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by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Staunton Memorial 2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4796

Re: Staunton Memorial 2008

I agree with Alasdair MacLeod. Bob Wade's selection is embarrassing. I'm pretty sure the reason they went for Bob Wade was for publicity - pushing the world record for oldest competitor angle. I've no idea what the general public thinks of this. I don't know about today's (saturday's game) so what ...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Staunton Memorial 2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4796

Re: Staunton Memorial 2008

When the game was over, it was apparent that Short had lost on time making his 40th move ... Actually Short had made his move and pressed the clock. Timman was thinking for a few seconds and had clearly not noticed Short's flag had fallen before he moved. Several seconds after Short pressed his clo...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championship 2008
Replies: 58
Views: 4982

Re: British Championship 2008

2nd top board non-event in a row.

I don't understand why Hebden (in particular) or the others decided to take the day off.
by Jonathan Bryant
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championship 2008
Replies: 58
Views: 4982

Re: British Championship 2008

Well to be fair our leading players aren't there.

I've thought for years the championship should be a 12 player all-play-all. Same prize money could attract the bigger names/higher rated contenders?
by Jonathan Bryant
Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Agreement between FIDE and Russian Badminton Federation
Replies: 10
Views: 1267

Re: Agreement between FIDE and Russian Badminton Federation

I think also Chess and Snooker has been done, probably because Steve Davis was once BCF President. According to The Complete Chess Addict a snooker-chess match between Davis and Karpov was once mooted but never got off the ground. Chess-Boxing really seems to be taking off. If there's money in it, ...
by Jonathan Bryant
Wed May 14, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mtel Masters
Replies: 21
Views: 1980

Re: Mtel Masters

Chucky only drew today... honestly his standards are slipping.
by Jonathan Bryant
Wed May 14, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GM Nigel Davies threatens S&BCC Blog with legal action
Replies: 17
Views: 2980

Re: GM Nigel Davies threatens S&BCC Blog with legal action

I am pleased the links from this web site to the offending article have been removed. I was happy to remove them. However, at the time I posted on this site, at the time I removed the links and even now (albeit a little lower down), Nigel Davies' own site had a link direct to our article on his fir...
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon May 12, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mtel Masters
Replies: 21
Views: 1980

Re: Mtel Masters

He's on 5 out of 5?

Wow that's incredible. Does anybody know the last time anybody one the first 5 rounds in a top level all-play-all tournament (or any other format come to that)?
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun May 11, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GM Nigel Davies threatens S&BCC Blog with legal action
Replies: 17
Views: 2980

Re: GM Nigel Davies threatens S&BCC Blog with legal action

Again, just in case it is not clear from the above ... the removed comment was not written by me - although I accept as mentioned above if it's on the S&BCC site we are responisble for it. I removed it at ND's request within an hour of receiving an email asking us to do so. I also pointed out in a c...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun May 11, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GM Nigel Davies threatens S&BCC Blog with legal action
Replies: 17
Views: 2980

Re: GM Nigel Davies threatens S&BCC Blog with legal action

If Nigel Davies has a case - and he may - then Jonathan Bryant has made matters worse by repeating the defamation here, not least in the face of a request to desist. David Robertson For the record, we have removed the comment that Nigel Davies was concerned about. As for the original post (from Apr...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun May 11, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GM Nigel Davies threatens S&BCC Blog with legal action
Replies: 17
Views: 2980

GM Nigel Davies threatens S&BCC Blog with legal action

First a hello ... I'm one of the contributors to the Streatham & Brixton Chess Club Blog ( ), ECF chess website of the year! thanks to everybody who voted for us :D I was always intending to vist the ECF forum this weekend after Tom Chivers wrote about it a couple of days ago ( [url deleted] ) altho...