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by isaac wallis
Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: pyotr marusenko
Replies: 0
Views: 739

pyotr marusenko

Someone called Pyotr Marusenko is mentioned on p262 (right foot) of Kasparov's book 'Modern chess Part 3: Kasparov v Karpov 1986-1987'. Is this the same person as Petr Marusenko who regularly plays in British tournaments? Just curious.
by isaac wallis
Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile phone penalties.
Replies: 77
Views: 10758

Re: Mobile phone penalties.

A warning then default won't work. People will just leave their phones on knowing they can get away with one call. Next round their phone will be on again.
by isaac wallis
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Champs Brighton 1980
Replies: 20
Views: 4547

Re: British Chess Champs Brighton 1980

Thanks for the info. The marriage date of 1982 is suggestive of a connection to his disappearance in 1980. Maybe he found there were things outside chess, or maybe his wife discouraged him from playing.
by isaac wallis
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Champs Brighton 1980
Replies: 20
Views: 4547

Re: British Chess Champs Brighton 1980

Is Mike Haygarth still alive does anyone know? He would be about 75 now.
by isaac wallis
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Champs Brighton 1980
Replies: 20
Views: 4547

Re: British Chess Champs Brighton 1980

This was also I believe the final chess appearance of my old mate Mike Haygarth (British Champion 1964), who despite being 2375 at the time failed to qualify for the Championship. So he played the Major Open as top seed, scored about 6/11, as was never seen or heard from again. Anyone with any more ...
by isaac wallis
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Professional chess players in Britain
Replies: 63
Views: 9579

Re: Professional chess players in Britain

Dr Harvey

I could post an interesting response, but bearing in mind you asked a question on deceased clubs previously, and were given detailed and informative responses which you failed to acknowledge with even a brief 'Thank you', I think I'll pass.
by isaac wallis
Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: Online Grading Database
Topic: Halfyearly Rapid Grades
Replies: 13
Views: 5901

Re: Halfyearly Rapid Grades

Hawk up to 245! Carlsen better start preparing for their inevitable title clash.
by isaac wallis
Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: Happy New Year

And the same to you Carl and everybody else too. I may be a miserable old b.... but I appreciate all yours and others efforts.
by isaac wallis
Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 398
Views: 22630

Re: Hastings

The 'benefits' are (as everywhere else in society), that we must be modern, we must thrust forward, and we must change everything. This is called progress. If we can't find a way of making it better, then we're damn well going to make it worse.
by isaac wallis
Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 398
Views: 22630

Re: Hastings

No. In FIDE tournaments all relationships are irrelevant - best friend, married, twin, same club. Starting in round one. Always.
by isaac wallis
Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The problems with junior chess
Replies: 118
Views: 12269

Re: The problems with junior chess

Another factoid for you: The 100th ranked active English player (November 2009) has a rating of 2273. The equivalent figures for some other West European countries are: Germany – 2442, France – 2372, Spain – 2391, Netherlands (with a population less than a third of ours) – 2333. The problem...
by isaac wallis
Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help needed please
Replies: 27
Views: 3300

Re: Help needed please

Hello John

Talking of back issues are you releasing a BCM bound volume for 2008? They didn't have any in the shop when I was last there.
by isaac wallis
Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Can anyone tell me why Scarbrough second biggest weekender
Replies: 104
Views: 9191

Re: Can anyone tell me why Scarbrough second biggest weekender

Not necessarily true Martin. In fact frequently the lower sections play for more money (often for a lower entry fee too) after the prizes in the top section(s) are reduced due to lower entries. This apparently happened at the Metropolitan Congress last weekend though I'm unsure of the precise details.
by isaac wallis
Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Has the ECF Got it In for me?
Replies: 21
Views: 2340

Re: Has the ECF Got it In for me?

But why not give these jobs to chess players with administrative skills? Are they even advertised to chess players? They would do a much better job, for several reasons far to obvious to mention.
by isaac wallis
Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Has the ECF Got it In for me?
Replies: 21
Views: 2340

Re: Has the ECF Got it In for me?

Anyone know if Andrew Walker is actually a competitive chess player? Obviously it's a very common name. There are a couple of graded Andrew Walkers, one graded 180. Wouldn't it be great if it was him?