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by David Robertson
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38929

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:01 pm
Incidentally, why were there two defaults in the last round of the 65+?
In at least one case, after a tiring game the day before, the player couldn't get out of bed for the early start!
by David Robertson
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38929

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

On the commentary it was suggested that next year's event might be at Great Yarmouth, Scarborough or Liverpool. Out of interest, do you believe it will end up in any of these three places? I'd have thought Liverpool was highly fanciful, though I know one Board member is pushing it (with me urging r...
by David Robertson
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38929

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Compare and contrast Ah yes! My memory remains in good nick. Poor Lorin D'Costa has been this way before. He really does need to choose his opponents more carefully :roll: Arbiters would only enforce the rule if asked to do so and would turn a blind eye otherwise Last weekend Nigel Davies' phone ra...
by David Robertson
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38929

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:45 pm
The ECF Twitter account never points here I see? Who runs that...
Presumably someone with a brain
by David Robertson
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38929

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:52 pm
could Andrew Smith win again?
QTWTAIY. A typical Andrew Smith game, bewildering to himself as to others
by David Robertson
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38929

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Slaughter of the GMs As I write: Ward has lost; Howell is dead; Arkell is dead; Williams too In fairness (to myself if no other), when I posted this, the relevant games had been 'silent' for some time. I assumed all parties had indeed resigned (as was plausible), but refrained from assuming that si...
by David Robertson
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38929

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Slaughter of the GMs

As I write: Ward has lost; Howell is dead; Arkell is dead; Williams too
by David Robertson
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38929

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

A Master Class nearing its end in Adams - Pigott. Such a pleasure to watch how a great player calmly. precisely, and seemingly effortlessly too, dismantles a strong but lesser opponent
by David Robertson
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38929

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:30 am
Dark horse to win: Gordon
Fell at the first. Brought down by a sniper
by David Robertson
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38929

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:28 pm
Not sure what to do with Luke and his zero!
Tim Henman
by David Robertson
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 5267

Re: July 2019 grades......

The first year ever when there was no "When Are The Grades Out" thread

Well done to the Chief Grader, who clearly fell out of his hammock in time to press button A on the grading machine
by David Robertson
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 60
Views: 10225

Re: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:21 pm
Mr Staunton has some of the story, can anybody provide the rest?
I posted the full text (see upthread)
by David Robertson
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 60
Views: 10225

Re: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

I would suggest that including the word "fraud" in the thread header is going beyond 'being careful'? Especially given the subsequent quotation "but have faced no sanction..." 'Fraud' and 'fraudster' are terms widely used in the article; hence, here too Then there's this (full text from the Times) ...
by David Robertson
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 60
Views: 10225

Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

In a front page article on Pension Scams which are costing gullible folk £4 billion/year, we read this: Two of Britain’s best chess players sold a “pension liberation” scheme leaving members with large tax bills yet have faced no sanction :shock: :shock: :shock: By all means speculate. But be carefu...