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by Andy McCulloch
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Base Numbers
Replies: 15
Views: 1348

Re: Base Numbers

Many years ago, when programming in machine code, it was useful to know how to use base 4, base 8 and base 16, the grandly named hexadeximal, was all but essential.
by Andy McCulloch
Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Capelle La Grande International Open 26th Feb - 5th March
Replies: 69
Views: 8885

Re: Capelle La Grande International Open 26th Feb - 5th Marc

A different Scot, Alan Tate, appears to have obtained an IM norm with 6/9 and a performance of 2451. I am not sure about this, he faced 4 GMs, 2 IMs and 3 rather lower ranked opponents.
by Andy McCulloch
Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Stockport Rapidplay Sunday 6 February 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1526

Re: Stockport Rapidplay Sunday 6 March 2011

This report seens a little prescient.
by Andy McCulloch
Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Greatest act of giant-killing in chess
Replies: 45
Views: 5341

Re: Greatest act of giant-killing in chess

I started playing chess to combat the boredom when I took my son to weekend tournaments. He is a much better player than I am, so my greatest act of giant killing was when I beat him. Definitely great fun.
by Andy McCulloch
Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 1642

Re: Happy Christmas

Scrooged!
by Andy McCulloch
Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Open Letter to the ECF about junior selection
Replies: 372
Views: 29627

Re: Open Letter to the ECF about junior selection

Well let's look at Russia. World Youth 110 entrants. European Youth 51 entrants. So Russia, population about 141 million, sent a total of 165 youngsters to compete in 2 events. England, population about 50 million, sent a total of 17 youngsters to compete in 2 events. Scotland, population about 5 mi...
by Andy McCulloch
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Discuss revised England teams for 2010 Olympiad
Replies: 300
Views: 22783

Re: Discuss revised England teams for 2010 Olympiad

And the lassies to, of course.
by Andy McCulloch
Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on BBC World Service
Replies: 97
Views: 7574

Re: Chess on BBC World Service

Having listened to the programme, at no time did Nenner claim to be any sort of champion. He did claim to play tournaments to finance his medical studies, which he completed in 1983 or 1984. He then gave up chess, he also left Holland. Not that surprising that he does not appear on grading lists fro...
by Andy McCulloch
Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on the BBC today
Replies: 14
Views: 1745

Re: Chess on the BBC today

So much for the notoriety of England's second GM. He retired in the 80's didn't he?
by Andy McCulloch
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile phones and late arrivals
Replies: 96
Views: 5441

Re: Mobile phones and late arrivals

Yes, and it costs how much?

Which can you put in your pocket, a DGT board + pieces or a MonRoi device? (assuming these are provided by the tournament organisers)
by Andy McCulloch
Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Swiss Pairing issues
Replies: 68
Views: 3697

Re: Swiss Pairing issues

Odd change of title in this thread
by Andy McCulloch
Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 114212

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Commentary handling over 110 viewers at the moment. Much higher than yesterday.
by Andy McCulloch
Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Scottish Chess Championships
Replies: 8
Views: 1743

Re: Scottish Chess Championships

Well, nobody seems to have noticed, but Andrew Greet won the Scottish Championship.

He was undefeated on 7.5/9. Along the way he beat the two Scottish GM's competing, (including one of his bosses), and drew with the only other GM taking part.

Sadly not enough titled opponents for a norm.
by Andy McCulloch
Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF U18/U13 COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010
Replies: 45
Views: 3703

Re: ECF U18/U13 COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010

Reading the results, it seems more than a little sexist. In both Minor sections, a team of girls won, but an inferior boys team was declared the winners of the section. Can anyone explain this, to me at least, rather inexplicable decision? I really cannot see any good reason why a team of girls cann...
by Andy McCulloch
Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Juniors in League chess
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Re: Juniors in League chess

Bit of a shame that someone who states, "I find posts with literary mistakes complaining about others' literary mistakes tiresome" does not know that sacrifice is spelt without a 'k'. :) :)