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by Paul Cooksey
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 30823

Re: British Championship 2018

Roger is as ever disregarding my advice to pay the 1 Nf3 move order if you want to play the KIA.

I'd rather have white, since I don't really like de4 and e6-e5. But Kevin played into it quickly so I suppose he knows what he i doing.
by Paul Cooksey
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 30823

Re: British Championship 2018

Jones-Fodor continuing bloodlessly and Pert-Howell already drawn. The two questions that come to mind are: What else is there to do in Hull this afternoon? and Why wasn't Mickey invited?
by Paul Cooksey
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 30823

Re: British Championship 2018

surprising opening from Gawain today; I thought this was the line white played for a bloodless draw. I suppose we will see an idea
by Paul Cooksey
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 30823

Re: British Championship 2018

I play too fast when I am tired. I did not realise just how consistently until I read a observation by Gelfand (I think, in one of his excellent recent books) and thought about the games I lost in league chess. I basically stop calculating and play 5 minute chess. Gelfand noted that inability to con...
by Paul Cooksey
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 30823

Re: British Championship 2018

I am unsure if I would have realised Fernandez embarrassing his queen without the engine telling me
by Paul Cooksey
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 30823

Re: British Championship 2018

well, ...c4 is very thematic in the benoni and often as a sac. But usually with an immediate follow up putting pressure on the centre. I'm going to assume Gawain knows what sort of risks he is taking and is being super aggressive. Unless the relay turns out to be a Tal game from the 1950s of course.
by Paul Cooksey
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 30823

Re: British Championship 2018

It's nice that, despite chess24 and chessbase moving coverage of the British into the 21st century, we are retaining some old traditions, such as not being entirely sure which game we are watching
by Paul Cooksey
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 30823

Re: British Championship 2018

poor Fodor :-(
by Paul Cooksey
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 30823

Re: British Championship

I think Keith should back himself :-)

I'm slightly regretting not voting for Hawkins. I wouldn't consider him the favourite, but certainly a realistic enough chance someone should have voted for him.
by Paul Cooksey
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 30823

Re: British Championship

oh alright then, McShane with the submarine to a playoff win. But I might as well roll dice
by Paul Cooksey
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 30823

Re: British Championship

Jovanka won I suppose, with Ke4 to indicate 1-0 rather than actually played

I'm resultant to join in the predictions game - too difficult to assess Adams' form.
by Paul Cooksey
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Isn't this the time ...
Replies: 61
Views: 11044

Re: Isn't this the time ...

Jonathan is now one point ahead of me :evil: . We should definitely have frozen the 2017 grades.
by Paul Cooksey
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 582
Views: 38921

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

In case it hasn’t been posted, Malcolm hasn’t exactly held back in this month’s “Chess” editorial https://www.chess.co.uk/downloads/chess-magazine-july-2018-sample.pdf Thanks for the link. I'm a bit sceptical if Makro will change his spots. Or, based on the comments about Jaime, whether Malcolm wil...
by Paul Cooksey
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 28636

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Zhu Chen does appear to be welcome at chinese events since her move to Qatar. So disowned seems a bit strong.

But I suppose Nick is making the point Dvorkovich may have limited support in Asia if no big name on his ticket.
by Paul Cooksey
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 29776

Re: Director of Women's Chess

That is a view. Not one I share.

I'm not in favour of omov although that seems off topic too.