Character Assassination

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Roger de Coverly
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Re: Character Assassination

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:26 pm

Nigel_Davies wrote: I do think that internet vendettas
I don't suppose you've been a fan of the Streatham blog since 2007.

http://streathambrixtonchess.blogspot.c ... -echo.html

Chess engines think that both you and Ray were wrong and that Ader Hausman was doing OK against his formidable opponent until around move 20.

Brian Towers
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Re: Character Assassination

Post by Brian Towers » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:09 am

Thank you, Roger for a fascinating link.

My was caught by this comment:
Andrew on Streatham Blog wrote:It is possible that too many people are making a living in London (and the UK)from chess. I reckon there are about 50 part/full time coaches in London (I may have made this point before). Why aren't there a whole stream of juniors coming through like in the 70s and 80s? I am not sure of the answer but it may be that non-paid amateurs with a love for what they are doing do a much better job (and they have been replaced by professionals).
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: Character Assassination

Post by Nigel_Davies » Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:26 am

Brian Towers wrote:Thank you, Roger for a fascinating link.
My browser flagged it as having malware and wouldn't let me go there.

I think it's important not to attempt to personalize this thread and it might be more productive to look at non chess examples. The goal should be to make both victims and perpetrators aware of what's happening so that such activities will hopefully diminish.

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Re: Character Assassination

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:02 am

Gareth T Ellis wrote:
Mick Norris » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:35 pm

Nigel_Davies wrote:
Is a Welsh Chess Forum out of the question?

I think that's a great idea, why don't you and Gareth Ellis organise one?
Mick, why bring me into this ?

Although I suppose of all the thread titles, why not after all I've been there before years ago.
Gareth

You strike me as someone who actually gets things done - take it as a compliment :)
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Paolo Casaschi
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Re: Character Assassination

Post by Paolo Casaschi » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:59 am

Nigel_Davies wrote:Is a Welsh Chess Forum out of the question?
If you google "Welsh chess union forum" you get this link
http://www.welshchessunion.org.uk/forum.html
Someone has apparently thought about a Welsh chess forum but did not do much about it.

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Re: Character Assassination

Post by Gareth T Ellis » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:30 am

Someone has apparently thought about a Welsh chess forum but did not do much about it.
More likely tried it and couldn't monitor it 24/7 so dropped it, unlike some places.

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