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by Roger Lancaster
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Contribution to chess
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: Contribution to chess

Under sporting law a player can be deemed to have made a contribution. A professional chess player told me that this only applies to professionals in chess. I would like to know what other people think. A chess player can have published games, played for a long time or had enough results against pr...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 230
Views: 20577

Re: End of an era

"Having hit the giddy heights of number four as the singer/announcer of The Flying Lizards's "Money", Evans-Stickland left the bands ever-changing line-up, retrained as a psychotherapist and took time out to have a child. She also formed the band Deborah And The Puerto Ricans. Currently working help...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 230
Views: 20577

Re: End of an era

Anyway I note that Ray's so-called charity has got to the end of February without filing its accounts , something that would probably concern its independent examiner if they were independent and did any examining. Hard to avoid noticing that Ray is the trustee of another, newly registered, charity...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC 3 Counties Radio chess interview
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: BBC 3 Counties Radio chess interview

Just listened to it. Garry isn't even a proper Senior yet. I hope you won that 11 hour game! Couldn't remember Garry's actual age. As for that marathon game at Eastbourne, I spent what seemed forever defending with rook and bishop against a rampant queen - with pawns on both sides - to no avail. An...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC 3 Counties Radio chess interview
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: BBC 3 Counties Radio chess interview

Paul Habershon wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:29 pm
Impetus was Roger organising a Watford junior tournament. Most amusing question: 'Is Garry Kasparov still alive?'
I was able to reassure listeners - and Garry, in the unlikely event that he heard the programme - that he is indeed still with us.
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 4th WATFORD JUNIOR (u-12, FIDE-rated) RAPIDPLAY, 27 JULY
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Re: 4th WATFORD JUNIOR (u-12, FIDE-rated) RAPIDPLAY, 27 JULY

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live: ... ties_radio for half-an-hour from 12.15 onwards

This is Three Counties' Radio 'live' link for today, Friday, but on later days it'll appear on an archived page

Edit - Archive link from Saturday onwards is https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08287xb
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3370
Views: 364242

Re: Media comments on chess

the same probably applies to the story, in a separate thread on this forum and involving entirely different people, concerning considerable sums of pension fund money. I'm failing to see the substantial difference between the relevance of that story and this one. I'm not sure there's a substantial ...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3370
Views: 364242

Re: Media comments on chess

It's a media story involving a chessplayer Yes, I understand that - and late payment or [worse still] non-payment of wages undoubtedly causes hardship, as well as being unlawful, so I'm certainly not condoning it. To be clear, I'd never heard of Dave Hackett before this arose and I don't know the f...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3370
Views: 364242

Re: Media comments on chess

And today's chess player in the news for discreditable business practices is Dave Hackett . At least they didn't call him a chess master (or indeed reference the game at all). Oh for sure. I only noticed because the story popped up on a friend's Facebook, due I think to either their child or a frie...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 44
Views: 3338

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

Lionel Burrell starred alongside Charlie Chaplin in Midnight Express, Charlie Chaplin's first speaking film in 1931. I can recall the Midnight Express film of 1978, which caused quite a furore at the time, but not an earlier similarly-titled film. Curiously, when I checked the full list of Charlie ...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 44
Views: 3338

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

I played King takes King Bishop two check. Bishop takes King Bishop two check, presumably. Could be K if it's discovered check. "King Bishop two" makes no sense if it's a capture. If it's BxB then the "King" in the "King Bishop" is probably redundant. Makes little sense as the writer claims to have...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 324
Views: 22920

Re: World Youth Championships

Alex Holowczak is just about the only ECF Director who posts on this Forum regularly. I don't always agree with what he says, but I normally find the content informative and useful. If that continues, we can count ourselves singularly fortunate. After what Alex has been subjected to on the last cou...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess
Replies: 20
Views: 1236

Re: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess

"For the moment Worcestershire CA and Katarzyna are claiming a new chess record"

Prima facie, you do indeed have a county first in that Katarzyna appears to be the first woman to play on top board for Worcestershire.
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 324
Views: 22920

Re: World Youth Championships

"Quite how he managed to have a conversation without realising it was confidential escapes me." Maybe it wasn't confidential at the time, then someone realised later, that they didn't want it discussed, so decided retrospectively it was confidential? A conversation either was confidential or was no...