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by Nick Grey
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 13561

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

That the photo has made page 3 of The Sun puts the case into the public domain and a quote from Gormally -'It's amazing Rausis wasn't stopped earlier...
Perhaps there will be more checking of unusual improvements.
by Nick Grey
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 4133

Re: 2019-20 Season

I'm hoping for October, if not by Hastings. If they really mess it up it will be May 2020 and that will be the last 3 matches in the season.
by Nick Grey
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 4133

Re: 2019-20 Season

75 anniversary of VE is appropriate. in future the government may want to celebrate Brexit Day.
by Nick Grey
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Query
Replies: 23
Views: 1623

Re: Membership Query

It is five pounds up on last year so looks like gold is worse value than last year. my response is whether they go down in 20-21 and asked them to send a direct debit form so I an put in via my bank. Last year a phone call but at least not getting a call charge in excess of 3 pounds. I think gold ha...
by Nick Grey
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3079
Views: 336935

Re: Media comments on chess

ITV3 Poirot. Chess deaths by electrocution of pieces. First 'LIVE' Board homicides?
by Nick Grey
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Croatia Grand Chess Tour Event in Zagreb
Replies: 46
Views: 3045

Re: Croatia Grand Chess Tour Event in Zagreb

Bc4 earlier may have been more to the point.
by Nick Grey
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Croatia Grand Chess Tour Event in Zagreb
Replies: 46
Views: 3045

Re: Croatia Grand Chess Tour Event in Zagreb

I thought Magnus was winning. h4 v g6 standard hack in many of my white lines. Qg4 looks like an error. I am assuming very hot again.
by Nick Grey
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Croatia Grand Chess Tour Event in Zagreb
Replies: 46
Views: 3045

Re: Croatia Grand Chess Tour Event in Zagreb

I still fancy Carlsen on 2/3.
Ice cold tap water.
9am cold brew coffee before it gets too hot for chess or watching cricket.
by Nick Grey
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Croatia Grand Chess Tour Event in Zagreb
Replies: 46
Views: 3045

Re: Croatia Grand Chess Tour Event in Zagreb

Take lots of cold water for all. Not sure why Carlsen did not win. Not Norway's day.
by Nick Grey
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Croatia Grand Chess Tour Event in Zagreb
Replies: 46
Views: 3045

Re: Croatia Grand Chess Tour Event in Zagreb

Time for a drink break.
by Nick Grey
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Croatia Grand Chess Tour Event in Zagreb
Replies: 46
Views: 3045

Re: Croatia Grand Chess Tour Event in Zagreb

I like Magnus' aggression with white and black. But getting an edge to win by heat exhaustion is not chess or cricket.
by Nick Grey
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Croatia Grand Chess Tour Event in Zagreb
Replies: 46
Views: 3045

Re: Croatia Grand Chess Tour Event in Zagreb

This black/white looks fine for Magnus. h5/g5 and close to winning.
by Nick Grey
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in Newspapers
Replies: 24
Views: 3442

Re: Chess in Newspapers

I look forward to next months free copy. I like the arts and culture content and that is not normally from Barry.
by Nick Grey
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Swiss Pairing Systems
Replies: 27
Views: 1631

Re: Swiss Pairing Systems

As the Swiss system is a 19th century invention it may well have been used earlier. I suggest looking in Europe. I was surprised of a mention of a dutch swiss system.
by Nick Grey
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in Newspapers
Replies: 24
Views: 3442

Re: Chess in Newspapers

Barry Martin.