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by Eric Gardiner
Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Cinderella man of chess
Replies: 19
Views: 3915

Re: The Cinderalla man of chess

Congratulations Keith - hope you have many more achievements in the 'senior' half of your career! I've played you once back in 2001 and I recall how you kindly went through the game with me afterwards without talking down to me. Little things like that can make a difference to amateur players and if...
by Eric Gardiner
Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

Re: Membership Renewal

Same problem here. My membership expires today but when logging into PaySubsOnline I'm told I have nothing to pay and have been told that for the last few days. I didn't receive any email reminder from the ECF either. I'll use the 20th century method of filling in the form with a pen and sending a c...
by Eric Gardiner
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The British itself!
Replies: 704
Views: 35258

Re: The British itself!

Certainly I'd assume that a 215 grade player regardless of age wouldn't have any problems winning with R+ a+ e pawn vs R. How about grandmasters (former world chess championship challengers, no less) with R + e + g vs R? http://chess-db.com/public/game.jsp?id=400025.5005370.9575424.28277 Hmm ... in...
by Eric Gardiner
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The British itself!
Replies: 704
Views: 35258

Re: The British itself!

If it's OK for Simon Williams to play on two pawns down why wasn't it OK for Oskar Hackner to play on one pawn down ? Edit: I suppose the clock times are relevant in Williams vs Haria. Sorry all, had a meeting and missed all the fun. Williams should have resigned earlier than he did, but there may ...
by Eric Gardiner
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The British itself!
Replies: 704
Views: 35258

Re: The British itself!

If it's OK for Simon Williams to play on two pawns down why wasn't it OK for Oskar Hackner to play on one pawn down ?

Edit: I suppose the clock times are relevant in Williams vs Haria.
by Eric Gardiner
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 7759

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

Hi Geoff :) I think we'll have to agree to disagree about what he should be doing now that the game is over as I can't think of anything else to add to what I've said before. Agreed he still had a winning position after the f3 pawn goes but that doesn't make the incident (again with emphasis) if it ...
by Eric Gardiner
Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 7759

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

Giulio, other people's sob stories are boring, and yours is showing all the classic signs as to why this is the case. Personally I'm finding the thread quite interesting which is why I've contributed (although I too will be 'disappearing' soon) - in particular the differences in opinions on when ch...
by Eric Gardiner
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 7759

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

To be fair, both Alex H and Alex McF are busy at the British Championships this week and next.
by Eric Gardiner
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 37604

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Jean Luc's name comes from having a French mother :) (as opposed to a parental star trek addiction.). Hence also his brother Pierre. He's off to University this year which I'd imagine will be down south somewhere. I believe it's Cambridge pending the right grades. Speaking of grades, his January 20...
by Eric Gardiner
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 7759

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

For what its worth, I would simply walk away from the incident, perhaps with the comment 'if you want the half point that much you are welcome to it', but I would not want to name the individual on a forum, and I would certainly not want them to have the satisfaction of thinking they had got to me....
by Eric Gardiner
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 7759

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

For what its worth, I would simply walk away from the incident, perhaps with the comment 'if you want the half point that much you are welcome to it', but I would not want to name the individual on a forum, and I would certainly not want them to have the satisfaction of thinking they had got to me....
by Eric Gardiner
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fischer Number
Replies: 138
Views: 16316

Re: Fischer Number

I'm not sure what mine is although based on the information supplied by Andy I know it's at most 5 as I once managed to beat him :) I have beaten Roelof Westra who told me he played Fischer when Fischer was aged 11 but the game was a draw (and also a 'friendly' I think, in as much as it might have b...
by Eric Gardiner
Thu May 09, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL season 2012-13
Replies: 61
Views: 8459

Re: 4NCL season 2012-13

And I'm pretty sure all the team have played at least one game of chess in Bradford - do all of Wood Green's players actually know where it is :wink: ? Why would the Wood Green players need to know where Bradford is? Some probably think it is almost in Scotland! Indeed they might ... they aren't pa...
by Eric Gardiner
Wed May 08, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL season 2012-13
Replies: 61
Views: 8459

Re: 4NCL season 2012-13

13 out of our 19 players play either for Bradford in Woodhouse or in Bradford DCA league, so it's primarily Bradford-based but we draw from all across Yorkshire so you are right to some degree, although we've never been affiliated with White Rose 3 and I certainly wouldn't characterise ourselves as...
by Eric Gardiner
Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Wood Green
Replies: 186
Views: 13365

Re: Wood Green

2.2 A player who has not given explicit consent will be considered to be validly registered for the team including him/her on its registration list, but until he/she has played for the team he/she remains free to play for other teams subject to the requirements of sections 3 and 4 of these rules. D...