World Youth Championships

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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:41 am

Pete Heaven wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:12 am
We're still waiting for reports on Declan's post-mortem skills.
And indeed on whether hats were worn.
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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by Jon Underwood » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:48 am

Pete Heaven wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:12 am
The match description gives me a vivid recollection of a rapid game I played about 30 years ago in which my opponent took 8 minutes on the game, a very exciting game in which I had little idea what was happening. My opponent seemed to find tactic after tactic but, unlike the Southbourne game, I just managed to resign before losing on time, material down in a hopeless position.

My opponent was a 16 or 17 year old called Mickey Adams. I also recall getting slaughtered in the brief post-mortem. That appears to be the only difference between the 2 players. We're still waiting for reports on Declan's post-mortem skills.
One of our players is very proud of a draw he got with Mickey Adams. He is prepared to admit that Mickey was 6 at the time...

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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by Richard Bates » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:34 pm

Play early, play often...

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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by Alex Holowczak » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:29 pm

I'd like to apologise for my post of 14 January, in which I inappropriately disclosed information that had been shared with me in a confidential conversation.

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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by John McKenna » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:37 am

So when and how did you come to the realisation that said conversation was 'confidential'?
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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:05 pm

John McKenna wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:37 am
So when and how did you come to the realisation that said conversation was 'confidential'?
I suspect that the answer is confidential.

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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:21 pm

FWIW, pages 8 and 9 of this thread have posts from 14 January, none from Alex H. Either it is in a different thread or it was removed.

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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:29 pm

[EDIT: removed as the thread I pointed to was about something else.]
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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:36 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:21 pm
FWIW, pages 8 and 9 of this thread have posts from 14 January, none from Alex H. Either it is in a different thread or it was removed.
It was there yesterday, but with the content deleted. It has now been removed completely.

My view, for what it's worth, is that we should now let this point go. Alex has apologised for an error of judgment on his part.

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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by Ian Thompson » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:44 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:21 pm
FWIW, pages 8 and 9 of this thread have posts from 14 January, none from Alex H. Either it is in a different thread or it was removed.
Removed I would think, because clicking on the arrow on the post below now results in "The requested topic does not exist.".
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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:46 pm

Understood. I have edited my second post above as it is not relevant.

Still, FWIW, have just noticed that a post in this thread by Ian Thompson from 14 January at 4:23 pm (compare the timing Ian T points to above) quotes part of what Alex H said, which may have escaped attention. Mentioning it in case more needs to be, um, censored? :?

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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by Roger Lancaster » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:54 am

This all seems to advise against doing the correct thing and apologising for an inappropriate post as it simply draws added attention to it.

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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by Paul Cooksey » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:54 pm

I agree

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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by John McKenna » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:34 pm

I don't.

Alex H was right to retract - even if he won't come clean.
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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:57 pm

What are you trying to achieve here?
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"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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