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by Dewi Jones
Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: University chess clubs
Replies: 54
Views: 6508

Re: University chess clubs

Bangor uni play in the Gwynedd league.
by Dewi Jones
Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Opening preparation.
Replies: 2
Views: 1669

Opening preparation.

I have certainly being improving this season, but it's not so hard to do from such a lowly position. I had probably my best result ever the other night, beating a player graded 144 ECF with the black pieces. Beating him has been my target since coming back to the chess club two years ago, I have nev...
by Dewi Jones
Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Carlsen - Anand 2014
Replies: 414
Views: 40426

Re: Carlsen - Anand 2014

NickFaulks wrote:Thanks. Next question, where can we see the moves of the game?

Underneath the video of the game, in the box marked "moves", scroll up to see earlier moves.
by Dewi Jones
Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Carlsen - Anand 2014
Replies: 414
Views: 40426

Re: Carlsen - Anand 2014

NickFaulks wrote:Is there a way to make the board on which Svidler is analysing big enough that you can actually see it?

Yes, hover your mouse over the video feed, and there appears a button to make it full screen.
by Dewi Jones
Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Carlsen - Anand 2014
Replies: 414
Views: 40426

Re: Carlsen - Anand 2014

You're in good company.

Looks like most of Anand's play so far has been a suprise for Carlsen.
by Dewi Jones
Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Gaffs in Films
Replies: 47
Views: 8291

Re: Chess Gaffs in Films

I should say it is a mistake to spell gaffe incorrectly

In less off corse yew due mean gaff.

As in chess venues :wink:
by Dewi Jones
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on radio 4
Replies: 26
Views: 3996

Re: Chess on radio 4

commentary from today's game wrote:Dominic has responded quite Conservatively
Now there's a suprise :lol:
by Dewi Jones
Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Queen vs Two rooks.
Replies: 6
Views: 2083

Re: Queen vs Two rooks.

Thank you. As it was my opponent exchanged off his knight immediately, but I still made very hard work of the draw.
by Dewi Jones
Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Statements by Dominic Lawson
Replies: 11
Views: 4318

Re: Statements by Dominic Lawson

I DO notate in Welsh. What is humourus about it?
by Dewi Jones
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: 1 e4 GAMBITS AGAINST FRITZ 12
Replies: 6
Views: 2138

Re: 1 e4 GAMBITS AGAINST FRITZ 12

MJMcCready wrote:Try something like Lucas chess, which has more customization and is free.
I just downloaded it. That's a very nice piece of free software.
by Dewi Jones
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Draw by repetition
Replies: 19
Views: 4146

Re: Draw by repetition

I was playing a much stronger opponent the other night, 35 grading points higher than me, and he claimed a three fold repetition, on my move, where I had two rooks to his rook and bishop. The position had only been repeated twice, but in truth I was about to bottle out of exchanging one rook for a b...
by Dewi Jones
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Queen vs Two rooks.
Replies: 6
Views: 2083

Queen vs Two rooks.

I blew a big advantage in a club game the other night, went a whole rook up, but then under pressure from the attack that my opponent had gained for his rook I managed to needlesly trap my queen. Anyway, I swapped it off for his other rook and the game progressed to this position. I am black. black ...
by Dewi Jones
Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: One for the chess&bridge fans.
Replies: 7
Views: 1487

Re: One for the chess&bridge fans.

White on the right, queen on her own colour. Well done viz! :lol:
by Dewi Jones
Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Calculating an ECF grade.
Replies: 10
Views: 4659

Re: Calculating an ECF grade.

Thanks. I couldn't find it from Clive's suggestion. But that latest link is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks all.
by Dewi Jones
Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Calculating an ECF grade.
Replies: 10
Views: 4659

Re: Calculating an ECF grade.

Really? I don't mean the page I linked to but the link on it from the word 'here'