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by Reg Clucas
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 9 move checkmate
Replies: 59
Views: 6751

Re: 9 move checkmate

I once mated my opponent in six moves on Board 1 of a Bolton League match. Harry, that makes me feel marginally better about the following rubbish I played against you in a Manchester League match back in 1981 (I was White). A bit of a come down after feeling quite smug about managing a draw agains...
by Reg Clucas
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 365chess.com
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: 365chess.com

Mats Winther wrote:I found that this site is very useful.
Yes, I use it regularly to find out where I went wrong in the opening!
by Reg Clucas
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Spanish Counter Gambit
Replies: 3
Views: 2566

Spanish Counter Gambit

I have been playing the Ruy Lopez for many years, but had never heard of this gambit until last night, when it was played against me. To the uninitiated (which included me until very recently) it begins by Black playing 3...d5?! The first few moves of my game were as follows - 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3....
by Reg Clucas
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Assistants at the board
Replies: 12
Views: 1909

Re: Assistants at the board

Many years ago I played against a severe cerebral palsy sufferer in a congress. He was wheelchair bound, had no use of his hands and had very impaired speech. His 'assistant' was also playing in the congress, and had arranged with the organisers to always be seated at the board next to his friend. M...
by Reg Clucas
Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London Candidates?
Replies: 96
Views: 11026

Re: London Candidates?

I see Malcolm Pein has said that the London Chess Classic could be in doubt as a result of the Candidates Matches taking place in London around the same time as well. Why not hold the 'Classic' in another city like Manchester or Birmingham? I think the point is nothing to do with location, but the ...
by Reg Clucas
Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Chess notation/topology
Replies: 7
Views: 1997

Re: Chess notation/topology

E Michael White wrote:
BPxN/K(Q)+
You don't need to specify "/K" because capturing the other knight would not be check! So BPxN(Q)+ is not ambiguous.
by Reg Clucas
Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bunratty Chess Festival
Replies: 19
Views: 2367

Re: Bunratty Chess Festival

Jonathan Rogers wrote:Are you sure? I always thought Bunratty was unrated - which, frankly, explains why the chess is such fun to follow.
Well he is according to this - http://www.2700chess.com/
by Reg Clucas
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bunratty Chess Festival
Replies: 19
Views: 2367

Re: Bunratty Chess Festival

As a result of his showing in this tournament, Nigel Short is once again a member of the 2700 club on the Live rating list. Well done!
by Reg Clucas
Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phones Issues in FIDE Events
Replies: 31
Views: 6271

Re: Mobile Phones Issues in FIDE Events

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Roger, there is another option that can be done for mobile phones, which is simpler than the above: Take the battery out!
There is an even simpler option - leave it at home!
by Reg Clucas
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another dodgy chess allusion
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

Re: Another dodgy chess allusion

But, in desperate situations, we wrap ourselves up in our favourite blanket, that of the victim, and dust off our favourite tactic: the knight's move. On the European chessboard, all the pawns move horizontally and vertically. Only the Italian knight is able to cut through when you least expected. ...
by Reg Clucas
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Players who don't play for the team
Replies: 69
Views: 7850

Re: Players who don't play for the team

I think you should trust the player's judgement - if he thinks he can win then let him go for it. Otherwise you risk 'artificial' results, which affects the grading of not only your own player, but his opponent. Chess is an individual game when all's said and done, and the team result is simply a co...
by Reg Clucas
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ECF Rapidplay rules
Replies: 7
Views: 1317

Re: ECF Rapidplay rules

Thanks. One thing a google search did turn up was several other congresses which referred to 'ECF Rapidplay rules' !
by Reg Clucas
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ECF Rapidplay rules
Replies: 7
Views: 1317

Re: ECF Rapidplay rules

Paul Cooksey wrote:Rapidplay game or Rapidplay finish?
Game.
by Reg Clucas
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ECF Rapidplay rules
Replies: 7
Views: 1317

Re: ECF Rapidplay rules

Yes please. I have a congress entry form which states 'ECF Rapidplay rules apply'. I did try the FIDE website under the assumption that ECF rules would be based on FIDE, but couldn't find anything there either.
by Reg Clucas
Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ECF Rapidplay rules
Replies: 7
Views: 1317

ECF Rapidplay rules

Can someone please point me in the direction of the ECF Rapidplay rules? I can't see them on the ECF website, and even that normally helpful Mr Google draws a blank.