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by LawrenceCooper
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

ok, may well be, I know it was a GM but assumed it was Adams It may even have been when Matthew was a young chess prodigy rather than a GM. He did seem to pop up on TV from time to time. I seem to recall his participation at the Lloyds Bank forming part of a broadcast. Yes, I remember that. The pro...
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Levon Aronian statement
Replies: 23
Views: 657

Levon Aronian statement

My darlings, Last year was too hard for all of us: epidemic, war, in my case, also personal adversity and absolute indifference of the state towards Armenian chess. I was facing the choice to leave my life's job or move to where I was appreciated. After more than a year of waiting for the fulfillmen...
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Lancashire Chess Association
Replies: 19
Views: 1926

Re: Lancashire Chess Association

Simon Rogers wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:22 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:20 pm
Dave's among the many excellent people involved in Lancashire chess
Dave is a great guy.
He was part of the Lancashire Junior team visit to Leningrad back in 1990 with myself, Ben Hague and Paul Heaton.
I'm guessing that the latter isn't the singer from The Beautiful South?
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21
Replies: 62
Views: 5270

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Nick Grey wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:26 pm
Yes ties in with betting scandals. Chelsea's win last night - oh a banned england player, dirty tricks. Great goal. Giroud free transfer..
Free transfer? :?
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 79
Views: 5186

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

It is great to consider new formats for the 4NCL and the implications on ECF memberships but lets be realistic here. What is possible depends a lot on what contracts can be signed with the hotels. It seems to me to be incredibly likely that the 4NCL is going to want to run a test case congress befo...
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 79
Views: 5186

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

It also seems inevitable that the planned league restructuring to 12 teams in Division One in 2021-22, 12 teams in Division Two in 2022-3 and Division Three being split into Midland, North & South regional leagues will need to be put back by at least one season. If Nick Burrows prediction of decima...
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21
Replies: 62
Views: 5270

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

"Aston Villa's players have been banned from playing fantasy football competitions as the hunt to find the source who leaked news of Jack Grealish's injury continues."

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/ ... y-19892772
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 79
Views: 5186

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

It also seems inevitable that the planned league restructuring to 12 teams in Division One in 2021-22, 12 teams in Division Two in 2022-3 and Division Three being split into Midland, North & South regional leagues will need to be put back by at least one season.
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 79
Views: 5186

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

From a selfish perspective yes but also to complete the final five rounds of the season and to avoid an off the board decision of who if anyone gets promoted & relegated, nominated for European places and wins the respective divisions. I'd imagine that will be down to what the participating teams w...
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 79
Views: 5186

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

Is the 4NCL plan On-Line Season ends at Season 4? And otb starts in Autumn 2021? I would hope that the priority is still to complete 2019-20 over the board as and when it is possible to host such events. Over the board restarting may not mean the end of the online version. Agree with the second bit...
by LawrenceCooper
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How would a game against yourself go?
Replies: 15
Views: 896

Re: How would a game against yourself go?

For me it would probably be a Ruy Lopez Marshall Attack (albeit many years ago). Probably around move 18 although the transpositions are a bit confusing so not sure if I can go any higher. 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 1...
by LawrenceCooper
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How would a game against yourself go?
Replies: 15
Views: 896

Re: How would a game against yourself go?

For me it would be a Ruy Lopez Marshall Attack (albeit many years ago). Probably around move 18 although the transpositions are a bit confusing so not sure if I can go any higher. 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6...
by LawrenceCooper
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 79
Views: 5186

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

Nick Grey wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:59 pm
Is the 4NCL plan On-Line Season ends at Season 4? And otb starts in Autumn 2021?
I would hope that the priority is still to complete 2019-20 over the board as and when it is possible to host such events.

Over the board restarting may not mean the end of the online version.
by LawrenceCooper
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Unofficial British Bullet and Blitz Senior Championships 28th February 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: Unofficial British Bullet and Blitz Senior Championships 28th February 2021

David Sedgwick wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:06 am
Is any more information available?
https://www.chess.com/club/unofficial-b ... mpionships which suggests that Jack Rudd is the organiser/arbiter.