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Great result; looks like promotion is on the cards? A long, long way to go yet. Div 2 is the hardest league in so many ways. If we were to gain promotion again, it would be met with mixed feelings frankly. It would also mean that, a decade on from entering Div 3N, we'd never have played in the same...
Heh, I thought it was just me hanging on last night :) We may be 60+ (& 70+) veterans for the greater part. But we rarely roll over. Our Saturday late-finishes ran to 60, 70, and 80 moves. As I write, it's nearly 5.00pm on Sunday. Most other matches in the Pools have long finished. But in SoA v AA, ...
- Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:31 pm
- Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
- Topic: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer
- Replies: 15
- Views: 1830
Peter Swinnerton-Dyer gets the full obit here . I never met him, but knew of him - by reputation, and by deed. He emerges well - a good man, a competent head of the UGC, and a committed liberal in the defence of universities and their Enlightenment values. We can't get enough of them these days. On...
Yes, indeed. A state of affairs that has led to some disquiet among my colleagues. Why, they ask, do they get drawn against both undefeated teams in the same weekend? Still, we'll do as we always do, and lump it
Rd 3 Saturday 31 White Rose 2 - Jorvik 32 Bradford DCA Knights C - Shropshire 1 33 3Cs 2 - Spirit of Atticus B 34 Manchester Manticores 4 - - - Cheddleton 2 35 Holmes Chapel - - - Bolton & Worsley 36 Manx Liberty 2 - - - Manchester Manticores 2 37 Bradford DCA Knights B - - - Manchester Manticores ...
Fried Liver alert in the Petrov game The game, as played up to 9...Ke6, has been played at Hastings once before - in 1950 by Leonard Barden (v. Weaver Adams, 1-0 quickly). Barden chose the best response (6. d4 - the Lolli attack) and the best line thereafter (10. Qe4!? rather than 10. OO). When I l...
Of course, the Fried Liver should never be played. One should always play the Traxler!! Haven't the most "exciting" lines in that been analyzed to a forced draw, though? Don't think so. I think 4...Bc5 wins by force. I stood down as Global Vice-President of the International Play-the-Traxler Commit...
Fried Liver alert in the Petrov game Pffft!! Steward's inquiry called for there - draw in 14, by repetition. Sure, I gather Petrov is after a GM norm, and maybe has his reasons. But even so, he's repeated in a very strong position. The game, as played up to 9...Ke6, has been played at Hastings once...
- Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:54 pm
- Forum: International News
- Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
- Replies: 340
- Views: 20864
- Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:03 pm
- Forum: International News
- Topic: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships
- Replies: 92
- Views: 5384
Magic Magnus has got both his hands on this now. A win against Mamedyarov puts him on 15.5, a point clear of Duda with two to play
- Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:46 pm
- Forum: Congress Diary
- Topic: Bolton Rapidplay Sunday 18 November 2018
- Replies: 13
- Views: 1043
Venues cheaper/more readily available on Sundays? Chess tourneys are rarely arranged as we would wish; rather, as we can get