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by Nick Thomas
Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just saw Bill Hartston
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Just saw Bill Hartston

On Gogglebox
by Nick Thomas
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: January 2014 Grades
Replies: 104
Views: 20244

Re: January 2014 Grades

David Blower wrote:My best ever grade of 101! (Finally over 100!)
Made my day, well done mate!
by Nick Thomas
Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Certificate of Merit stock which is written off
Replies: 8
Views: 2099

Re: Crtificate of Merit stock which is written off

Good idea. Sadly I don't think it's worth my while to travel to Yateley Manor to pick it up.
by Nick Thomas
Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Certificate of Merit stock which is written off
Replies: 8
Views: 2099

Re: Certificate of Merit stock which is written off

This seems to have passed me by. Is the Certificate of Merit no longer?
by Nick Thomas
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Incredible crosstable!
Replies: 23
Views: 4735

Re: Incredible crosstable!

Div 2, Pool A - Things are a little more predictable 8)

http://4nclresults.co.uk/static/4ncl/xtab-div2a.html
by Nick Thomas
Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GM Killers
Replies: 98
Views: 8635

Re: GM Killers

I haven't beaten many but I did beat 2 "on the bounce" in last seasons 4ncl which is no mean feat. Perhaps another way to spend the long winter evenings is to consider which non GM player has beaten the most GMs in a row. I claim the lead so far 8)
by Nick Thomas
Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: New ECF Junior Director
Replies: 8
Views: 2128

Re: New ECF Junior Director

It's been a long time since Lawrence was a junior I fear :shock:
by Nick Thomas
Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: e2e4 Bedford Congress: September 20-22
Replies: 9
Views: 2716

Re: e2e4 Bedford Congress: September 20-22

What was the story behind the surprising quick draw on board one in the final round?
by Nick Thomas
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: schoolchess.net
Replies: 18
Views: 2238

Re: schoolchess.net

Yes I signed up today to have a look at it. It sounded like a good idea on paper but although a lot of work has undoubtedly gone into it I think it's going to be very hard to make it work as it stands currently.
by Nick Thomas
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: schoolchess.net
Replies: 18
Views: 2238

schoolchess.net

Anyone know who is running this?

http://schoolchess.net/en/about/tournament
by Nick Thomas
Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Coventry Congress : 23-26 August 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2391

Re: e2e4 Coventry Congress : 23-26 August 2013

If the arbiters are online - are the pairing supposed to be posted this evening?
Edit - Gotem.
by Nick Thomas
Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tromso World Cup 2013
Replies: 277
Views: 18006

Re: Tromso World Cup 2013

It is a bit of a shame. Most children would probably have played 59.....Rb2+ and thoughtlessly hovered up with the lawnmower checkmate technique!
by Nick Thomas
Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Daniel Feinstein
Replies: 10
Views: 3439

Re: Daniel Feinstein

I happen to have a game of his lying about. It was memorable for his constant draw offers which wore me down eventually. [Event "Lloyds Bank Junior"] [Site "?"] [Date "1981.08.27"] [Round "?"] [White "Feinstein, D."] [Black "Thomas, N."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C18"] [PlyCount "89"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 ...
by Nick Thomas
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 39223

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Gordon looks in a bit of a pickle to me.