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by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3363
Views: 363319

Re: Media comments on chess

Not True. I was in the same class.... SNIP... John... told us how we could beat the Sicilian. ... SNIP... And he did building blocks. One day I proudly showed teacher that I spelt ARM NET and TAP . John appeared and quickly arranged the bricks into: APARTMENT . He could've swapped an 'A' for an 'E ...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 324
Views: 22752

Re: World Youth Championships

Can you elaborate on exactly what course of action Alex H should have taken so that he wouldn't "simply draw added attention to it"? Certainly not. I wouldn't presume to tell someone who has made an error of judgment exactly how best to mitigate the resulting situation. Over the years I've occasion...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 324
Views: 22752

Re: World Youth Championships

John McKenna wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:34 pm
I don't.
Alex H was right to retract - even if he won't come clean.
I think you've misunderstood me - I lamented the consequences of Alex's action in "doing the correct thing".
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 324
Views: 22752

Re: World Youth Championships

This all seems to advise against doing the correct thing and apologising for an inappropriate post as it simply draws added attention to it.
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3363
Views: 363319

Re: Media comments on chess

It doesn't seem odd to anybody else that children aged three or less are apparently being introduced to chess? Absolutely not, although of course it only works if the child is naturally interested. I have always believed that young children are capable of quite serious thinking, and are limited pri...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3363
Views: 363319

Re: Media comments on chess

It doesn't seem odd to anybody else that children aged three or less are apparently being introduced to chess? Now, next to Karjakin, Russia’s best-known active chess player is Mikhail Osipov. At three, he played a televised game with Karpov. At four last month, he played Yuri Averbakh, 95, the wor...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: When Will The February Grades Come Out?
Replies: 6
Views: 1163

Re: When Will The February Grades Come Out?

Thanks, Brian, that's helpful. At least we now know what there is to know and what's still unknown!
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: When Will The February Grades Come Out?
Replies: 6
Views: 1163

Re: When Will The February Grades Come Out?

The ECF website to which Ian refers also says ‘The ECF Board is responding to changes in the expectations of both members and potential members by working to move grading from a six monthly to a monthly update. The intention is to introduce the change with effect from the January 2020 grading list u...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division 4 South - 2019-20
Replies: 30
Views: 3292

Re: Division 4 South - 2019-20

Round 5 pairings: Wood Green Youth- - -Sussex Martlets 2 MK Phoenix 2- - -CSC 2 Fischer's Catch- - -The Full Ponty Celtic Tigers 2- - -Watford A All Anands on Deck- - -Iceni 2 Cambridge University 3- - -Oxford 4 Crowthorne 2- - -Sussex Martlets 3 Throw in the Tal- - -CSC 3 Ashfield 2- - -War and Pie...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 783
Views: 91792

Re: Cheating in chess

Nick Grey wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:11 pm
In a bag on the table when there is room.
I've been in club matches where there's plenty of room but I've yet to see a bag. But, given such a bag, who exactly accepts liability if a phone disappears from the [communal] bag?
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 783
Views: 91792

Re: Cheating in chess

I suspect that in many leagues, no matter how suspicious a player's behaviour, it would be considered insufferably rude to ask them whether they had a phone in their pocket. Just so that I'm clear in my mind as to what happens elsewhere, what's the formula for someone arriving at a league match by ...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Board Minutes
Replies: 10
Views: 1446

Re: Board Minutes

Does anyone know when we would expect to see the December ECF Board minutes published based on past experience? I am expecting them to be at least partially redacted again. But still, I am interested in whatever will be published. It's not unusual for the minutes of meetings, of whatever type, to b...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The difference between extrovert and introvert chess players.
Replies: 17
Views: 1865

Re: The difference between extrovert and introvert chess players.

It seems to me fairly obvious that those who are by nature extrovert are capable of behaving on occasion in an introvert manner and vice versa - one need look no further than the acting profession to see this is true. Extrapolating from there, we're all actors from time to time.
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 115
Views: 16076

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

Paul McKeown wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:14 pm
Well, call me daft if you will
I'm afraid the temptation is completely resistible as I entirely agree with you. Something's daft here but it's not you!
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 4th WATFORD JUNIOR (u-12, FIDE-rated) RAPIDPLAY, 27 JULY
Replies: 2
Views: 646

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

Full details of this event [including how to enter] to follow shortly but, apart from the fact that it will be FIDE-rated for the first time, it will follow a similar pattern to previous events in the series - venue West Herts Sports & Social Club in Watford, 2.0 start, maximum 40 entries.