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by David Robertson
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2173
Views: 185182

Re: Cheating in chess

NickFaulks wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:46 pm
The point I find most interesting is that this gratification still seems to apply in conditions of anonymity. Why?
Most people live an unexamined life
by David Robertson
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New in Chess & BREXIT
Replies: 65
Views: 4513

Re: New in Chess & BREXIT

NIC - Norway in Charge
by David Robertson
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Short Pein exchange
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

A Short Pein exchange

It would seem that Malcolm Pein has Covid. We wish him a safe and rapid recovery of course. Meanwhile, this exchange took place with Nigel Short. Funny at several levels
by David Robertson
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 79
Views: 5275

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

MJMcCready wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:52 pm
DO we know when the schedule and pairings will be announced?
Never mind that.

Who is the cheating ECF Arbiter?

And which squads have cheating Captains?

Should we look to no-shows for answers?
by David Robertson
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.
Replies: 20
Views: 1627

Re: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.

Simon Rogers wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:36 pm
Hi Geoff. Just wandering the latest on Alex. Is he out of hospital?
He's doing fine. Not ready to oblige the Forum's coffin-chaser just yet
by David Robertson
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: U.S. Elections 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 935

Re: U.S. Elections 2020

I've been idly following Phil's prospects here for some while. District 1 is a rock-solid REP seat. Yet the local polling has, these past several weeks, been calling it far, far closer than 65-34; never 'too close to call' though. The incumbent, Gaetz, is a rancid piece of work. But clearly, the vot...
by David Robertson
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 96
Views: 8210

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:39 pm
if elected, would have rather a large effect on Board deliberations
We can be pretty sure "deliberations" are not all it would have had an effect on
by David Robertson
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Robert Chaloner (Bob) Pentecost 1935-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1497

Re: Robert Chaloner (Bob) Pentecost 1935-2020

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:21 am
John Clarke did mention in his original post that he had "written about him before in various other threads on this site..." [snip] For what John Clarke wrote earlier, see here
Thanks. I didn't follow the Central YMCA thread. I get the drift, so best leave it there
by David Robertson
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Robert Chaloner (Bob) Pentecost 1935-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1497

Re: Robert Chaloner (Bob) Pentecost 1935-2020

RIP - though I never knew him. All the same, RIP. I'm all for characters in our little community; there are plenty of them. Diversity of opinion, and its tolerance, is what makes life liveable. Even the more exotic deserve the kindness of colleagues' thoughts. But I was intrigued by John's comment h...
by David Robertson
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2173
Views: 185182

Re: Cheating in chess

Doing PIPI in your pampers

Tigran L Petrosian responds to Wesley So allegations tonight BREAKING...
by David Robertson
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1724
Views: 98779

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

It's odd that the infection rates are so much higher across the North of England as compared to the South. Where I live, the rate is currently 4.2 per 100,000 It won't be odd for long. Enjoy the respite while it lasts - two weeks, I'd guess. There'll be no "returning to normal", chesswise or otherw...
by David Robertson
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1724
Views: 98779

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I intend to refer this entire thread to the Mental Health authorities. It's become increasingly ludicrous. Get a grip!
by David Robertson
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Postponement - official
Replies: 29
Views: 4243

Re: Postponement - official

Assuming things will be no better in March-May 2021 does seem highly pessimistic tbh There's a reasonable chance things could be far worse! We're in the early stages of a second wave; or, if you prefer, an intensification of the first wave. The NE has entered quasi-lockdown already; parts of the NW...
by David Robertson
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Julian Farrand
Replies: 23
Views: 3358

Re: Julian Farrand

The full and generous obit has a charming photo of Julian & Brenda. It can probably be seen from this LINK . The text is (£), so I've posted it below ________________________________________________ Times, 17 Senptember 2020 In September 2019, the eyes of the nation were on the Supreme Court where i...