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by Gary Senior
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Michael John Haygarth
Replies: 12
Views: 2852

Re: Michael John Haygarth

I played along side Michael for Leeds in the Woodhouse Cup and also for Yorkshire in the 70s. I was a junior, first attended the club aged 11 in 1973. Michael was by far the strongest player at the club, which then played above the Victoria pub behind the Town Hall. I remember him to be fairly shy b...
by Gary Senior
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 24875

Re: British Championship

Adams clear winner on 8, no play off
by Gary Senior
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dutch defence
Replies: 35
Views: 3564

Re: Dutch defence

After d4 e6 e4 you also have the option of b6 if you don’t know the French.
by Gary Senior
Sat May 12, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dutch defence
Replies: 35
Views: 3564

Re: Dutch defence

As has been mentioned White has a couple of awkward lines against f5. - e4 and Ng5. To avoid these black can go e6 and then f5 next move. I think that’s the best move order but white may go 2 e4 nd then you need to go b6 or play the French. The simon Williams videos are really good and entertaining.
by Gary Senior
Sat May 12, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 24456

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

I am very supportive of Nigel’s candidacy. I know he can be controversial - but for that reason I think his columns are excellent - but he has the good of chess at heart. FIDE has not been good for chess for many years. It will only change when an outsider wins the presidency. Malcolm Pein would als...
by Gary Senior
Thu May 10, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Longueurs at tournaments
Replies: 11
Views: 1546

Re: Longueurs at tournaments

Find a coffee shop, read something not chess related. Or find a pub, watch sport.
by Gary Senior
Fri May 04, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Earliest English Chess Clubs
Replies: 45
Views: 11469

Re: Earliest English Chess Clubs

Fascinating, thank you for your responses to my question
by Gary Senior
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Have adults ruined children’s Chess?
Replies: 18
Views: 2768

Re: Have adults ruined children’s Chess?

I am not sure it’s so much the parents as the style of competition that is organised for juniors especially for younger juniors under 11. I think it’s difficult to get the balance between something that is quite competitive and can attract a lot of juniors but then the competitive pressure just make...
by Gary Senior
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Earliest English Chess Clubs
Replies: 45
Views: 11469

Re: Earliest English Chess Clubs

Does anyone know when Leeds Chess Club started, I had a vague recollection it was the 1840s?

And does it still exist? I first went there around 1973 when club nights were above the Victoria Pub in central Leeds.
by Gary Senior
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: America want the World Title Match
Replies: 34
Views: 3321

Re: America want the World Title Match

Does anyone know the proposed London venue for the match?