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by isaac wallis
Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Face transplants
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Face transplants

I see from photos in the latest 'Chess Moves' that Simon Williams has had a face transplant and now looks like Adam Hunt. Also Natasha Regan has had one and looks like Maria Yurenok. Perhaps it's about time people working in chess who know nothing about the game or its players were removed from thei...
by isaac wallis
Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uxbridge Chess Congress : 18th - 20th September 2009
Replies: 56
Views: 4612

Re: Uxbridge Chess Congress : 18th - 20th September 2009

So I presume Sean, you'll be carrying on with accelerated pairings for five round tournaments in future?
by isaac wallis
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uxbridge Chess Congress : 18th - 20th September 2009
Replies: 56
Views: 4612

Re: Uxbridge Chess Congress : 18th - 20th September 2009

By round 3 the damage had been done. Just as Peter Tart nearly won a previous time, the accelerated pairings again led to a lower rated player sneaking through without playing the strongest players in a way that wouldn't have happened with normal pairings. Things like this don't happen with traditio...
by isaac wallis
Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uxbridge Chess Congress : 18th - 20th September 2009
Replies: 56
Views: 4612

Re: Uxbridge Chess Congress : 18th - 20th September 2009

Alex I don't understand your point at all. Accelerated pairings wouldn't stop two people getting to 5/5. Do the math. Also two players scoring 5/5 has to my knowledge never happened in any tournament. The upfloat is of no relevance whatsoever. A faulty pairing system led to an unjustified victory. S...
by isaac wallis
Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uxbridge Chess Congress : 18th - 20th September 2009
Replies: 56
Views: 4612

Re: Uxbridge Chess Congress : 18th - 20th September 2009

With all due respect what a disaster that was. A 2138 comes 1= without playing anyone higher rated than himself. This nearly happened in a previous tournament too. Accelerated pairings for a five round tournament will hopefully now be consigned forever to the dustbin.
by isaac wallis
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championship Thread
Replies: 535
Views: 20634

Re: British Championship Thread

I was looking at the Betfair site. Malcolm Pein is looking good value at 350-1! Aaron Summerscale is 360-1 and will doubtless be pleased he has less chance to win the tournament than someone who isn't even playing! :lol: