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by Gavin Hughes
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 185
Views: 24735

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

The funny thing is, because of cheating online this is intrinsically killing online chess and correspondence. Computers have become so strong people are put off from playing them. So people return to playing in clubs and congresses as it is perceived as an environment with the least amount of cheati...
by Gavin Hughes
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 210
Views: 18325

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

My 2ps worth on this is i think monthly is good because over 6 months at any age form can vary radically. The problem will be how do league managements cope? Some leagues are thorough, updated quickly, others a bit more lackadaisical mainly due to the organisers wider commitments and compunction. Th...
by Gavin Hughes
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: St Albans
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Re: St Albans

St Albans doesn't clash with other events locally, unlike the easter weekend with too many events near each other relatively, diluting the numbers.

On a personal note i played because i was free, i missed last year because i was not. Family pressures define my availability generally.
by Gavin Hughes
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club
Replies: 66
Views: 4822

Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

Well done to our bona fide member getting through to the blitz finals
by Gavin Hughes
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club
Replies: 66
Views: 4822

Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

When i tell people nothing to do with chess or the politics of it from all walks they dont the decision.
by Gavin Hughes
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club
Replies: 66
Views: 4822

Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

Alex, not as he has been associated with the club before. Neil Carr stopped playing for years then came back to play for Writtle. I was pleased to see him return as opposed to worry if he was ok to play for a club. If i turn up to play a really strong player unexpectedly i dont moan about it and acc...
by Gavin Hughes
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club
Replies: 66
Views: 4822

Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

Which is why you probably should have contacted the Controller in advance to make sure that the player was eligible. Not really if you think the player is ok and there is no reference to clearance in the rules. In the future before each game i might as well give the controller my team sheet. It is ...
by Gavin Hughes
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club
Replies: 66
Views: 4822

Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

The rule must be badly drafted if two clubs have legitimately intrepeted them in different ways. Several years ago a junior living in Dartford contacted me to travel all the way to Brentwood for a club night (not a great journey round the m25). I wasnt around that night but knew we had a rapid ko fi...
by Gavin Hughes
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club
Replies: 66
Views: 4822

Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

As a subnote Ivor at Writtle who complained about Brentwood sent this email to the North Essex Chess League which i think explains in the post script his definition of bona fide members. Subject: Re: NECL Knockout weeks Ian, It is so disappointing that you were unable to provide these dates at the N...
by Gavin Hughes
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club
Replies: 66
Views: 4822

Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

What Trevor is referring to is this match https://www.essexchess.org.uk/index.php/activities/mm-eko18/mm-eko18tab/mm-komd18/1887-art-eko18l where David Haydon played but was deemed ineligible because Writtle claimed he was not a bona fide member even though he was a paid up member and rejoined the c...
by Gavin Hughes
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club
Replies: 66
Views: 4822

Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

I know who it now isn't and paying a membership fee doesnt qualify, in fact never paying a membership is ok.
by Gavin Hughes
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: using Open office
Replies: 10
Views: 1288

Re: using Open office

Why are you using Open Office which is not designed for chess notation. Its like trying to plough a field with a ferrari. Besides the language left to right should not affect it thus: 1. E4 ( text) e5 2. Nf3 (txet) makes no difference as the text bit whatever the language is a text box agnostic to t...
by Gavin Hughes
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most embarrassing defeat ever...
Replies: 35
Views: 5106

Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...



White to play and lose.
by Gavin Hughes
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Losing on time when there is an increment
Replies: 21
Views: 3307

Re: Losing on time when there is an increment

As the king of losing on time for every reason going. Last 12 months A) analogue clock couldnt see the dial. (Won position lost the county team the match) B) Thought the extra time had not been added when it had. (Actually have done this twice). (Another county game in a won position) C) Thought my ...
by Gavin Hughes
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 30660

Re: British Championship

Im surprised that Sue Marora didnt get a whole point for not being paired due to odd numbers. That's not what happened. There was an even number of players, 64 to be precise. At some time on Friday, she appears to have declared an inability to play in the first round. David Anderton, who is playing...