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by Rob Thompson
Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Excellent Article in the Radio Times by Dominic Lawson
Replies: 12
Views: 1847

Re: Excellent Article in the Radio Times by Dominic Lawson

As if that hinders anything else being brought up on this forum.
by Rob Thompson
Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Chess Championship S50
Replies: 205
Views: 24066

Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Nunn is clearly showing value for his rating, even after all these years.
by Rob Thompson
Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Excellent Article in the Radio Times by Dominic Lawson
Replies: 12
Views: 1847

Re: Excellent Article in the Radio Times by Dominic Lawson

Matt's point is presumably that when he strays from chess topics, his writing can be considerably less than sensible.
by Rob Thompson
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New York Times axes chess column
Replies: 53
Views: 5546

Re: New York Times axes chess column

I heard about it from friends on the internet. I played my first game of Sudoku before talking to anyone in meatspace about it.
by Rob Thompson
Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal moves
Replies: 23
Views: 3416

Re: Illegal moves

I don't know when 11.10 was introduced, but my case was over two years ago now so was quite possibly before this.
by Rob Thompson
Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New York Times axes chess column
Replies: 53
Views: 5546

Re: New York Times axes chess column

I got to Sudoku via the internet, as it happens.
by Rob Thompson
Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New York Times axes chess column
Replies: 53
Views: 5546

Re: New York Times axes chess column

I can confirm that the arbiting standards in these events are pretty poor. A memorable example is trying to blitz out an ending against Basman himself in resolution of my opponents 10.2 claim.
by Rob Thompson
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal moves
Replies: 23
Views: 3416

Re: Illegal moves

Signing the scoresheet implies that you accept the result. I have once declined to sign the scoresheet due to a contentious 10.2 decision.

As an inputter in the 4NCL, I can confirm that some mighty strange stuff happens every now and again.
by Rob Thompson
Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is the Swiss Pairing System Fair?
Replies: 21
Views: 3042

Re: Is the Swiss Pairing System Fair?

I guess the top seed has the "advantage" of not having to play the top seed.
by Rob Thompson
Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Council/AGM in numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 2907

Re: ECF Council/AGM in numbers

fwiw, I'm actually younger than Alex, so presumably my removal would affect that average even more.
by Rob Thompson
Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: AGM
Replies: 52
Views: 7474

Re: AGM

Having been voted against 23 - 12 on a hand vote, we now have card vote 2.
by Rob Thompson
Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: AGM
Replies: 52
Views: 7474

Re: AGM

Discussion of Alex's proposal continues.
by Rob Thompson
Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: AGM
Replies: 52
Views: 7474

Re: AGM

Election for CEO
by Rob Thompson
Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: AGM
Replies: 52
Views: 7474

Re: AGM

First card vote of the day.
by Rob Thompson
Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: AGM
Replies: 52
Views: 7474

Re: AGM

Julian Clissold had one against.