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by Ian Thompson
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Sniper Available for Hire in 4 NCL
Replies: 32
Views: 3572

Re: Sniper Available for Hire in 4 NCL

Charlie Storey wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:21 pm
Perhaps you shold try Lichess seeing as that's where everyone plays for the past year....very sloppy research from someone I once had respect for.
When looking at your standard play record, why would anyone mention lichess when you've only played blitz and bullet on there?
by Ian Thompson
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Sniper Available for Hire in 4 NCL
Replies: 32
Views: 3572

Re: Sniper Available for Hire in 4 NCL

I generally eat most GMs for breakfast I had a look in ChessBase and could only see 4 wins against GMs in standard play games, and a large number of losses. Whilst this may be an incomplete record of your games, it seemed typical to me of what I'd expect of a player rated 2200 - 2300. How many GMs ...
by Ian Thompson
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1623
Views: 89162

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-care-home-and-healthcare-settings-posters/covid-19-vaccination-first-phase-priority-groups It would be interesting to know the approximate numbers in each group to determine how far down the list I am. To answer my own question for age...
by Ian Thompson
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1623
Views: 89162

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

It would be interesting to know the approximate numbers in each group to determine how far down the list I am.
by Ian Thompson
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering David Pritchard (19-x-1919 12-xii-2005)
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Remembering David Pritchard (19-x-1919 12-xii-2005)

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:32 pm
Presumably 1978 was the last one?
Not unless there was more than one event with the same name. I played in a Battle of Britain tournament in 1979.
by Ian Thompson
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 13099

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

The current version of the tournament regulations has different entry deadlines depending on the event, the earliest of which is 7 pm on 15 December. No: the entry deadline for the Seniors shown in that link is yesterday, as Tim said: British Championship – Senior Qualifier Entry Deadline 1900 on F...
by Ian Thompson
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 13099

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

When I entered the website said the closing date for the Championships (including seniors) was 7pm yesterday (Friday 11 December). But at 1054 am today I received a circular email from Andrew Walker which says: "Entries are still open for the various Championships qualifiers, Major Open and Rating ...
by Ian Thompson
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fritz, Chessbase and the rest
Replies: 16
Views: 907

Re: Fritz, Chessbase and the rest

As a database, there are free options. Chessbase seems to remain the standard, but is extortionate. You can find older Chessbase versions on discount. Got Chessbase pro 13 on Steam for around £17. In your situation I would be tempted to buy ChessBase 9 secondhand (currently £12.75 + £1.40 postage o...
by Ian Thompson
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Chess Web Agency and Queens Gambit Academy
Replies: 14
Views: 785

Re: Chess Web Agency and Queens Gambit Academy

Anyone that finds a TYPO across any of the following websites due to be launched on Saturday can choose any free Chess PDF, Chess Video or Chess PGN (except our 200 Hour Video Course and Sniper Mastery Course) for yourself or a friend/child. Simply reference the TYPO here. The rule is the first per...
by Ian Thompson
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's GM short doing?!
Replies: 83
Views: 5796

Re: What's GM short doing?!

And some people are being executed for the charge of spying for Israel intelligence Musad. So the two countries ARE at war. I don't think spying constitutes being at war. It's normal activity to try to gain economic and political advantage. For example, the USA spying on Germany and Germany spying ...
by Ian Thompson
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Adrian Jackson
Replies: 8
Views: 2237

Re: Adrian Jackson

Paul McKeown wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:38 am
I think he may also have played years ago in a 4NCL Div. 2 or 3 team.
Guildford, as my team-mate, for roughly 10 years from 2000.
by Ian Thompson
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Chess Web Agency and Queens Gambit Academy
Replies: 14
Views: 785

Re: Chess Web Agency and Queens Gambit Academy

Our portfolio can be viewed at our website or you can see some of the sites we have created directly here and all sites officially launch with products on Saturday: ChessWebAgency.com ChessMasterTraining.com maltachesss.com ChessPDF.com FreeChessPGN.com QueensGambitAcademy.com WorldChessJuniorSquad...
by Ian Thompson
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: F1 Drivers and Race Tracks
Replies: 14
Views: 607

Re: F1 Drivers and Race Tracks

John Upham wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:42 pm
Ian Thompson wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:18 pm

Having only raced at one circuit
Was it the M25 by any chance? :lol:
If it had been the RAC MSA would have taken my license away for not going fast enough.
by Ian Thompson
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: F1 Drivers and Race Tracks
Replies: 14
Views: 607

Re: F1 Drivers and Race Tracks

I prefer the Nürburgring but it fell out of favour post 1985. I have competed at Donnington, Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Goodwood and Thruxton and have held an FIA International B licence granted by the RAC MSA. :D Having only raced at one circuit I don't feel qualified to comment on the merits of d...
by Ian Thompson
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4154
Views: 449404

Re: Media comments on chess

The seven-part series – watched by 62 million people in its first month on the streaming site A zero or two away from the sometimes quoted world total of chess players, but presumably a real total rather than a statistical guess. It must be a statistical estimate. Accurate figures should be availab...