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by IanCalvert
Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Finals day 2 July
Replies: 142
Views: 15642

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: 15642

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: 15642

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: 15642

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: 1925

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: 1925

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: 15642

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: 4928

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: 3654

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: 11800

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: 6362

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: 6362

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: 1552

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 ...
by IanCalvert
Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Secret Cunning Plan To beat Yorkshire: CC Implications
Replies: 18
Views: 4549

Re: Secret Cunning Plan To beat Yorkshire: CC Implications

Maybe the current U180 (second team) competition should be replaced by a Minor Counties like average under x (say 170) ?

(Players could play for only one team in a season)

Of course, Yorkshire might then play and lose to a SCCU county??
by IanCalvert
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Secret Cunning Plan To beat Yorkshire: CC Implications
Replies: 18
Views: 4549

Secret Cunning Plan To beat Yorkshire: CC Implications

After the Middlesex Open victory against Kent on 10 October, Captain A Fulton has encouraged the county to field an Open team with Board 16 being no lower than 180. Senior managers and Captains being what they are this may well be 185 or 190 by this year's Final. Thus Middlesex players over 180 who ...