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by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:23 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Women's World Championship 2-25 December 2010
Replies: 107
Views: 15136

Re: Women's World Championship 2-25 December 2010

Koneru v Houska <snip> Best wishes to Jovanka tomorrow. If you were in Jovanka's position (graded 2421), playing a player graded much higher (2600 - the top seed), and given the nature of the event and the time controls, what strategy would you adopt (apart from trying to win!). Does draw with Blac...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: News and Support
Topic: More 4NCL Moderation
Replies: 11
Views: 1478

Re: More 4NCL

Carl Hibbard wrote:I seem to get stuck with the difficult calls, on this one the name being called I agreed was not appropriate even between friends and so I removed it
mine or his? mine was a clear ref to his avatar...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: More 4NCL
Replies: 84
Views: 9947

Re: More 4NCL

Add to that chess guests sitting in reception eating KFC, sitting in the bar drinking their own drinks or cancelling 10 rooms with 2 days notice and it's no wonder that hotels prepared to host a chess event are few and far between! We even had one player turn up at an event with a sleeping bag and ...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: More 4NCL
Replies: 84
Views: 9947

Re: More 4NCL

Add to that chess guests sitting in reception eating KFC, sitting in the bar drinking their own drinks or cancelling 10 rooms with 2 days notice and it's no wonder that hotels prepared to host a chess event are few and far between! We even had one player turn up at an event with a sleeping bag and ...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: More 4NCL
Replies: 84
Views: 9947

Re: More 4NCL

I used to really enjoy playing in Birmingham. As a Welshman it was the closest venue I could hope for. I also used to really enjoy being able to walk out of the hotel in the evening and enjoy the nightlife. For some parts of Wales, Telford is closer than Birmingham. The Moat House was even in the c...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: More 4NCL
Replies: 84
Views: 9947

Re: More 4NCL

What my point is if you acquire a suitable venue in a major conurbation with good train links (e.g. Birmingham), I think people would be willing to take a small drop in playing conditions for this extra conveinence, and on a cost point of view you could be willing to pay extra for accom from the sa...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Royal Wedding and chess tournaments
Replies: 64
Views: 5299

Re: Royal Wedding and chess tournaments

I As for catholics some of the objections and reasoning against the use of birth control are not illogical. Many methods of birth control make use of devices and artificial hormones which ptomote ill health in women. It was Paul VI who promoted the use of safe birth control by saying "a time to emb...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Royal Wedding and chess tournaments
Replies: 64
Views: 5299

Re: Royal Wedding and chess tournaments

As for the bias against religion It's as ridiculous as religion - why must we hang on to a way of life that suited the uneducated of yesteryear are we referring to all religions in this country - or only the christian faith. It isn't religion that promotes poor education. Note the politicians who i...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Royal Wedding and chess tournaments
Replies: 64
Views: 5299

Re: Royal Wedding and chess tournaments

the monarchy is special to this country, is good for tourism and is comparatively cheap for the taxpayer (58p p.a. per head was the last figure I remember). 58p per taxpayer... why pay anything? Personally I’d rather not give my money to somebody just because of who his parents are. Who decides t...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: Google Maps

Rob Thompson wrote:Melbourne to Tokyo is also good. Though i forget which number the amusement appears
#53!
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Google Maps

Go to Google maps.

Go to "Get Directions."

Type "Japan" as the start location.
Type "China" as the end location.

Go to direction #43.

Laugh 8)
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Royal Wedding and chess tournaments
Replies: 64
Views: 5299

Re: Royal Wedding and chess tournaments

The idea of being in a remote hotel away from all the crap about the wedding sounds like bliss.
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A New League Website
Replies: 58
Views: 5354

Re: A New League Website

Warren Kingston wrote:Like reading .Net mag ;)
I read that from '98-2005. It started getting a little complicated for me after that seen as it was just a bit of a hobby.
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Blitz.
Replies: 76
Views: 5697

Re: World Blitz.

I loved nakamura's h-file hack on kramnik. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHrg8Lib0WU
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A New League Website
Replies: 58
Views: 5354

Re: A New League Website

Phil Makepeace wrote:
Gareth Harley-Yeo wrote:
Phil Makepeace wrote:Unfortunately, it appears the website will be under new management. A tribute.
Joey, you submitted that pile of crap? :oops:
He asked to be "mentioned".
By "crap" I refer of course to my play, not Joey's flawless display. :)