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by John Upham
Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Happy Birthday Barry Barnes (01-viii-1937)
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Happy Birthday Barry Barnes (01-viii-1937)

Happy Birthday Barry Barnes (01-viii-1937) :D British problem composer, output about 400, nearly all modern style two-movers. Two-move sub-editor of The Problemist. Secretary of the FIDE Problem Commission during C. Mansfield's Presidency. Co-author of The Two-Move Chess Problem: Tradition and Devel...
by John Upham
Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Is Positive Change Coming To English Chess?
Replies: 78
Views: 3253

Re: Is Positive Change Coming To English Chess?

Phil was an excellent ECF Junior DIrector and various strands of junior chess flourised under his leadership. He ran a large team of volunteers, in a similar manner to that proposed by EJOG. He delegated most of the organisation to the team which meant that lots of junior chess was organised under ...
by John Upham
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Best Wishes GM Nigel Davies (31-vii-1960)
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Best Wishes GM Nigel Davies (31-vii-1960)

Best Wishes GM Nigel Davies (31-vii-1960)




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GM Nigel Davies (31-vii-1960)
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by John Upham
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: News
Replies: 198
Views: 9559

Re: News

Matthew Turner wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:46 am
John,
I apologise for not responding to you earlier, but I have absolutely no idea what you are banging on about.
Ditto.
by John Upham
Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: News
Replies: 198
Views: 9559

Re: News

It is a very strange world. Note the press releases were not personal just about standing candidates. I am sorry to be pedantic, but the press release was about standing a candidate (singular) for the Director of Junior Chess position. That seems now to have been rowed back on after fruitful discus...
by John Upham
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Is Positive Change Coming To English Chess?
Replies: 78
Views: 3253

Re: Is Positive Change Coming To English Chess?

I've alerted Phil Ehr to this thread to allow him to respond should he feel the need to do so.
by John Upham
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: News
Replies: 198
Views: 9559

Re: News

Matthew Turner wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:57 am
but lets be positive when warranted and questioning when we think they are taking the wrong course.
Who is "we"?

Who is "they"?

Are you proposing or suggesting an alignment of views?
by John Upham
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Is Positive Change Coming To English Chess?
Replies: 78
Views: 3253

Re: Is Positive Change Coming To English Chess?

Are you explaining TWs election (that nobody wanted to happen apparently) on the basis that not enough people voted? Compared to the number of Silver members, very few voted. That Tim Wall topped the poll isn't the cause for self congratulation and the mandate for change he makes out. Perhaps these...
by John Upham
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Is Positive Change Coming To English Chess?
Replies: 78
Views: 3253

Re: Is Positive Change Coming To English Chess?

Turnout for the Silver Members Representative vote wasn't really high enough to enable any conclusions to be drawn. As observed in another thread, the voting figures were low enough that a single club, nexus, cabal or organisation could have a strong influence with a concerted effort. Are you expla...
by John Upham
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: The Modernized Sveshnikov
Replies: 0
Views: 107

The Modernized Sveshnikov

1.e4 expert Colin Lyne has reviewed The Modernized Sveshnikov

by IM Robert Ris (and not ghostwritten)

AND he plays the variation being discussed


from Thinker's Publishing



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The Modernized Sveshnikov, Robert Ris, Thinker's Publishing, 22nd September 2020, ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9492510839
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by John Upham
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Is Positive Change Coming To English Chess?
Replies: 78
Views: 3253

Re: Is Positive Change Coming To English Chess?

Can I once again express the opinion that Tim Wall's election is to be regretted, and that he is an outstandingly belligerent and bullying individual of no particular principle. It puzzles me that these qualities were not noticed by the people who voted for him. Is this the Donald Trump/Boris Johns...
by John Upham
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Is Positive Change Coming To English Chess?
Replies: 78
Views: 3253

Re: Is Positive Change Coming To English Chess?

Thanks David: I was about to switch my post into your thread but you got there before me. :lol:

There was potential for a comedy moment.
by John Upham
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Is Positive Change Coming To English Chess?
Replies: 78
Views: 3253

Is Positive Change Coming To English Chess?

Is Positive Change Coming To English Chess?

If you are subject to an ECF gagging order or D-Notice then it would be best for you not to read the above or comment on it.
by John Upham
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Book Reviews
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: Book Reviews

I think some people will take a view depending on the identity of the author. People will see it's by X, Y or Z and make a decision based on their own personal likes and dislikes. Over the years there have been many chess books with two or more alleged authors. One person (who you might never of he...
by John Upham
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Happy Birthday Demis Hassabis CBE FRS FREng FRSA (27-vii-1976)
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Happy Birthday Demis Hassabis CBE FRS FREng FRSA (27-vii-1976)

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:47 pm
A great honour - good to know Cummings can be nice to somebody.
During his 7.5 (?) hour submission he was complimentary about a fair few talented people and companies who had been brought it to assist the government and the civil service. This appears to have been selectively forgotten by most.