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by Krishna Shiatis
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy birthday....
Replies: 14
Views: 2153

Re: Happy birthday....

Happy birthday Leonard!

Best wishes for the day!
by Krishna Shiatis
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 39223

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

I think Gawain could have played Rb7 and it is in theory, but he would have had to struggle to take the draw let alone a win - been playing on at home with the kids and it is hard - not sure what people do in these kind of situations; well played Dave and Gawain - some tough choices...
by Krishna Shiatis
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 39223

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Has Dave Ledger forced a draw on Gawain? I am looking at move 21 h5...
by Krishna Shiatis
Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 39223

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Not sure if I am posting this in the correct place...

to the powers that be, just a quick message to let you know that on the junior live games it said Wang Wang instead of Anna Wang....
by Krishna Shiatis
Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fischer Number
Replies: 138
Views: 16852

Re: Fischer Number

Can there be a variant of this which accommodates draws? Also, do friendly games count? If you have a variant which includes draws, I have a Rudd number of 2 and not sure who it links to, but Bob Wade gave me a draw in a friendly game once (I think he was being polite!)....:) Krishna can claim a Fi...
by Krishna Shiatis
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fischer Number
Replies: 138
Views: 16852

Re: Fischer Number

Can there be a variant of this which accommodates draws?

Also, do friendly games count?

If you have a variant which includes draws, I have a Rudd number of 2 and not sure who it links to, but Bob Wade gave me a draw in a friendly game once (I think he was being polite!)....:)
by Krishna Shiatis
Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF U18 / U13 County Championships 2013
Replies: 72
Views: 7576

Re: ECF U18 / U13 County Championships 2013

Hi Yogesh, On behalf of all the players and parents from Kent Junior Chess, a very big thank you to yourself and your amiable team of volunteers at Herts Junior Chess who made the day a super success! All the boys and girls from Kent had a fun day and enjoyed the sunshine as well! Thank you also to ...
by Krishna Shiatis
Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European School Chess Championship 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3612

Re: European School Chess Championship 2013

I do concur with Mike F. I think that congratulations are in order for all the English players. We are in the infancy of the policy to allow more juniors abroad. This is being funded by the parents. Whilst the 'talented' players are still playing in and travelling to the higher level tournaments (as...
by Krishna Shiatis
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 16818

Re: My Story

Hi Sabrina, You have given your heart and soul to English Chess and I read this with great sadness. You have a good and kind heart. Please do not go because there are people who really care about you here and do not want you to go - which includes us. Wales, I know would be very happy (sorry Andrew ...
by Krishna Shiatis
Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: West Highland Terrier Dog
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

Re: West Highland Terrier Dog

He is gorgeous!

We have a Shih-tzu - she is the light of our lives! Have lots of fun with your puppy - he will transform your lives. Also be prepped for not much sleep!
by Krishna Shiatis
Sun May 12, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World School Chess Championships 2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5568

Re: World School Chess Championships 2013

Hi John,

Thank you for updates, great to hear the kids are doing so well and also such a large group again - watching the lives games where possible - really good quality chess!

All the best for the remaining rounds, fingers crossed for everyone!
by Krishna Shiatis
Thu May 09, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess row in Cork
Replies: 217
Views: 22875

Re: Chess row in Cork

Krishna makes some very good points like she always does :D I have noticed juniors/and adults making frequent trips to the toilets.I do not believe all of them have a weak bladder :wink: I have also seen an adult player reading from the chess book stall when he was still playing a chess game the ar...
by Krishna Shiatis
Thu May 09, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess row in Cork
Replies: 217
Views: 22875

Re: Chess row in Cork

Even if he does find a device, can he prove that it was used if he finds it on him and the person is not using it? It doesn't have to be in use for a chess engine, just being switched on is enough. Thanks Roger. There is an expression (used in accountancy surprisingly enough) that it is not just ab...
by Krishna Shiatis
Thu May 09, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess row in Cork
Replies: 217
Views: 22875

Re: Chess row in Cork

John Upham wrote:
I also would be concerned about the use of cork toilets.
LOL!
by Krishna Shiatis
Thu May 09, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess row in Cork
Replies: 217
Views: 22875

Re: Chess row in Cork

In my short time as a chess parent, I have seen some cases (I think) of cheating. Some blatant (coaches/parents instructing kids during a game) some less blatant where people are running out frequently on their own move and throughout the game. On one occasion the person in question left the board 1...