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by Nick Burrows
Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 41679

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

I enjoyed your game today Jack - well played!

...b6 looked very mysterious until ..a6 and ..Ra7 were played. Was this the idea when played?
by Nick Burrows
Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 41679

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

John Cox wrote: Keep up the good work.
Indeed, well played Roger - we're rooting for ya :wink:
by Nick Burrows
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 41679

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Draw for Roger! Bravo!
by Nick Burrows
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 41679

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

If the financial position requires what’s happening then the state of the thing defends itself, I’d have thought. As to elitism, to my mind the very idea of a championship is the trouble. Surely, in the sacred name of anti-elitism, it can’t be right to declare a champion at all? And as for th...
by Nick Burrows
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 41679

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

... It makes me sad to see strong players trying to 'cut the rope from under them' because they were climbing it once too. Boo to elitism. I don't understand this at all. It only makes sense if you think that we want to make it harder for today's improving players to qualify than was the case in ou...
by Nick Burrows
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 41679

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

If you want a 'pure' British Championship then simply invite the best 12 players into a closed tournament. Otherwise the current format of a Chess Extravaganza to be enjoyed by all is a credit to English Chess. If you are a contender, you will still play all the best players - yet it gives lower rat...
by Nick Burrows
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 41679

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

MartinCarpenter wrote:Was that 'early' Bb5 really main line for ROT?
I'm not up on the theory :lol:
by Nick Burrows
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 41679

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

I attended the Wellington training day on Saturday. 2 lectures by Yang-Fan Zhou were fantastic. I'm a fan!
by Nick Burrows
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 41679

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Andrew Bak wrote:Surtees went right down his main line, ROT lives!
Just clearly worse already, isn't he?
Houdini prefers white!
by Nick Burrows
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 41679

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Andrew Stone wrote:
Phil Neatherway wrote:Am I the only one watching RdeC's game?
Quick let's all start a discussion about the merits of the ECF membership scheme!
Working a dream isn't it! Improved English chess no end! Up the fees!
by Nick Burrows
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 41679

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Surtees has hit Arkell with the mainline Surtees!
by Nick Burrows
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 41679

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Steven Gardner wrote:
Nick Burrows wrote:Yang-Fan opened his account with 1. h3!
I noticed that too, are we sure it's not an error with the sensors?
Erm yes, and has now been corrected to 1. c4 e6 2. h4!
by Nick Burrows
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 41679

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Yang-Fan opened his account with 1. h3!
by Nick Burrows
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHO'S GOING TO TORQUAY?
Replies: 186
Views: 20235

Re: WHO'S GOING TO TORQUAY?

Morning all We be watching the action from Torquay in the comfort of our home.Hope we have lots of live boards to look at in many sections. The venue is very good and the town city has some very nice places to eat.Try to visit the sea front make a sandcastle and go to the habour and watch the boats...
by Nick Burrows
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Danny King Simul in Hanwell
Replies: 2
Views: 1255

Re: Danny King Simul in Hanwell

Thanks Ian, I think our late night blitz and subsequent lack of sleep at Chester cost me a few points! but I would do the same again! thanks for letting me stay over.

Any chance you can make Paignton in the first week of September?