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by MJMcCready
Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: What sort of reputation does 2 Ne2 in the Caro-Kann have?
Replies: 4
Views: 2586

What sort of reputation does 2 Ne2 in the Caro-Kann have?

Does anyone who plays the Caro-Kann fear 2Ne2? I've seen some explosive games at GM level, and having played the French myself, I feel familiar with some of the lines. But as is always the case, those trying to sell or promote a given variation often emit the critical tests of it. The main advantage...
by MJMcCready
Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Bird's Opening
Replies: 18
Views: 5091

Re: Bird's Opening

It's not often you see someone of Petrosian's calibre being so outplayed, and that came from Larsen duping him into the wrong set-up at the end of the opening. Didn't Fischer usually only play the Birds by transposition from 1 b3? The only game I find with 1.f4 is his Blitz game against Smyslov fro...
by MJMcCready
Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Deaths of Chess Players
Replies: 22
Views: 7480

Re: Deaths of Chess Players

The Russian Evenson was shot by the white army around 1919.

Here's a game of his.

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1267127
by MJMcCready
Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Fide ID has vanished due to being out of the UK for too long
Replies: 43
Views: 5170

Re: Fide ID has vanished due to being out of the UK for too

Good lord! Supposed non-profit making organizations shouldn't be throwing money about like that or anyone else for that matter. It seems like a sad waste of resource.
by MJMcCready
Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Crafty tactic.
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Re: Crafty tactic.

lol, yes perhaps, however, I was more entertained by the fact that the seating arrangement is somewhat ingenious. It would certainly stop juniors from getting up and wandering off all the time.
by MJMcCready
Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Fide ID has vanished due to being out of the UK for too long
Replies: 43
Views: 5170

Re: Fide ID has vanished due to being out of the UK for too

Ok, well thanks for that. I will look into this further and seek advice. I don't really care about my F.I.D.E rating providing its constant, its a bit silly to have one if its going to vanish as it has done, and as mentioned, I wouldn't have any qualms about paying a membership fee if I were in the ...
by MJMcCready
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Bird's Opening
Replies: 18
Views: 5091

Re: Bird's Opening

"Bird's Opening" - shouldn't this be in the "Not Chess" forum? ;-) Oi - its the only opening move I have ever essayed as White in serious play save for (what else?) 1e4. Not since the 1980s, admittedly ;) In defence of 1 f4. Larsen beat 2 world champions with it and even persuaded Fischer to take i...
by MJMcCready
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Crafty tactic.
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Crafty tactic.

by MJMcCready
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Fide ID has vanished due to being out of the UK for too long
Replies: 43
Views: 5170

Re: Fide ID has vanished due to being out of the UK for too

If you are not too worried about your current rating you could also just enter an event listing your federation as something other than England. Try to get a new rating and start again. That sounds a little risky, surely there would be repercussions if it became clear I was one and the same person,...
by MJMcCready
Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Fide ID has vanished due to being out of the UK for too long
Replies: 43
Views: 5170

Re: Fide ID has vanished due to being out of the UK for too

It seems a little unfair that i should have to pay 27 pounds a year when its unlikely that i will play in the UK again . Perhaps its best that i echange federation.
by MJMcCready
Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:24 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: England's Number One Player
Replies: 8
Views: 3570

Re: England's Number One Player

And which, I wonder, was the greatest source of inspiration for following generations? Harder to answer but my guess is Miles in the modern era although Speelman's exploits at Linares were quite outstanding too. (Hope I am not hijacking the topic in anyway here).
by MJMcCready
Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Fide ID has vanished due to being out of the UK for too long
Replies: 43
Views: 5170

Fide ID has vanished due to being out of the UK for too long

Hi all. I have been abroad for the last 3 years and have played no chess in the UK at all. Earlier this year my fide rating vanished. Its been suggested that I should re-register at my home club in the UK to resolve this problem but this is problematic as i won't be returning home any time soon. Wha...