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by John Moore
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Pal Benko (1928-2019)
Replies: 16
Views: 1558

Re: Pal Benko (1928-2019)

Sad news. Pal Benko wrote a fine endgame column in the American magazine Chess Life, much the best thing in that variable magazine.
by John Moore
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Northumbria Masters
Replies: 10
Views: 2789

Re: Northumbria Masters

Morning Nick. Yes, I did mean underrated but I hadn't looked at his previous rating history. Be interesting to see what happens to him in the rest of the tournament.
by John Moore
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Northumbria Masters
Replies: 10
Views: 2789

Re: Northumbria Masters

Charlie appears to have lost to a player who may be a little unrated!!
by John Moore
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Northumbria Masters
Replies: 10
Views: 2789

Re: Northumbria Masters

Thanks Alex, that's helpful.
by John Moore
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Northumbria Masters
Replies: 10
Views: 2789

Northumbria Masters

I had hoped to watch some games from the above event this afternoon, but the link to Live Games on the Tournament website takes you to Chess 24 and all its says is Waiting for Pairings. Since there are no results in the Standings column, it looks like there have been no live games throughout. That i...
by John Moore
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday, Leonard
Replies: 27
Views: 3110

Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard

Happy Birthday, Leonard!
by John Moore
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 43771

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Charlie, I have no idea why you expect an apology from Carl. That seems to me to be quite beyond the pale. What I would say is I hope you think again and post on the Forum in the future because your posts are often entertaining and informative. But I think that this is certainly enough about the Lor...
by John Moore
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 43771

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Jack, I think that a well done is called for. Charlie obviously feels very strongly about this issue but his post was certainly pushing the boundaries.
by John Moore
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 43771

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

On the commentary it was suggested that next year's event might be at Great Yarmouth, Scarborough or Liverpool. Out of interest, do you believe it will end up in any of these three places? Alex, why would you expect Matt to have a clue. Scarborough has always worked well and is a reasonably pleasan...
by John Moore
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 43771

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Is Adams still our best player? Yes, and by some distance, whatever the ratings may say. He has not just beaten people in this tournament - he has destroyed them. Howell will overtake him at some point. That point is not now. Yes, if there was a team event tomorrow, Adams would still be on board 1 ...
by John Moore
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 43771

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Dan Fernandez had another shocker today to finish on 50%. Slightly surprisingly, at least to me, he only dropped 13 Elo points overall.
by John Moore
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 43771

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Does anyone know what happened in Ledger-Wall and Villers-Modi.
by John Moore
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 43771

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Andrew Smith draws so at least he's broken his run of losses and, I imagine, he's still gaining elo points.
by John Moore
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 43771

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Thanks Jack
by John Moore
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 550
Views: 43771

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

When Lorin was defaulted, does Charlie get the rating points. Just a thought.