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by Geoff Chandler
Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Morphy Problem Competition + New Grading System
Replies: 0
Views: 433

Morphy Problem Competition + New Grading System

Genuine competition with a mega Morphy prize.

And possible improvement to current method of grading players.

http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandle ... handID=375
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Devon editorial on various issues...
Replies: 44
Views: 3913

Re: Chess Devon editorial on various issues...

Hi This problem of hiring 'outsiders' was quite rife in Edinburgh a number of seasons ago. I recall one enterprising club loaded it's weaker 2nd team with 2000+ players from Glasgow and Falkirk when it had a game v a club that was in contention with it's stronger team for the league. I think it's ki...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:49 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Nf6 4 Ng5 Bc5 5 b4
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

Re: 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Nf6 4 Ng5 Bc5 5 b4

Estrin in the Batsford Edition (1983) of the Two Knights mentions it without giving it a name. He claims a plus for White after 5...Bxb4, 5..Nxb4 amd 6...Bb6. but "5....d5! 6,ed Nxb4 and Black avoids all the unpleasantness." In Estrin's CHESS edition (197?) of the same book (the blue book) he makes ...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:28 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: History of the Grading System
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

Re: History of the Grading System

The Club has a full set of bound CHESS and BCM and also 100's and 100's of loose copies of both mags. You are right each one really is fascinating. A peek back into the past. The pictures off the players all seem the same. Everyone has neat haircuts, shirt and tie, baggy grey flannel trousers and an...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: History of the Grading System
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

History of the Grading System

Hi guys. With all this drama and melody revolving around the grading system I thought this might be of interest. Whilst waiting for the games to finsh at the current Edinburgh FIDE tournament. (ends today - designed to get players IM norms - no luck there but there have been some excellent games esp...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Andrew Greet v Dave Eggleston
Replies: 0
Views: 512

Andrew Greet v Dave Eggleston

A super game played today by Andrew in the Edinburgh Quality Chess FIDE event.

http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandle ... handID=362
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Players agreeing to their own time controls (part II)
Replies: 20
Views: 1608

Re: Players agreeing to their own time controls (part II)

Phew!! Because Bob sat down and played 1.e4 with the Letters and Numbers facing him. They were correct for him. His opponent who arrived 10 minutes late want the board turned around so he could have the letters on his first rank and the numbers the correct way up on his left. I know it would mean hi...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Players agreeing to their own time controls (part II)
Replies: 20
Views: 1608

Re: Players agreeing to their own time controls (part II)

Hi. It does seem I have not made myself clear. The numbers were on 'only' on the left hand side of the board and the letters were only printed on the bottom of one side of the board. Imagaine a board just designed for study and no opponent. 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 * A B C D E F G H If you sat down as Black ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on TV.
Replies: 0
Views: 360

Chess on TV.

Perhaps this is the way it could be done in this country.

(I recall a discussion about this a few weeks ago).

http://www.worldchessnews.com/

Nakamura is a rising star!!
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Players agreeing to their own time controls (part II)
Replies: 20
Views: 1608

Re: Players agreeing to their own time controls (part II)

Bob had White the numbers were correct for him, though he does not need them he's a 1.P-K4 man. On these boards the Numbers go up the left side of the board and letters along the bottom. So the number appeared upside down to Black and he had no letters. Most of us would not bother but it affected th...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Players agreeing to their own time controls (part II)
Replies: 20
Views: 1608

Re: Players agreeing to their own time controls (part II)

Edinburgh got rid of adjourments years ago and now add 10 or 15 minutes quick play to keep the game between the two players. Also we found stronger players were not playing in the league because weaker players would head for move 36 and seal irrespective of the position. It meant in some case a 2300...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Players agreeing to their own time controls (part II)
Replies: 20
Views: 1608

Players agreeing to their own time controls (part II)

This was discussed on another thread but I have a new slant. A friend of mine, Bob France, who seems to attract disputes, turned up tp play a league match that officially started at 7:30pm. Come 7:30pm Bob sat down at the correct board and started his opponents clock. The match had not started becau...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: drunk french super gm Forfeits game
Replies: 107
Views: 9373

Re: drunk french super gm Forfeits game

The other chess new item that appears to have caught the eye of newspaper editors is the Hitler/Lenin sketch playing chess. CB and other chess sites are running with it. Edward Winter busted this as a phoney ages ago. It did not stop me from having a wee bit of fun on The Corner. http://www.chessedi...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: More Moderators?
Replies: 22
Views: 1885

Re: More Moderators?

Just voted in favour. Am on quite a number of other forums and a few times have seen nutters post vile nonsense which was ignored but once some lunatic posted the real names, address's, phone numbers and emails of individuals he hated on every thread. This was up for about 45 minutes before being re...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF FIDE Delegate
Replies: 219
Views: 13236

Re: ECF FIDE Delegate

E Michael White: "I dont believe you are old enough to have bowled a googly at Jardine." :) Never knew Fairhurst (CBE) was born in England - learn something everyday. (then forget it the next day!). Thought a Scot lad down studying in England played for England. (something niggling the grey cells......