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by Adam Ashton
Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Against the International Master
Replies: 19
Views: 2631

Re: Against the International Master

11.Kf1 certainly looks better. I don't think the endgame after 19 moves is equal, looks a lot better for black.
by Adam Ashton
Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: CAS case clarification required
Replies: 326
Views: 28267

Re: CAS case clarification required

It is a bit rich that those who happily call a man a liar on this thread should be outraged at being called a muppet in turn - and indicative of the general level of intelligence visible so far that they should take offence when the insult was not actually uttered. But then that is how this thread ...
by Adam Ashton
Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: CAS case clarification required
Replies: 326
Views: 28267

Re: CAS case clarification required

Andrew has put together a clear and transparent timeline of events. You may not agree with the actions that the ECF took (I certainly don't) but the board had the right to do what they did. If anyone thinks that members of the board acted improperly - a perfectly reasonable conclusion - the way to ...
by Adam Ashton
Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championships - Live Boards
Replies: 182
Views: 11565

Re: British Championships - Live Boards

I don't think censorship of names etc is necessary or desirable. However the insensitivity of some posters is really quite remarkable. Given the weakness of the Major Open I don't think it's surprising that many of our better juniors see the Main Championship as a better investment of time & opportu...
by Adam Ashton
Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anand v Gelfand
Replies: 500
Views: 26656

Re: Anand v Gelfand

I'm afraid I'll have to side with Nigel Short on this one.
http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/interview ... ch_1698680
by Adam Ashton
Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Arbiters to suffer???
Replies: 482
Views: 33221

Re: English Arbiters to suffer???

One cannot get away from the fact the everything has cause and effect. The legal action against FIDE has resulted in Lara being excluded from a lifetime opportunity. There are those who seek to separate the two issues but that cannot be so, one has led to the other and maybe more such actions will ...
by Adam Ashton
Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tal Memorial
Replies: 286
Views: 13747

Re: Tal Memorial

Great game! Congrats to Luke.
by Adam Ashton
Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Arbiters to suffer???
Replies: 482
Views: 33221

Re: English Arbiters to suffer???

Regardless of the right/wrong of the ECF's legal action this is outrageous behaviour by Ali Nihat Yazici/FIDE. I really don't understand what he sought to achieve, a boycott by the countries involved now seems inevitable unless he backs down. Without reference to the rights and wrongs, I am willing...
by Adam Ashton
Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Arbiters to suffer???
Replies: 482
Views: 33221

Re: English Arbiters to suffer???

Both Chessbase and TWIC seem to have been supplied with a copy of the ECF letter to FIDE. Isn't it strange that Lara was not afforded the same courtesy. When I requested a copy from the CEO I was effectively told that it would appear on the ECF website on Monday. I assume that the letter is genuine...
by Adam Ashton
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: e2e4 London Diamond Jubilee Congress
Replies: 85
Views: 7937

Re: e2e4 London Diamond Jubilee Congress

I think in a 9 round international I agree with strict computer pairings. I have a bit of sympathy for pairing two team mates(who possibly wouldn't bother to travel for the Friday game if they knew they would play each other) for the first game of a 5 round weekender. If I was running the tournament...
by Adam Ashton
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: THE MYSTERY OF THE BLACKPOOL MINOR
Replies: 63
Views: 7690

Re: THE MYSTERY OF THE BLACKPOOL MINOR

Look at Scarborough. Apart from offering good prize money it has the same prizes in all sections which is brilliant and one of the reasons I enter. I've never understood why open sections should have the largest prizemoney when they often have the fewest number of entrants. I've been told it's too ...
by Adam Ashton
Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: THE MYSTERY OF THE BLACKPOOL MINOR
Replies: 63
Views: 7690

Re: THE MYSTERY OF THE BLACKPOOL MINOR

I don't see why ungraded players should be allowed to win prize money at all, except in the Open. If such a rule puts off a few sharks then its all good. I don't understand why the lower sections of tournamnents have such big prize money anyway. I'm graded in the 190's and there is no chnace of me ...
by Adam Ashton
Tue May 29, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anand v Gelfand
Replies: 500
Views: 26656

Re: Anand v Gelfand

The title of 'world champion' is not imo a title that should be treated lightly. To add your name to such an illustrious list it should be necessary to beat the current world champion in classical chess(not in a rapid play off). If the classical games end in a draw to my mind the match is drawn and ...
by Adam Ashton
Mon May 28, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anand v Gelfand
Replies: 500
Views: 26656

Re: Anand v Gelfand

Would the match have been livelier if Anand had draw odds? It could have been livelier (in the sense we would probably have seen Gelfand taking risks and getting trashed) but it would not have been fair. A chessboxing match could have been more entertaining as well, the point though is that enterta...
by Adam Ashton
Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: England teams for 2011 European Team Championship
Replies: 415
Views: 25706

Re: England teams for 2011 European Team Championship

Just read through the thread to get a flavour of how things went today, and am now off to look at the actual games (2-2 is good, but it sounds like there was potential for a great win). On other matters, in the spirit of grouching, would it be impolite of me to ask that things like football results...