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by David Gilbert
Tue May 26, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CONGRESSES, MORE OR LESS
Replies: 44
Views: 3738

Re: CONGRESSES, MORE OR LESS

I'd add Scarborough too, and even Exeter and Doncaster. And in the south, Kidlington, St Albans and Bury St Edmunds are great events. What a shame that last year Scarborough and Bury St Edmunds clashed, and on the same weekend there were people playing at Weymouth. Why have three good events the sam...
by David Gilbert
Tue May 26, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CONGRESSES, MORE OR LESS
Replies: 44
Views: 3738

CONGRESSES, MORE OR LESS

Were there any winners in the clash of the Congresses last weekend? In the south, Ilford and Cheltenham held their traditional Bank Holiday events, and this year they were joined by Amersham. Not sure any of the organisers will be entirely satisfied with their entrant. Numbers were down at both Ilfo...
by David Gilbert
Wed May 20, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Descriptive notation
Replies: 95
Views: 12793

Re: Descriptive notation

Whilst doing some research into the life of WHM (Wilfred) Kirk who for many years was Secretary of the London Civil Service League (he also played at the British Chess Championships at Ramsgate in 1929 - Mir Khan's first championship win - and ran the Hastings event for one year after the war, just ...
by David Gilbert
Wed May 20, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: any quotes, any global enviroment.
Replies: 9
Views: 1571

Re: any quotes, any global enviroment.

Not sure what all this has to do with chess......but here's a collection of football quotes, just replace "chess" or a well-known chess player, for "football" or the player's name, and they still work (especially No3!!) Jason McAteer....."Steve McManaman once described Zinedine Zidane as ridiculous....
by David Gilbert
Thu May 14, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: So who's going to the British Chess Championships?
Replies: 234
Views: 16045

Re: So who's going to the British Chess Championships?

I agree from a neutral point of view that the british championships is a poorer event without the internationals. But you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows and the Indians are not about to be welcomed back into the fold. On the otherhand great to see that Gwain Jones, Stephen ...
by David Gilbert
Wed May 13, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: So who's going to the British Chess Championships?
Replies: 234
Views: 16045

Re: So who's going to the British Chess Championships?

Well I for one – as a spectator – would be delighted to see Matthew playing at Torquay. Probably our most exciting and farthest out tacticial players of the era. And back in 2002 I remember watching Matthew in a impromptu coaching session with spellbound Millfield kids in the outside area at the...
by David Gilbert
Mon May 11, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: So who's going to the British Chess Championships?
Replies: 234
Views: 16045

Re: So who's going to the British Chess Championships?

Mark Hebden is the first of the bigger guns to enter, joining Dietmar Kolbus who proved to be a difficult opponent last year. But with Adams, Short, Howell, Rowson, Jones, Speelman and Davies filling places at the Staunton Memorial it could be the weakest championships since they were held on the Is...
by David Gilbert
Sat May 02, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: So who's going to the British Chess Championships?
Replies: 234
Views: 16045

Re: So who's going to the British Chess Championships?

My first trip to the British Championships was Torquay 2002 when the championships itself was graced by people like Ramesh, Gallagher, Sasikiran, Kunte, McShane, Ganguly, Gormally, Harikrishna, Lalic, Bogdan, Sandipan, Speelman, Lane, Turner, Wells, Hebden, Rowson, Summerscale, Ward, Wohl, Emms,and ...
by David Gilbert
Fri May 01, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: So who's going to the British Chess Championships?
Replies: 234
Views: 16045

So who's going to the British Chess Championships?

Let's go! Anyone else?