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by Paolo Casaschi
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November
Replies: 567
Views: 34548

Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

They are being bold when they refer to Kirsan's ties to the Central bank of Syria without the customary "alleged". He strenuously denies this and the US Treasury have admitted that they have only some press cuttings as evidence. Any link to US Treasury statements confirming this? I would not have t...
by Paolo Casaschi
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 32540

Re: EU referendum aftermath

It will be very interesting to see who is joining Trump's cabinet. Of all the rumors, I find it particularly interesting who is suggested as Secretary of the Treasury with the president elected by working/middle class folks angry at the effects of globalization. Of all people you'd think that a form...
by Paolo Casaschi
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New broadcast model for World Championship Match
Replies: 150
Views: 16166

Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Nick Grey wrote:I think they are hoping that Trump wins.
How does the presidential election have anything to do with the Agon lawsuit???
by Paolo Casaschi
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM
Replies: 103
Views: 10929

Re: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM

If this is true and only a small minority of the ECF members are against subsidizing activities The original quote was delegates rather than members. Every time someone complains about members' representation at council I'm reminded how the system is setup to ensure that the members' view is proper...
by Paolo Casaschi
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM
Replies: 103
Views: 10929

Re: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM

The plans came in for criticism from a small minority of delegates who, as far as I can see, do not want to spend money on anything, and are content for the ECF to stand still. If this is true and only a small minority of the ECF members are against subsidizing activities such as proposed by the in...
by Paolo Casaschi
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Championship Predictions
Replies: 43
Views: 2390

Re: World Championship Predictions

My prediction is for a lot of draws and for whoever wins a game first will also win the match by +1, or +2 after a desperado last game.
It could go either way, Magnus objectively favorite but I hope for a Karjakin in his best form.
by Paolo Casaschi
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New broadcast model for World Championship Match
Replies: 150
Views: 16166

Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

I cannot log onto to live sites because Mr I.T. Big Balls at my work deems it not work related. WC games starts at 7PM UK time, so I assume no IT corporate policy issue there, unless you are in the office every day from 7PM till 1AM, but in that case your office hours are a bigger issue than the ac...
by Paolo Casaschi
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New broadcast model for World Championship Match
Replies: 150
Views: 16166

Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

What, if any, is the practical difference between their widget and a plain link? A widget is something you can display within your own website. For example, chess24 provides something you could call a widget to this website: http://www.hoogeveenchess.nl/nl/live/matches The actual live games are fro...
by Paolo Casaschi
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF elections 2016
Replies: 224
Views: 18732

Re: ECF elections 2016

I might have missed the information in one of the earlier posts, what has been the decision about the membership fees increase proposal?
by Paolo Casaschi
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 32540

Re: EU referendum aftermath

Michael Farthing wrote:It must be said that the more you both talk the less convincing you both sound...
Good point. It happened. You can't tell the difference anymore between the fool and the other.
Time to take a break, see you when the pound is disastrously at 0.99 Euros.
by Paolo Casaschi
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 32540

Re: EU referendum aftermath

The Western world, not just the UK, has been living beyond its means for a quarter of a century. For me the prospect of lowering my own standard of living (even after living beyond my means for a while) is a disaster. If for you this translates to "everything is going to be fine", then it's just a ...
by Paolo Casaschi
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 32540

Re: EU referendum aftermath

Please stop putting quotation marks around your own words to make it look as though I wrote them. It is neither clever nor helpful. If you can find things I have actually said which are mutually inconsistent, do post them. Let me correct my question then, do you agree with my own summary of some of...
by Paolo Casaschi
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 32540

Re: EU referendum aftermath

Paolo, if you are so convinced that Prof Mody has it wrong, why don't you write to him? I believe he is the sort of person who would reply, and he doesn't need me to defend him. http://scholar.princeton.edu/amody/contact_owner I'll wait first to read the response of Mark Carney to your letter about...
by Paolo Casaschi
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 32540

Re: EU referendum aftermath

Britain was borrowing 5pc to 6pc of GDP a year to buy imports and live beyond its means. The strong pound was great if you wanted to buy a Mercedes Benz or take a holiday in Spain, but the prosperity was an illusion, borrowed from the future. Paolo, he's talking about you. I think he's saying "hard...
by Paolo Casaschi
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 32540

Re: EU referendum aftermath

During the referendum campaign, someone said the real danger of Brexit is you'll end up with higher interest rates, lower house prices and a lower exchange rate, and I thought: dream on. Because that's what we've been trying to achieve for the past three years and now we have a chance of getting it...