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by Anthony Higgs
Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES
Replies: 1360
Views: 65930

Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Warren Kingston wrote:Are there going to be any off shoot openings/variations played today and by whom?
Rudd-Surtees
by Anthony Higgs
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Magazine
Replies: 59
Views: 10547

Re: British Chess Magazine

I also received a copy of this email, which was from Steve Giddins originally.
by Anthony Higgs
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BDCA vs MCF Match
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: BDCA vs MCF Match

Mick Norris wrote:On behalf of the MCF, thanks to Andy for all his hard work with this match
I take it your signature does not apply to this post... :D
by Anthony Higgs
Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 39th Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 (the chess)
Replies: 838
Views: 49832

Re: 39th Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 (the chess)

Ola Winfridsson wrote:A couple of years ago, Carlsen (then already well into the 2700s) had to concede a half point against someone rated 2100 in an open in Norway (Tromsø?), and if memory serves me right, he dropped another draw a few rounds later.
This one maybe: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1469361
by Anthony Higgs
Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 39th Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 (the chess)
Replies: 838
Views: 49832

Re: 39th Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 (the chess)

I enjoyed Meri's position today after 26...Na4. All her own pieces on the back rank, all her opponent's pieces in her half of the board yet she's still winning by miles...
by Anthony Higgs
Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010
Replies: 334
Views: 38722

Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

What we 'busy persons' have got is effectively 5 rounds of the weekender (with no opportunity to win that tournament's prize money) plus - for an extra 75 quid - a maximum of four FIDE-rated rounds of chess. And for me it means taking 3 days' annual leave from work. The overall prize money for the ...
by Anthony Higgs
Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010
Replies: 334
Views: 38722

Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

If the time control is as stated (30/75 + 15), then it can't be FIDE-rated; you need 40 moves in the first time period (if you're going to have one) for it to be FIDE-rated. Thanks Alex. This should probably be stated on the Classic website, seems misleading to describe it as a 'FIDE Open' if less ...
by Anthony Higgs
Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010
Replies: 334
Views: 38722

Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

Roger de Coverly wrote:Unless there's a rating restriction on the first 5 rounds, only the last 4 games are slow enough to be internationally rated.
Is this correct Adam? I'm thinking of entering the 'busy persons' event but will only do so if all rounds are FIDE-rated.
by Anthony Higgs
Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 121597

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Great stuff, well done to all involved! :)
by Anthony Higgs
Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 121597

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

0-1 confirmed, norm for Tymrakiewicz!
by Anthony Higgs
Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 121597

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

JustinHorton wrote:I think he's winning right now.
Agreed. 74...Bc2 was a nice mini-zugzwang after which there's probably no defence.
by Anthony Higgs
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 121597

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Just for entertainment value, Jaunooby-Baker gets my vote for game of the round. :D
by Anthony Higgs
Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Making a zero default time in all leagues!
Replies: 33
Views: 1570

Re: Making a zero default time in all leagues!

3. Why do people play a evening match if they know they will be late or their is a chance of a late arrival. Because most evening leagues are played for the fun and enjoyment of a game of chess? There is usually no money at stake so the only motivation is to enjoy, and hopefully win, a good game. W...
by Anthony Higgs
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Website
Replies: 68
Views: 6605

Re: ECF Website

http://chesscircuit.blogspot.com/ or, more specifically you can go to the ECF website and type 'club of the year' into the search box rop right - and there you are! http://www.englishchess.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=586:ecf-awards-2010&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 Many tha...