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by Martin Crichton
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 83
Views: 16670

Re: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

sounds like there are a few cash wizards in the chess community here in the UK.....I have a capital loss of several hundred thousand pounds which has been rolling over for several years now.....anyone got any ideas how I might be able to recoup this loss partially or maybe I could sell it? any ideas...
by Martin Crichton
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: European Senior Team Championships 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 3398

Re: European Senior Team Championships 2019

absolutely agree with Stewart...its a international representation event and I am sure the players and players from other counties would prefer to be playing for their national team and against a national team be it England 1 or England 2 or England A or England B etc as opposed to The England pawn ...
by Martin Crichton
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: International News
Topic: The Irish International Open 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 3097

Re: The Irish International Open 2019

his rise in the chess world has been somewhat meteroic..... a snippet from the Galway chess congress report: http://www.galwaychess.com/galway-chess-congress-2019-report/ It has been a very good couple of months for player X: he won the Bunratty Major (1200-1600) section last month with a faultless ...
by Martin Crichton
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: International News
Topic: The Irish International Open 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 3097

Re: The Irish International Open 2019

looks like another case of cheating in an international event. I do not have specific details but I have noticed the following: A 1520 rated Malaysian player was on 3/3 with a rating performance of 3100 after 3 rounds. He then lost the next 2 rounds and has not played any further games. Now when you...
by Martin Crichton
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Championship Schedule
Replies: 23
Views: 2231

Re: world championship schedule

bring back 1993 type of coverage please :-) grrr! we live in a golden age when Grischuk and Girr do live commentary and people are longing for the days when Carol Vorderman interrupted Spess whenever he started to analyse! only after the game. Was fine during the game and watching on channel 4 in t...
by Martin Crichton
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Eric Schiller 1955-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 3971

Re: Eric Schiller 1955-2018

the poor man only had one limb left when he died....there are some hard cases posting here! I must remember never to upset or cross some people lol
by Martin Crichton
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 753
Views: 88167

Re: Cheating in chess

Electronic means...I said Electronic device.....is there a difference? ...I have no idea but it has to be some kind of electronic device unless the kid is a telephatic? :) The tournament was set up in a manner to facilitate casual cheating. All the games were broadcast, even the bottom section , so...
by Martin Crichton
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 753
Views: 88167

Re: Cheating in chess

It is a shame that someone (a teenager) once again has cheated using an electronic device ...also it appears that this has had a huge impact in the u-1850 tournament as he was only caught in the penultamit round 8. The 4NCL are not disclosing how the supposed cheating was actually detected or indee...
by Martin Crichton
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 753
Views: 88167

Re: Cheating in chess

Might be an idea to redact the names of juniors when these sort of cases arise. When juniors are involved, the cases can be discussed without naming individuals. I agree due to his age I have removed the name. too late it is already up in Google cached memory and links directly to page 30 here on t...
by Martin Crichton
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 753
Views: 88167

Re: Cheating in chess

Thanks Brian but... Like I said... it was a small congress ( in the Metropol hotel in Cork.)..the arbiter did his best and the kid was being watched for the rest of the tournament and he lost all his remaining games. Small congresses are not run as effectively as bigger ones and they don't have the ...
by Martin Crichton
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: FM Philip Short
Replies: 4
Views: 2091

Re: FM Philip Short

I first met Philip 40 years ago when he was 18 and I was 13. As an 18 year old teenager Philip was rated over 2300 in the Irish chess union rating list and he maintained that rating unbelievably for the whole of his 40+ year chess career. Indeed at the time of his death his ICU rating was 2335 and h...
by Martin Crichton
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Eric Schiller 1955-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 3971

Re: Eric Schiller 1955-2018

Sorry to hear about Eric's passing. I only met him the once and immediately got the impression that he was very likeable but a bit of a character. A bit of a funny story. It was back in the early 90's in one of the half hour open tournaments that was run by the goodwin brothers? that regularly had 1...
by Martin Crichton
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 753
Views: 88167

Re: Cheating in chess

I just came across this and have followed the link back and made some logical deductions. It is a shame that someone (a teenager) once again has cheated using an electronic device ...also it appears that this has had a huge impact in the u-1850 tournament as he was only caught in the penultamit roun...
by Martin Crichton
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 43214

Re: Batumi Olympiad

must have been an error on the chess24 site that was corrected later then because it said 4-0 when I switched off the screen lol http://chess-results.com/tnr368908.aspx?lan=1&art=20&fed=IRL&flag=30 I cannot remember a worse Irish team performance in my lifetime...... (I remember an Irish player once...
by Martin Crichton
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 43214

Re: Batumi Olympiad

After a promising start by the Irish mens team they had successive defeats near the end of the tournament cumulating in a 4-0 whitewash by the much lower rated Tunisian team, no one has heard from any of the team members since ... (rumours are circulating that they have had their passports confiscat...