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by Nick Burrows
Thu May 30, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: 45th Cotswold Chess Congress
Replies: 2
Views: 1975

45th Cotswold Chess Congress

45th Cotswold Chess Congress Whit Bank Holiday Weekend – 25th, 26th & 27th May 2013 at St. Edward’s School, Cheltenham Prize winners Open 1st Chris Beaumont (5); =2nd Stephen Berry and Harry Lamb (4½) Grading Group: John Jenkins (4) Major 1st Theo Slade (5); =2nd Lynda Roberts, Michael Ashwort...
by Nick Burrows
Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Difference between GM and IM/FM authors
Replies: 46
Views: 3941

Re: Difference between GM and IM/FM authors

so ability as a chess writer seems to be about more than just chess strength. Whilst undoubtedly true, I have developed a distrust of what might be termed "advocacy" books, those which promote a particular line or opening, where these are written by players well below the world's elite. I would rat...
by Nick Burrows
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Bunratty Masters
Replies: 18
Views: 2777

Bunratty Masters

http://www.bunrattychess.com/bunratty/masters/ A great performance by Richard Bates - unbeaten with draws against Short & Adams. I was particularly impressed again with Joseph Mcphillips from my hometown of Bolton. Unbeaten, with A win against GM Wells, draw against GM Short and draw against IM Wal...
by Nick Burrows
Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Beware the mating net....
Replies: 19
Views: 3492

Re: Beware the mating net....

Greg Breed wrote:I found a wonderful chess problem today on Shredder Chess. Talk about a mating net!!!

Ace!
by Nick Burrows
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2013
Replies: 540
Views: 33335

Re: Candidates Tournament 2013

Good Article.
by Nick Burrows
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Services
Replies: 128
Views: 10537

Re: Membership Services

As an ECF member, I would like to see innovations that benefit the whole of English Chess, not just it's members. Just as many of it's services are open to all via it's website, there is no reason why a modern results/reports service could not be added. If a membership equals a vote on what the mone...
by Nick Burrows
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Services
Replies: 128
Views: 10537

Re: Membership Services

Great thread Sean! I would like reports and results from every congress collated and available in one central place - The ECF website. I find it frustrating that many congress results are not available for weeks, months and sometimes not at all (*Cough* Leyland), meaning I cannot find out who won th...
by Nick Burrows
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess played in England (statistics)
Replies: 25
Views: 2469

Re: Chess played in England (statistics)

Oxfordshire League Division 1 - 7 teams, 6 boards, 42 matches, 252 games Division 2 - 7 Teams, 6 boards, 42 matches, 252 games Division 3 - 7 Teams, 6 boards, 42 matches, 252 games Division 4 - 8 Teams, 6 boards, 48 matches, 288 games Cup - 18 teams, 17 matches, 6 boards, 102 games. Total games = 1146
by Nick Burrows
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Kidlington Congress 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1389

Re: Kidlington Congress 2013

Not too bad thanks Dave!
by Nick Burrows
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Kidlington Congress 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1389

Kidlington Congress 2013

http://kidlingtonchess.org.uk/?page_id=127

Full Crosstables are under the 2013 tournament tab.

:D :wink:
by Nick Burrows
Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why do chess players say i hardly pratice or buy chess books
Replies: 31
Views: 3943

Re: Why do chess players say i hardly pratice or buy chess b

I love books. I love chess. I have a bookshelf full of beautiful books, more than I could read in a lifetime. This is not a sin!

Whenever I start a new book I am spoilt for choice. I read for enjoyment rather than 'study', but I am still improving at a modest rate - and that suits me fine ;o)
by Nick Burrows
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Attention Congress Players
Replies: 94
Views: 9024

Re: Attention Congress Players

I personally prefer the chance of winning an occasional prize and to recoup some of the money invested/lost over the years.

I would however still play in a convenient tournament as per option 1.

I suspect that there are many players similar to me, who would play both but are attracted by a prize.
by Nick Burrows
Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Beware the mating net....
Replies: 19
Views: 3492

Beware the mating net....

In my last round game at the E2-E4 Chester Congress I played against the talented Junior Imogen Camp. After a very dry London System, I gradually eked out an advantage and we eventually reached the following position. Imogen has just played 53. f4 R7/4r1k1/3np1p1/3p1pP1/3P1P2/4P1K1/8/8 b - f3 0 53 H...
by Nick Burrows
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Under 2200 / 190 ECF Congress, Hampstead 19-20 January 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1852

Re: Under 2200 / 190 ECF Congress, Hampstead 19-20 January 2

I wished I'd come the other way now!

Hope your event goes well Adam..