon wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:14 pm
Tomorrow we are promised a poker column.
And, of course, Andrew Robson's excellent bridge column continues.
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF Chess Academy
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: ECF Chess Academy

Thanks, Matt. I suppose that, knowing that the Longsons are now managing this, I should have thought to look on the Delancey site.
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 118
Views: 11451

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

I'm not casting aspersions on anyone, and I don't personally know either of the gentlemen involved, but prima facie [without reading those 37 pages] it seems we've arrived at an impossible situation. Tim presumably won't stop contesting the issue until there's a satisfactory explanation of Carl's le...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF Chess Academy
Replies: 2
Views: 415

ECF Chess Academy

My understanding is that selected juniors are currently being invited, and have for some little time past, to join the ECF Academy for 2020. I'm also hearing that the first weekend is scheduled for 1-2 February at Daventry but nothing known yet regarding later weekends. It seems a trifle optimistic ...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 118
Views: 11451

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Now I don't have a view on the Wall Affair, and I don't really care about it much. But I do wonder why somebody comes onto a public forum to proclaim the existence of a simple explanation but refuses to make that explanation, and for a couple of reasons, I am beginning to form a view about Carl Por...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Jeopardy
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: Jeopardy

One never ceases learning - thanks for the information!
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 24
Views: 1909

Re: Dominic Cummings

Paul Buswell wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:21 pm
Can we have some moderation here please? This is straying into partisan politics and gratuitous insult. The Paul McKeown post of 4:44 today has surely crossed the line.
Agreed
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 24
Views: 1909

Re: Dominic Cummings

Paul McKeown wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:25 pm
Is he not supposed to be undergoing surgery sometime about now?
Situation can change from day to day but, last I heard, the operation had been postponed. And it wasn't the national event I had in mind :)
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 24
Views: 1909

Re: Dominic Cummings

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:04 pm
Of course, nothing is stopping somebody (whether in an official ECF capacity, or otherwise) gently inquiring of him if he still retains an interest in our great game.
Although now might not be the best time - rumour has it there's some other national event where he's involved, :)
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 110
Views: 12418

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

While sympathetic towards Justin, I'm also mindful that there are presumably many others where Chess.com have closed accounts because it is "100% certain of unfair play" [their words] but who do not have the time, ability or resources to draw attention to the matter in the way Justin has. As to the ...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 24
Views: 1909

Re: Dominic Cummings

No, Cummings seems to be quiet about his own youthful forays into competitive chess, and what does we suppose he would say if anyone asked him now to be a guest celebrity at, or otherwise support, a chess event? My money would be on "Chess? Which fu***ing loser cares about fuc88ng chess? Who makes ...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 110
Views: 12418

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

Have to say, as a totally disinterested party, that this doesn't appear to reflect too well on Chess.com.
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 118
Views: 11451

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

I do have complete confidence in the highly qualified panel of Gareth Pearce, Suzzane Wood and Roger Emerson. Best regards, Tim Wall" If, after arguing at length about the procedure adopted to appoint a panel, someone states that he has "complete confidence" in the "highly qualified panel" then tha...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 140
Views: 10343

Re: End of an era

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:45 pm
What's Ray's Twitter account going to be called from 1 December?
You care? :shock:
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 118
Views: 11451

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

There is, of course, nothing inconsistent with the board ruling that in their opinion "nothing improper occurred" and "all candidates were not treated equally" and the board knowing that. They may have thought that it was perfectly proper for candidates to be treated differently (feel free, if wear...