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by Ben Purton
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 40419

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Thought Varnam had Bxf6 winning a pawn and still cant work out why not!
by Ben Purton
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 40419

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

The fact is the British was going to go downhill in terms of quality when you de-commonwealthed it.

CJ nearly brought it back to a good level but that could'nt be allowed. He was quickly sent to the block.

But you got your record entry fees which is the main thing *tongue in cheek*
by Ben Purton
Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 40419

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Yeah common Jonathan , Paul is a good player who I've seen at the top of multiple Opens. Not in the British at all is a reach even 15 years ago! Top half is a fair comment.
by Ben Purton
Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fischer Number
Replies: 138
Views: 17196

Re: Fischer Number

I share a rating with Jack there, If I was allowed to use 5-min online games I could get nearly all players quite low through Ulf Andersson among lots of other more mature GM's.
by Ben Purton
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Yorkshire Chess - British Championships Competition!
Replies: 76
Views: 6662

Re: Yorkshire Chess - British Championships Competition!

Are there any results from round 1 , i did awful!
by Ben Purton
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 40419

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Forum posting Mr Bates is totally lost V William Foo
by Ben Purton
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 40419

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

I think Black is fine after the munch munch munch munch stuff.
by Ben Purton
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 40419

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Adam Nxf7 Bxe2 Qxe2?! Rxf7 Protects Rxf7 Qxf7 e6 Qe7 Rf1?

Sorry for quick look mate could be totally flawed but I am on a break at work quickly.
by Ben Purton
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 40419

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

The number 9 there, Brian Tahron , he knows how the pieces move well. I played him at e2e4. Talented kid. So impressive result by Nick.
by Ben Purton
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grading timetable (June/July 2013)
Replies: 95
Views: 16601

Re: Grading timetable (June/July 2013)

Wonderful , my bi-annual reminder how crap I am.
by Ben Purton
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The Ashes 2013
Replies: 176
Views: 12060

Re: The Ashes 2013

England continue to be useless at getting over 300. This was an extreme batting wicket

We might get 320 if we play ok this morning.
by Ben Purton
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: NFL Fantasy Football
Replies: 146
Views: 23979

Re: NFL Fantasy Football

Whats the league name mate?
by Ben Purton
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 17099

Re: My Story

Sabrina we are a bit rollercoaster friends since around 10 years old. Our mothers were close friends. It will be a shame to not see you around chess?. You have been very pro-active with your promotion of junior chess. All I would say is if its something that makes you sad and ill stop doing it if yo...
by Ben Purton
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fide title devaluation
Replies: 50
Views: 6293

Re: Fide title devaluation

I'm hoping some GM's from the UK come in to this thread to respond to this thread. I think that the general quality of players has risen especially in England(computer era). If I take Keith Arkell as an example of a solid yardstick. I think he struggles to stay at high 2400's/2500 due to the fact we...
by Ben Purton
Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Players not thinking about the team
Replies: 17
Views: 2673

Re: Players not thinking about the team

Any Sharks who do that would never play for us again..........

It has never happened I am proud to say.