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by David Robertson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 4158

Re: Gibraltar 2020

OK, now we're making progress with one curiosity, let's try another. Why did MVL's opponent resign, with SF giving [0.00]?
by David Robertson
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 4158

Re: Gibraltar 2020

Can anyone explain why Stephen Gordon's opponent resigned today? Chessbomb (SF) gives Gordon [-0.35]. Has his human opponent seen beyond the 'horizon'?
by David Robertson
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Best of Chess
Topic: Splat!
Replies: 6
Views: 1661

Re: Splat!

by David Robertson
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 230
Views: 20572

Re: End of an era

Today is Penguin Awareness Day (trending on Twitter too)
by David Robertson
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 8321

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

van Foreest - Firouzja

Ludicrous, simply ludicrous! 100 years of carefully honed Najdorf theory, ignored. 500 years of basic chess principles, ignored. 6. Bd2 the other day was bad enough. But 6 Rg1 is an outrage. As for 11 Kd1, words fail me. What are we Naj players to do now?
by David Robertson
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2019-20
Replies: 55
Views: 4768

Re: Div 3 North 2019-20

Not SoA-B. And if/when promoted, none of the others would survive promotion anyway. 3N has reached its limits from its own resources. Ambitious incomers can use it as a 'drive-through' on the way up. But otherwise, from the North, we're done
by David Robertson
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Once of this place, now jailed??
Replies: 6
Views: 1985

Re: Once of this place, now jailed??

Identity now confirmed by local sources. This is 'our' man
by David Robertson
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Once of this place, now jailed??
Replies: 6
Views: 1985

Once of this place, now jailed??

This item just appeared in my local rag. Name rang a bell. Once a member of this forum by the same name, and from Liverpool. And bonkers. Could be someone else. If so, I'll be back to grovel. But I think not

Joshua Gibbs
by David Robertson
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Best of Chess
Topic: Splat!
Replies: 6
Views: 1661

Splat!

Carl How about a forum devoted to fine/spectacular games such as the one below. 'Best of Chess' or somesuch title SPLAT!! Doubtless some folk will use the opportunity to publish their humdrum ego-wank win in the Much Piddling & District CL. But such posts can be chopped if not up to scratch. Mostly ...
by David Robertson
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development News (ECF website)
Replies: 21
Views: 2153

Re: Development News (ECF website)

Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:24 pm
John Swain wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:00 am
Carl's resignation letter ....
He might as well have handed that to the interview panel rather than his “credo”.
I'm going to award that a well-deserved 'LOL'
by David Robertson
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 555
Views: 45761

Re: Chess history trivia

...which includes such vital and useful words as καλλισφυροϛ (kallisphuros) "beautifully-ankled" ...used in the Iliad Book 9 line 560 and the Odyssey book 5 line 333 I strongly recommend you cut 'n paste καλλισφυροϛ (as given by Michael above), and pop it into Google Translate. Google has a rather ...
by David Robertson
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 121
Views: 14418

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

To hurry this thread on a bit, can we move straight to libel writs, please
by David Robertson
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 4453

Re: General Election 2019

I therefore asked one of my contemporaries at Cambridge to appoint me to the Lords when he became Prime Minister Dear me, so many errors of judgement. First, nearly a century has passed since Cambridge supplied a PM (Stanley Baldwin, the last). It won't supply the next one either. And second, if yo...
by David Robertson
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 4453

Re: General Election 2019

Dewi Jones wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:50 pm
Ray Pearson....is less evil than his choice of electoral vehicle might suggest
Very much "less evil". Ray's a lovely bloke, far nicer than the dismal misogynistic knuckle-dragger Labour has selected for the seat
by David Robertson
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 121
Views: 14418

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:08 pm
Nick Ivell wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:27 pm
How long is this saga going to go on for?
Well, someone mentioned Jim Tennant-Smith upthread......
Someone? I'm not merely 'someone!