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by Anthony Higgs
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Website
Replies: 68
Views: 6605

Re: ECF Website

On the new site I can't find any of the entry details/conditions for ECF Club of the Year. I can find the list of previous winners and articles about previous winners (via the 'more from the ECF' tab) but nothing about how to enter. This used to be on the old site - where has it vanished to??
by Anthony Higgs
Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 13-17 February 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2911

Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 13-17 February 2010

Hi Sean,

I see from your news feed that you have added a second Challengers competition due to demand, although on the 'entrants' page there are only enough names for one competition - is this second section close to filling up? I may enter assuming work gives me the time off.
by Anthony Higgs
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 398
Views: 21888

Re: Hastings

The bottom boards can produce some great chess - check out 36...Nf1! leaving every black piece en prise on the way to victory in Devoille-Campbell...
by Anthony Higgs
Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 398
Views: 21888

Re: Hastings

The most aesthetic move of round 1:

29...Qd5 in Rayner-Webb
by Anthony Higgs
Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 398
Views: 21888

Re: Hastings

Pairings are up now.
by Anthony Higgs
Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 398
Views: 21888

Re: Hastings

Ian Lamb wrote:i think mason was better before what you think Anthony?
I'm not sure, Hebden always had plenty of dark square play for his two pawns and of course the time situation was in his favour.
by Anthony Higgs
Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 398
Views: 21888

Re: Hastings

Mason is definitely lost now after 42.Qe1?
by Anthony Higgs
Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London tournament announcement
Replies: 385
Views: 23075

Re: London tournament announcement

Magnus was very honest in the post-game analysis, admitting he had missed that had Mickey played 25...dxe3, his intended 26.Bd3 runs into 26...Bc5!! and White gets crushed e.g. 27. Bxc2 e2+ 28. Kg2 exf1=Q+ 29. Qxf1 Qc6+ 30. Kg3 Bd6+ 31. Bf4 Re3+ winning, as demonstrated by Malcolm Pein. By the way o...
by Anthony Higgs
Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Can anyone tell me why Scarbrough second biggest weekender
Replies: 104
Views: 8879

Re: Can anyone tell me why Scarbrough second biggest weekender

In my experience, older children don't perceive it to be a young children's game, they just think the people who play it are "sad" and "uncool", and as a result have little to no interest in continuing to play it. This was my perception when I was in my early teens about 15 years ago, I certainly d...
by Anthony Higgs
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Two match reports
Replies: 15
Views: 2981

Re: Division Two match reports

IM Jack Rudd wrote:Ah, Higgs-Hunt, yes. Do you want to annotate that or shall I?
You are welcome to Jack, I'm not sure I deserve to annotate it! :D
by Anthony Higgs
Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Two match reports
Replies: 15
Views: 2981

Re: Division Two match reports

Well, if you're after swindles, check out Higgs-Hunt from round 2. My opponent practically forced me to play the winning moves... :D Fun to kibitz on was Freeman-Smart from round 1, in which Black decides to develop his kingside on move 23. White lost on time, presumably bewildered that Black could ...
by Anthony Higgs
Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Can anyone tell me why Scarbrough second biggest weekender
Replies: 104
Views: 8879

Re: Can anyone tell me why Scarbrough second biggest weekender

Also, i believe some of the weekends are in the South East, which is considerably closer to those in Maidstone than those in Exeter, for example. This year and last, the only 4NCL venue close to being described as southeast is Sunningdale (Ascot). I live in central Sussex and this venue is 1hr 15mi...
by Anthony Higgs
Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caterham Congress
Replies: 9
Views: 1701

Re: Caterham Congress

Alex Holowczak wrote:Does Cherniaev have any experience as an arbiter himself?
Just visualising it now... :shock:
by Anthony Higgs
Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Devon editorial on various issues...
Replies: 44
Views: 4113

Re: Chess Devon editorial on various issues...

One complained I wore an "poor choice of headwear" I was wearing a beanie with literally nothing on it. Another player went further and claimed I was a Right wing racist because I wore a Stone Island Jumper.......A unique statement. Especially as the National Front would probaly beat me for my relg...