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by David Robertson
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 121
Views: 14490

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

Is Tim Wall by any chance related to the late Jim Tennant-Smith?
by David Robertson
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: David Welch
Replies: 21
Views: 2734

Re: David Welch

Funeral arrangements (via Facebook) Dave Welch Funeral update: Friday 6th December at 12 noon Landican Crematorium, Arrowe Park, CH49 5LW We now have the funeral details for Dave. It will take place at Landican Crematorium, Arrowe Park CH49 5LW at 12 noon on Friday 6th December. Afterwards we will ...
by David Robertson
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup
Replies: 28
Views: 2459

Re: European Club Cup

David Howell kicks off... I resisted the temptation to tweet about the standard of arbiters at the European Team Champs but today's experience at the Euro Club Cup was even worse. Being shouted at aggressively, simply because I asked him to stop breathing down my neck (literally), was most unpleasan...
by David Robertson
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2019-20
Replies: 55
Views: 4775

Re: Div 3 North 2019-20

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:50 pm
I'd have thought the Boat Inn would be naturally equipped to deal with wet conditions...
It's being renamed the Float Inn #neverletacrisisgotowaste

Actually, I've just seen pictures of it - deeply flooded, several feet under
by David Robertson
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Carlsen quits Norway - reports
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Carlsen quits Norway - reports

More HERE. Alas, my Norwegian isn't up to it
by David Robertson
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Carlsen quits Norway - reports
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Carlsen quits Norway - reports

Blimey! Source is usually sound
by David Robertson
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Choker - as bad as it sounds
Replies: 12
Views: 1436

Re: Choker - as bad as it sounds

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:47 am
I feel that the title of the thread should be either explained or amended
If you really don't see the problem, you're well beyond the range of any explanation I could offer
by David Robertson
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Choker - as bad as it sounds
Replies: 12
Views: 1436

Choker - as bad as it sounds

Play CHOKER, a new game combining Chess and (wait for it) Poker! Not to be confused with Chessboxing. Not to be confused with anything sensible either.
by David Robertson
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 231
Views: 20957

Re: End of an era

Are we sure this announcement is genuine, and hasn't been cribbed from somewhere else?
by David Robertson
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 121
Views: 14490

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

Is any of this that important? I mean, really - is it?
by David Robertson
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: C. R Moore (Richard)
Replies: 7
Views: 1255

Re: C. R Moore (Richard)

How lovely! What a fine modest man. RIP
by David Robertson
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 10880

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Nigel Short (Twitter) wrote:The European Team Chess Ch. begins in Batumi, Georgia! I don't actually recall being asked if I was available to play for England (and, more to the point, nor does my inbox), but I am sure Nick Pert (Elo 2557) will make an excellent replacement.
by David Robertson
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 298
Views: 15480

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Pfft! Pretty undignified from Howell. I'll be interested to hear his post-match explanation You had a better winning attempt in mind? The dignity to which I refer, resides in the recognition that he simply hadn't done enough hitherto in the game to create winning chances. So accept that: the positi...
by David Robertson
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 298
Views: 15480

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Pfft! Pretty undignified from Howell. I'll be interested to hear his post-match explanation
by David Robertson
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 298
Views: 15480

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:29 pm
There is a minimum requirement, but it is 35%
Thank God for that! I'd never manage 40%