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by Sebastian Stone
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Do you believe in God
Replies: 172
Views: 19381

Re: Do you believe in God

We can add your hero, the venerable Lenin ... The list of things I have been called includes: fascist, lefty, Commie, right-wing bigot, anti-Semite (this by an anti-Semite!), Jewboy, kike and racist. It looks like I must add Leninist to it. I have yet to be called a self-hating Jew, but no doubt wi...
by Sebastian Stone
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where does Anand sit in the list of World Champions?
Replies: 102
Views: 5565

Re: Where does Anand sit in the list of World Champions?

Warren Kingston wrote:
Sebastian Stone wrote:After Kramnik, before Carlsen.
Thought he beat Kramink to win title??
Yes, that's why he's after him.
by Sebastian Stone
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Do you believe in God
Replies: 172
Views: 19381

Re: Do you believe in God

Nick Thomas wrote:I like you Sebastian. You remind me of myself when I was young and craved attention... :wink:
Ha. Ha. :|

:D

But seriously, once you've seen the same arguments repeated year on year it gets a bit tedious.
by Sebastian Stone
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where does Anand sit in the list of World Champions?
Replies: 102
Views: 5565

Re: Where does Anand sit in the list of World Champions?

After Kramnik, before Carlsen.
by Sebastian Stone
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Do you believe in God
Replies: 172
Views: 19381

Re: Do you believe in God

It is sad that I can't help but compulsively follow this thread.

If nothing else, it's both amusing and tedious at the same time.

BTW, there are specialised religious forums if you are interested. Not that I wish to inflict more atheists on them. :roll:
by Sebastian Stone
Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Do you believe in God
Replies: 172
Views: 19381

Re: Do you believe in God

Nick Thomas wrote:Do you think that belief in god amongst chess players is correlated to playing strength (or lack of) :?:
If belief in God would gain me 50 rating points I might consider it. :D
by Sebastian Stone
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Claiming a win on time
Replies: 93
Views: 5729

Re: Claiming a win on time

matt_ward wrote:In this modern day, I am amazed Alex that not every chess congress nor club use Digitals
I can count on my hand the number of times I have used digital clocks.

3.
by Sebastian Stone
Mon May 30, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Do you believe in God
Replies: 172
Views: 19381

Re: Do you believe in God

Agnostic Atheist Apatheist.

Don't Know, Don't Believe, Don't Care.
by Sebastian Stone
Fri May 27, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Chess Championships 2011
Replies: 577
Views: 53429

Re: British Chess Championships 2011

Meh, nobody is that irritating. At least, not on this forum.
by Sebastian Stone
Thu May 26, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Chess Championships 2011
Replies: 577
Views: 53429

Re: British Chess Championships 2011

Paul Sanders wrote:I recommend the 'foe list' tool.
What does that do?
by Sebastian Stone
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Winners and Losers under 'Membership Only'
Replies: 543
Views: 25076

Re: Winners and Losers under 'Membership Only'

Sean Hewitt wrote:
Sebastian Stone wrote: In which case they could simply pay a one off congress fee of £6. Still a net reduction.
Depends how you define congress. Mine would not include an event that is a season long.
It's not me defining congress. :D
by Sebastian Stone
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Winners and Losers under 'Membership Only'
Replies: 543
Views: 25076

Re: Winners and Losers under 'Membership Only'

However, from what I've been told internal club tournaments may be graded for free. Which would slash what my club pays the ECF, providing they do away with their league teams, which considering they only play in all play all 4 or 5 team (4 man teams) divisions wouldn't be too much of a hardship. T...
by Sebastian Stone
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Winners and Losers under 'Membership Only'
Replies: 543
Views: 25076

Re: Winners and Losers under 'Membership Only'

However, it seems better than this membership scheme, which seems to be offering discounts at every turn. Latest being a discount for club internal games, which would reduce what my club pays the ecf to a fraction of what it currently pays. The only discount mentioned in Andrew Farthing's paper is ...
by Sebastian Stone
Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Winners and Losers under 'Membership Only'
Replies: 543
Views: 25076

Re: Winners and Losers under 'Membership Only'

Sebastian, you are most likely to be around net neutral, under £18 per annum 30 games equates to approx 60p per game, playing less than 30 games is obviously going to cost you more per game, the question is whether the ECF should be helping the "active players" or "less active players". Personally...
by Sebastian Stone
Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Winners and Losers under 'Membership Only'
Replies: 543
Views: 25076

Re: Winners and Losers under 'Membership Only'

It seems there are very few people willing to pay more for their chess. If the ECF keeps giving discounts to all parties they will end up losing money. Which is surely the opposite of what they wish to do. I believe pay per play is the fairest method on offer, this appears to put me in the minority....