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by John Hickman
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Junior chess in latest ECF board minutes
Replies: 82
Views: 6266

Re: Junior chess in latest ECF board minutes

The International Director has said the same, although he has done nothing about it. Apart from creating the London Chess Classic and plenty of other stuff behind the scenes to potentially help other organisers. All right, but apart from creating the London Chess Classic and plenty of other stuff b...
by John Hickman
Wed May 24, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why you should learn to mate with bishop and knight
Replies: 27
Views: 3847

Re: Why you should learn to mate with bishop and knight

Closest I got was K+B+N vs K + 4 pawns (a, f, g, h). I knew I needed the B and N to round up the a pawn, but, with a little crowd gathering, also knew that what the crowd didn't know was that I didn't know if I knew how to do the B+N mate. By not know if I knew, I mean that it was so long ago that I...
by John Hickman
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: No votes at all. Not a sausage.
Replies: 5
Views: 979

Re: No votes at all. Not a sausage.

I await the pairing

Phillips-Bong, Kevin vs. Fin-tim-lin-bin-whin-bim-lim-bus-stop-F'tang-F'tang-Olé-Biscuitbarrel, Tarquin
by John Hickman
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: East Devon 10-12 March 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1395

Re: East Devon 10-12 March 2017

One of my chess ambitions is to get a coloured box on a wall chart someday
by John Hickman
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: East Devon 10-12 March 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1395

Re: East Devon 10-12 March 2017

John Nunn was Black against John Hickman. The game had a Reshevsky - Bronstein look to it with colours reversed, so a reversed version of those Kings Indians where Black takes on d4 early on and then plays a5-a4 and Qa5. There's a weak pawn on d6 (d3), so play can revolve around this. When I last s...
by John Hickman
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The Turk v Mephisto
Replies: 40
Views: 4289

Re: The Turk v Mephisto

Geoff Chandler wrote:Unless of course we can find a chess player called 'Pelling'
This might be a 'pelling error :wink:
by John Hickman
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: is the Vienna game sound?
Replies: 50
Views: 5685

Re: is the Vienna game sound?

Kevin Thurlow wrote:Incidentally, that isn't Frankenstein, it's his creature.
I could have bet money that someone was going to make that comment :D
by John Hickman
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: is the Vienna game sound?
Replies: 50
Views: 5685

Re: is the Vienna game sound?

How can something with a line called the 'Frankenstein–Dracula Variation' not be good :mrgreen:
by John Hickman
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Award
Replies: 35
Views: 2980

Re: Award

David Robertson wrote:The award should be for those who've read them all
This forumite wrote a book on it

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by John Hickman
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Drop a piece lose the game
Replies: 132
Views: 11149

Re: Drop a piece lose the game

Michael Flatt wrote:Having just come across FIDE Arbiters Magazine
Has it appeared on 'Have I got news for you' yet? :D
by John Hickman
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings thread
Replies: 75
Views: 8283

Re: Hastings thread

If the hastingschess.com Webmeister is reading this, the link to the Christmas A 'Results & Pairings' doesn't go to the correct link.

I found it from the Tournament Selection on the Masters link.
by John Hickman
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Ten
Replies: 9
Views: 2090

Re: Ten

And the top 10 posters in the 10 years are...drum roll...

http://www.ecforum.org.uk/memberlist.ph ... memberlist
by John Hickman
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 584
Views: 47584

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

John Upham wrote: Do you examples of uninteresting puzzles that you might have been given or that you are aware of as being uninteresting?
"What is the smallest uninteresting number?"