Search found 137 matches
- Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:44 pm
- Forum: Chess History
- Topic: Playing opponents born the longest time apart
- Replies: 28
- Views: 1203
Ok, so around 44 years ago I might have played someone aged 70, DOB say 1906, and last year I played a 12 year old, DOB 2007, which is a difference of 100+ years. Hypothetical example, but is that what we are looking for?
- Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:22 pm
- Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
- Topic: Andrew W Hill 1939-2020
- Replies: 12
- Views: 731
Very sad news. I knew Andrew as match captain of Bucks, in which capacity he was very welcoming to me when I was looking for some more chess having just moved to the county. He was clearly a big family man, once telling me that he was expecting a ‘deluge’ (of family) arriving the following day. As K...
I think this is the only one I have had, but at least the double check was performed by a pawn capture: [Event "City of London Open"] [Date "1981.02.21"] [White "D.J.Watts"] [Black "G.E.Borrowdale"] [Result "0-1"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. a4 Nbc6 8. Nf3 Qa5 9....
- Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:19 pm
- Forum: Chess Questions
- Topic: Disturbing king and queen position
- Replies: 10
- Views: 795
Thanks for posting those nostalgic photos John. I was present at the centenary Varsity match (got a decent draw against Watson); your photo reminded me of John Cox's amazing barnet at that time. Happy days. Yes, have to agree with that - thanks John. The photo taken at Lloyds Bank is a who’s who of...
- Sun May 10, 2020 2:58 pm
- Forum: ECF Matters
- Topic: Options for Season Completion
- Replies: 15
- Views: 925
It does obviously all greatly depend on when we're allowed back to play though... Not even that simple - it will also depend on when people are prepared to play again. If players don’t have the stomach for the risk, then even if premises open again leagues will be decimated. I think the most likely...
So how did the 'English chess explosion' of the 1970s come about - was it entirely the Fischer effect and Leonard Barden's junior training?
My (dormant) rating has been stuck at the last year of the last millennium for a number of years. My ECF grade (if you exclude the leading 1) is likely to coincide with my age before long, at least until the ECF tinker with the numbers, by which time the aim will be to keep it above the current year.
- Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:40 pm
- Forum: County Championships
- Topic: National stages 2020
- Replies: 14
- Views: 2004
As for Finals day, If England reach the quarter finals, they either play Friday 3 July in St Petersburg, or Saturday 4 July in Rome, kick off 8 pm UK time I think Not quite true; they could be in either of the other quarter-finals if they get through as a best third-placed team. If I were English t...
- Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:57 pm
- Forum: General Chat
- Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
- Replies: 83
- Views: 20909
The franchise model actually seems to offer greater protection for keeping teams afloat, even if there is a much greater threat of franchises relocating to achieve that than in the football league system. You still don't want to get an old Wimbledon FC fan started on MK Dons. As a real live 'old' W...
It's a lot longer than that since I was a congress regular, but it seems that, in general, congresses are smaller. Also, declining numbers of players means a smaller market, plus online purchasing.