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by Ian Stephens
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you avoid disputes at the board?
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: How do you avoid disputes at the board?

On the face of it, your opponent has behaved badly. I agree Paul, I enjoy playing Chess for the simple beauty of the game, for the positions, variations and combinations, sacrifices, mates in eight which include a double piece sac and the brilliant endgames that can arise, so to have it all come do...
by Ian Stephens
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you avoid disputes at the board?
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: How do you avoid disputes at the board?

Thanks Roger, I have perused both the OCA document and the Fide Laws of Chess and gleaned a good deal from them. I have played only a couple of players who have written their moves down first as in last nights game but found it a minor infringement with the intention of informing them after the game...
by Ian Stephens
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you avoid disputes at the board?
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: How do you avoid disputes at the board?

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Mike Truran wrote:
How do you avoid disputes at the board?
Not playing chess should work.
:lol:
I do try this Mike usually from move 40 onwards!
by Ian Stephens
Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you avoid disputes at the board?
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: How do you avoid disputes at the board?

Thanks Bob.
by Ian Stephens
Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you avoid disputes at the board?
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: How do you avoid disputes at the board?

Roger, it is an account of a league game I played last night, with imported rules from the fide website for clarification, it came to two pages long, are you saying retype as a quote?
by Ian Stephens
Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you avoid disputes at the board?
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: How do you avoid disputes at the board?

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by Ian Stephens
Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you avoid disputes at the board?
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: How do you avoid disputes at the board?

John Upham wrote:This document represents my thought on this matter.
Could you not elaborate John? :)
by Ian Stephens
Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you avoid disputes at the board?
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

Re: How do you avoid disputes at the board?

Alex McFarlane wrote:Is this really a blank document?
Oops not intended, Alex I created it in Word and saved it as a rich text format doc. any suggestions?
by Ian Stephens
Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you avoid disputes at the board?
Replies: 55
Views: 5141

How do you avoid disputes at the board?

Do Chess Players need to be more clued up on the Laws of Chess? Last evening after my 35th move I had less than 5 minutes remaining on my clock my opponent 30 minutes, I stopped recording the moves, my opponent then told me I still had to record the moves on his time, I told him no I do not as Ihave...
by Ian Stephens
Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 25 March 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2751

Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 25 March 2012

If it helps Mick I can bring my own clock.
by Ian Stephens
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Can you play using a glove puppet?
Replies: 26
Views: 3398

Re: Can you play using a glove puppet?

John McKenna wrote:Brilliant idea, John, an old-father-time puppet, complete with scythe - very intimidating!
An even better idea John, is a Grading prize for the best turned out glove puppet! or is that turned in?
by Ian Stephens
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 25 March 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2751

Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 25 March 2012

Mick Norris wrote:Entries are now 115, must be getting close to capacity
That's what we need Mick! By the way what is capacity?
by Ian Stephens
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: University Challenge
Replies: 14
Views: 2356

Re: University Challenge

Thanks Brendan, I have just purchased both copies for £8 each plus £4.75 postage from Biblio,co.uk
by Ian Stephens
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: University Challenge
Replies: 14
Views: 2356

Re: University Challenge

Thanks Geoff.
by Ian Stephens
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: AN Other
Replies: 19
Views: 4349

Re: AN Other

Mmmm...he looks a lot younger here Geoff, Is that the famous "Two Trophy Mate" depicted? :)