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by Roger Lancaster
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: EACU ONLINE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
Replies: 0
Views: 73

EACU ONLINE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Information as follows but please note I am merely the messenger here and enquiries should be addressed to Patrick Ribbands [details below] who is organising this event. EACU Online Team Competition 20/21 45 minutes plus 15 seconds increment 3 rounds for teams of 4 in 4 divisions: Open Wednesdays 1...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 66
Views: 2692

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

I have Tevis's book on my bookshelf and, having wondered how the film would compare, was impressed. However, what I or anyone else on this forum think is really neither here nor there. At a time when chess is having Covid-related problems, the film comes as a massive publicity boost.
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1335
Views: 69248

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

What are you quoting from in your post? Chess isn't classed as a sporting event. I would have thought the indoor event reference is to indoor sporting events following on from the sentence about outdoor events. As I understand it we are still effectively treated the same way as choirs and amateur d...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1789
Views: 156373

Re: Cheating in chess

It's something of a distraction from the main thread but I came across the following game played between two juniors [neither is known to me so I have no vested interest] where I include Stockfish annotations. Before White could even consider Nf5, Lichess decided s/he was cheating. I'm simply curiou...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Obituary of Shamaria Diamond from 1949
Replies: 17
Views: 671

Re: Obituary of Shamaria Diamond from 1949

Leonard Barden wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:15 am
I'm absolutely sure the obit is by Bruce Hayden and not Brian Harley.
And, in case anyone is still in doubt, Bruce Hayden was also a member of the West London club.
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Keith Woodhouse
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: Keith Woodhouse

Sad news, well-known and well-liked figure in Hertfordshire chess.
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Online LJCC
Replies: 15
Views: 839

Re: Online LJCC

Angus French wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:16 pm
Wadih Khoury wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:46 pm
Angus French wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:07 pm

I didn't know that. How is it possible to continue playing if the platform ban is extant?
New account.
Is it known whether this has occurred in practice? Is the platform provider (lichess) OK with it?
First answer, yes. Second answer, presumably acquiescent at worst.
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Late-starting chess players with grandmaster potential?
Replies: 85
Views: 2606

Re: Late-starting chess players with grandmaster potential?

I recall coming up against a 15-year-old whom I'd never heard of in a junior county match back in 1963, thinking I should secure a routine win against this unknown player, but finding myself on the slightly worse end of a draw . [My insertion - ejh.] The name temporarily escapes me but I believe he...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Late-starting chess players with grandmaster potential?
Replies: 85
Views: 2606

Re: Late-starting chess players with grandmaster potential?

I recall coming up against a 15-year-old whom I'd never heard of in a junior county match back in 1963, thinking I should secure a routine win against this unknown player, but finding myself on the slightly worse end of a draw. The name temporarily escapes me but I believe he ended up as both a GM a...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Interesting study
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Interesting study

I could half-remember this so I was sure I'd seen it elsewhere. The solution is at https://www.chess.com/article/view/the- ... ess-puzzle [and doubtless other places too] with the main line running to 11 moves so your son did well to solve it.
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Cryptic Crossword Clues
Replies: 26
Views: 592

Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues

Try again - baby, one more time!
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Patrick Alexander
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: Patrick Alexander

John Saunders wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:32 am
… which showed three affiliations (Mushrooms as well as Surbiton and Mitcham) ...
The Mushrooms connection would explain why Pat's name rang a bell with me - other present/former Mushrooms, of whom there are only very few on this site, might have more distinct memories.
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Thoughts on running OTB junior tournaments at the current time
Replies: 12
Views: 794

Re: Thoughts on running OTB junior tournaments at the current time

Nick Grey wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:43 pm
Adults should not run OTB junior or adult tournaments.
Really?
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Thoughts on running OTB junior tournaments at the current time
Replies: 12
Views: 794

Re: Thoughts on running OTB junior tournaments at the current time

That all seems sensible to me. On a minor point, it's less a case of "We're not legally a sport" than of uncertainty. The International Olympic Committee recognises chess as a sport, as do various countries, but Sport England does not. There's no appetite - and I suspect I'm reflecting the ECF think...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?
Replies: 66
Views: 4097

Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

I understand Roger's point. I did try to contextualise the question. There seem to be humans who are part of the ECF executive wondering what to do with their resources that the members will appreciate. I thought increasing the number of events the ECF runs might be it, but didn't manage to formula...