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by Nick Burrows
Mon May 06, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 7699

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: 7699

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: 7699

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: 3593

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: 7699

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: 3593

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: 3593

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: 3015

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.
by Nick Burrows
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Message from CJ de Mooi
Replies: 24
Views: 4059

Re: Message from CJ de Mooi

Well he says it's health issues related to Aids, and that he has declared bankruptcy. Whadya want a doctors note?
by Nick Burrows
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Message from CJ de Mooi
Replies: 24
Views: 4059

Re: Message from CJ de Mooi

That he is in ill health and financial difficulty. Which specifically are you casting doubt on?
by Nick Burrows
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another new IM
Replies: 22
Views: 3692

Re: Another new IM

Alan Walton wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:06 am
It very simple really; just put the round by round results into the FIDE rating calculator; and hey bingo it gives you your answer
I thought you yourself said it was uncertain?
by Nick Burrows
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another new IM
Replies: 22
Views: 3692

Re: Another new IM

So how is it established if James passed 2400? Does a claim need to be put to Fide to confirm it?
by Nick Burrows
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another new IM
Replies: 22
Views: 3692

Re: Another new IM

James Jackson requires 12 points for the title, and is playing in Dublin on 2/2 after wins vs lower rated players:

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tourn ... 2019/2/1/1
by Nick Burrows
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4257

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

Why did Gawain play 37.Qb2 dropping the c4 pawn, rather than simply 37.QxQ and an equal ending?
by Nick Burrows
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4257

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

Simon Brown wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:17 pm
So much for the conspiracy theory!
Sounds like a very English one!