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by Reg Clucas
Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London Candidates?
Replies: 96
Views: 11308

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: 2068

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: 2433

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: 2433

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: 6412

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: 1283

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: 8065

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: 1404

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: 1404

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: 1404

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: 1404

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.
by Reg Clucas
Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Winning, Losing or Drawing streaks
Replies: 71
Views: 7518

Re: Winning, Losing or Drawing streaks

A bit off topic, but my first 12 league games for my club last year were all with the white pieces.
by Reg Clucas
Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Has anyone ever given up chess?
Replies: 165
Views: 20325

Re: Has anyone ever given up chess?

I gave up in 1984 (according to the most recent score sheet I can find). I played pretty regularly in the 1970s & 1980s in weekend congresses and evening league matches and represented the county (Cheshire) a few times. My highest ever grade was 163. I stopped because I was spending an increasing am...
by Reg Clucas
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: e2e4 Gatwick International : 26-30 October 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

Re: e2e4 Gatwick International : 26-30 October 2011

What if there are too many goals to count, as in Manchester United's last match? :lol: