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by Simon Brown
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New broadcast model for World Championship Match
Replies: 150
Views: 16504

Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Chessbomb appears to be broadcasting today
by Simon Brown
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3270
Views: 357329

Re: Media comments on chess

Times crossword today, 10 ac; Inability to get on with jaded partner (9)
by Simon Brown
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Gold Member Rep.
Replies: 53
Views: 5484

Re: Gold Member Rep.

The simple remedy of imposing a double limit on entries - entrants should be under FIDE x AND under ECF Y - has been rejected by the Home Director. Someone should make Council aware that the garden is not entirely rosy. He will no doubt respond that it's an operational matter. Because it is. If the...
by Simon Brown
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 35028

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Surely there must be better ways than a low-quality blitz to decide such an important match? The fifth playoff game, just finished, was dreadful.
by Simon Brown
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 35028

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Ivanchuk just resigned in a position which looked unpleasant but not resignable. Move 24 with 10 minutes plus increments left.
by Simon Brown
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 783
Views: 90862

Re: Cheating in chess

Stewart, hope all goes well. My mother has the same operation on Wednesday.
by Simon Brown
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 35028

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Equal worst with Rf1, but lost anyway
by Simon Brown
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British predictions for FUN people
Replies: 27
Views: 2381

Re: British predictions for FUN people

OK. Five to get more than 6½

Gormally, Keith Arkell, Hawkins, Hebden, Williams.
by Simon Brown
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Dave Rumens
Replies: 82
Views: 14042

Re: Dave Rumens

Sad news. I first met him in 1978 or 79 when he was in the quest for the Grand Prix, in Totnes - I won, luckily, but he was very generous in defeat. A few years later I was his match captain at Hampstead and he was a joy to have in the team - totally reliable, a big smile win or lose and always on h...
by Simon Brown
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3270
Views: 357329

Re: Media comments on chess

Disappointing clue in the Times crossword today; "Maybe castle's staff (3)"
by Simon Brown
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3270
Views: 357329

Re: Media comments on chess

I've only seen that show once (which was enough) but if I recall you get extra marks for spotting the "Impossible" question, hence the title.
by Simon Brown
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most embarrassing defeat ever...
Replies: 35
Views: 4964

Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Berks* 3.12.94 Middx* MV Houska 208 (B) 0 1 K Shovel 230 AP Smith 200 0 1 SH Berry 220 PS Cooksey 197 0 1 PJ Sowray 213 HW Murphy 179 1 0 RJ McMichael 208 J Houska 173 1 0 SD Brown 208 DS Tucker 171 ½ ½ PS Cawte 208 PS Janota 174 0 1 RG Wade 190 JT Munday 171 0 1 M Lyell 197 JE Hickman 167 0 1 A Tri...
by Simon Brown
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: INTERNATIONAL SENIOR OPPORTUNITIES 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 4305

Re: INTERNATIONAL SENIOR OPPORTUNITIES 2017

For those who may be interested, Sabadell is a reasonably pleasant city with a nice market, but otherwise unremarkable. But in August it will be hot, 30 degrees at least during the day.
by Simon Brown
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)
Replies: 178
Views: 12792

Re: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)

Found it with two moves to spare. Or just having a laugh?
by Simon Brown
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations
Replies: 225
Views: 19740

Re: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations

I don't believe long-retired players should qualify on their old titles. Why is that? I don't think you need worry about that. Long retired players are that for a reason, and I as one wouldn't want to risk not performing to at least a reasonable level. Too embarrassing. In addition long retired pla...