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by Ben Purton
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chessbase V Chess Assistant
Replies: 0
Views: 923

Chessbase V Chess Assistant

Hi,

I am looking for a database, I have never really done much chess work before so don't know which is better. I used Chessbase a little bit a few years ago to look at some games at a tournament. I am mainly looking at the cheaper form(CA) at the moment. Anyone know the main differences?
by Ben Purton
Mon May 06, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Final Weekend - Live Games
Replies: 17
Views: 4567

Re: Final Weekend - Live Games

It was key we won yesterday. We are 85% to go down today
by Ben Purton
Thu May 02, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Move rates and League structure
Replies: 123
Views: 14987

Re: Move rates and League structure

Roger, my point was that playing 4NCL is expensive, yet people are prepared to do it. The additional few pounds for membership is neither here nor there and lets you play for a whole year, not just a weekend. I have no view on the exemption - if Sean/ECF thinks it will promote the growth of the lea...
by Ben Purton
Wed May 01, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Wood Green
Replies: 186
Views: 14840

Re: Wood Green

Pretty sure i reiterated my point that its the registration of people who are definately not turning up that is the issue.
by Ben Purton
Wed May 01, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Wood Green
Replies: 186
Views: 14840

Re: Wood Green

Right. Firstly, We use to have multiple teams and in fact dabbled with the multiple squads idea but you have the practical issues there. If I have a set 20 players and 4 of the top ones dont play, I could end up with a weaker first team than second team which is a bit ludicrous. Secondly, maybe you ...
by Ben Purton
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another Membership Success
Replies: 74
Views: 7662

Re: Another Membership Success

The French love tax
by Ben Purton
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Wood Green
Replies: 186
Views: 14840

Re: Wood Green

Simon, your team are massive favourites to go back to back to back Layne Flack and stay up
by Ben Purton
Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Wood Green
Replies: 186
Views: 14840

Re: Wood Green

It is interesting and quite sad that the longest discussion of any 4NCL "team" has been a 'problem' with the most successful team in it's history.
by Ben Purton
Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Wood Green
Replies: 186
Views: 14840

Re: Wood Green

Its poor show by Wood Green Mike.
by Ben Purton
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Wood Green
Replies: 186
Views: 14840

Re: Wood Green

Disgraceful........in one word.
by Ben Purton
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Final Weekend - Live Games
Replies: 17
Views: 4567

Re: Final Weekend - Live Games

I agree with Jonathan. From my teams prospective we do not mind being on live boards this weekend if the league feel there is a more important match. We wanted to have BCM because they are a rival to our team due to the fact they are largely Berkshire/Surrey based.
by Ben Purton
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Arbiters' Association AGM at 4NCL
Replies: 7
Views: 1590

Re: Chess Arbiters' Association AGM at 4NCL

I mean this in the nicest way as I have a great respect for what the arbiters do for British chess and this seems like a good proactive thing.

But was this the most sensible thing to schedule at a 4NCL weekend given the previous problems with room bookings at this hotel.
by Ben Purton
Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 3404

Re: Caption Competition

"When they told me there would be plenty of beer, pawn and ladies of high standing, this is NOT what I had in mind"
by Ben Purton
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Tables after round 8 (2012-13 season)
Replies: 21
Views: 4228

Re: Tables after round 8 (2012-13 season)

No matter what happens over the final weekend. I am extremely proud of my team this season. To be on 6 points is an incredible achievement for us. Unfortunately we will be outgraded in all our remaining 3 matches. Especially annoying having to play Wood Green 2. We are still favourites to go down th...
by Ben Purton
Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Room Wanted for March 23rd 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

Re: Room Wanted for March 23rd 2013

Ironic and feel the term. "You've made your bed so lie in it"