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by David Robertson
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 340
Views: 18110

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

Either way, and anyway, Makropoulos is in a legacy squeeze, caught between 'clean hands' Short and 'fresh face' Dvorkovich. The squeeze, which Makropoulos is poorly positioned to resist, is on his ownership of the past. To be effective though, given many delegates are content to have the corruption ...
by David Robertson
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21269

Re: British Championship 2018

Does anyone know what caused the change to the board two pairing in the last round of the British over 65 Seniors? [snip] Also when I finished my game I noticed Bimpson walking around the playing hall. Any explanations would be appreciated I received this email just now. I'm sure Tom won't mind me ...
by David Robertson
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21269

Re: British Championship 2018

Richard Bates wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:00 pm
Wow, Mickey went too far in not taking risks in a completely dominant position... and blunders and is now completely lost!
Astonishing reversal
by David Robertson
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21269

Re: British Championship 2018

Error-strewn zeitnot shambles in Jackson - Longson where 78 Rxg7+ by Sheila won on the spot (78...Kxg7; 79 Qd4+). But after 78...Kh8? from Sarah, Sheila found TWMOB with 79 Rg8+?? when 79...Kxg8; 80 Qg5+ Kf8/h8 wins back the R - but 79 Qg5+ Kf7 doesn't. Sarah got it right. So halved by perpetual
by David Robertson
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21269

Re: British Championship 2018

Thomas Rendle wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:30 pm
...although I suspect White has just offered a draw. Otherwise we'd have seen ...Qxe5 by now
Good call!
by David Robertson
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21269

Re: British Championship 2018

Heh, Daniel's Elo had crossed 2000 before that win. He's currently +41.6 on 1962, with another wedge to come. If he's not very careful, he'll qualify for a rating prize by the end of rd.9 :D. Indeed, another win, and he might win a place prize!
by David Robertson
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21269

Re: British Championship 2018

Zapolskis - Young Well done to Daniel Young (again!). But what absolute dreck from Zapolskis :shock:
by David Robertson
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 77
Views: 5530

Re: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question

Prepare for the worst. Roman Abramovich couldn't make a dent in Home Office intransigence. Hard to see Shreyas Royal doing better. We're living through a sh!tshow in this country these days. Prospects of improvement are few :(
by David Robertson
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21269

Re: British Championship 2018

So the Forum Championship - hereafter known as the ForCup - is shared What about Keith Arkell and Jack Rudd, and even Daniel Fernandez? Certainly, Jack has made a strong bid for the ForCup, first against Macklin, and then today. But with no disrespect to those you name - all of whom are worthy cand...
by David Robertson
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21269

Re: British Championship 2018

Tom Bimpson (is) in stellar form. But he'll have it all to do this afternoon with black against Geoff James. Incidentally, Tom Bimpson is 73 but playing as well as he has played in fifty years. Not to be outdone, Geoff James is 75. Kudos to both! Geoff James takes it to go 5/6. Well done to him Mea...
by David Robertson
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21269

Re: British Championship 2018

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:29 pm
Adams making progress
Winning now. But I'm baffled by Gawain's 31 Bc7 & 32 Bb6 choice - it simply loses a pawn, whereas Be5 (say) leaves things flat
by David Robertson
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21269

Re: British Championship 2018

Poor Jack :shock: :( :(
by David Robertson
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21269

Re: British Championship 2018

While many eyes will soon be on de Coverley - Thurlow , two veterans doing themselves proud in the full Championship, I'll be keeping an eye out for the result of James - Bimpson in the >65 Seniors. My 4NCL colleague and longtime friend, Tom Bimpson, took sole lead yesterday (4.5) after beating Davi...
by David Robertson
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21269

Re: British Championship 2018

Never mind Sheyras Royal's remarkable progress. Never mind Jones-Adams on Bd 1

Announcing Roger - Kevin in the Forum Championship. Tomorrow. 2.30pm. Bring flask and sandwiches
by David Robertson
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21269

Re: British Championship 2018

A seismic error just played by White in Muir-Young Dear me! That's more Frank Muir than Andrew Muir I don't suppose the idea was to pick up the queen with a knight fork? No, I don't suppose it was. The position after 21...Rxd5 is an extremely familiar tabiya is the QGD Semi-Slav Botvinnik System. M...