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by Nick Thomas
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 39224

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Ahh Don Mason hasn't played yet.......is there a draw with Be3?????
by Nick Thomas
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 39224

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Peter will be far better in the time trouble than Don though and the position is quite complex.
by Nick Thomas
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 39224

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Wells and Ghasi's time trouble would give me heart failure...
by Nick Thomas
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 39224

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

White will play the Zwisch Nh6+ though I should think
by Nick Thomas
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 39224

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Nf5 must be tricky to cope with in Mason / Wells
by Nick Thomas
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 39224

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

John Cox wrote:I wonder why Black hasn't just allowed 24 Nf6+ in Simon Williams' game? I suppose he can always give the queen for the g3 rook.
Pretty grim after white re-takes with the f pawn though I should think.
by Nick Thomas
Fri May 24, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Guess The Opening+Candidate Moves
Replies: 6
Views: 2072

Re: Guess The Opening+Candidate Moves

Might think of plopping the king on c6 then bunging the other pieces out. Too much wine drunk to be any more coherent...
by Nick Thomas
Sun May 19, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: 2013 Final Stage
Replies: 425
Views: 32039

Re: 2013 Final Stage

Andrew Stone wrote:Thanks Nick. Well done on drawing with our super 225 Zehra (and for your IM norm at the 4NCL). My captain has just told me your board 12 was not registered.
Thanks Andrew but I didn't get the norm this year at the 4NCL as I needed to win the last round and lost :cry:
by Nick Thomas
Sun May 19, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: 2013 Final Stage
Replies: 425
Views: 32039

Re: 2013 Final Stage

The results page is now showing a penalty point for Warwickshire (meaning they only just made a positive score at 1-14) versus Middlesex, and also one for Somerset versus Lancashire. Anyone know what these penalties were for? Warks had a default but Somerset didn't. Well done on your win Andrew. Pe...
by Nick Thomas
Sun May 19, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess
Replies: 21
Views: 5795

County Chess

I played my first county game for Warwickshire for a couple of years yesterday. Last time I played I mentioned on here that we lost 14.5/1.5 (in the q/f I think) and there was a bit of a discussion about whether it was the worst result in living memory. Anyway after 2 years getting over it I mustere...
by Nick Thomas
Tue May 14, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Disputes
Replies: 79
Views: 6568

Re: Best Disputes

Richard Bates said. Which doesn't occur in the 4NCL because the 80pt rule is explicitly stated to not apply if both captains agree. ... It then meets the FIDE Regulations. If the 80 point rule was absolute, then waiving it on a whim would be against the rules. I was misled by an earlier post. It wa...
by Nick Thomas
Mon May 13, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Disputes
Replies: 79
Views: 6568

Re: Best Disputes

The rules state that the arbiter must also agree.
by Nick Thomas
Sun May 12, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE ratings and juniors
Replies: 131
Views: 8314

Re: FIDE ratings and juniors

And it can be even worse for those juniors who play even fewer rated games. Richard Weaving, no longer a junior, is a good example of someone who is likely to have a serious rating lag until he's in his twenties. I would estimate his true rating to be around 2350.
by Nick Thomas
Sun May 12, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Disputes
Replies: 79
Views: 6568

Re: Best Disputes

I do not have the Title Regs in front of me. But, if I have read it the thread correctly, a player was played on a lower board to give him a lower rated opponent than he would otherwise have met. This was in a misguided effort to make it easier for him to secure the win he needed for a norm. That i...