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by PeterFarr
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Paid and unpaid disparity
Replies: 30
Views: 2641

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: 21715

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: 21715

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: 2641

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: 2641

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: 2641

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: 2268

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: 34614

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: 8821

Re: Glorney Gilbert International 2016

Thanks for explaining your view Roger.
by PeterFarr
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 34614

Re: EU referendum aftermath

I didn't realise you know how millions of people think. No doubt Mrs May will be begging you to offer her your infinite wisdom. Please stop making wide sweeping claims which you cannot even begin to substantiate. Well I can try; this for example: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/06/24/7-ch...
by PeterFarr
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Gilbert International 2016
Replies: 34
Views: 8821

Re: Glorney Gilbert International 2016

Could you explain why you say the event was an operational disaster? There is nothing for example, in the report by the Irish team to indicate any issues, or was that politeness? On the question of selection / availability, it is still school term time for many state schools, which may have had an i...
by PeterFarr
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 34614

Re: EU referendum aftermath

Dragoljub Sudar wrote:
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
MartinCarpenter wrote:Meanwhile, America are reminding us that, yes, it could be a lot worse! Maybe 8 years of having a decent, intelligent person (and a brilliant orator) in the white house has freaked them out.
:?: :?: :?: When was that?
Right now, as most intelligent and fair-minded people would agree.
by PeterFarr
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bishop pair verse Knight pair
Replies: 18
Views: 2382

Re: Bishop pair verse Knight pair

I think it was in Mihai Suba's book "Dynamic Chess Strategy" that he gave a quip about Knights being stronger on the edge of the board because they don't waste so much of their energy on too many squares.
by PeterFarr
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 34614

Re: EU referendum aftermath

I'm getting really tired of hearing Scots insisting that they must be allowed special treatment when Brexit terms are decided, on the basis that they voted not to leave. They were given the option of becoming an independent nation quite recently and for reasons which mystified me they said no thank...
by PeterFarr
Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Player of the Year
Replies: 51
Views: 6501

Re: Player of the Year

David Sedgwick wrote:
PeterFarr wrote:
Then in the spirit of the razzies, perhaps:

...
- best performance by an arbiter in a leading role
- worst venue of the year.
:-)
I fear conflation of the last two into:

- worst performance by an arbiter in a leading role

:shock: nervous :shock:
Ha ! I think you are safe enough :-)