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by PeterFarr
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Statement Investigation Society
Replies: 45
Views: 4662

Re: Chess Statement Investigation Society

'Chess Notes' by Edward Winter has for many years championed the cause of accuracy in chess writing, perhaps quixotically, but always with rigour. The now discontinued Streatham & Brixton blog also followed a number of specific issues along these lines with enthusiasm. As for the Korchnoi quote; har...
by PeterFarr
Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Olympiad - Baku
Replies: 901
Views: 38633

Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

If people are interested in results with big rating upsets, look no further than England women v Syria women. We can assume that the Syrian women are significantly stronger than their gradings. Having looked at Sarah's game where she found 51 d6, I decided not to look any further. We've all done it...
by PeterFarr
Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Olympiad - Baku
Replies: 901
Views: 38633

Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

If people are interested in results with big rating upsets, look no further than England women v Syria women.
by PeterFarr
Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Olympiad - Baku
Replies: 901
Views: 38633

Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

At least the decision of who to leave out is now difficult for positive reasons. But really from this distance how can you know about the players' states of mind and who is tired etc.?

Certainly been enjoyable seeing Gawain's last 2 games and also Nigel's good showing after Tromso.
by PeterFarr
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Candidates confirmed
Replies: 54
Views: 5318

Re: Candidates confirmed

On paper I've been the strongest player in my very small club for several years. If I left, the club would carry on without a hitch.

If the guys that run things, but don't play much, or quite so well, leave, then the club will fold.

Who would you rather have?
by PeterFarr
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Olympiad - Baku
Replies: 901
Views: 38633

Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Matt Mackenzie wrote:A pretty strong bunch to get whitewashed by, tbf.
You wouldn't want to be the captain who gives that opposition team sheet to their players; though they rested Keres and Bronstein, who may have been regarded as stronger than Tal and Petrosian at the time (?)
by PeterFarr
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Paid and unpaid disparity
Replies: 30
Views: 2509

Re: paid and unpaid disparity

theres some single mother at Atticus in Liverpool who earns more than men, laughs at a player with learning difficulties, called me and others names behind their backs and thinks there is nothing wrong with her beaviour. This creature gets given more than the men she criticizes and has money from a...
by PeterFarr
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2016 Round by Round
Replies: 356
Views: 20835

Re: British 2016 Round by Round

I had assumed our own Peter Farr had not in fact been thinking about his 50th move for 10 minutes but rather the game had been agreed drawn. Apparently not. I’m all for the 'going around and around' technique as an attempt to win games that can’t/shouldn't really be won, but Black’s continuing here...
by PeterFarr
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2016 Round by Round
Replies: 356
Views: 20835

Re: British 2016 Round by Round

I had assumed our own Peter Farr had not in fact been thinking about his 50th move for 10 minutes but rather the game had been agreed drawn. Apparently not. I’m all for the 'going around and around' technique as an attempt to win games that can’t/shouldn't really be won, but Black’s continuing here...
by PeterFarr
Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Paid and unpaid disparity
Replies: 30
Views: 2509

Re: paid and unpaid disparity

Mick Norris wrote:
Or a single father :roll: I see I am a 1 in 10 :shock:
Yes, sorry; underlines how easy it is to stereotype.
by PeterFarr
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Paid and unpaid disparity
Replies: 30
Views: 2509

Re: paid and unpaid disparity

I am pretty sure there are single mothers who 'earn' more then I do in full time employment. If you provide us with some figures, we'll be able to judge that contention for ourselves. Plenty of statistics here, (with proper source references just to please Justin). It's not a picnic being a single ...
by PeterFarr
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Paid and unpaid disparity
Replies: 30
Views: 2509

Re: paid and unpaid disparity

I understand Andrew's point, but ultimately people in work will typically be earning more than those that don't (though I do sometimes get concerned about the single mothers section in our club, who spend all their time drinking champagne, eating lobster and essaying outrageously decadent 19th centu...
by PeterFarr
Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Draft ECF Strategy Document
Replies: 15
Views: 2087

Re: Draft ECF Strategy Document

I think it's a good paper actually. Fair comment to say that it's motherhood and apple pie to a degree, but there are also some sensible things in there that maybe differentiate from previous regimes, e.g.; - developing women's chess - transition from junior to adult - encourage 3rd parties to devel...
by PeterFarr
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 31156

Re: EU referendum aftermath

Dragoljub Sudar wrote:Yeah, always believe pollsters. They told us Remain would win. They told us the Tories would not get a majority last year.

Anyway, I do like your club name. You're honour bound to argue your point!
Ha yes good points. I'm afraid we will argue endlessly about anything! :-)
by PeterFarr
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Gilbert International 2016
Replies: 34
Views: 8509

Re: Glorney Gilbert International 2016

Thanks for explaining your view Roger.