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by Joey Stewart
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 39409

Re: British chess championship

Cheers for the links guys, I'll have to check out the next few days games
by Joey Stewart
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 39409

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Great result for Tom Villiers - Tom has an uncanny ability to induce blunders from strong opponents and it happened again today with Daniel Fernandez's 52...Kc5 ?? You are not kidding there, I played 4ncl in the same team as Tom one season and he managed to win 6 games from worse positions when his...
by Joey Stewart
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 39409

Re: British chess championship

Oh, well if it is hidden away in the dead zones of the forums then at least we now have a discussion page in the active area. I thought I would start with this- anybody know if there is live games being put online this year, I've had a look around and not seen anything yet (unfortunately the past Br...
by Joey Stewart
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 39409

British chess championship

I thought it only right and proper to start this thread, and steer us away from euro leaving talk to the real business of the year.
by Joey Stewart
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What temperature / humidity is it too bad to play
Replies: 21
Views: 2130

Re: What temperature / humidity is it too bad to play

It just shows how half assed our "legal system" is when they think that extreme heat is fine but slightly cold and you have to shut up shop completely (the unofficial bank holidays we now have every time a light dusting of snow happens spring to mind). Worse when there is some whinging anorexic who ...
by Joey Stewart
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 60
Views: 11183

Re: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

Osborne reforms That's a snorter :wink: Just like in 1986 (I've been in pensions for longer than that), the changes to pensions take a long time to have a completely clear effect; there are people with poorer retirements now thanks to those, and they'll soon be people with poorer retirements thanks...
by Joey Stewart
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Finals 13 July 2019 @ Kettering
Replies: 29
Views: 3536

Re: Finals 13 July 2019 @ Kettering

Simple solution - the ecf purchase a set of cheap tablets, use the fide online arena as a "venue" and have the machines locked out of any app downloads or web browsers to avoid the cheating issue. l this allows the whole game to be played in an agreeable venue to the arbiter (since they will be the ...
by Joey Stewart
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Finals 13 July 2019 @ Kettering
Replies: 29
Views: 3536

Re: Finals 13 July 2019 @ Kettering

It was kind of a shame Devon was forced out of the competition, even though I've been on the recieving end of many Devon victories I'd have still give them my support for such a great achievement of a 'proper' minor county making it to the final.
by Joey Stewart
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 194
Views: 15965

Re: Arbitration question

Although I mildly dislike increments I would happily take them just to stop that sort of internet troll behaviour translating to real life - nothing better then to screw talentless clowns out of getting an unjust win on time
by Joey Stewart
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 13936

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

On the other hand I think we should be more worried about players intentionally losing points (sandbagging) to enter lower rated events. That problem isn't hard to stop, or at least mitigate. You specify that the rating taken in account will be the highest registered in the past year, or perhaps a ...
by Joey Stewart
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Has anyone heard of kaoori.co.uk?
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Re: Has anyone heard of kaoori.co.uk?

I had them contact me recently about putting links on my league website to advertise equipment at a discount - looks like they have been on a major marketing spree.
by Joey Stewart
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 36
Views: 5088

Re: 2019-20 Season

Madness.... they finally addressed that we have too many bank holidays in may (especially so close to easter that has another two) and their "fix" is to just move it to another day IN MAY !!
by Joey Stewart
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Piece values
Replies: 19
Views: 1985

Re: Piece values

John McKenna wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:18 pm
We all know that the interrogation will produce the following answer -

8 (pawns) + 6 (2 knights) + 7 (2 bishops) + 10 (2 rooks) + 9 (queen) + 2 (king) = 42!
We need an "upvote" feature for posts like this. Good one
by Joey Stewart
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 13936

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

I remember saying this a while ago - give me 10 years and a willing supply of novice players and I could get my ecf rating over 300. It wouldnt be much of a help to me though, it is not as though I would suddenly receive a bunch of tournament invites and appearance fees since my play strength would ...
by Joey Stewart
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 12
Views: 2063

Re: Hastings Congress

It would be a shame to lose the Hastings Congress as it is such a huge part of English chess heritage, but £25,000 is a LOT of money, more then most businesses can afford to spare these days. I would personally have a crack at getting a big bookmaker to sponsor it - the are a few of them that take b...