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by John Hickman
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A possible record established?
Replies: 21
Views: 2157

Re: A possible record established?

Kevin Thurlow wrote: Luckily, I hadn't fouled up the draw (on that occasion), but I did idly wonder how someone could be good enough to play multiple Ledgers and not previously know of their existence.
I have played two Ledgers, I didn't know there were three :shock:
by John Hickman
Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Attention Congress Players
Replies: 94
Views: 8629

Re: Attention Congress Players

David Sedgwick wrote: However, if you achieve something meritorious at this year's Festival, I assure you that you will be considered.
My plan is to win the brillaincy prize beating Tiviakov
by John Hickman
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Attention Congress Players
Replies: 94
Views: 8629

Re: Attention Congress Players

Thus endeth John Hickman's run of special prizes at the Guernsey International Chess Festival My comment was meant as a joke on the concept of plagarism by copying a comment that had already been made. I'm disappointed that it has been taken as a personal attack and/or caused offence, and I apologi...
by John Hickman
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Attention Congress Players
Replies: 94
Views: 8629

Re: Attention Congress Players

"This work ethic is eased somewhat by recycling material from other persons publications without attribution along with past publications from ones own portfolio" :D Not, maybe, for a certain somebody who has been much featured in a particular blog recently :twisted: Plagiarism can be accidental.
by John Hickman
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Football incidents
Replies: 31
Views: 4759

Re: Football incidents

Sat down once to play at tournament game and some vandal had coloured the top of a white pawn blue. I swapped it with the board next to me but was seen by the player (George Coutts) and he swapped it back. "I don't want to play with this thing." I moaned. "Just sac it, it's what you do usually." he...
by John Hickman
Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Latest GM/IM Norm Scam
Replies: 100
Views: 11994

Re: The Latest GM/IM Norm Scam

"Two days after losing this game Brown was sporting a brand new pair of £100 sneakers. This explains him missing the mate in two and dropping his Queen.". Is the Fédération internationale des blagues still persuing Geoff for some jokes be bought off a Grandjester in the nineties to increase his ...
by John Hickman
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 10th South Wales International Open
Replies: 10
Views: 2530

Re: 10th South Wales International Open

@17:00 today, Round 6 top board pairing sees the clash between the top 2 seeds GM Petkov and IM Hawkins
by John Hickman
Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 3108

Re: Caption Competition

Following the new FIDE regulations, every piece must now be inspected for hidden transceivers
by John Hickman
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Jersey 2013 on ITV Channel TV
Replies: 0
Views: 968

Jersey 2013 on ITV Channel TV

Nice coverage of Jersey Chess tournament on ITV Channel TV

http://www.channelonline.tv/channelonli ... ?ID=504245
by John Hickman
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Jersey Chess Festival 2013
Replies: 49
Views: 22059

Re: Jersey Chess Festival 2013

For those stranded in Jersey http://www.moneysupermarket.com/c/news/delayed-or-cancelled-flights-know-your-rights/0015292/ Seems you are entitlled by this EU judgement to a "welfare package" which includes meals and accomodation. Some players had this paid for them directly. I met two Dutch players ...
by John Hickman
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Concept in Chess
Replies: 78
Views: 5474

Re: New Concept in Chess

John McKenna wrote: I once tried to get my theory of negativity published but nobody wanted to read, let alone publish it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcYppAs6ZdI
by John Hickman
Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Norwegian Chess Scene
Replies: 30
Views: 3498

Re: Norwegian Chess Scene

There was always a large contingent of young Norweigians when I played at Gibraltar, but I think that was more due to the influence of Simen Agdestein, however I'm sure Magnus must have had a big influence on their enthusiasm.

I found them all very tough opponents!
by John Hickman
Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: If Chess Had 'Fans'...
Replies: 8
Views: 1317

Re: If Chess Had 'Fans'...

An afternoon of getting bladdered, singing "One Joey Stewart, there's only one Joey Stewart, one Joey Steeeeeeee-waaaaaaart, there's only Joey Stewart...", hurling abuse at the arbiter, and having a fight with the Wood Green Massive. Hmm :wink:
by John Hickman
Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Master Game on YouTube.
Replies: 95
Views: 12370

Re: Master Game on YouTube.

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by John Hickman
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Candidate Moves in this position
Replies: 26
Views: 4476

Re: Candidate Moves in this position

Ah, I recognise that position from the Pirc, and would not go there as Black. Even though Black seems to have more that enough material for the 3 pieces (Q and 2p), it's really difficult to deal with White's initiative. I do remember trying to get g5 to trap the Biship to work a while back, but best...