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by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Chess Championships 2011
Replies: 577
Views: 53941

Re: British Chess Championships 2011

"If I were the Organiser, I wouldn't do anything, because I'm not the arbiter. That sort of issue is one for the arbiter to deal with, and not anyone else. So I'd bring it to the arbiter's attention, and leave it at that." This was about the alleged MP3 player if anyone is still awake. It is interes...
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: International Round Up 16/8/11
Replies: 6
Views: 2418

Re: International Round Up 16/8/11

Guernsey runs 16-22 October

http://www.guernseychessclub.org.gg/fes ... stival.htm

(There seems to be a problem with a link if you go in the usual way...)
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I've expanded my library - advice sought on read order
Replies: 53
Views: 6174

Re: I've expanded my library - advice sought on read order

Although I am definitely not a genius, pre-Chessbase I used to play through all the games quickly from the tournament Bulletin of the USSR Championship (e.g.), making a note of the game number of any particularly interesting ones, so I could look at them in more depth, and make notes in my opening f...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Surrey Border League Fixtures on-line
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: Surrey Border League Fixtures on-line

"Are the adjudicated results submitted for grading?"

If they were, they were late.
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Surrey Border League Fixtures on-line
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: Surrey Border League Fixtures on-line

"The Central London League joins the Border League in being one of the very few leagues in the country to offer a Fischer time control (80 10)."

"So does the Essex League."

So does the Surrey League
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: International Round Up 6/8/11
Replies: 7
Views: 2211

Re: International Round Up 6/8/11

Ian Heppell, shurely?
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Changes to the format of the British Championship?
Replies: 116
Views: 7140

Re: Changes to the format of the British Championship?

The all-play-all British stopped shortly after BH Wood complained that the selection was bad. A reserve came in and finished third. Alexander and Milner-Barry wrote rather strong letters to him, which he published so he could have another go. I imagine it was felt if you had a larger Swiss that it w...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Major Open 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1840

Re: British Major Open 2011

Dave Onley is not under 20.
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CJ Banned?
Replies: 441
Views: 55788

Re: CJ Banned?

Someone asked about 400 posts ago if CJ would be allowed to wear the t-shirt on television. It is unlikely. In my experience of TV quiz shows, (much less than CJ's of course), any sort of message or logo is scrutinised closely. One of my opponents on Countdown was quizzed about a small (about 3" acr...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2011
Replies: 208
Views: 14755

Re: British Chess Championships 2011

Chessbase - "This time round, they only show a photo of Jovanka, and not (as last time) Jovanka plus every other female player in the Championship, plus some more outside. Really, I do appreciate Chessbase for their chess content, but must they give the impression that they think that all their read...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who would have won had Anatoly Karpov played Bobby Fischer?
Replies: 60
Views: 8661

Re: Who would have won had Anatoly Karpov played Bobby Fisch

The important thing with projects like this is to produce background evidence and data, results of the players, whether they crumble with a setback, are they likely to withdraw, etc, then list their pluses and minuses, and then say we will never know the answer, but on balance I think X would have w...
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2011
Replies: 208
Views: 14755

Re: British Chess Championships 2011

"Is Kevin of the Teachers still playing chess? I don't know him personally but I do remember what he looked like (he played in supporting events in 84,85 and 96) and his name on the list of participants probably attracted attention to the readers (who were puzzled as to why he had a name like that)"...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Test Cricket: England v India
Replies: 334
Views: 17061

Re: Test Cricket: England v India

"Well I'm no cricket umpire but I suspect that the ball became dead when the wicket was broken."

No.

But it does become dead at the call of "over".
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Next Kasparov
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: Next Kasparov

Norway has had an active junior scene for some years now, and Agdestein's chess school is turning out some useful players, of whom Magnus Carlsen is obviously the best so far. Magnus is rather talented on a snowboard as well!
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES
Replies: 1360
Views: 63726

Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

"A small word in support of Chino Atako, a former club colleague of mine until he moved to London a few years back. I must concede that I'm hugely surprised to see him 2.5/3 in the British, and facing Mickey Adams too. He's a fabulous bloke, a sadly rare example in this country of a player of Africa...