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by Paul Cooksey
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 112
Views: 4345

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

James Hooker wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:58 pm
so what did i post that was different to the list i was quoting? I merely said it should be added to the list that someone made on the previous page.
Apologies if it felt like I was singling you out unfairly. That list not helpful either.
by Paul Cooksey
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 112
Views: 4345

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

James - Carl asked us not to discuss the specifics of he individual. Maybe you could take this to some other social media?

It would be good to keep a discussion of cheating in general open. I thought Alex McFarlane's perspective very useful.
by Paul Cooksey
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 113
Views: 5623

Re: World Youth Championships

Well, if Alex checked the entry personally, that is probably where the error crept in! :evil: I agree with Richard. I don't see a really strong analogy with Jonathan Hawkins. He proved that you can keep a steady rate of improvement going longer that you would expect, older than you would expect if y...
by Paul Cooksey
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development News (ECF website)
Replies: 21
Views: 1764

Re: Development News (ECF website)

veni, vidi, verti
by Paul Cooksey
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 113
Views: 5623

Re: World Youth Championships

Those games were not played by a 220, out of practice, drunk or even blindfolded. Are we sure this isn't a mistaken identity?
by Paul Cooksey
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12091

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

Sometimes a question mark is just punctuation. Anyone who cares has heard me explain my position on the ECF meta-discussion several times. Maybe Carl is asking if anyone objects to him closing this thread before someone else says something else that causes him hassle. If so my response is that I thi...
by Paul Cooksey
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Open London Chess Classic
Replies: 70
Views: 5258

Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

particularly good guardian column today, I thought:
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/ ... er-lagrave
by Paul Cooksey
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12091

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

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:31 am
It is perhaps time to bring this thread to an end.
Maybe the ECF matters board too?
by Paul Cooksey
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12091

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

Difficult to stop commenting when you start, isn't it? I don't want to pretend I am an expert. But to my understanding courts do consider good character relevant when dishonesty is alleged. You can submit evidence to that effect. So, I think if someone alleges a personal relationship between two peo...
by Paul Cooksey
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2610

Re: General Election 2019

NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:27 am
Paul Cooksey wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:25 am
David Sedgewick
Not a good start.
I got Queens wrong too, in reply to a post that clarified it. There is a truism that if you have to explain the joke, it probably wasn't funny in the first place. But seriously, if we are not on this forum to troll distinguished arbiters, what are we here for?
by Paul Cooksey
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2610

Re: General Election 2019

I am thinking of approaching Hasbro to produce a David Sedgewick, Queen's College, House of Lords special edition of Guess Who.

Does the person have a moustache?
by Paul Cooksey
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Go' master quits
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: 'Go' master quits

I understand it though. I felt chess was a bit diminished when it became clear machines had overtaken humans. We've had a long time to come to terms with that, but I think until recently Go players thought their game might be different.
by Paul Cooksey
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 31
Views: 2179

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/1908330/event/12 Where did you pick that up from and are Wolves aware of their star supporter? The has been quite a lot of discussion of the GM FPL league on twitter, notably by Peter Heine Nielsen. MVL is the other elite GM who seems to do well. I was surpri...
by Paul Cooksey
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12091

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

TimWall wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:25 pm
Today I received a fundamentally flawed ruling by the Complaints Panel, and I intend to appeal. This matter is not over by a long chalk.
This makes me reluctant to comment in detail still. But, my first impression of the report is it is impressive and the ECF owes thanks to the appeals committee.
by Paul Cooksey
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 31
Views: 2179

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

I would have said I have a better chance of beating Magnus at FPL than chess, but I'm no longer so sure

https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry ... 0/event/12