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by Ian Stephens
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Beware the mating net....
Replies: 19
Views: 3779

Re: Beware the mating net....

Ouch Nick, that "Rf7+ slap" must of hurt!! :lol: Chapeau! to Imogen Camp, I searched for two such finishes to my games at Chester but just got mated! :(
by Ian Stephens
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help Required!
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

Re: Help Required!

Hi Sean, Doncaster Chess Congress 1st-3rd March 2013.

regards
by Ian Stephens
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Buxton Congress : 29 June - 1 July 2012
Replies: 92
Views: 12765

Re: e2e4 Buxton Congress : 29 June - 1 July 2012

[quote The funniest thing was in the morning when I spoke to Ian Stephens who had also moved to Shrigley Hall. He said that the otel had been great and the dinner was lovely. He had even had a suite at the hotel. I said "wow" and he said "Yes, only an extra £5. I had the black forest gateaux". Hi ...
by Ian Stephens
Thu May 31, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championships - FOOD!
Replies: 9
Views: 1306

Re: British Championships - FOOD!

Oops of course Mike, Panini, that letter "s" just jumped right on there at the end! it's always doing that when it's hungry and hears talk of food! :)
by Ian Stephens
Thu May 31, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championships - FOOD!
Replies: 9
Views: 1306

Re: British Championships - FOOD!

A nice mild Curry would be nice, a few Rice dishes perhaps, Kedgeree springs to mind, soup and paninis.
by Ian Stephens
Thu May 31, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What makes a good annotated game
Replies: 35
Views: 2502

Re: What makes a good annotated game

Hello Christopher, The annotated games I like are ones which give an insight into the chess players mind, thought procedures and opinions regards the game/match situation etc. are good, a brief intro is always good, like you say one or two variations, not too many, only if a move is subtly bad or go...
by Ian Stephens
Thu May 31, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on TV: Lewis
Replies: 22
Views: 2320

Re: Chess on TV: Lewis

Paul McKeown wrote: Some woman, a fetish/bondage photographer gave a clock simul
Some Woman Paul? "What a Woman!!" I'd say, Now if I could just get White odds? :)

Thanks for the info Paul, not a Lewis fan myself, but hopefully can check it out on "Catch up TV"
by Ian Stephens
Wed May 30, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anand v Gelfand
Replies: 500
Views: 28165

Re: Anand v Gelfand

Geoff Chandler wrote:I've just got up...What time does it start?
Geoff, as soon as you can get there! :lol:
by Ian Stephens
Wed May 30, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: Chess Development
Topic: Playing Keith Arkell
Replies: 20
Views: 9446

Re: Playing Keith Arkell

Hello Roger, I am glad you posted this game with comments, as I had come across the same game on a blog site and did not look at it then because the comment attached to that game just came across as someone using a chess game to take a cheap,vitriolic swipe at a fellow chess player, cowardly and poi...
by Ian Stephens
Tue May 29, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Well, if I didn't already know I was having a bad season...
Replies: 26
Views: 2905

Re: Well, if I didn't already know I was having a bad season

Roger de Coverly wrote:
IM Jack Rudd wrote: He could. Or alternatively, he could try 24.Ng6+, which rather puts paid to most of my swindling chances.
24 Qxd4 is also a candidate move.
Yes, both good moves which I missed, I guess 24.f4 is for the masochist! :)
by Ian Stephens
Tue May 29, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Well, if I didn't already know I was having a bad season...
Replies: 26
Views: 2905

Re: Well, if I didn't already know I was having a bad season

Nice game to be involved in Jack, though 33..e3 is a bit of a dampener. I looked at the position after 23..Bxh6, can white now try 24.f4 Bg7 25.c3 Nb5 26.Qc2 Rd3 27.Be2 with some sort of game?
by Ian Stephens
Wed May 23, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A report on the Central London League
Replies: 10
Views: 2060

Re: A report on the Central London League

Thanks Martin for your insight on the Central London League, I concur with all your observations. I am quite interested in the fact that none of your games using Fischer timings went over the 3 hour mark, an arguement sometimes used up here in the Merseyside League against Fischer timings being adop...
by Ian Stephens
Wed May 23, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A report on the Central London League
Replies: 10
Views: 2060

Re: A report on the Central London League

Well done James, it is refreshing to see someone trying something new, I quite like the Fischer timings and wish that all leagues would adopt these timings, beats all the mayhem that is endured in Quickplay finishes. Were there many 10.2s in the quickplay finishes? I wish your league all the best fo...
by Ian Stephens
Mon May 21, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CHESS PLAYING AND MENTAL HEALTH
Replies: 23
Views: 4743

Re: CHESS PLAYING AND MENTAL HEALTH

This thread reminds me of the time back in 2008 when I faced a medical panel, which after my treatment and recovery from the "Big C" declared me physically fit, the Doctor on the panel asked if I had any mental problems? I told him "Not really,I am just as crazy as everybody else" which got a laugh!...
by Ian Stephens
Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2 teams from the same club in the same league!
Replies: 63
Views: 7723

Re: 2 teams from the same club in the same league!

Any other member ever had to play against someone from their own club in a league competition. David, it can be a sign that your club is on the up, if it is in Division 1, yet not so good in Division 5. I played in a match up like this back in mid the nineties, playing for the 2nd team managed a wi...