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by John Moore
Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Rumours
Replies: 259
Views: 25791

Re: Resignation Rumours

Hi - as matters stand, the Memorandum and Articles of the ECF allow anyone entitled to vote to appoint a proxy. Actually it's in the articles - and it's an entirely normal provision. So you would need to have the articles amended. Actually, the more I think about this - it would be extremely odd to ...
by John Moore
Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Battleships
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: Battleships

Hey Tom - it's difficult to see how you can keep losing - isn't this a game which is just luck and the results ought to come out somewhere around 50-50 over a period of time. I presume you are playing a computer version so we can rule out her cheating. What's left. Maybe she can read your mind - in ...
by John Moore
Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Your 5 favourite books
Replies: 55
Views: 8091

Your 5 favourite books

Might be something old - something new.

Here's my choice

Beating the Open Games - Mihail Marin
Masterpieces of Attack - Gabriel Velasco
Dangerous Weapons - the Queens Gambit - usual suspects
Practical Chess Endings - Keres
The King - Jan Hein Donner

The last being my absolute favourite
by John Moore
Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Look, Feel & Name Change
Replies: 19
Views: 4188

Re: Look, Feel & Name Change

This is all very odd - and why doesn't the ECF announce such changes before they happen. Also appears that Carl is now the only moderator again. I don't see what the problem was with Jack Rudd - and others? - helping out.
by John Moore
Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Library has opened!
Replies: 10
Views: 1818

Re: ECF Library has opened!

Ah John - sorry my lack of a sense of humour. John Moores though - and although I am enormously successful - not quite as much that family. To whom strangely enough, my wife is related - although her name is only mine by marriage
by John Moore
Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Library has opened!
Replies: 10
Views: 1818

Re: ECF Library has opened!

John Hi I have never had a catalogue - what are you on about! I have been a buyer and seller of chess books for many years - and a collector for even longer
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by John Moore
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Moderation Information
Replies: 11
Views: 3347

Re: Moderation Information

But where's the chess? I back Jack on this - otherwise we all finish putting anything we find funny on this site - don't we. Then we get links to all sorts of irrelevant sites - which happens on a lot of similar forums.
by John Moore
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many boards do your Leagues have?
Replies: 18
Views: 1916

Re: How many boards do your Leagues have?

I am asking all the clubs to look in their cupboards - do you need to know about sets and clocks as well.

Sorry couldn't resist it - sometimes this forum seems a bit too serious to me, although there are plenty of serious issues about.
by John Moore
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grading levels
Replies: 9
Views: 2144

Re: Grading levels

Brilliant Roger - I knew you'd explain it to someone with a non - Maths degree. I expect to be a very fat fish for the sharks - if I get too close to one. Why have I lost 14 points and you haven't - must be our choice of lager!
by John Moore
Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grading levels
Replies: 9
Views: 2144

Re: Grading levels

Dunno about 200 being master level - even this incompetent has been close to that in years past and people would have laughed if you'd said I was a master. Maybe 215 is a good place to put it but then next year don't all the 200s become 215 or something like anyway. I'd have thought if I was 215, I ...
by John Moore
Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Library has opened!
Replies: 10
Views: 1818

Re: ECF Library has opened!

I'll resist the temptation to make any Jordan jokes. I have to confess, however, that I don't know the identity of the Jordan who kindly donated the books. However, having skimmed through some parts of the catalogue, this looks like a fantastic resource with some really interesting titles. However, ...
by John Moore
Thu May 29, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess - changes
Replies: 17
Views: 2609

Re: Laws of Chess - changes

Michael

I agree with every word of your post.

John
by John Moore
Thu May 22, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?
Replies: 64
Views: 6153

Re: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?

Distracting other players is one issue - surely the deliberately bit is too high a test, though. The idiots playing silly moves before agreeing a draw don't do it deliberately to distract other players - it's just an outcome and involves a crowd gathering round. I would certainly give them 0-0. I al...
by John Moore
Thu May 22, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?
Replies: 64
Views: 6153

Re: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?

Sorry but I haven't found this thread ridiculous at all - I think that Stewart was right earlier on when he said something like I may not be able to define bringing the game into disrepute but I know it when I see it and I am sure, Michael, you agree that Dave Tebb's game quoted earlier in the threa...
by John Moore
Thu May 22, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?
Replies: 64
Views: 6153

Re: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?

By the way, if you do get to play me in the 4NCL, County matches or Leagues I don't normally offer the draw till I get to the venue - and start the game - and sometimes not even then.