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by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 48
Views: 6681

Re: 2019-20 Season

"Yes it took a long time to get 2 cups of coffee at 10 am."

To be fair, I was only playing on Sunday and Reception were very helpful explaining how to register for car parking, and coffee arrived quickly when I asked for it. If everyone arrives at the same time, it must make it difficult!
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 48
Views: 6681

Re: 2019-20 Season

"PS re Holiday Inn, Maidenhead, I think they should have striven to have 3 people on Reception, especially between 1245 and 1400. There were only two when I was queuing at 1325." They seemed to have 3 when people were checking out before today's game. Perhaps they went to the same training course as...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Chess Day 20 July 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: World Chess Day 20 July 2020

"The resolution recognizes that as a game, promoting fairness, inclusion and mutual respect, chess can contribute to an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding among peoples."

True - I notice that every time I look at the forum.
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 7796

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

"JustinHorton wrote: ↑ If we are to be barred from wearing watches, I trust this will only happen in venues with visible and accurate clocks. --- Hardly a challenging threshold, but... why, out of interest?" I may be missing the point, but some players will be taking medication at fairly specific ti...
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship Match 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 4635

Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

"Well also the English writing, and the fact that neither player looked the age they were when the match took place."

True - and did Maia have the trademark hat then?
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship Match 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 4635

Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

The DGT was a bit of a giveaway, and the lack of scoresheets, and lack of arbiter sitting at the end of the board!
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4476

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

"LOL, I can see it's only a matter of time before this thread starts to consider whether writing, "Remember to buy dog biscuits on the way home", is an offence if written on the scoresheet - and is the back of the scoresheet still a scoresheet? - but not if written on a separate piece of paper." I t...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 11764

Re: Hastings Congress

Hard luck Richard.

Roger had the distinction of having no draws, so I applaud his fighting spirit (although I imagine he wasn't happy with the losses!)
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship Match 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 4635

Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

"I'm looking at it after 42 moves, Chessbomb's giving White almost a pawn's worth of advantage, but is it actually real?"

I didn't think so, maybe an edge. Good to see such fight in Game 1.
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 11764

Re: Hastings Congress

"The answer is that yes, he was, because it's the arbiter's duty to seek medical attention if the player turns out to be seriously ill." True. It reminds me of the guy on a bus who was staring into space so the police were called. They spoke to the passenger who just stared into space, so they taser...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 11764

Re: Hastings Congress

"Whereas I just need to be paired against Howell and win! "

Well, you're halfway there... (unless it changes of course.)

Good luck.
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anti-doping
Replies: 8
Views: 749

Re: Anti-doping

"I am in no position to comment, but in the opinion of the qualified doctor with whom I spoke, it is wrong to say that there are no drugs which are performance enhancing for chess." I agree (twice in one day...) I assume I spoke to a different doctor, but he mentioned a drug (not caffeine, Modafinil...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anti-doping
Replies: 8
Views: 749

Re: Anti-doping

"With Doping however, the Medical Commission is judge, jury and executioner in that they also decide the sanction, which can then only be appealed to CAS. My personal view is that this difference of process doesn't seem right." I agree. Actually the whole post is very good. There seem to be some iss...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 11764

Re: Hastings Congress

Another GM successfully fends off Richard!
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship Match 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 4635

Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

"It fits happily into either section; I don't think I'll move it, but I also don't think I would have moved it had someone started it there and suggested it be moved here."

That sounds entirely reasonable.

Do we know when it starts yet?