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by Mike Gunn
Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Replies: 15
Views: 6697

I always opt for quickplay finishes and would (personally) be happy for them to apply universally, but it's a mistake to underestimate the opposition amongst some league chess players. The captain of my club's first team stood down last year when the first division of one of the leagues we play in w...
by Mike Gunn
Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MCCU Proposal to reduce number of Boards in County Matches
Replies: 34
Views: 13018

I know from personal experience how difficult it can be to raise a team for away matches, but I'm opposed to this as I believe it's the start of a slippery slope - how soon before we get calls for further reductions and the distinctive nature of county chess matches will be gone for ever?
by Mike Gunn
Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on TV
Replies: 240
Views: 41018

The BBC 2 programme was called the Mastergame (I think) and very good it was too. Didn't Nigel Short effectively kill of chess on UK TV when he thought for about 40 minutes before making his move in a completely innocuous position on C4's live broadcast of his match against Kasparov ? Widespread der...
by Mike Gunn
Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Avatars
Replies: 19
Views: 6223

Here's a vote for the removal of smileys.

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