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by John Moore
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: H.E.Atkins
Replies: 100
Views: 9319

Re: H.E.Atkins

I think Blackburne was probably better than me. But I am not absolutely sure. His best games are fantastic, his worst poor. I suspect I would get good positions against him and then get blown away tactically. Atkins is the first player I am sure was better than me, based on maybe 10 hours playing t...
by John Moore
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: UK Citizenship Test
Replies: 39
Views: 2061

Re: UK Citizenship Test

I get 22, but I guessed 1 and 2 (fortunately, correctly). Q6 is just silly or wrongly worded. The ones I got wrong were 15 (another silly question), 16 and 25.
by John Moore
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New in Chess & BREXIT
Replies: 65
Views: 4513

Re: New in Chess & BREXIT

"EBay, unfortunately, don't seem to have got it right. They (not the sellers) are collecting VAT on small items (below £135) imported from the EU, but they also seem to be including books in this." That should be challenged, to see if it's an honest mistake. If they attempt justification, then at l...
by John Moore
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New in Chess & BREXIT
Replies: 65
Views: 4513

Re: New in Chess & BREXIT

"EBay, unfortunately, don't seem to have got it right. They (not the sellers) are collecting VAT on small items (below £135) imported from the EU, but they also seem to be including books in this." That should be challenged, to see if it's an honest mistake. If they attempt justification, then at l...
by John Moore
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New in Chess & BREXIT
Replies: 65
Views: 4513

Re: New in Chess & BREXIT

EBay, unfortunately, don't seem to have got it right. They (not the sellers) are collecting VAT on small items (below £135) imported from the EU, but they also seem to be including books in this.
by John Moore
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New in Chess & BREXIT
Replies: 65
Views: 4513

Re: New in Chess & BREXIT

Sure, Ian, and many of those items will, no doubt, be subject to VAT at 20% and, possibly, other charges. There is a link within the Guardian article to the various different rates of duty.
by John Moore
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New in Chess & BREXIT
Replies: 65
Views: 4513

Re: New in Chess & BREXIT

A helpful article from the Guardian:-

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2021/ ... ave-to-pay
by John Moore
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New in Chess & BREXIT
Replies: 65
Views: 4513

Re: New in Chess & BREXIT

I just completed a purchase on the New in Chess site up to but not including pressing the final button and there were no additional charges except for packaging.
by John Moore
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New in Chess & BREXIT
Replies: 65
Views: 4513

Re: New in Chess & BREXIT

But books and magazines are exempt from VAT, so unless I have missed something ...
by John Moore
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New in Chess & BREXIT
Replies: 65
Views: 4513

Re: New in Chess & BREXIT

Hi Paul I think that you will find an additional charge of 20% VAT on your invoice. This will apply to all EU goods sold into the UK post 1 January. For high value goods (over £135), there will, I think, be import duties as well. See https://www.gov.uk/guidance/vat-and-overseas-goods-sold-directly-t...
by John Moore
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Film: Late Call
Replies: 58
Views: 3364

Re: Film: Late Call

What would be the possible outcomes of this insidiousness, Matt. How bad could it be. It makes chess less than what it should be, isn't that enough? Well, maybe, Matt, I was thinking that anything that makes people think about chess isn't necessarily a bad thing. If that film makes a few more kids ...
by John Moore
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Film: Late Call
Replies: 58
Views: 3364

Re: Film: Late Call

What would be the possible outcomes of this insidiousness, Matt. How bad could it be.
by John Moore
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All
Replies: 36
Views: 2925

Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Cancel the last request. All now working.
by John Moore
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All
Replies: 36
Views: 2925

Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

ChessBomb looks like it's failed. Got the pairings for round 10 but no pieces on the boards! Have the arbiting team got any info, please.
by John Moore
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All
Replies: 36
Views: 2925

Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Mark Hebden has punted the QP countergambit against Gawain. Not even the 3..Bd6 Elephant but the old fashioned 3...e4.