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by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 37992

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

In boxing terms Charlie would be classed as a dangerman. He beat a couple of GM’s in the last tournament he played in too. Think he’s quite hard to pin down as to what opening he will go for on any given day either. I think there’s plenty of higher rated players who might not like that pairing.
by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 37992

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Charlie Storey has run over GM Stephen Gordon in 30 moves. I noticed U13 Jacob Yoon is giving Malcolm Pein fits, and has pushed him into surviving on increment.
by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Strongest U13 in England ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1059

Re: Strongest U13 in England ?

Yes I think Hawkins by his own admissions is quite a laid back character, and I heard him marvel at the work ethic of say Matthew Sadler.
by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Strongest U13 in England ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1059

Re: Strongest U13 in England ?

I remember seeing Jonathan in Llandudno in 2017, when he was off the pace a little in the Championship.
by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 37992

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

FM Adam Ashton is playing well enough to mix it with the good IM's in the field and will probably get rewarded with a high finishing position.
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 37992

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Plenty of fun pairings. Simon Williams get a rematch with John Merriman, who beat him last time he played the British. U13 Jacob Yoon has Malcolm Pein.
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Strongest U13 in England ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1059

Re: Strongest U13 in England ?

Yichen Han probably would haven given him some trouble in the lower age groups, and he has better results, for example, against recent mutual opponent, GM Nigel Davies. Plus the Terra Final is now ten round or more of 20+10 rapid play, and could end up a little more random, with the knock out format.
by Matt Bridgeman
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Gilbert Junior International
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Glorney Gilbert Junior International

Not sure why reporting has been so radio silent at this 70th anniversary event, but the 3 day International finished today. I’d imagine there will be an official report out at some point soon. There was success for the England U14 mixed team winning the Robinson Cup after a dominating performance. T...
by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 49
Views: 7674

Re: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

Presumably it’s possible that some of the proceeds of this pensions scam went towards Gary Quillan’s generous funding of the 2016 British Chess Championship in Bournemouth, where Michael Adams received a huge conditions payment and went on to dominant the Open.
by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 49
Views: 7674

Re: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

I think it's a feature story and not a breaking news type story, relating to a number of pension scam cases involving millions of pounds and no 'justice' in relation to the company heads. Gary Quillan is I would think the 'mastermind', running a myriad of companies involved in insurance, pensions an...
by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 49
Views: 7674

Re: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

I'd hazard a guess Williams might be rethinking his British Championship entry ...or maybe it will take his mind of it all?!
by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 49
Views: 7674

Re: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

Fairly damaging stuff in terms of reputation. Simon Williams 'Happy Go Lucky/Ginger GM' You Tube persona may take a hit in terms of fan base I'd think. Particularly as this story is not being limited to the Times Online, but would appear to be front page of the print edition, with a story including ...
by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 49
Views: 7674

Re: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

The 2016 court case mentioned in the 2nd of the two Times articles I think is this one, where HMRC had prosecuted Gary Quillan and associates on a different pension matter (not involving Simon Williams), had been unsuccessful and then appealed the decision unsuccessfully. https://library.croneri.co....
by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 49
Views: 7674

Re: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

Gary Quillan and Simon Williams. Ouch!
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 12988

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

I suppose it would be a matter for yourselves, but usually in criminal matters you avoid contact between the offender and victim as much as possible. The type of offending probably shares more features of gambling cheats, using electronic devices, programs and manipulations in bookmakers, casinos an...