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by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Free Chess Sets for schools
Replies: 121
Views: 22637

Re: Free Chess Sets for schools

"Who has written/proof-read the E-mail. The unfortunate spelling mistake at the end has been pointed out, but I also notice that there is no reference to Holloid Plastics, would Caroline Morris be happy with this?" I'm not crazy about "correspondance" either...... Let's look on the bright side and h...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scoresheet books
Replies: 65
Views: 4055

Re: Scoresheet books

"A victory for common sense and decency."

And cheating!
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scoresheet books
Replies: 65
Views: 4055

Re: Scoresheet books

"I asked my opponent to not use his scorebook as it could be deemed as having notes, ended up in arguement. Im 99% sure its technically not allowed to have a scorebook in a game now." I would agree with you, but I would probably only complain if the opponent started looking at previous pages. (But y...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu May 28, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CONGRESSES, MORE OR LESS
Replies: 44
Views: 3488

Re: CONGRESSES, MORE OR LESS

Having played in 30 Guernsey Chess Festivals, I must plug that. Good venue, nice surroundings, good atmosphere, no VAT... The weather's variable in October admittedly, anything between shirt sleeves and Antarctic survival kit, but a good tournament. Entrants this year include Tiger Hillarp-Persson a...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu May 28, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Players playing above their sections in congresses
Replies: 36
Views: 2825

Re: Players playing above their sections in congresses

When I run tournaments, my only worry is if someone is trying to play too low a section - if they want to play up a section, then good luck to them. (You might perhaps worry if you are looking at FIDE rating possibilities and you get too many unrateds.) If I think entrants are inexperienced, I might...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed May 27, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: at the mercy of the arbiter
Replies: 185
Views: 16168

Re: at the mercy of the arbiter

International Correspondence chess has a digital code working the other way, (for those who still play by post) so 1.e4 is 5254. On the binary point, it would depend if he wrote it as 2545 or 25-45; calculating the former would leave little time for thinking about the game! I assume he had small wri...
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue May 26, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pairings
Replies: 10
Views: 1582

Re: Pairings

"Chatting in the car on the way to Ilford yesterday, we were speculating on the sort of chess-playing career someone with the surname Bye would have. Would their opponents never turn up, assuming they were going to get a half or full point?" It has happened. I have been arbiter at events where a Mr ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue May 26, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pairings
Replies: 10
Views: 1582

Re: Pairings

I managed to pair Hale and Harty at Guernsey a few years ago. In the previous Guernsey Steve Boniface paired Lock and Key, and strangely he didn't even notice he'd done it. Steve looked out for the humorous side of pairings and once told me that when he saw Dan Rosen's name in the entries, he immedi...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri May 22, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: So who's going to the British Chess Championships?
Replies: 234
Views: 15124

Re: So who's going to the British Chess Championships?

Looks as if some good players are going to the Scottish championships

http://www.scottishchesschampionship.co ... pants.html

Kevin
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu May 21, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: any quotes, any global enviroment.
Replies: 9
Views: 1480

Re: any quotes, any global enviroment.

Anything by Murray Walker.... Cricket -"The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey." (Brian Johnston) Chess - "You've just ruined the tournament!" (190-graded player to his opponent, graded 90 odd, who had just beaten him.) And it didn't ruin the tournament as I won it. Another George Best, along th...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon May 18, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incremental Time Controls
Replies: 79
Views: 9833

Re: Incremental Time Controls

"In reply to Anthony's message above: I started this thread, as I was proposing an option for the London Civil Service Chess League, and wanted to learn of any experience there had been in playing evening league chess with incremental time limits. I was aware that there was a determined body which w...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Descriptive notation
Replies: 95
Views: 12092

Re: Descriptive notation

"I tend to get confused when Knights (for example) swap sides of the board and the notation then say e.g. QN-Q4 when there is a choice of two. It's not evidently clear to me which Knight should move there." It is probably the knight that started there. If you look at some old (proper!) wooden chess ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Delaying/Maybe Abandoning Introducing New K Factors
Replies: 6
Views: 1578

Re: FIDE Delaying/Maybe Abandoning Introducing New K Factors

"During the 10-day working visit of Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos in Singapore with General Secretary Ignatius Leong...."

And the rest of the agenda was.....?
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A horrible way to get relegated
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

Re: A horrible way to get relegated

"Was this the Bristol league?"

If he commutes from Darlington to Bristol for league matches, he deserves to win!

I'm glad a sensible compromise has been reached...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A horrible way to get relegated
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

Re: A horrible way to get relegated

Based on what has been said, depending on the degree of incompetence by the home club, the match (or unfinished games) should either be awarded to the visiting side or the whole match replayed but the original home side has to travel. I would be asking the league organiser some questions as well. I ...