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by Paul Dargan
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 3363

Re: Division One 2018-19

Guildford still unbeaten in any individual game so far this season, by the way. Last year they lost only game, against their second team. Of course they only play North East next weekend ... that might damage their game points tally, but actually it wont because we'll end-up in different pools ...
by Paul Dargan
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess train
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Chess train

It would be a shame if it didnt run ... it was on my list of things to get round to ...
by Paul Dargan
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess train
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Chess train

It would be a shame if it didnt run ... it was on my list of things to get round to ...
by Paul Dargan
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 58
Views: 4889

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

I recall Lawrence Trent posted about a new low reached by a junior of "stereo nose-picking" - successfully dislodging/mining bogies with each index finger - immediately prior to offering a handshake ...
by Paul Dargan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coverage of the 2018 Chess Championship.
Replies: 10
Views: 1311

Re: Coverage of the 2018 Chess Championship.

I've had stuff from Ginger GM sayign the side-event is now off because of venue problems ... (or maybe Agon threatened him ...)
by Paul Dargan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 35783

Re: Batumi Olympiad

@Mark - tomorrow is only the penultimate roudn isnt it?
by Paul Dargan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 35783

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Ah yes - the not-so-common challenge of being downfloated to Russia - must be a while since that happened for us!
by Paul Dargan
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 35783

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Not where I thought the point to beat Israel would come from when I lost the connection on the East Coast mainline ...
by Paul Dargan
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM
Replies: 58
Views: 4574

Re: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM

I thought that byelaw was to protect people from being gazumped by a late submission of an address? I'm not sure there's an issue with a candidate voluntarily 'going first' - I suppose there might be some first mover advantage - but it's probably not GTO correctto do so.
by Paul Dargan
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Youngest ever English GM
Replies: 15
Views: 1778

Re: Youngest ever English GM

And of course in the forgotten-about North East - Yichen Han (sadly NED) beat Hebden at the weekend in the MCCU Open
by Paul Dargan
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters
Replies: 31
Views: 2326

Re: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters

Normally in the UAE prizes are NOT split - so bucholz cut1 (or2) determines first and all of the money. If you know you have a good tiebreak draws can make sense
by Paul Dargan
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 24875

Re: British Championship

I'm going for jones winning a playoff ...
by Paul Dargan
Thu May 17, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..
Replies: 39
Views: 4569

Re: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..

Wokefield - even once is a disaster. It's basically an 8 hour commute each way for the whole team. It worse than asking the London-based players to play in Edinburgh in time terms ...
by Paul Dargan
Wed May 16, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..
Replies: 39
Views: 4569

Re: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..

North East England is considering entering a 2nd team again - subject to making sure we have sufficient interest and an on-site captain for the team. We'll suss out support over the Summer and see where we get to.
by Paul Dargan
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Gashimov Memorial
Replies: 48
Views: 3910

Re: 2018 Gashimov Memorial

After the inevitable Mamedyerov 1/2-1/2 Radjabov in under an hour and with ~90minutes each on their clock - now we get Ljubo on magic/lucky numbers ...