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by Martin Crichton
Mon Nov 20, 2023 6:12 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Ken Groce
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Ken Groce

Ken was also a regular at the West minister rapidplays in the 90's..RIP
by Martin Crichton
Mon Nov 20, 2023 5:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Team Championship November 2023
Replies: 290
Views: 15072

Re: European Team Championship November 2023

WIll quickly add this as well... I mean guys... like I said I'm fine with all this chat but... I totally get why some people JUST want to play online... I am a better player online than I am OTB. On YouTube now you see all these vids HOW I WENT FROM NOOB TO 1900 in just 2 years..... This is the fut...
by Martin Crichton
Mon Aug 21, 2023 2:57 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Membership Reform
Replies: 114
Views: 5735

Re: ECF Membership Reform

I just renewed my membership...downgraded it from Silver to Bronze.
by Martin Crichton
Mon Aug 21, 2023 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Transgender chess players
Replies: 124
Views: 5632

Re: Transgender chess players

where do you draw the line? This "woman" (lol) just broke the Canadian weight lifting record by a huge amount Andres, a 6’2 athlete, lifted 1,327lbs, calculated from the combined weight of squat, bench and deadlift. The 40-year-old beat her closest competition by a staggering 470lbs and achieved the...
by Martin Crichton
Sun Aug 20, 2023 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Transgender chess players
Replies: 124
Views: 5632

Re: Transgender chess players

As a designer I think the obvious solution regarding the issue of toilets in all sports in all possible scenarios would be to have a 3rd classification of toilet...male...female....other

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by Martin Crichton
Sun Nov 06, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: European Senior Team Championships Dresden 2022
Replies: 30
Views: 6363

Re: European Senior Team Championships Dresden 2022

Lots of stunning photos from the event now available taken by the Austrian board 4 professional photographer Peter Kranzl here: https://schachunddarts.at/Senioren%20EM%20Dresden/ As you would expect lots of photos from an Austrian perspective. Also many excellent photos of Dresden and the events aro...
by Martin Crichton
Thu Oct 06, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Carlsen resigns on move 2
Replies: 1113
Views: 79089

Re: Carlsen resigns on move 2

so what is going to happen with the cheater Niemann? he has been found guilty of cheating in more than 100 games. I always thought he looked guilty...he has the kind of smug arrogant face that you just want to punch. I stand with 100% Magnus, Nepo and Keith Arkell. Too many bleeding hearted liberals...
by Martin Crichton
Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Carlsen resigns on move 2
Replies: 1113
Views: 79089

Re: Carlsen resigns on move 2

I am going to say it... but Hans Niemann appears in his photos to have one of those faces...the camera might be doing him an injustice.

the Germans would call it "a Backpfeifengesicht" Would Magnus agree or disagree?
by Martin Crichton
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 44th Olympiad, Chennai 28 July to 10 August 2022
Replies: 652
Views: 35134

Re: 44th Olympiad, Chennai 28 July to 10 August 2022

I would be amazed if David Howell played any other games as he is almost certain of the gold medal on board 3. And I'd be amazed if he never played another game. He is not there to go solo pot hunting. He is there because he is English. The pride he feels when marching out to represent his country ...
by Martin Crichton
Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 44th Olympiad, Chennai 28 July to 10 August 2022
Replies: 652
Views: 35134

Re: 44th Olympiad, Chennai 28 July to 10 August 2022

I would be amazed if David Howell played any other games as he is almost certain of the gold medal on board 3. It would make no sense to risk losing it by playing another game.
by Martin Crichton
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 19 to 30 June 2022
Replies: 154
Views: 14424

Re: World Senior Teams 19 to 30 June 2022

Thanks Tim
by Martin Crichton
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 19 to 30 June 2022
Replies: 154
Views: 14424

Re: World Senior Teams 19 to 30 June 2022

mine showed Frostick beating Emms...duncan drawing with Hebden and Adams getting busted by Flear...then those 3 boardws changed completely ...only Shorts board stayed the same
by Martin Crichton
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 19 to 30 June 2022
Replies: 154
Views: 14424

Re: World Senior Teams 19 to 30 June 2022

looks like4 the organisers were showing wrong boards?

very annoying
by Martin Crichton
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 19 to 30 June 2022
Replies: 154
Views: 14424

Re: World Senior Teams 19 to 30 June 2022

England 1 smashed by England 2

going to be 3-1 or maybe 3.5 - 0.5

blows the competition wide open!
by Martin Crichton
Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Brian Eley
Replies: 389
Views: 49707

Re: Brian Eley

1972 British champion....eye opening reading for me (before my time) extract from the Fiona Pitt-Kethley article link above... "Inspector Moon asking about his experiences with Eley and mentioning that more than seventy affidavits had been sworn against him"..... just because he is dead should not m...