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by Nick Burrows
Mon May 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 180
Views: 9535

Re: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/

I have bow won 168 Opens a average of winning 1 in every 2 that I have entered. I would be surprised if anyone else has a better than 50 percent winning ratio for Open tournaments victories, possibly Arkell or Hebden. I didn't believe you, so I checked your open results over the past 10 years. I ma...
by Nick Burrows
Mon May 13, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Brian Walden
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

Re: Brian Walden

I knew Phil a bit when we both lived in Oxford (as I believe he still does). He gave up chess a long time ago, and when I bought a few secondhand books in Chess and Bridge some years back, I noticed some were signed P Walden. There is a strong player called Andrew Walden who played a few games for ...
by Nick Burrows
Sat May 11, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 7107

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

Chess themed bedroom, evening lectures on political structures within English Chess - how do I book? 8)
by Nick Burrows
Fri May 10, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 7107

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

Oxford's 4 teams had 58 players turn out this season
by Nick Burrows
Thu May 09, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: TePe Sigeman 2019 tournament
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Re: TePe Sigeman 2019 tournament

Gawain on fire. Live rating of 2708 - reeling in Carlsen :P
by Nick Burrows
Tue May 07, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 7107

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

Perhaps the reason was that Fischers' Catch had already played West is Best. It was an exceptionally lucky draw for us, but I like to think we earned it!
by Nick Burrows
Tue May 07, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Three South 2018-19
Replies: 10
Views: 1506

Re: Division Three South 2018-19

... and Leeds University Old Boys get relegated. They seem to have paid a heavy price for two board defaults in the preliminary section. They were docked two half game points for this. If they'd had players for these two games and those players had lost, they'd have been level with Iceni on game po...
by Nick Burrows
Mon May 06, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 7107

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

It was a sub-plot for the round 11 Division 2 matches that wins for ADs (against Grantham) and Wessex against Manchester would see Grantham and ADs retain their places and benefit Wessex B by providing a fourth promotion place out of division 4S. How deeply improbable! Wessex A beat MM1 which gives...
by Nick Burrows
Mon May 06, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 7107

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

There is no tie break regarding board count; it is average of the opponents but looking at this match Wessex were higher rated and I suspect Oxford 3 should be third Now I am confused! Our captain was confident it was board count. You say it's higher average rating. The regulations seem to say it's...
by Nick Burrows
Mon May 06, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 7107

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

However the table is giving Wessex B as 3rd.

This was the match between us: http://www.4nclresults.co.uk/2018-19/4n ... export/#t4

Do I have the board count rules wrong?
by Nick Burrows
Mon May 06, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2018-19
Replies: 39
Views: 3267

Re: Div 3 North 2018-19

Surprising to me, I thought they would make the promotion pool.
by Nick Burrows
Mon May 06, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 7107

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

If the maths are correct. It seems that Wessex B drawing, and Oxford 3 winning 4.5-1.5, means they are equal on both match points and games points. Next tie break is their individual match score which was 3-3. Next is board count, which is in Oxford 3's favour! It also seems that Manchester Manticor...
by Nick Burrows
Mon May 06, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2018-19
Replies: 39
Views: 3267

Re: Div 3 North 2018-19

So it seems MM1 have been relegated
by Nick Burrows
Sun May 05, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2018-19
Replies: 39
Views: 3267

Re: Div 3 North 2018-19

Mick Norris wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 6:39 pm
will go up with MM2 after the win today (unless I'm missing something obvious) :D
Unless MM1 come down!
by Nick Burrows
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Losing on time when there is an increment
Replies: 21
Views: 2920

Re: Losing on time when there is an increment

When down to increment first find a safe move and if you find nothing better or can't calculate a more complex line, play it at 10 secs remaining.