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by Keith Arkell
Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Timeshift: How To Win At Chess
Replies: 76
Views: 10840

Re: Timeshift: How To Win At Chess

Bear in mind his last rating was before the massive inflation of Elo as well... Probably there is a little bit of ELO inflation - perhaps 30 points per decade,but obviously this is massively over compensated for by the continual rise in standards at all levels,which I would estimate to be something...
by Keith Arkell
Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you do for a living
Replies: 46
Views: 4562

Re: What do you do for a living

:lol: Arguably in the case of some of us,after years of getting up whenever we please,not being accountable to anybody,and having far too much leisure time,''unemployable'' might be even more appropriate :)
by Keith Arkell
Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you do for a living
Replies: 46
Views: 4562

Re: What do you do for a living

Vicky Coren defined the term 'professional poker player' as 'an unemployed person who plays a lot of poker'. I think we may usefully borrow this definition. Seems to me this smacks of a touch of disrespect/contempt.'Scuse my ignorance,but who is Vicky Cohen? If someone does something all the time,a...
by Keith Arkell
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you do for a living
Replies: 46
Views: 4562

Re: What do you do for a living

John Upham wrote:
Keith Arkell wrote:I am a lion tamer


These lions, could you describe them please? :lol:
Well,err...untamed when i get them,and tamed when I've finished with them :wink:
by Keith Arkell
Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you do for a living
Replies: 46
Views: 4562

Re: What do you do for a living

I am a lion tamer
by Keith Arkell
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Secret of Chess
Replies: 40
Views: 2862

Re: The Secret of Chess

O lovers of dead languages,I have descended amongst you to reveal secrets from on high :wink: Everybody wants to improve their position - to accumulate small,or better still,large advantages,but the truth is that it is very hard to do this,unless you can persuade your opponent to oblige. How do we d...
by Keith Arkell
Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uxbridge International
Replies: 40
Views: 2124

Re: Uxbridge International

Sorry missed you Paul- would like to have met you - will you be coming again? Funny thing about the forum is that you become familiar with the names,but you can't necassarily put names to faces.
by Keith Arkell
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Reporting of 4NCL in the media
Replies: 94
Views: 11105

Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

The beauty of sabotaging the 4NCL thread to sneakily talk about these matters is that it stays neatly at the top of the pile,and doesn't get buried by 100 new topics starting every few moments,but for how long.......?
by Keith Arkell
Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Reporting of 4NCL in the media
Replies: 94
Views: 11105

Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Hehe,well spotted Alex! [for ''feet'' read ''yards'']. I tried to impersonate Tiger's 6 inch putting technique the other day - the trick he does when he is browned off,having just missed a makeable putt.He grazes the top of the ball,following through as if he is going to give it a whack,and somehow ...
by Keith Arkell
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Reporting of 4NCL in the media
Replies: 94
Views: 11105

Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

I kind of know what you mean Justin,but even though it's entertaining to watch Tiger's 300 foot drive go into the trees,followed by his brilliant short game getting him out of trouble,still we can admire when he plays a perfect drive down the middle of the fairway.And Federer's high level technical ...
by Keith Arkell
Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Reporting of 4NCL in the media
Replies: 94
Views: 11105

Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Possibly Matt. I can't see how I could have upset any of them personally,but perhaps more likely they range between not understanding my style,and simply not liking it.Probably if I was playing my chess in eg Russia it would be better understood and better appreciated. I think that here they prefer ...
by Keith Arkell
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Reporting of 4NCL in the media
Replies: 94
Views: 11105

Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

You've got to laugh.I had 6 nice wins last year,all ignored,and one loss(plus a play-off loss) published everywhere.Now they are starting up again this year. To be honest,this petty behaviour really doesn't bother me,but my mates like to tease me about it. One day I'll bring my book out,and try to g...
by Keith Arkell
Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Reporting of 4NCL in the media
Replies: 94
Views: 11105

Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Lol they're coming at me from all sides! Was it the same hung over junk against Chapman again? Spec's column used to be ok until he wrote that I agreed a draw ''rather quickly'' against Peter Heine Nielsen,and then suggested that beating Gawain at the end of last years British was a ''surprise''.To ...
by Keith Arkell
Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Reporting of 4NCL in the media
Replies: 94
Views: 11105

Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

O dear,war on all fronts! :roll:

We make the rules,and so there's no need to stick to recent games.
After all,I've had games I lost in weekenders which did the rounds for years.
by Keith Arkell
Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:02 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Reporting of 4NCL in the media
Replies: 94
Views: 11105

Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

I changed my mind about posting this