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by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposals for future D1/2 formats
Replies: 41
Views: 3478

Re: Proposals for future D1/2 formats

Would a problem be and 8 board Div 3 without constraints, if a team was promoted a settled team would then have to drop a player for the junior/female, unless they already had one within their team, that is why I suggested the 7 board format, so the only extra player you would have to find if promo...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposals for future D1/2 formats
Replies: 41
Views: 3478

Re: Proposals for future D1/2 formats

I really like the idea of a new division 3 without the constraints of a forced female/junior. If conditions put in then I'd welcome the addition of 'seniors'. For me 8 boards would be the way forward. The fact that it's 2 boards up from div 4 will be the noticeable step up, whilst not needing a fema...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Not a dispute
Replies: 18
Views: 1461

Re: Not a dispute

Assuming there was not one arbiter per 3 games then according to the Laws a flag only falls when it is spotted by the players. Therefore scenarios a and b are the same and the ilegal move was played before the flag fell. 2 min penalty and game continues. Touch move rule applies. Wow, I was right!
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Not a dispute
Replies: 18
Views: 1461

Re: Not a dispute

obviously I know nothing about the rules but I'd say, as white didn't claim the win on time before he moved black should be given 2 minutes in which to win the game from the easily won position.
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Sidelines to Mainlines
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Sidelines to Mainlines

Why is it that most books/dvds nowadays start with several chapters of sidelines before hitting the mainline theory? By the time I've committed to memory a whole bunch of lines that I will rarely face I have very little energy left for studying the more critical stuff. Is there a reason why authors ...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Your 4NCL games
Replies: 19
Views: 3657

Re: Your 4NCL games

Will the round 8 games be available to download before next weekend?
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Anyone having a street party
Replies: 18
Views: 2819

Re: Anyone having a street party

I'd rather spend the day in motorway traffic than watch that crap.
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Drunken Knights v Wood Green
Replies: 21
Views: 3012

Re: Drunken Knights v Wood Green

I fail to see the appeal of paying for a team (group of individuals) to win a league. Each to their own!
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: The 40 point Rule
Replies: 78
Views: 7555

Re: The 40 point Rule

Isn't somebody performing over 10 points above their current grade always affected by the 40 point rule, as I have pointed out. It is not a major problem as it used to be due to the recalculation of ECF grades, but is a problem which I think we are stuck with unless the grading system is totally co...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: What do people here do?
Replies: 49
Views: 4325

Re: What do people here do?

I'm a Tax Man... HMRC. What does that actually involve? Do people give you a lot of stick for it? I assist the public with their tax issues/questions/concerns. I generally get a little stick from friends or people who meet me for the first time, but when I'm in the job 90% of the public are quite p...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: What do people here do?
Replies: 49
Views: 4325

Re: What do people here do?

I'm a Tax Man... HMRC.
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Secrets of Chess Transformations?
Replies: 9
Views: 2249

Re: Secrets of Chess Transformations?

As a French player tired of exchanges, I'm looking for summat else. Is the Sicilian Kan similarish? (structurally speaking) whilst affording a bit of counterplay. Or are they not really related? Basically I'm looking for something where my French knowledge will still be useful, so as not to throw t...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Irish Open Championships : 2-10 July 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1978

Re: e2e4 Irish Open Championships : 2-10 July 2011

I've always wanted to visit Ireland. I'm very tempted!
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are Opens a little too open?
Replies: 104
Views: 10166

Re: Are Opens a little too open?

I agree. The open is really for those who are too highly rated for the major. I certainly don’t enjoy travelling to events, paying for an overnight stay and an entry fee to play/beat somebody who's lower rated than a player I'd face in my local league. I think organisers should use a little common...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd Big Slick International 25th June - 3rd July 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4071

Re: 2nd Big Slick International 25th June - 3rd July 2011

will Simon be putting up lists of registered players on his gingergm site?