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by Tristan Clayton
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Brighton Congress : 12-14 November 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1191

Re: e2e4 Brighton Congress : 12-14 November 2010

Fantastic news! I'll be there with bells on.
by Tristan Clayton
Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: e2e4.org.uk Golden Entry Form
Replies: 26
Views: 1987

Re: e2e4.org.uk Golden Entry Form

:idea:

There's always the Illinois state lottery, which uses 52 balls, and is drawn on a Saturday.

Sadly not shown in the UK, even thought it's probably more interesting than most of the dross that is broadcast.
by Tristan Clayton
Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: e2e4.org.uk Golden Entry Form
Replies: 26
Views: 1987

Re: e2e4.org.uk Golden Entry Form

Good point, Sean. I stand corrected. I never did deserve my Maths GCSE...
by Tristan Clayton
Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: e2e4.org.uk Golden Entry Form
Replies: 26
Views: 1987

Re: e2e4.org.uk Golden Entry Form

And those who need an even first ball have a further (slight) disadvantage, in that the probability of the first ball being even (24/49) is less than it being odd (25/49).
by Tristan Clayton
Mon May 24, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BCM website - and BCM
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: BCM website - and BCM

The May BCM dropped onto my doormat last week, so the magazine is still going strong.
by Tristan Clayton
Tue May 11, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Championship 2010
Replies: 231
Views: 16609

Re: World Championship 2010

I'm pleased and somewhat relieved it didn't go to tie-breaks - Quickplay is no way to decide the World Champion.
by Tristan Clayton
Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chessplayers Stranded By Volcanic Ash?
Replies: 38
Views: 3649

Re: Chessplayers Stranded By Volcanic Ash?

You're right - the traditional image of a volcano is cone-shaped, but this is only one type. The Icelandic example, like most in that part of the world, is a fissure eruption (though as a chessplayer, I think I prefer our spelling!). These are effectively cracks in the ground formed by plates moving...
by Tristan Clayton
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best excuses
Replies: 62
Views: 4258

Re: Best excuses

I once had an opponent who blamed the scoresheet. Apparently the design of the sheet caused him to leave one of the boxes empty by mistake, and he ended up missing the time control by one move. I'll admit that I noticed this several moves earlier, and decided not to say anything... I also remember a...