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by John Moore
Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: drunk french super gm Forfeits game
Replies: 107
Views: 9711

Re: drunk french super gm Forfeits game

Ola - surely the young Bobby was tall, good looking and the complete opposite of the typical chess nerd. He certainly never wore a funny green hat :lol:
by John Moore
Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: drunk french super gm Forfeits game
Replies: 107
Views: 9711

Re: drunk french super gm Forfeits game

Didn't Igor Ivanov have a similar problem. I recall a NIC article about a US Championship round where Igor turned up with a thermos flask which apparently contained vodka which he presumed to consume at a rate of knots.
by John Moore
Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: More Moderators?
Replies: 22
Views: 1946

Re: More Moderators?

I have voted yes. Carl does a great job but it must be a lot of work - and, perhaps, a little tiresome at times. I mean I know I sometimes produce some right old rubbish but, I mean, look at some of the other stuff :lol: So, if Jack wants to have a go, the majority are in favour and, most importantl...
by John Moore
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Barbican Youth
Replies: 10
Views: 2073

Re: Barbican Youth

Ah Gavin - not everyone who has played for Barbican Youth is aged 12 and graded over 200 ECF. Others who have appeared with a degree of regularity include John Hodgson, David Coleman and also, up until last year, Julian Farrand (who is even older than me!). The idea of the Barbican Youth team (as ha...
by John Moore
Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: In search of a President
Replies: 100
Views: 9908

Re: In search of a President

Thanks for this CJ - the fact that we get a response on our Forum is great. Hopefully, you will be able to do this - within reason, of course - when you are elected!!
by John Moore
Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Director of Home Chess
Replies: 18
Views: 2108

Re: ECF Director of Home Chess

Adam - I can only echo the previous posters. We may well have an ECF fit for purpose.
by John Moore
Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: In search of a President
Replies: 100
Views: 9908

Re: In search of a President

Thanks CJ for this - which makes it even clearer why you are the guy to go for. One small thing - are you thinking of returning to playing. Even if occasionally.
by John Moore
Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you do for a living
Replies: 46
Views: 4747

Re: What do you do for a living

Pleased to see the responses so far. My wife is fascinated - she thought you'd all be unemployed!! :lol:
by John Moore
Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you do for a living
Replies: 46
Views: 4747

Re: What do you do for a living

Thanks Jack. So do mine, but at least I get a company car
by John Moore
Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you do for a living
Replies: 46
Views: 4747

What do you do for a living

One thing my wife always asks - and I never know - is what does your opponent do or your teammates do. I have been a teammate of a guy for thirty years and I have no idea what he does for a living. Why would I but still strange. To start you off, I work as a consultant for a logistics company. I can...
by John Moore
Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF FIDE Delegate
Replies: 219
Views: 13890

Re: ECF FIDE Delegate

Delegate to FIDE - Nigel against Gerry! Gerry may have done good things - but Martin Regan has said it all on another thread. Vote for Nosher - oh and Carl, Nigel may be a member - and his posts were a bit over the top - but Gerry isn't and doesn't and obviously never will.
by John Moore
Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The Morphy Game: The Duke of Brunswick did not play it!
Replies: 7
Views: 1815

Re: The Morphy Game: The Duke of Brunswick did not play it!

For those Forum members with a sense of humour, I would recommend this. Well it made me laugh and I was sober.
by John Moore
Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: There is a Dog on the 2009 Scottish Grading List.
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: There is a Dog on the 2009 Scottish Grading List.

Geoff - very good. Now towards the FM title.
by John Moore
Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: How many chess players does it take to change a light bulb?
Replies: 34
Views: 4854

Re: How many chess players does it take to change a light bulb?

Nappies are generally easier than light bulbs - mainly because the baby is not on the ceiling.
by John Moore
Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Possibly FIDE's most amusing rule
Replies: 29
Views: 2335

Re: Possibly FIDE's most amusing rule

Can I just say that I agree with everything Jack has written.