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by David Robertson
Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Ivory Chess Set saga
Replies: 10
Views: 2014

Re: The Ivory Chess Set saga

Even the report included above is a diluted version of one I remember reading with amusement at the time: namely, that the chess trophy in question was not merely not in a bank vault as had been repeatedly stated to Cleveland members by a certain person, but was lying uninsured in that certain perso...
by David Robertson
Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Report of October 2008 AGM
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Re: Report of October 2008 AGM

uh oh......Godwin alert :lol:
by David Robertson
Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nominations for October 2008 AGM??
Replies: 118
Views: 8456

Re: Nominations for October 2008 AGM??

Let's hope so. You keep stirring; I'll keep pouring

David
by David Robertson
Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kramnik 10/1 to win game 7 with White (or even with Black!)
Replies: 25
Views: 9813

Re: Kramnik 10/1 to win game 7 with White (or even Black!)

John Saunders wrote:at least it helps dispel the stereotype that the Germans are more efficient than the rest of us
C'est si Bonn :lol:

David
by David Robertson
Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nominations for October 2008 AGM??
Replies: 118
Views: 8456

Re: Nominations for October 2008 AGM??

I do not always concur with David's views; my impression is that he expects an arbiter to be present nearly all the time at an international tournament (my apologies if this is not so) Apologies not necessary, but accepted: I hold no such view. I do hold the view, as per the GB v China match in 200...
by David Robertson
Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kramnik 10/1 to win game 7 with White (or even with Black!)
Replies: 25
Views: 9813

Re: Kramnik 10/1 to win game 7 with White

Yes, Chessbase. Same here.; I did check before posting. If one can't trust Chessbase to get it right, what hope is there. I might not have been so startled by the odds if I'd realised Kramnik was Black

David
by David Robertson
Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kramnik 10/1 to win game 7 with White (or even with Black!)
Replies: 25
Views: 9813

Kramnik 10/1 to win game 7 with White (or even with Black!)

I'm grateful to a colleague on the Atticus forum for pointing this out. Bookies, Paddy Power, make Kramnik 10/1 to win tomorrow's game with White. I don't know what's going on in Bonn, even less in Kramnik's head of course. But 10/1 seems a likely bet. You can also get 4/11 the draw, the probable ou...
by David Robertson
Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: No news is bad news
Replies: 210
Views: 33085

Re: No news is bad news

I repeat what I said on the other thread: the lyrics are intended, for the avoidance of any doubt whatsoever, both as a light-hearted comment and as a heart-felt round of applause at Andrew Martin's fabulous news that Charles W Wood has at long last resigned. I regard this as extremely good news for...
by David Robertson
Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nominations for October 2008 AGM??
Replies: 118
Views: 8456

Re: Nominations for October 2008 AGM??

Oh really! I can't remember editing a post for content or choice of words; occasionally to tidy up typos maybe. Where/to what are you referring? And (edited in, since I've just found your comment on another thread) the song lyrics are intended, for the avoidance of any doubt whatsoever, both as a li...
by David Robertson
Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nominations for October 2008 AGM??
Replies: 118
Views: 8456

Re: Nominations for October 2008 AGM??

I think you need to work on a distinction, Carl, when you talk about 'getting personal'. Any exchange between adults, on a forum or in real life, will involve frank differences of opinion from time to time - some of them not to the taste of the squeamish. Ideally hostile exchanges should be restrain...
by David Robertson
Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Fergus Christie & Holloid Plastics - some news
Replies: 22
Views: 7330

Re: Fergus Christie & Holloid Plastics - some news

The early bird doesn't always catch the worm, Peter - unless of course your suggestions posted at 6.31am today provoked the outcome announced on the other thread by Andrew Martin at 8.06am I regret to announce the resignation of Charles W Wood from the Chess Sets for Schools project That's 'regret' ...
by David Robertson
Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: No news is bad news
Replies: 210
Views: 33085

Re: No news is bad news

I feel a song coming on. Join in if you like :)

http://www.lyricstime.com/tony-bennet-p ... yrics.html

David
Atticus CC
by David Robertson
Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nominations for October 2008 AGM??
Replies: 118
Views: 8456

Re: Nominations for October 2008 AGM??

Incidentally, while I agree that forums like this are indeed fabulous for permitting participation, I note that in April I received an email from another prominent English chess forum which I had applied to join: Your account is currently inactive, the administrator of the board will need to activa...
by David Robertson
Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: No news is bad news
Replies: 210
Views: 33085

Re: No news is bad news

What histrionic twaddle from a lazy mind The ECF Board is manifestly culpable of promising, via Charles W Wood's lengthy comments and others, to deliver 250,000 chess sets. It informed MPs, schools and others to prepare themselves for imminent delivery. ECF officers were inviting themselves into neg...
by David Robertson
Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nominations for October 2008 AGM??
Replies: 118
Views: 8456

Re: Nominations for October 2008 AGM??

Presumably you refer to the Atticus forum, to which you would be a welcome addition. If indeed you applied to join, and await confirmation, that must be an oversight by our webmaster. I'll check with him (I'm only a co-moderator by the way). If you're still interested, apply again just in case (no p...