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by NickFaulks
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Briish Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 5863

Re: Briish Championship Congress 2021

Jon Mahony wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:57 pm
Yeah it's not the nicest place in the world
I used to like Blackpool and I expect I still would. I've just checked and am pleased to see that the trams still run.

Obviously the weather is important.
by NickFaulks
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Where was James Mason born?
Replies: 28
Views: 1608

Re: Where was James Mason born?

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:16 pm
Fantastic! Do we know if anybody followed his advice successfully?
It may not be too late. How can I get hold of a copy?
by NickFaulks
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102769

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:57 am
Isn't it essentially because the government have agreed to pick up the compensation bill if something goes badly wrong?
Why do I not find that entirely reassuring?
by NickFaulks
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102769

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

anti-vaxxer That's right, keep the inane insults coming. By the way, have you considered expanding your repertoire with "Covid denier"? That is very popular with the likes of Robert Jenrick. the vaccines might not be as effective as claimed No, that isn't the concern. The problem is that it has unt...
by NickFaulks
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102769

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

John Upham wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:17 am
I suggest that each chess club obtain one of these

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/scream-not-sw ... 25899.html

for September 2021 onwards.

It is a small price to pay surely?
Looks like fun, and very Dutch, but it might be wise to wait until it gets approval.
by NickFaulks
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102769

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Is one of the differences the pace of development? Yes, although the worst that is likely to have happened, and I'm not saying it did, is that some adult volunteers could have been exposed to greater risk than is normally deemed acceptable. The big difference is the pace of approval. To be blunt, i...
by NickFaulks
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102769

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

John Upham wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:55 am
and more on the same theme :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56289054
Cyprus will let me in, but my own government won't let me out. 'Nuff said.
by NickFaulks
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102769

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

anti-Vaxxer I wondered how long that would take you. I have had numerous vaccines over the years, because either I or my parents thought it a good idea. The same is true of my children. I am in no sense an anti-vaxxer ( although I do defend the right of others to be so ). I do consider that I have ...
by NickFaulks
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102769

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Chris Goodall wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:16 pm
it is obviously better to give the vaccine to 12 people and watch them for three months, than to give it to one person and watch them for three years.
You say such extraordinary things with such total confidence. Are you hoping one day to be the Government's Chief Scientific Adviser?
by NickFaulks
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102769

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

There is always the possibility of a nasty side-effect in ten years time of course. That strikes me as a reason at least to exempt the young. In the event of something that our scientists have somehow failed to foresee - because they are not, as they believe, omniscient - there will be a generation...
by NickFaulks
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102769

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

1. The vaccines use well established medical concepts which are known to be extremely safe. Quite probably the current crop of vaccines are safe, but I have lived long enough to have heard many such claims. In fields where I have expertise, I know that things which we are assured are impossible hap...
by NickFaulks
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102769

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Here we go : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56278140 You won't learn this on Google, but Ian Brown has never questioned the principle of vaccination. He has queried whether whether we can be sure that these vaccinations can be guaranteed as safe after being tested for three months ra...
by NickFaulks
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4234
Views: 459895

Re: Media comments on chess

Tim Spanton wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:52 pm
A B+ for that clue
What is the etiquette about shouting out the answer? Alternatively, how do I claim the prize?
by NickFaulks
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102769

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

(If you owned a pub in a city and none of the others demanded customers were vaccinated then you would make it a requirement, because you would attract a clientel. That is just the free market operating). By the same token, we may need one league for players who insist on everyone wearing masks and...
by NickFaulks
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102769

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Matthew Turner wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:00 pm
it seems to me incredibly likely that some venues will do likewise.
Until it becomes credibly likely, I'm not bothered.