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by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chessplaying 'Stance'
Replies: 18
Views: 2095

Re: Chessplaying 'Stance'

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by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL team names
Replies: 63
Views: 6624

Re: 4NCL team names

Ian Thompson wrote:
Joey Stewart wrote:Behemoths might be more appropriate, however, given the way we have been demolishing all in sight like a rampant force of destruction!
Really :shock: - http://www.4ncl.co.uk/resdiv2_r5b.htm
Made me chuckle :lol:
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Unanswered letter
Replies: 239
Views: 20118

Re: Unanswered letter

I've just read 6 pages of this 'debate'. What's stood out is that the 2 people who are shouting the loudest for change and support for juniors, Carol and Krishna have both attacked 2 of the youngest posters for disagreeing with their viewpoints. When I read the original post I felt Peter Purland sho...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: what openings?
Replies: 9
Views: 2649

Re: what openings?

This advice might be all wrong but if I were you i'd ask him. Quiz him as to what kind of middlegame positions does he enjoy playing. Is he more comfortable with a large pawn centre and lots of space or does he prefer a more modern approach of attacking the centre from the wings. This along with wor...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL team names
Replies: 63
Views: 6624

Re: 4NCL team names

If so I think the 4NCL should declare itself the ECFL or 1NCL John, All of your arguments seem to be concerned about sponsors not being attracted by certain names. Surely it's down to the club/team to decide for themselves if they want to choose a name that might potentially put off a sponsor. As c...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL team names
Replies: 63
Views: 6624

Re: 4NCL team names

If club officials cannot take their own teams seriously, why should sponsors? Also if the 4NCL were to introduce a naming convention, what should it say? Should all the team names be in English? If so I think the 4NCL should declare itself the ECFL or 1NCL John, All of your arguments seem to be con...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Death of a congress ?
Replies: 78
Views: 6631

Re: Death of a congress ?

I'm sorry to hear about East Devon's problems. I wonder if the Committee should consider reverting to having the top section as a Stars Barred event. There are very few events where players in the 180 to 200 range can reasonably hope to win a main prize and I felt that that was one of East Devon's ...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Survey of league chess
Replies: 94
Views: 7699

Re: Survey of league chess

As somebody who only plays away matches in one of my leagues, i wouldn't be very happy about it... :D Generally such a rule is tough on board ones because it means that they will usually have to face their strongest opponents with black. Why? They still play half their opponents with white, and hal...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Etiquette of resigning
Replies: 107
Views: 11338

Re: Etiquette of resigning

The FIDE rules (12.2) say: "The playing venue is defined as the playing area, rest rooms, refreshment area, area set aside for smoking and other places as designated by the arbiter. The player having the move is not allowed to leave the playing area without permission of the arbiter." This implies ...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Etiquette of resigning
Replies: 107
Views: 11338

Re: Etiquette of resigning

At 4NCL is it pretty clear and I suspect that technically a player could not stray from one playing area to another whilst their game is in progress? I thought the 4NCL rules were you can walk around playing rooms, analysis room, and toilets but not venture past the foyer to the bedrooms. I'm not s...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Etiquette of resigning
Replies: 107
Views: 11338

Re: Etiquette of resigning

White has committed an offence of leaving the board whilst it is his move. Black should inform the arbiter. I didn't know this was an offence! :oops: If I'm sat at the board for a while and no clear plans/moves come to mind, I've been known to occasionally get up, have a bit of a walk around to cle...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Effect of quickplay on league membership
Replies: 23
Views: 2156

Re: Effect of quickplay on league membership

When I posted the results, the only summer league I knew about was the Wolverhampton Summer League. I will add the South East Lancashire Summer League (thanks to Mick Norris for drawing attention to it). I confined the survey to standardplay leagues, meaning that rapid, blitz and lightning leagues ...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Effect of quickplay on league membership
Replies: 23
Views: 2156

Re: Effect of quickplay on league membership

East Glam also hold a summer KO tournament.
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Opponent Made An Illegal Move In A League Game
Replies: 46
Views: 8073

Re: Opponent Made An Illegal Move In A League Game

On the same subject (if you forget to check before the game starts), is it acceptable to check your mobile phone during a game to make sure it is switched off? Better that than it ringing during play. :) Some phones make a noise when you switch them off. Technically, I think that breaches the regul...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Survey of league chess
Replies: 94
Views: 7699

Re: Survey of league chess

Is it not simpler to assume that those who were unfamiliar with how to play quickplay suffered in terms of their results because they play better with more time? You say "lost on time" and "unable to be aided by computer". The alternative is that some people do (unsurprisingly) play better when the...