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by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess fraud in New Zealand
Replies: 69
Views: 8110

Re: Chess fraud in New Zealand

I decided to ask the horse: Lara Antonia Sofie Stock 05 March at 00:52 Report actually .. i just wanted to play chess without media or any "special treatment". Just be a normal chessplayer not a wgm .. I'm not sure playing under a false name and winning a tournament is the best way to remain anonym...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess fraud in New Zealand
Replies: 69
Views: 8110

Re: Chess fraud in New Zealand

I decided to ask the horse:
Lara Antonia Sofie Stock 05 March at 00:52 Report
actually .. i just wanted to play chess without media or any "special treatment". Just be a normal chessplayer not a wgm ..
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why are we not playing chess at this moment in time
Replies: 44
Views: 4392

Re: Why are we not playing chess at this moment in time

I'm not playing chess because I'm spending too much time trying to understand scoresheets from the 4NCL. This one features: (a) One player writing in a language where M = N, B = Q, C = R, T = K, E = B. The handwriting isn't too neat, and there are notation errors. (b) His opponent's scoresheet, whi...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess fraud in New Zealand
Replies: 69
Views: 8110

Re: Chess fraud in New Zealand

The BCM Editor seems to be getting quite excited about this issue at http://www.stevegiddins.blogspot.com/ He has at least managed a couple of posts without being derogatory to this forum :) On a parallel topic, can we recall any similar imposters in British chess? Without any knowledge of the fact...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL May weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: 4NCL May weekend

One possibility if the dates have already been booked and a change is required is to have a sixth weekend with the final round on the Saturday, and then maybe it is a great opportunity to have a very large 4NCL 6 round quickplay tournament on the Sunday This sounds like a good idea for a 1 off if n...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Fake Facebook and MSN profiles?
Replies: 22
Views: 2878

Re: Fake Facebook and MSN profiles?

yeah i think so, the fake guy was born 1984 but also resided in sandhurst. it's pathetic, whoever these people are... grow up!?
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Fake Facebook and MSN profiles?
Replies: 22
Views: 2878

Re: Fake Facebook and MSN profiles?

I had an invite from somebody who had andrew martin's photo yesterday. I informed andrew and he replied by removing me! :?
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SPAM
Replies: 18
Views: 1704

Re: SPAM

Maybe you should reply with the address for Balmoral? :D
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Queens Gambit Accepted?
Replies: 21
Views: 6081

Re: Queens Gambit Accepted?

Short answer: No, it's not a bad opening. In fact I think you'd do quite well with it if you learn it properly. As somebody who's played the QG for over 10 years I think I've faced the QGA maybe 6-7 times. For this reason alone the white player is unlikely to be so up on his theory as he would vs th...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Women's In-Tournament Training
Replies: 319
Views: 25615

Re: Women's In-Tournament Training

IM Jack Rudd wrote:Please calm down, everyone.

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Is there a milk famine in Ireland now? :shock:
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Unanswered letter
Replies: 239
Views: 20118

Re: Unanswered letter

David Sedgwick wrote: God would have got Brendan's name right.
Ah! my bad :oops:
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Unanswered letter
Replies: 239
Views: 20118

Re: Unanswered letter

Brendan O'Gorman wrote:
Krishna Shiatis wrote:
I am happy to let this matter rest though, if you are.
Please God!
Thanks Brian but I'm really not deserving of such a title. 8)
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Unanswered letter
Replies: 239
Views: 20118

Re: Unanswered letter

No, you didn't tell anyone to grow up. Thank you for confirming this. I can only speak for myself and I am glad that you accept that I did not say that. Like I said before, as an intellectual, you should get your facts straight. Lots of people say lots of things on this forum, you can not attribute...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Unanswered letter
Replies: 239
Views: 20118

Re: Unanswered letter

I did not tell anyone to grow up Gareth. If I did then please point it out to me. Otherwise you should apologise for saying that I said things which I did not. As an intellectual, you should understand the need to get your facts straight. It is easy to throw out comments like this, but unless they ...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Unanswered letter
Replies: 239
Views: 20118

Re: Unanswered letter

I have been particularly impressed by Paul Sanders’ postings both here and on other threads. He expresses his views in a calm and measured tone and points out, quite rightly in my opinion, that we are lagging a long way behind the rest of Europe. I’d like to echo these comments. Carol and Krish...