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by Tristan Clayton
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Your 5 favourite books
Replies: 55
Views: 8355

Re: Your 5 favourite books

Two good books by Dzindi.. are Complete Reportoire for White and the other bizarrely for Black. What I like about these books is the clear and simple analysis, diagrams and tips. Dare I ask what happens when Dzindzi's complete white repertoire meets Dzindzi's complete black repertoire over the boar...
by Tristan Clayton
Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Conduct of Parents
Replies: 126
Views: 11778

Re: Conduct of Parents

Christopher Kreuzer wrote: Maybe soaps and towels in hotel rooms should be the next topic of conversation? :D
The lime-flavoured soaps at Sunningdale are very tasty, but I find the towels rather dry.
by Tristan Clayton
Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess at the Edinburgh Fringe
Replies: 12
Views: 1577

Chess at the Edinburgh Fringe

Just spotted this from BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-14646532

The 5th funniest joke at this year's Fringe comes at the expense of our beloved game.

I still found it quite funny, though.
by Tristan Clayton
Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Alzheimer's
Replies: 24
Views: 2166

Re: Chess and Alzheimer's

Just looked at the full text of the article, as I have institutional access to the journal through work.

Not one single mention of chess.
by Tristan Clayton
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: 2010-2011 Grades?
Replies: 131
Views: 14088

Re: 2010-2011 Grades?

Brendan O'Gorman wrote:
Tristan Clayton wrote:The last few years I've received my results list on 23/6/08, 7/7/09 and 23/6/10, so sometime in the next few weeks I'd guess.
Tristan,

As I think you suspect, you need to get out more. :)
In my defence, a simple GMail search threw up these dates.

But yes, I really must get out more. :)
by Tristan Clayton
Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: 2010-2011 Grades?
Replies: 131
Views: 14088

Re: 2010-2011 Grades?

The last few years I've received my results list on 23/6/08, 7/7/09 and 23/6/10, so sometime in the next few weeks I'd guess.
by Tristan Clayton
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Superfluous notation clarification
Replies: 13
Views: 2528

Re: Superfluous notation clarification

Thanks, Roger - that's helpful and makes a lot of sense.

Thanks, Sean, for confirming my suspicions. :)
by Tristan Clayton
Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Superfluous notation clarification
Replies: 13
Views: 2528

Superfluous notation clarification

Apologies in advance for what must be one of the most trivial questions ever. Take the moves 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 e6 3.e3 Bb4 4.Nge2 The 'g' in white's fourth move is, of course, unnecessary as the Knight on c3 is pinned. So why does every computer program I've come across put the square clarification in t...
by Tristan Clayton
Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on Sky News
Replies: 49
Views: 3827

Re: Chess on Sky News

Next stop, The Hague for a quick hand of cribbage with Ratko Mladić.
by Tristan Clayton
Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New chess league for London
Replies: 76
Views: 5230

Re: New chess league for London

Personally I also think Stewart's second point should be given greater priority in leagues and tournaments. Duplicate scoresheets and games being made available for download are becoming more common, even on the weekend tournament circuit. I wonder if other players agree? Of course, entering games i...
by Tristan Clayton
Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where does Anand sit in the list of World Champions?
Replies: 102
Views: 5772

Re: Where does Anand sit in the list of World Champions?

I've always felt Anand to be a very worthy World Champion, and a fine ambassador for the game. I miss the traditional longer matches and drama of previous cycles, and perhaps the current shorter format (and relatively lower profile) doesn't allow a champion to define his place in history as easily. ...
by Tristan Clayton
Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New chess league for London
Replies: 76
Views: 5230

Re: New chess league for London

Superb idea - I really hope it succeeds! I've never liked adjournments or adjudications, so this is one league I'd willingly play in.

If anyone's looking for a team member, message me as I work in London. I'm only ECF 154, but I occasionally succeed in playing a half-decent game.
by Tristan Clayton
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worst Swindle
Replies: 27
Views: 2413

Re: Worst Swindle

Probably not my worst squandered point, but it stuck in my mind. It's from Sirisena-Clayton, Surrey Congress 2006: http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/9440/unledpb.jpg I'm three pawns up and have multiple ways to win. I played 26...Ke7 . Can't be bad, I thought. I'm attacking the undefended Rook, fre...
by Tristan Clayton
Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Chess Federation investigates cheating players
Replies: 339
Views: 38487

Re: French Chess Federation investigates cheating players

I should just make clear that we have no proof that the offender cheated in his game against Tristan. When he was "subsequently rumbled", we felt it appropriate that he should forfeit all his games at the event. Yes, that's an important clarification. Events during my game lead me to conclude that ...
by Tristan Clayton
Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Chess Federation investigates cheating players
Replies: 339
Views: 38487

Re: French Chess Federation investigates cheating players

This is a topic I have been giving a lot of thought to, and especially since a recent tournament I played in where one of my opponents was found to have been cheating. Having defeated me in an earlier round with the assistance of a pocket computer, he was subsequently rumbled, disqualified from the ...