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by Nick Grey
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS
Replies: 39
Views: 2060

Re: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS

I thought the oldest chess book was a caxton print 1482 ish? other books to that time too?
by Nick Grey
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: ECU General Assembly Resolution on Boycotts
Replies: 49
Views: 2336

Re: ECU General Assembly Resolution on Boycotts

Is Boycotts the correct phrase?
by Nick Grey
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is this a win?
Replies: 34
Views: 1695

Re: Is this a win?

He ought to have claimed under the 2 minute rule.
You are not winning.
You accepted a draw so it is not a win. :D
by Nick Grey
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2018-19
Replies: 79
Views: 7168

Re: Division One 2018-19

I guess a legal challenge. What government atm?
by Nick Grey
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2835
Views: 303601

Re: Media comments on chess

Maybe Grinder as well as we ought to be inclusive.
Not helpful for juniors that ought not be on those apps.
Still trying to work out how to get these pop-ups out of internet.

Though noticed chessboxing when I logged on at 1030pm
by Nick Grey
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Cornwall County Championship 3-5 May 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Cornwall County Championship 3-5 May 2019

I thought it clashed with something? Oh yes 4NCL.
by Nick Grey
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 121
Views: 6648

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

Has the ECF digested the concerns of representative organisations?
by Nick Grey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: weird dream - arbiting confusion
Replies: 1
Views: 472

weird dream - arbiting confusion

I suspect this dream was because of too much forum, comic relief, rugby, football, cheese and diet drinks after a long week at work. Anyway it's the last round & about four hours left. The venue was split into 3 & any leaving meant leaving the playing area even for getting refreshments. I forgot to ...
by Nick Grey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12563

Re: World Teams 2019

Ok low stakes 11 dollars Sunday Storm. 7pm WET The big prizes 21/14/10k (200k overall) about 23,600 players & prizes from 4600. the Sunday million is higher. Not to say that I'm playing - the hours to win will about the same hours as you play in a w/e congress & win. I've got some work meeting early...
by Nick Grey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12563

Re: World Teams 2019

I think those that pay tournament fees to play in chess & are below IM standards are losing players in money terms. So may be low-luck, but stupid, unless they have another reason for playing the game - competition, enjoyment. That is also a reason to play poker. It certainly keeps my brain active &...
by Nick Grey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Most pieces on the h-file
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: Most pieces on the h-file

I prefer Jon's post but have seen it before.

Alistair I think it is better to try to avoid the mate in one.
by Nick Grey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12563

Re: World Teams 2019

No. Not in this country or the Isle of Mann as far as I\m concerned. Anyway it's private. Poker is as much a game of skill as chess. So when I play on pokerstars I do not consider it gambling. Almost the same as playing tournament chess for money except for juniors. Then again sooner we ban all the ...
by Nick Grey
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 121
Views: 6648

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

Apart from exceptional expenditure to Representative Members organisations for making changes to their current systems?
by Nick Grey
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12563

Re: World Teams 2019

Excellent result/performance. Encourage sponsors for best package for England's elite player's & management.
by Nick Grey
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12563

Re: World Teams 2019

England ought to win a medal. Egypt are the weakest with 1/6 but that is better than their 0 before China.