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by Sean Hewitt
Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New Grading List
Replies: 81
Views: 14279

Re: New Grading List

Mick Norris wrote:Interesting :!: :?: grading stats
Indeed. No doubt the sage of Bourne End will have something to say? :D
by Sean Hewitt
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New Grading List
Replies: 81
Views: 14279

Re: New Grading List

Vladimir Minko of Wellington College has a grade of 259E. Is that the highest published grade achieved by a British school pupil? The pedant in me wants to point out that he is Russian but, more importantly, the grade is based on a score of 100%. That in itself is impressive but renders the grade t...
by Sean Hewitt
Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 9th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress
Replies: 25
Views: 2632

Re: 9th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

Mike Truran wrote:That's fair enough! Can't argue with that.

Perhaps I should have suggested some restrictions to make it more sporting (not a mega-event like the LCC? Maybe no more than 200 entrants?).
The e2e4 Diamond Jubilee Congress at Gatwick had 90 players in the Premier from 21 different nations.
by Sean Hewitt
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 32125

Re: EU referendum aftermath

Nick Burrows wrote:Meanwhile Watson & Eagle rule themselves out.
Au contraire, Angela Eagle has confirmed she is mounting a leadership challenge.
by Sean Hewitt
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 32125

Re: EU referendum aftermath

Assuming of course that Corbyn can even get on the ballot. There appears to be contrary legal opinion on that score.
by Sean Hewitt
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Finals day 2 July
Replies: 142
Views: 12013

Re: Finals day 2 July

What they don't tell you is that..... Surrey Lancs Home director overrules arbiter and denies right of any further appeal .. were Surrey allowed to submit their case? apparently not Bob - is there evidence to support this rather surprising claim? My understanding is that the Controller (in consulta...
by Sean Hewitt
Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 32125

Re: EU referendum aftermath

I have a sneaking suspiscion that what will happen now is Article 50 will not be invoked There will be informal negotiations with EU (possibly unofficially and denied) Each Leave promise/pledge will unravel (as is already happening) Team Leave will report that there is no deal to be done with EU on ...
by Sean Hewitt
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Finals day 2 July
Replies: 142
Views: 12013

Re: Finals day 2 July

Angus French wrote:Maybe it's not my place to speak but I know the Surrey U180 captain and a number of the team's players are concerned about the decision of the appeal panel.
I wonder if anyone is going to reveal what [allegedly] happened? :roll:
by Sean Hewitt
Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Amusing (Illegal) Way To Win
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

Re: Amusing (Illegal) Way To Win

That'll teach me for answering a question during the football without reading the question properly! I saw the move written as ...d5+ and assumed it meant that black was giving check without looking at the previous moves. Apologies.

I'll look at the question again (but properly) now.
by Sean Hewitt
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Amusing (Illegal) Way To Win
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

Re: Amusing (Illegal) Way To Win

Take a similar example 1.e3 f5 2.Bb5 d5(+) 3.Qh5# This is a genuine checkmate because the last move 3.Qd1-h5 is legal even though the position is illegal. This is a checkmate in Blitz, Rapid and Standard games. Even in correspondence games as far as I know. I'm sorry, but that is wrong. The Laws of...
by Sean Hewitt
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Finals day 2 July
Replies: 142
Views: 12013

Re: Finals day 2 July

However I do not consider it appropriate in this instance. So we're NOT going to be given any clue as to the presumed new evidence which caused the Appeal Committee to reverse the match result ? That is disappointing. I thought the appeals committee had upheld the originally reported match result?
by Sean Hewitt
Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Finals day 2 July
Replies: 142
Views: 12013

Re: Finals day 2 July

NickFaulks wrote:
Neil Graham wrote:
NickFaulks wrote:Something unpleasant seems to have occurred in the U180 dispute, but I don't know what.
The result is Surrey 7.5 Lancashire 8.5 as originally reported.
But that's not the full story, is it? I was there, and regard that result as ludicrous.
Care to elaborate?
by Sean Hewitt
Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Amusing (Illegal) Way To Win
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

Re: Amusing (Illegal) Way To Win

The laws say 5.1 The game is won by the player who has checkmated his opponent’s king. This immediately ends the game, provided that the move producing the checkmate position was in accordance with Article 3 and Articles 4.2 – 4.7. Article 3 is about moving the pieces. In particular 3.4 The queen ma...
by Sean Hewitt
Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: 2016 draw
Replies: 242
Views: 21405

Re: 2016 draw

Sean, who hails from Leicestershire, but currently plays his chess in Manchester, I believe, suggests disbanding GMan...?? Mick has said they need a County Open team captain. Someone like Sean could make an excellent choice. Don't let the fact that I play county chess for Leicestershire, live in De...
by Sean Hewitt
Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: 2016 draw
Replies: 242
Views: 21405

Re: 2016 draw

Seems to me the north Manchester lot should join Lancs in the NCCU and the south Manchester mob play for Cheshire, switching to MCCU. Problem solved :lol: You may want to help Bill O'Rourke, it certainly seems that Dave P does, but: Bloody hell. I thought it obvious the :lol: meant it was a joke.