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by Roger Lancaster
Fri May 31, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 4344

Re: Falkland Islands

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 6:06 pm
Gens una sumus.
Sed ut quosdam plus quam aliorum
by Roger Lancaster
Mon May 27, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd WATFORD JUNIOR (u-12) RAPIDPLAY, 27 MAY
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: 2nd WATFORD JUNIOR (u-12) RAPIDPLAY, 27 MAY

Won by Emily Maton (St Albans) with 6/6 ahead of Kabir Ghosh (Richmond), Avy Dasgupta and Kaveer Mehta (both Watford) on 4 pts. Full result at http://chess-results.com/tnr435032.aspx?lan=1
by Roger Lancaster
Mon May 27, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carlsen, Anand and Ding Liren to play in the UK
Replies: 40
Views: 5336

Re: Carlsen, Anand and Ding Liren to play in the UK

MJMcCready wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 8:30 am
Let's hope not. Britain is going to become notorious for dubious gatherings of overpaid GMs if we are not careful...oh but wait modern day Britain is all about letting anyone in and helping themselves isn't it?
Hard to know what to say about this.
by Roger Lancaster
Sat May 25, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: New International Junior Chess Organisation for Great Britain
Replies: 34
Views: 2822

Re: New International Junior Chess Organisation for Great Britain

b) In chess the Welsh and Scots have their own teams and organisations. As do the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey. It's not clear where this organisation intends to operate. Whilst it calls itself "Team GB" it's also seeking local organisers in all of the...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri May 24, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 2nd WATFORD JUNIOR (u-12) RAPIDPLAY, 27 MAY
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: 2nd WATFORD JUNIOR (u-12) RAPIDPLAY, 27 MAY

Entries (online only after Friday as postal entries unlikely to arrive in time) will close, at latest, 11.0 Monday.
by Roger Lancaster
Fri May 24, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd WATFORD JUNIOR (u-12) RAPIDPLAY, 27 MAY
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: 2nd WATFORD JUNIOR (u-12) RAPIDPLAY, 27 MAY

Entries (online only after Friday as postal entries unlikely to arrive in time) will close, at latest, 11.0 Monday.
by Roger Lancaster
Fri May 24, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: New International Junior Chess Organisation for Great Britain
Replies: 34
Views: 2822

Re: New International Junior Chess Organisation for Great Britain

I am not surprised there has been no response to Charlie Storey's misguided initiative. There's been plenty of response, primarily in this thread . Most of the response on the other thread seems to have been reaction to what some consider Charlie's exaggerated and/or misleading claims. As far as I ...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu May 23, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Two handed castling
Replies: 22
Views: 2645

Re: Two handed castling

Can't see why anyone should bother creating a fuss about this, so, Jack, here's a picture of an angel on a pin: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SZ2BoIIVTV4/VqBbUoYcOmI/AAAAAAAACbs/I4fwZZ_oWGk/s640/SPINWEB%2B3.jpg[/img] No fuss, we're just discussing one small aspect the Laws of Chess, while accepting tha...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu May 23, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Two handed castling
Replies: 22
Views: 2645

Re: Two handed castling

Yes, 7.5.4 appears not to apply for the reasons given by E Michael White. The inference I draw from 7.5.4 is that, for two-handed castling to be considered an illegal move, the clock has to be pressed - the same requirement as for other potentially illegal moves. If that's so then, apart possibly fr...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu May 23, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Two handed castling
Replies: 22
Views: 2645

Re: Two handed castling

That's straightforward but how about this one? A player castles two-handedly but, before pressing his clock to complete the move, realises it was illegal (but only by reason of the two hands) and decides to correct it. In the situation where he touched both pieces simultaneously, or the arbiter cann...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed May 22, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 180
Views: 10209

Re: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 8:39 am
Charlie Storey wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:09 pm
I will try and do England and Great Britain proud whilst in Mallorca 🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🎯
Thanks Charlie. But don't put too much pressure on yourself. We understand you will not have much time free while you are on holiday playing chess.
LOL
by Roger Lancaster
Wed May 22, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Drunken Knights
Replies: 28
Views: 4203

Re: Drunken Knights

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 10:11 pm
More Plough management policy
Obviously disgusting, not to mention illegal, if true.
by Roger Lancaster
Thu May 16, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 3rd WATFORD JUNIOR (u-12) RAPIDPLAY, 29 JULY
Replies: 2
Views: 290

3rd WATFORD JUNIOR (u-12) RAPIDPLAY, 29 JULY

The format for this will be identical to the 2nd such event taking place on 27 May - see elsewhere on this thread. Entry forms will be published shortly.