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by John R Moore
Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings International Chess Congress 2010-11
Replies: 124
Views: 12486

Re: Hastings International Chess Congress 2010-11

Will board 1 at Hastings today last beyond 15 moves or will Edouard try and go for the whole point??
by John R Moore
Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: London Junior Chess Championships (LJCC ) 28th-30th December
Replies: 8
Views: 2517

Re: London Junior Chess Championships (LJCC ) 28th-30th Dece

In my former years, I used to referee at a high level in a very different and violent sport compared to chess, we were always made aware that "rules are tools". But it seems to me all the arbiters I have come across never seem to make a postive decision and hope the "problem" will go away. As very o...
by John R Moore
Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings International Chess Congress 2010-11
Replies: 124
Views: 12486

Re: Hastings International Chess Congress 2010-11

Keith, as I said yesterday, I appreicate your comments and while I agree that "points make prizes" and the prize funds are really pretty poor. Being a a professional player you need to earn a living, but would you have really done the same thing and agree to an 8 move draw, bearing in mind you have ...
by John R Moore
Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings International Chess Congress 2010-11
Replies: 124
Views: 12486

Re: Hastings International Chess Congress 2010-11

Hi Keith, many thanks for your comments on this issue
by John R Moore
Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings International Chess Congress 2010-11
Replies: 124
Views: 12486

Re: Hastings International Chess Congress 2010-11

I can undestand the reasons for having a "rest day" but I just don't think it good for the image of chess to have these very short draws
by John R Moore
Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings International Chess Congress 2010-11
Replies: 124
Views: 12486

Re: Hastings International Chess Congress 2010-11

Should 8 move draws be allowed as on board 2 today at Hastings??
by John R Moore
Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010
Replies: 334
Views: 38503

Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

Can anyone get this afternoons live games from the Fide Open Yes they are here: http://www.londonchessclassic.com/live/fide_live.htm There seems there might be a small internet issue at the moment at Linx that might affect some sites not just here! Thanks for that, but that link goes through to thi...
by John R Moore
Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010
Replies: 334
Views: 38503

Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

Can anyone get this afternoons live games from the Fide Open
by John R Moore
Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Gatwick Congress : 6-8 May 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress : 6-8 May 2011

There appears to be a Concorde sculpture forming the entrance to the hotel... Seriously, this is something I've always thought should have been obvious for staging international events. Stage the event at an airport hotel. Strangely enough (I'm being slightly sarcastic here), airport hotels are alw...
by John R Moore
Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: British Rapid Play
Replies: 49
Views: 6525

Re: British Rapid Play

Are the live games really worth the time and effort, as there always seems to be some sort of problem when trying to watch the game