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by Nick Burrows
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35577

Re: British chess championship

Joey Stewart wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:37 pm
Oh, well if it is hidden away in the dead zones of the forums then at least we now have a discussion page in the active area.
If you click on "active topics" in the top left it shows that the dead zone is the most active :P
by Nick Burrows
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Boris Johnson, chess and Brexit metaphors
Replies: 22
Views: 966

Re: Boris Johnson, chess and Brexit metaphors

Phil Neatherway wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:00 pm
I think there is a win for the SNP in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
But perhaps not for Scotland
by Nick Burrows
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour 2019 Paris Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Grand Chess Tour 2019 Paris Rapid & Blitz

Predictions are a mugs game!
by Nick Burrows
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour 2019 Paris Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Grand Chess Tour 2019 Paris Rapid & Blitz

Nakamura - Caruana: Draw
Dubov - Vachier Lagrave: 0-1
Anand - Nepo: Draw
Grischuk - Mamedyarov: Draw
Duda - Giri: 1-0
by Nick Burrows
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Boris Johnson, chess and Brexit metaphors
Replies: 22
Views: 966

Re: Boris Johnson, chess and Brexit metaphors

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:27 am
Either we leave on 31/10 or we don't - anything "in between" is an EU win.
If we leave on 31/10 it is a disaster for us and a hit to the EU, therefore anything "in between" is a bigger win for us than it is for the EU.
by Nick Burrows
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on the canals
Replies: 11
Views: 682

Re: Chess on the canals

From Richmond to Hampton Court!
by Nick Burrows
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35577

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Rocco Vs Wadsworth
by Nick Burrows
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35577

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Yes, but he has a terrible injury.
by Nick Burrows
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11302

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

Considering you didn't play all of the engines 1st choices, it seems implausible to me that he could have memorised the whole game. Maybe he could remember up to 20.Qd5+ Kf6. Could he play the engines 1st choice moves for the rest of the game? Possibly, but I would say most likely not.
by Nick Burrows
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: 22nd Open des Vins 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: 22nd Open des Vins 2019

The worse your diet, the greater your prize. I suppose the players in contention train for the event by pigging out for the preceding 3 months
by Nick Burrows
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11302

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

It doesn't really change anything because I don't think anyone is suggesting that he consulted an engine after every move.
by Nick Burrows
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11302

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

So we know that a handful of players cheat with phones in the toilet. Players are under no obligation to submit to being searched. Photographing someone in a cubicle is most likely illegal. Why not arm all arbiters with one of those metal detecting wands as an essential piece of kit. If the limit of...
by Nick Burrows
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Has anyone heard of kaoori.co.uk?
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Re: Has anyone heard of kaoori.co.uk?

Seems legit: https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/kaoori.co.uk I just had it pointed out to me that either some or possibly all the reviews listed above are fake. Trustpilot is generally an excellent resource. The absence of negative reviews likely means that the shop is not a scam, but the fake reviews...
by Nick Burrows
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Draw Croatia
Replies: 30
Views: 2182

Re: Grand Chess Draw Croatia

NickFaulks wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:32 pm
Nick Burrows wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:58 pm
In answer to the poll question that started the thread - there were 41 draws
I counted 47.
Whoops, I'll take your word for it, I must have missed a round.