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by IanCalvert
Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Finals day 2 July
Replies: 142
Views: 16153

Re: Finals day 2 July

Tremendous win for Richard Bates against a Ledger: maybe Middlesex will do better than 2014.
by IanCalvert
Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Finals day 2 July
Replies: 142
Views: 16153

Re: Finals day 2 July

Steve Coles died like a Tiger. Middlesex Tigers may soon become an endangered species given the match score.
by IanCalvert
Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Finals day 2 July
Replies: 142
Views: 16153

Re: Finals day 2 July

Colin Mackenzie drew with White and never looked in any trouble against his higher rated opponent. Maybe because he played like a Heffalump?!
by IanCalvert
Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Finals day 2 July
Replies: 142
Views: 16153

Re: Finals day 2 July

Peter Ackley , outgraded by about 15 points and thus with an expected score of about 0.35 played like a Tiger against a Heffalump taking the game into swampish territory. Unfortunately he was crushed??
by IanCalvert
Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Finals day 2 July
Replies: 142
Views: 16153

Re: Finals day 2 July

Bob Eames, accepted the Evans Gambit : played like a Tiger. The drawback of playing like a Tiger is that it increases the probability of losing as well as winning!
by IanCalvert
Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Finals day 2 July
Replies: 142
Views: 16153

Re: Finals day 2 July

I guess this is like Middlesex Tigers v Yorkshire Heffalumps??
by IanCalvert
Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Live games
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

Re: Live games

Maybe the big picture is Middlesex Tigers v Yorkshire Heffalumps??
by IanCalvert
Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Live games
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

Re: Live games

Cunning cavalry plan from Colin Mackenzie on Board 12.
by IanCalvert
Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Finals day 2 July
Replies: 142
Views: 16153

Re: Finals day 2 July

I guess Yorkshire is closer to Belgium than Middlesex?? :)
by IanCalvert
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Angela Eagle games
Replies: 27
Views: 5026

Re: Angela Eagle games

No games on Chessbase 13 ... do the Eagles have a European international record ??
by IanCalvert
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Viktor Korchnoi
Replies: 29
Views: 3771

Re: Viktor Korchnoi

" I don't study; I create" - Victor Korchnoi quoted in Lakdawala's 2014, Move By Move book on VK.

Often great Russian (Leningrad) creations ...RIP.
by IanCalvert
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Increment Time Controls in Leagues ?
Replies: 88
Views: 12105

Re: Increment Time Controls in Leagues ?

Roger noted that adjudication and adjournment aren't as dead as you might hope. Indeed, possibly games with adjudication or adjourment should be excluded from ECF grading? I currently have a probably lost, London League, adjourned game which has generated some enjoyable related computer analysis but...
by IanCalvert
Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worst Chess Book (Review) Ever
Replies: 26
Views: 6473

Re: Worst Chess Book (Review) Ever

Tim It is part of 3 pages of reviews of "New Books and Software". One facet of my numerous concerns about the Chess treatment of this book and its author is the Chess self-imposed , relative and absolute, two sentence, brevity. The review, verbatim, follows: " Gambit's latest work sees the Belorussi...
by IanCalvert
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worst Chess Book (Review) Ever
Replies: 26
Views: 6473

Worst Chess Book (Review) Ever

i think, we chess players have a great " literature " of books and more recently videos/DVDs. Over the years , very few of my many chess books have disappointed, when I have eventually found time to read parts of them. Similarly I think Sadler and his predecessors in "New In Chess" produce readable ...
by IanCalvert
Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Mir Sultan Khan
Replies: 5
Views: 1574

Re: Mir Sultan Khan

Great post. FIDE, the official governing body of chess, gave many long-retired players formal retrospective titles in 1948, but it inexplicably chose to omit Khan at the time. Perhaps the ECF should with the chess federations of India , Pakistan , Scotland and others seek a posthumous GM title from ...