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by Michael Farthing
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Wade in Paris Febrruary 1949 (Rossolimo/Molnar)
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Re: Wade in Paris Febrruary 1949 (Rossolimo/Molnar)

Google translate: Parallel 50 Leftist cultural and political weekly published between 1947-1952 French in Paris under the auspices of the Czechoslovak Ministry of Information. The publisher of the magazine was first Czechoslovak colony in Paris for financial support of the Czechoslovak Embassy in sp...
by Michael Farthing
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Player of the Year Award
Replies: 36
Views: 5591

Re: ECF Player of the Year Award

I was hoping Peter Williams would offer me a specially cooked dinner...
by Michael Farthing
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3077
Views: 139538

Re: draw/tie/tie gsme

It's quite unusual to use 'tie' in chess for the result of an indivisial game: the usual word is always 'draw' (But as always USA may be different) We do, however, use 'tie' for people who have the same number of points in a competition (especially if there is no rule for deciding an order). So we c...
by Michael Farthing
Sat May 31, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Limericks
Replies: 108
Views: 15324

Re: Chess Limericks

Malcolm Peacock wrote: There once was a forum for chess
Where the poetry did not impress
I think it is plain
We should stick to the game
And why the ECF is a mess
This one should win the prize!
by Michael Farthing
Wed May 28, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Player of the Year Award
Replies: 36
Views: 5591

Re: ECF Player of the Year Award

Peter D Williams wrote:Afternoon All

I was hoping Yang-Fan Zhou would have won it he only sppears to have one vote.

Nowt for dinner?
Are you fasting out of disappointment?
by Michael Farthing
Wed May 28, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: R vs N
Replies: 14
Views: 2135

Re: R vs N

Ah. Vielleicht nicht!

It's a video.
by Michael Farthing
Wed May 28, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Commercial Director
Replies: 15
Views: 2898

Re: Commercial Director

Good luck Bob A forum member but not 'seen' on-line since Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:52 pm Should a commercial director be more active? If one of you knows a hundred chessplayers and loses one of them does he not leave the ninety-nine in the safe forum and go after the missing one until he has found him?
by Michael Farthing
Wed May 28, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: R vs N
Replies: 14
Views: 2135

Re: R vs N

Schachendspiele 12 - Turm gegen Springer
von Dr. Karsten Müller
Sprachen: Deutsch
ISBN: 978-3-86681-361-8

Vielleicht?
by Michael Farthing
Wed May 28, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Player of the Year Award
Replies: 36
Views: 5591

Re: ECF Player of the Year Award

I agree with David.
by Michael Farthing
Mon May 26, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chessbase, Fritz Training, Rated Game
Replies: 6
Views: 907

Re: Chessbase, Fritz Training, Rated Game

OK. So its recording (somewhere) past history. Then it's losing it. The only thing that springs to mind is a loss of cookie. Yeah, I know it's a program, not a web app, but it's the best I can think of.. ..unless you're using it on a network that insists on restoring default settings for security re...
by Michael Farthing
Mon May 26, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Quarter-Finals
Replies: 49
Views: 10221

Re: Quarter-Finals

The ECF results page on the ECF website shows clearly where penalties have been invoked and on what board. As I said earlier in this thread the only reason a penalty would have been given is because an ungraded player has been played without being referred to the Controller. All the match officials...
by Michael Farthing
Mon May 26, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Quarter-Finals
Replies: 49
Views: 10221

Re: Quarter-Finals

Mick, Thanks for the positive response in view of our recent more negative (though polite) exchange of views! I think the idea is well-worth considering, though personally I'm reluctant to do overnights - I aim to pick congresses that are within commuting distance. That doesn't mean I wouldn't take ...
by Michael Farthing
Mon May 26, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Quarter-Finals
Replies: 49
Views: 10221

Re: Quarter-Finals

All credit to you, Andrew, and I suspect you would have put in a lot of effort. You have found new players, but I suspect you had to hunt for them - they didn't come floating in on the tide: an organiser is battling to pull a team together. If there were players queuing up for the honour the organis...
by Michael Farthing
Thu May 22, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Whole Day....
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

Re: A Whole Day....

Slightly inaccurate. It was such a good post that I viewed it twice, so you have to reduce the head count.
by Michael Farthing
Thu May 22, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3077
Views: 139538

Re: commodity

As a chess player you will doubtless be aware of other aspects of a sacrifice beyond the mere "counting of points." The phsychological impact of an unexpected sacrifice can be decisive. Being on the wrong side of a speculative sacrifice can cause doubt and uncertainty in one's mind and result in a ...