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by Rob Thompson
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fantasy Chess Olympiad 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3259

Re: Fantasy Chess Olympiad 2014

I'm currently sitting on 90 points, but since one of my picks has scored merely 1 (JAVAKHISHVILI Lela) that's about as good as I could hope for I think.
by Rob Thompson
Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Olympiad
Replies: 774
Views: 54752

Re: Olympiad

MVL's move 50 looks pretty bad - Kf5 stood out a mile to me - but has he managed to turn his position into a loss?
by Rob Thompson
Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The British itself!
Replies: 704
Views: 37443

Re: The British itself!

Am I right in thinking that either Amy Hoare or Akshaya Kalaiyalahan will be British women's champion? And if so, isn't it about time a better way was found, as it is self-evidently a very unsatisfactory way of determining the title, however well either of them may perform. If a proper tournament r...
by Rob Thompson
Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2014 gradings out
Replies: 82
Views: 18654

Re: July 2014 gradings out

Dave Ewart wrote:Unchanged at 156, fairly happy with that. At least I'm the Highest-Ranked Ewart again, after Brian Ewart dropped from 159 to below me :-)
I think I'm going to have to wait until Ian Thompson retires from chess to claim that for my surname.
by Rob Thompson
Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2014 gradings out
Replies: 82
Views: 18654

Re: July 2014 gradings out

Most of the Bristol Uni lot have gone up, though in some cases that's only because of old games dropping out of the calculation.
by Rob Thompson
Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Organising friendly match between ECF Forum and Reddit Chess
Replies: 32
Views: 5059

Re: Organising friendly match between ECF Forum and Reddit C

I've also notched up a win. My opponent walking into mate in 1 was convenient, but tbh I think the position had already gone for him. [Date "2014.6.22"] [White "alvarpq"] [Black "mendax"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "1708"] [BlackElo "1871"] 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Be3 exd4 5.Bxd4 Be7 6.Bc4 O-O 7.Q...
by Rob Thompson
Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championship 2014 Schedule
Replies: 124
Views: 15186

Re: British Championship 2014 Schedule

I think that impression is largely informed by last year, which as the 100th (and in Torquay) is not really representative.
by Rob Thompson
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Junior selection: FIDE World/European Championships
Replies: 79
Views: 12562

Re: Junior selection: FIDE World/European Championships

Please provide evidence of abuses of this. Otherwise you're just making baseless claims in the hope of a radical change, with no logical or empirical foundation at all.
by Rob Thompson
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 98814

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

If you take the battery out, does it count as a complete mobile phone any more?
by Rob Thompson
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?
Replies: 209
Views: 24625

Re: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?

There was a pairs blitz one of the evenings last year, but there was no requirement for it to be mixed.
by Rob Thompson
Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: World Cup Fantasy Football.
Replies: 42
Views: 5114

Re: World Cup Fantasy Football.

So who was the genius that chose Krul for this match? Anyone?
by Rob Thompson
Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Organising friendly match between ECF Forum and Reddit Chess
Replies: 32
Views: 5059

Re: Organising friendly match between ECF Forum and Reddit C

20. ... Nc8 Seems almost terminally passive. I'd have been very tempted by 20. ... Bxe4, followed by Nf5 and Nd5.
by Rob Thompson
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Organising friendly match between ECF Forum and Reddit Chess
Replies: 32
Views: 5059

Re: Organising friendly match between ECF Forum and Reddit C

The resignation is attached to board 2, which has had considerably more than 1 move.
by Rob Thompson
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Organising friendly match between ECF Forum and Reddit Chess
Replies: 32
Views: 5059

Re: Organising friendly match between ECF Forum and Reddit C

As you can see, I've made a huge amount of progress with my games...
by Rob Thompson
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Deaf Team Championships
Replies: 34
Views: 4422

Re: World Deaf Team Championships

An almighty TPR for Lewis there.