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by David Robertson
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Faroes Open
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: Faroes Open

Leonard Barden wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:47 pm
What's the problem?
Manifestly, none in this case. They played it out in good grace. Credit to them both
by David Robertson
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Faroes Open
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Faroes Open

by David Robertson
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Strongest chess-playing politicians?
Replies: 26
Views: 2839

Re: Strongest chess-playing politicians?

Rodney!! :lol:
by David Robertson
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 133
Views: 7139

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

ECF has nominated Nigel Short for FIDE President. Joined by USA, NZ, Nigeria, Poland & Finland

https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess
by David Robertson
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Time Limit in Correspondence Chess
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: New Time Limit in Correspondence Chess

I'm baffled. Where's the problem? You get your 50 days + 75; then you get your 3-day increment per move. Three days must surely be enough time to set your engines on the case, consult your local IM, email a regiment of under-employed and starving Ukrainian GMs, 'reflect' on their advice, and move
by David Robertson
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 2232

Re: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:49 pm
Andy's facing an effective 2323 field, making his norm target 5½/8. He needs a draw
If he's worth it, he gets it. And he will
by David Robertson
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Strongest chess-playing politicians?
Replies: 26
Views: 2839

Re: Strongest chess-playing politicians?

Headline on the left is prescient ;-)
by David Robertson
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Equitable distribution of team strengths within leagues
Replies: 62
Views: 3689

Re: Equitable distribution of team strengths within leagues

It's abundantly clear from the evidence that England never had the slightest intention of winning that game. Look at the Rashford blunder: he had to score, but then remembered what Southgate had told him just in time. To avoid another rush of blood to the head thereafter, Southgate parked him out at...
by David Robertson
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 2232

Re: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018

Well, I freely admit to knowing FA about how norms work, picking up bits in here as I go along. So I thought 5/9 did the business, assuming 2400 is secured along the way. Hence I assume your "three rounds to go" must mean that, losing them, the Elo could drop below 2400. But that aside, and everythi...
by David Robertson
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 2232

Re: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018

Ravi Haria in sole 1st on 5.5 after rd 6. Andy Horton & Joe McPhillips on 5.0 after two draws in rd 6, the latter well-earned

Is this now the IM norms they seek? If so, well done, Northern lads!
by David Robertson
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 21648

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

Sorry, what is a D.J.? I doubt it means someone who plays records.These private discussions are becoming less and less accessible for most of us. But you must admit, much more interesting than the first 20 pages or so of discussion. :P How can you say this!! We've had politics laced with intrigue a...
by David Robertson
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 21648

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

So we can rule out Ernie Lazenby then. And David Pardoe

I'm a D.J. by the way :-)
by David Robertson
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2378
Views: 259054

Re: Media comments on chess

I kid you not. Someone thinks 'Love Island' is Chess with tits :shock:
by David Robertson
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 2232

Re: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018

McPhillips - Haria

Draw in 28 presumably pre-arranged moves - evidence? the entire frenetic line was rattled off to a repetition in quicktime. It might even have been played by Mamedyarov (??) recently, if my vague memory is a guide. Seemed familiar anyway
by David Robertson
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 2232

Pula Open (Croatia) 2018

There's a full hand of ENG players, mostly younger, playing in this tournament: Daniel Fernandez, Ravi Haria, Andy Horton, Joe McPhillips; and others lower down including Jonathan Pein. Currently, going into rd 5, ENG players crowd out the top boards: Haria, Horton & McPhillips, all 4/4. Indeed the ...