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by David Robertson
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 847

Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

Very impressive performance today from Adair. In control all the way, and calmly batted away efforts by Delchev to complicate at #40. Makes up for losing the plot in rd 6. Final round, he faces a presumably underrated junior again - and should, on the evidence to hand, win
by David Robertson
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:46 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?

The Makropoulos slate has a new candidate to replace the corrupt and disgraced Dr. Aguinaldo Jaime. Makro's announcement, HERE , offers fulsome praise for Jaime, but alas... :roll: Poor old Jaime is stepping aside, he says, "for personal reasons". Yep, that's understood: there are only so many hours...
by David Robertson
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 847

Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

James Adair got back on his feet in rd 7 - but only by squeezing past a 1900, presumably a grossly-underrated Greek junior. He lies 3rd overall, but is Elo-level for the tournament to date. He has it all to do today though - White against top-seed, GM Delchev
by David Robertson
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 847

Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:25 pm
James Adair progressing towards the 2500 rating
Not as smoothly as we'd like: he's just played a shocker in rd 6 :(
by David Robertson
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 286
Views: 15063

Re: Director of Women's Chess

If Chris Fegan were to self-identify as Sue Dunham (assuming Sue Dunham isn't really Glen Stark), doesn't that tick every box and solve all problems? Just asking :)
by David Robertson
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2378
Views: 259092

Re: Media comments on chess

James Pratt wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:44 pm
Justin, I think tablas in Spanish means draw. I once had a book with that title anyways
So what? Tablero de ajedrez means 'chessboard'
by David Robertson
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:06 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?

If AD and GM team up, which is entirely possible now, then I hope MP and NS will do the same Yes, it would solve a lot of problems, and make plenty of sense - for many of us, certainly I'm not sure of the current relationship between Malcolm and Nigel The relationship remains civil, possibly cordia...
by David Robertson
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:20 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?

The Russian Chess Federation has reported that Arkady Dvorkovich will run for the post of FIDE President. (Kevin Spraggett had said yesterday there were rumours Ilyumzhinov's ticket could be replaced by another from the Russian Chess Federation.) This is exceptionally significant, I'd have thought....
by David Robertson
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Two annotated games
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: Two annotated games

Excellent! More, please - and regular next season
by David Robertson
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British championship grading sections in the main event
Replies: 101
Views: 5750

Re: British championship grading sections in the main event

Thomas Rendle wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:36 am
Surely the simplest solution is to say 'for the purposes of calculating prizes, ratings <2050 will be counted as 2050.'
Pfft. That's far too 'bleedin' obvious'
by David Robertson
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:04 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?

"Sutor, ne ultra crepidam iudicaret" I doubt that there is any such quotation I'm pretty sure you're right. It's a 'compound' quotation, assembled (not entirely by me!) from several vaguely attributable sources in which neither 'sutor' nor 'iudicaret' always feature, and where 'supra' often substit...
by David Robertson
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:27 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?

Am I alone in thinking the whole article seemed short on positive reasons for supporting Nigel? I also thought the piece was short of positive messages I don't think 'accentuating the positive' is going to feature that prominently in this campaign. Let's not forget that Prof Aidrian Siegel, FIDE Tr...
by David Robertson
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ethics under Suspicion
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Re: Ethics under Suspicion

Yet further proof, if any were needed, that even the best chessplayers are not fit to be allowed out alone. Quite simply, they don't know enough, don't read enough, don't think enough beyond their esoteric competence. Sutor, ne ultra crepidam iudicaret
by David Robertson
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 110
Views: 6993

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Nothing like kicking a man when he is down (literally), is there? Please don't be more sour and foolish than is standard for you! But how predictable your intervention. I'm well aware of David Welch's circumstances, and gave thought to them before posting. Nothing I have said involves "kicking a ma...
by David Robertson
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 110
Views: 6993

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Was bit shocked to realise that Carlsen is now 27. Where has the time gone! When I was planning and organising the big Liverpool international events that ran 2006-08, Carlsen had just arrived on the scene. We kicked off in 2006 with the 2nd EU Championships (eventually won by Nigel Short). I was r...