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by Martin Crichton
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2040
Views: 175010

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: 2510

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: 4906

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: 2040
Views: 175010

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: 51384

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: 51384

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...
by Martin Crichton
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ecf Silver member letter
Replies: 72
Views: 6928

Re: Ecf Silver member letter

Further, there is also quite a substantial difference between personal dislike and hatred. spot on... nail on the head. People use the word hate all too often without understanding it's meaning. My understanding of hate is when you would be happy if that person or persons were to die, to be wiped o...
by Martin Crichton
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Renewing ECF membership after a year - advise please
Replies: 14
Views: 2424

Re: Renewing ECF membership after a year - advise please

call the ECF office...took less than 2 minutes for me. Just have your cc details to hand.
by Martin Crichton
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ecf Silver member letter
Replies: 72
Views: 6928

Re: Ecf Silver member letter

I have just renewed and downgraded my membership from silver to bronze. I only had Silver membership because I plyed in the London superrapid play in 2016 and a certain club sponsor was paying for my membership...(seems that funding has now dried up due to poor club administration of finances) Anywa...
by Martin Crichton
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championships 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 4305

Re: Irish Championships 2018

The bottom seed 16 year old Peter Carroll rated 1794 is doing quite well - current TPR 2422...nice demolition job yesterday on 9 times Irish champion Stephen Brady http://chess-results.com/tnr357006.aspx?lan=1 Player info Name Carroll Peter Starting rank 36 Rating 1794 Rating national 0 Rating inter...
by Martin Crichton
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championships 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 4305

Re: Irish Championships 2018

Thanks for the link and updates Tim
by Martin Crichton
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championships 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 4305

Re: Irish Championships 2018

I have played Stephen once and observed him several times.....my take lovely guy but.... (my take only).....a killer over the board...not just a killer but a sadist that uses the clock time to maximise the thrill that he gets from winning chess games. let this be a lesson for Stephen! wonder if ther...
by Martin Crichton
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championships 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 4305

Re: Irish Championships 2018

it is very annoying isn't it.
by Martin Crichton
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championships 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 4305

Re: Irish Championships 2018

Lawrence Quote"Speaking as his 4NCL captain I think players looking to move out of their comfort zone and play stronger players should be applauded not criticised." Unquote sorry but you are simply wrong here. David would not be at all comfortable playing in this years Irish ch. and David has never ...
by Martin Crichton
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championships 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 4305

Re: Irish Championships 2018

Hi Roger I spotted that too and yes there is something here that needs clarification! (IMO) John, has Conor Murphy requested byes for the first two rounds of the Irish ch? if so will he be getting half point byes or zero point byes? Perhaps you could contact David FitzSimons and offer him a similar ...