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by John Upham
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: ChessBase 15 Question
Replies: 1
Views: 310

ChessBase 15 Question

Any Chessbase 15 experts out there?

Am using CB15 on Windows 10 and the last CB update.

CB will no longer allow me to add evaluation symbols (such as +/- or = etc.)

This is via the Notation window.

Any suggestions ?

Thanks !
by John Upham
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 279
Views: 14811

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

J T Melsom wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:01 pm
from the London Dead. I wonder which membership category they are in?
I have a few of their albums with Jerry Garcia on lead guitar and vocals.
by John Upham
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: How Many Times ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1456

Re: How Many Times ?

One thing I would like to make clear is that : Camberley Chess Club has nothing whatsoever to do with Camberley Juniors. The correct name for this 4NCL team should be Sandhurst Chess Club. A disaffected ex-member of Camberley Chess Club (who resigned in January of 2006) renamed Sandhurst to Camberle...
by John Upham
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2752
Views: 295041

Re: Media comments on chess

Plot summary The novel begins with an internal monologue by the 36-year-old Maria (Mar-eye-a) Wyeth, followed by short reminiscences of her friend Helene, and ex-husband, film director Carter Lang. The further narration is conducted from a third-person perspective in eighty-four chapters of terse, ...
by John Upham
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: How Many Times ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1456

How Many Times ?

How many times may a Division Four South team default all or most of its Sunday boards (without prior notice) before 4NCL takes exception to this behavior ?

John
by John Upham
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Membership List
Replies: 14
Views: 986

Re: ECF Membership List

Angus French wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:40 am
I wrote to Andrew and he's helpfully provided a link to the (password protected) Organisers' Area of the ECF website from where the membership list is now downloadable.
Thanks. Will do the same.

John
by John Upham
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Membership List
Replies: 14
Views: 986

Re: ECF Membership List

If I search for club members in the grading list - I get a list of members with their membership status displayed. No idea how often this data field is up-dated but its one option. Failing that you could always ask the member themselves. I have asked people if they are ECF members and sometimes the...
by John Upham
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Membership List
Replies: 14
Views: 986

Re: ECF Membership List

Now that ECF web site access to the ECF Membership List has been withdrawn, what is the means by which a club membership secretary (such as myself) can check to see if a club member requires nagging to join the ECF? Look them up on the grading website, e.g. ECF.JPG Ian, I won't be spending my time ...
by John Upham
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Membership List
Replies: 14
Views: 986

ECF Membership List

Now that ECF web site access to the ECF Membership List has been withdrawn, what is the means by which a club membership secretary (such as myself) can check to see if a club member requires nagging to join the ECF? I'm sure that this nagging has increased the number of ECF members and now this mech...
by John Upham
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: London Junior oddity
Replies: 20
Views: 1529

Re: London Junior oddity

The seeding in the ECF graded sections of the LJCC was by ECF grade. The grades of non-graded players were set to 50. How much effort the organisers made to identify outliers by FIDE or other national rating is not known to me, and it is not in my view reasonable to expect them to catch every such ...
by John Upham
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Opening Novelty in the QGD on move five
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Opening Novelty in the QGD on move five

Round Seven spectators (?) at the 93rd Tradewise Hastings International Congress were treated to a move five novelty in the Queen's Gambit Declined when David Fryer played 5...Nxg4 not previously recorded in MegaBase 2017. Previous moves were 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. g4 ?! :lol: E...
by John Upham
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Opening Novelty in the QGD on move five
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Opening Novelty in the QGD on move five

Round Seven spectators (?) at the 93rd Tradewise Hastings International Congress were treated to a move five novelty in the Queen's Gambit Declined when David Fryer played 5...Nxg4 not previously recorded in MegaBase 2017. Previous moves were 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. g4 ?! :lol: En...
by John Upham
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: London Junior oddity
Replies: 20
Views: 1529

Re: London Junior oddity

The ECF (and FIDE?) age defining criteria is the age of the child as at August 31st of the most recent August 31st to occur.
by John Upham
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships
Replies: 92
Views: 5127

Re: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships

John Upham wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:18 pm
Leonard Barden wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:07 pm
While I was typing the last post it's now Jones 1-0 Jakovenko! Go the lone Englishman!
Gawain now on board 2 versus Jan-Krzysztof Duda !! :D
See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVQgoSb8e4A for commentary
by John Upham
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships
Replies: 92
Views: 5127

Re: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships

Leonard Barden wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:07 pm
While I was typing the last post it's now Jones 1-0 Jakovenko! Go the lone Englishman!
Gawain now on board 2 versus Jan-Krzysztof Duda !! :D