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by Ian Stephens
Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another swindle...
Replies: 16
Views: 2557

Re: Another swindle...

Alex, you claim this game to be a swindle, I have to disagree, I recall the 1970 film "Waterloo" in a scene where Christopher Plummer playing the Duke of Wellington upon questioning a private who was caught red handed stealing a pig who then proceeded to spin a plausible yarn about how the pig had c...
by Ian Stephens
Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Amusing Pairings
Replies: 53
Views: 9296

Re: Amusing Pairings

I was leafing through a copy of Chess Monthly May 1994 as one does! and found this contribution in "Addicts Corner" sent in by Peter Morrish of possible pairings taken from the Cadogan grading list of 1994 - Cable-Carr Daly-Duzen Enoch-Powell Flower-Power Gilbert-Sullivan Ginger-Catt Gladstone-Bagg...
by Ian Stephens
Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Winning, Losing or Drawing streaks
Replies: 71
Views: 8106

Winning, Losing or Drawing streaks

Hi all, having recently concluded this year with 2 draws, 3 losses and then another 2 draws, I noticed that this was really in disguise 7 games without a win, which is a record non winning streak (previously 6) for me. I would like to ask members of their own streaks and if we could ascertain some t...
by Ian Stephens
Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Amusing Pairings
Replies: 53
Views: 9296

Re: Amusing Pairings

I was leafing through a copy of Chess Monthly May 1994 as one does! and found this contribution in "Addicts Corner" sent in by Peter Morrish of possible pairings taken from the Cadogan grading list of 1994 - Cable-Carr Daly-Duzen Enoch-Powell Flower-Power Gilbert-Sullivan Ginger-Catt Gladstone-Baggs...
by Ian Stephens
Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Kim Jong Il (1942?-2011)
Replies: 58
Views: 6553

Re: Kim Jong Il (1942?-2011)

I note your sig Ian "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler" This is Einstein at his most wise. For many years IMHO, kids were taught to round up and round down because fractions were only significant to two decimal places. With the third scientific revolution of the twent...
by Ian Stephens
Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Kim Jong Il (1942?-2011)
Replies: 58
Views: 6553

Re: Kim Jong Il (1942?-2011)

I thought that they only used CS gas in Toxteth? * John asked what event would signal policy changes 'here'. The answer is either the death of a member of the royal family, a change in economic conditions, or Chris Moyles hosting Clue. * At least that's what Hansard says. Rubber bullets and real bu...
by Ian Stephens
Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Kim Jong Il (1942?-2011)
Replies: 58
Views: 6553

Re: Kim Jong Il (1942?-2011)

First, don't recall the police using rubber bullets on mainland Britain, only N. Ireland. Perhaps RT could give dates and places they were used. You are obviously not well informed, then. Baton rounds were first used in mainland Britain in 2002 in Dorchester . Just to clarify John and Paul, Baton r...
by Ian Stephens
Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Outside interference by spectator over players clocks.
Replies: 37
Views: 3912

Re: Outside interference by spectator over players clocks.

Hi Mark, seems strange to me that he would want to change clocks on a whim, did you enquire why he wished to do so?
I would of asked him, just to satisfy my curiosity.
by Ian Stephens
Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Simuls
Replies: 27
Views: 4178

Re: Chess Simuls

Years ago I was one of a handful of games still in play when the organisers called a halt, half an hour after the scheduled end of a simul. There was a lot of play left in the position. While I was wondering whether we agreed a draw, or even if I had won on time, my GM opponent came over and starte...
by Ian Stephens
Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Article 10.2
Replies: 80
Views: 5999

Re: Article 10.2

Hello E Michael White, you make the valid point about the 10.2 rule being misunderstood mainly due to lack of up to date guidance from the governing body, a point of which I almost fell victim to in a Merseyside League Div 2, board 5, game last week. I had reached the position as white with my two p...
by Ian Stephens
Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: D Fault
Replies: 14
Views: 2349

Re: D Fault

My games at the club often go down to the wire, thats when the three European gentlemen turn up to observe, I believe their names are Blokin,Owtz & Delit : )
by Ian Stephens
Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Preston Chess Congress - Pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

Re: Preston Chess Congress - Pictures

Hi Michele, I have a few snaps of the congress, alas just like my chess they have come out a bit dodgy! I will post them to you and you can decide if they are of any use, not sure what is the best method to send as they are 2mb jpegs and there are 32 in total? Congratulations to Patrick on his win.