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by MSoszynski
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media Chess Comment Blunders
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: Media Chess Comment Blunders

Whenever a chess board appears in a picture or cartoon in the media we are quick to notice if the board is set up incorretly. But today I noticed an even worse sin committed by someone who should know better! Look at the top left corner of your screens everyone! :-( Does this mean we have to transf...
by MSoszynski
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lomonosov 7-piece query
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Lomonosov 7-piece query

David Robertson wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:08 pm
I think I've got Lomonosov on disk somewhere...
Not at 100TB you haven't. That's over 23,000 DVDs.
by MSoszynski
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile phone ringing during a game.
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

Re: Mobile phone ringing during a game.

At one British Rapidplay Championship, a clubmate of mine mislaid his mobile phone. He was so concerned about it that he even got the organisers to make an announcement before the start of the next round, asking everyone to look out for it. Later, between rounds, he found he'd merely left it in his ...
by MSoszynski
Sat May 20, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Rhyl Congress 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2171

Re: Rhyl Congress 2017

by MSoszynski
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Now I've Seen Everything Dept - Scoresheets
Replies: 11
Views: 1709

Re: Now I've Seen Everything Dept - Scoresheets

MartinCarpenter wrote:Definitely :) Is it actually one players moves, or both on the one column?
It's just White's moves - though for some reason he did record Black's very first move too.
by MSoszynski
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Now I've Seen Everything Dept - Scoresheets
Replies: 11
Views: 1709

Now I've Seen Everything Dept - Scoresheets

My Club was recently joined by someone who hadn't played since he was a youngster, many years ago. One evening our bottom team needed a substitute for its bottom board so, at very short notice, we turned to the newcomer. With very few minutes to go, we satisfied ourselves that he was familiar with m...
by MSoszynski
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Purposely creating an unbalanced game.
Replies: 10
Views: 1389

Re: Purposely creating an unbalanced game.

Here's an example of my own play when outgraded by 55 points. [Event "B'ham League Div 2"] [Date "2016.03.17"] [White "Sanghera, Parminder"] [Black "Soszynski, Marek"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteECF "210"] [BlackECF "155"] [ECO "A38c"] 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.Nc3 g6 4.g3 Nc6 5.Bg2 Bg7 6.O-O b6 7.b3 Bb7 8....
by MSoszynski
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Room rate per week for the room that you play in
Replies: 16
Views: 2139

Re: Room rate per week for the room that you play in

A previous chess club of mine played in the function room of a pub. The landlord was a chessplayer himself and even turned out occasionally as a reserve for us. He wouldn't charge us for the room. We stayed at that pub while he was there and we left when he did. The general question of a reasonable ...
by MSoszynski
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 40488

Re: EU referendum aftermath

Apparently Corbyn (leadership election victory expected, but not declared yet) will put the Labour Party on an election footing, [...] Corbyn will be putting the Party on an election footing so that his vocal opponents (so-called Blairites but not only) will be considered traitorous in battle. It's...
by MSoszynski
Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 40488

Re: EU referendum aftermath

The word "clear" is becoming the most abused word of all in this chaos. Brexit means Brexit and nothing more needs to be said about that because its meaning is "clear"; and we must give effect to the decision because it was the "clear" mandate of the 51.9% who voted for it. If you don't like "clear...
by MSoszynski
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Scid vs. PC help
Replies: 6
Views: 2801

Re: Scid vs. PC help

Niall, First of all, I recommend Scid http://scid.sourceforge.net/ over the program you mention. They are similar, but Scid sans phrase is superior, in my opinion. Now, I will tell you a way to achieve what you want though it might not be the way you wanted to do it. Do your search, but then (in Sci...
by MSoszynski
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grading Cheat or Patzer?
Replies: 73
Views: 7539

Re: Grading Cheat or Patzer?

One incident I saw happen... It is the last round of a tournament. In a certain pairing neither player is in contention for a prize. The villain beats his opponent who is now dejected and in any case in a hurry to get home. The villain offers to hand in the results slips for him. He does so, but rep...
by MSoszynski
Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would you pay for a title?
Replies: 56
Views: 9023

Re: What would you pay for a title?

Back to the original thead, i believe that a lot of people I know who learnt chess online don't really care for titles unless it is grandmaster or at a push international master. If I was good enough for a title I wouldn't say no, but I shant be bothering sending my tenner off to the ECF for my clu...
by MSoszynski
Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: good explanation of board count online
Replies: 10
Views: 1691

Re: good explanation of board count online

Presumably on the basis of rewarding 'strength in depth' but a silly idea as it encourages 'cheating' by placing your better players on lower boards! Presumably there will be other rules about strength order. Anyway, board count will only apply when there is a tie that hasn't been resolved elsewise...