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by Michele Clack
Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: French Defence
Replies: 10
Views: 3173

Re: French Defence

I had a look on the Ginger gm website and was able to watch a clip from one of the videos. It looked very good so I've ordered both volumes. I think I will enjoy them even if I don't get any better.
by Michele Clack
Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: French Defence
Replies: 10
Views: 3173

Re: French Defence

I have an older edition of Watson and find it very useful for its comprehensive cover. I do find it a bit impenetrable at times though. I notice the 4th Edition is out next month. I think I might get it, has anyone seen an advance copy at all? I've played the classical for a while but someone sugges...
by Michele Clack
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: French Defence
Replies: 10
Views: 3173

French Defence

What books would people recommend on the French Defence? There seem to be so many on this opening it's difficult to know what to go for for different levels of player.
by Michele Clack
Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 4th Worcestershire Open, 21-22 July 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1704

Re: 4th Worcestershire Open, 21-22 July 2012

Thanks Andrew. It's always interesting to see who has entered.
by Michele Clack
Wed May 09, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 4th Worcestershire Open, 21-22 July 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1704

Re: 4th Worcestershire Open, 21-22 July 2012

Can't believe this is coming round already. Is there a list of entrants to date anywhere?
by Michele Clack
Tue May 01, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London Chess Classic 2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3277

Re: London Chess Classic 2012

Does seem rather odd that. Perhaps The Telegraph don't have a twitter feed!
by Michele Clack
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Office
Replies: 125
Views: 10396

Re: ECF Office

Matthew you have lost me completely. Could you explain what point/s you are trying to make please? Are you saying that without an ECF there would be no friction amongst chessplayers and everyone would suddenly become very positive. Such that English chess would be better all round. If so on what do ...
by Michele Clack
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Office
Replies: 125
Views: 10396

Re: ECF Office

I think I see what Paul is getting at. Although in practice it would be difficult i.e. time consuming and therefore costly to do, if it were possible to break down the office expenses to their constituent parts by core activity then people would think in terms of those activities. Then people might ...
by Michele Clack
Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Finance Council Meeting
Replies: 448
Views: 30741

Re: Finance Council Meeting

When do the new rules for the County competitions come into play?
by Michele Clack
Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The fine form continues!
Replies: 61
Views: 6730

Re: The fine form continues!

The Silman endgame book is excellent. I like the way it is split into sections of what is necessary at each level of play. Nicky would have all the work of selecting what to look at done for him. A big time saver.
by Michele Clack
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Warwickshire Open Chess Champs 2012 : Prizes
Replies: 4
Views: 2630

Re: Warwickshire Open Chess Champs 2012 : Prizes

Thanks to everyone involved in the organisation, it was a thoroughly enjoyable event. You weren't quite full then. I thought you might be over subscribed and wasn't sure I'd get in. I'll try and enter earlier next time to make sure.
by Michele Clack
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Junior Chess Clubs
Replies: 73
Views: 13288

Re: Junior Chess Clubs

The Leamington one is a good one for you to go to. There should be quite a lot of juniors and if the weather is nice there is a good park over the road to run around in at lunch time.
by Michele Clack
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Junior Chess Clubs
Replies: 73
Views: 13288

Re: Junior Chess Clubs

John Had you thought of entering a few weekend congresses with your son. There is the Warwickshire Open on 3rd and 4th March at Arden School Solihull coming up. Then there is the Birmingham League rapidplay tournament in Quinton Birmingham on 25th March. Both are likely to have a fair few juniors an...
by Michele Clack
Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012
Replies: 241
Views: 33621

Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Well that's a shame Roger as I think you would be very good.
by Michele Clack
Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012
Replies: 241
Views: 33621

Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

That seems a very good idea and could be the first step on the path to more volunteers.