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by Nick Grey
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Birth v Rating
Replies: 20
Views: 1678

Re: Birth v Rating

'T' seems to be a Troll. Other than that the thread's funny science fiction. Chess for all ages.
by Nick Grey
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 4015

Re: General Election 2019

No.
by Nick Grey
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Birth v Rating
Replies: 20
Views: 1678

Re: Birth v Rating

I've been to the year 3000.
by Nick Grey
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division 4 South - 2019-20
Replies: 30
Views: 3188

Re: Division 4 South - 2019-20

The point is most counties organise themselves to avoid these clashes because our players play in both. Surrey do. It was shame about Jon's default win in your team. He called me to confirm my lift for the sunday. Anyway we had the pleasure of playing Ben and his team on the Sunday. We managed to ge...
by Nick Grey
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 783
Views: 90840

Re: Cheating in chess

Nick F perhaps we ought to talk on Saturday as I know there is one recent case between our clubs. A player accessing smartphone in playing area on more than one occasion. We and ECF have lost a player that has not played a game since. That's over a game of league chess. I have no idea what your club...
by Nick Grey
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 3912

Re: Gibraltar 2020

Why focus on the Masters when our Hero is in the Amateur? I note a top ENG GM did not win but it is more fascinating at Stamford Bridge atm.
by Nick Grey
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 3912

Re: Gibraltar 2020

I hope David's results improve. Otherwise he is likely to have a record drop in rating in a calendar year. Switch to coke zero and cut the fruit.
by Nick Grey
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New grading conversions
Replies: 29
Views: 2638

Re: New grading conversions

Adam no. Then again the rapidplay grades have lots more anomalies too. I have played about 20 rapidplay games in 20 years. Some players have big FIDE and ECF SLOWPLAY to rapidplay ratings. Was in an interesting section in the London Chess Classic rapidplay. I am trying to work out whether I'm eligib...
by Nick Grey
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New grading conversions
Replies: 29
Views: 2638

Re: New grading conversions

Seen no where that they will publish the test conversions along side traditional. I expect the usual results missing getting accumulated on monthly updates of tournaments etc. I'm far more interested if Christopher Kreuzer has played any chess and whether he will be lower than me on this next list.
by Nick Grey
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 48
Views: 6682

Re: 2019-20 Season

Yes it took a long time to get 2 cups of coffee at 10 am. I ought to have picked up a sandwich too. I was not expecting to play 6 hours. Especially when we won 2 defaults to start with.
I thought my eyes were going wonky when I saw Kevin and his team with co-ordinated War and piece shirts.
by Nick Grey
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Doppelgangers
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: Membership Doppelgangers

As long as ECF keep annual fee below fifty pounds, have an ECF office in this country, my way is best for me.

I'd be happy to set up the bank account details of ECF with my bankers so I can transfer when I want. But all the while ECF keeps changing systems makes it worse.
by Nick Grey
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: English Senior opps 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1336

Re: English Senior opps 2020

No wonder the average senior chess player is overweight.
daily full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner:
by Nick Grey
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 48
Views: 6682

Re: 2019-20 Season

Best to commute. I'm now hoping for a lift on sunday. That is my car driver has opponent default today.

Hoping that no one is getting this message with their phone going off.
by Nick Grey
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: English Senior opps 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1336

Re: English Senior opps 2020

It's about time we hosted an international Senior event.
by Nick Grey
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Doppelgangers
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: Membership Doppelgangers

I think it in efficient use of time to type in lots of information onto the website, and also creates opportunity for internet theft from my bank account. I congratulate for the ECF office on my annual phone call to pay. It took less than a minute to pay this this season. :D I cannot remember my use...