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by David Haydon
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Djerba Women Online open
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: Djerba Women Online open

NickFaulks wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:13 pm
John Moore wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:49 pm
Well done Alaa. That's the spelling I know, David
She calls herself Ellie, but what does she know?
Both I think.
by David Haydon
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Djerba Women Online open
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: Djerba Women Online open

Ellie gamal (her picture is shown on the original advertisement) resides in Essex but is from Egypt played and won the best African player prize, scoring 11.5/17 and a $300 prize to boot, an outstanding achievement, congratulations to her I don’t seen any other participants from the UK that entered ...
by David Haydon
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club
Replies: 66
Views: 5384

Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

Clearly bona fide member can’t be defined by anyone. - even the creme de la creme of English chess do not understand it. But we know for sure that writtle lost in a bona fide way. Instead of accepting their bonafide loss they decided to sulk and run to the controller. Bona fide winners are Brentwood...
by David Haydon
Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2015 Round by Round
Replies: 827
Views: 43909

Re: British 2015 Round by Round

What an idiot...That's why Im semi retired from the game lol
by David Haydon
Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2015 Round by Round
Replies: 827
Views: 43909

Re: British 2015 Round by Round

In the golding-Shaw game white missed a classy 5 move mate with a neat little RH8 check followed by QH3. how heartbreaking it must be for him now seemingly completely lost.
by David Haydon
Sat May 02, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Online tournaments with prizes
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

Online tournaments with prizes

Can anyone suggest the best places on the web to play chess with chances of winning prizes? For instance in a tournament or even possibly one on one. I remember a few years ago I played in a tournament on chesscubein which the winner gets everything paid for including hotel, flights, food and entry ...
by David Haydon
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Claiming a draw with less than 2 minutes on clock.
Replies: 81
Views: 8197

Re: Claiming a draw with less than 2 minutes on clock.

I don't think it absurd in the slightest. If you reach a drawn Rook and Pawn ending and you defend adequately, it shouldn't matter how much your opponent huffs and puffs. Similarly with Rook v Knight or Rook v Bishop.[/quote] Of course it's absurd, there is a reason why there is a rating scale. You ...
by David Haydon
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Claiming a draw with less than 2 minutes on clock.
Replies: 81
Views: 8197

Re: Claiming a draw with less than 2 minutes on clock.

So how would that be accomplished when an arbiter is not present? I find it strange that there are no clear cut answers, apart from the fact that it the decision is completely left with the arbiter - even though there is a possibility it may be a biased/wrong decision.
by David Haydon
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Claiming a draw with less than 2 minutes on clock.
Replies: 81
Views: 8197

Claiming a draw with less than 2 minutes on clock.

I had a match on Wednesday in the london league. Our position had only just reached king and rook vs king and bishop. I had the rook and I was black. As soon as we got to the endgame my opponent immediately claimed a draw. And at the same time his flag fell. Regardless of that what are the rules if ...
by David Haydon
Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Sunningdale Congress : 16-18 September 2011
Replies: 33
Views: 6789

Re: e2e4 Sunningdale Congress : 16-18 September 2011

great tournament again sean, thanks alot ;)
by David Haydon
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES
Replies: 1360
Views: 68422

Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

his performance is 2577 from 8 games...so yes i guess he needs to beat someone around 2400 level at least to get his 2nd Gm Norm.
by David Haydon
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES
Replies: 1360
Views: 68422

Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Yang-fan is a gonner, unfortunately.
by David Haydon
Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 4th Snodland Rapidplay (in Kent) - Sat 16th July 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1556

Re: 4th Snodland Rapidplay (in Kent) - Sat 16th July 2011

Was a good tournament, well done to dave lettington and steve giddins + others for organising the event etc. was a shame there wasnt more entries but not a lot else you could have done! i played somewhat aweful in a few games but still pleased with the final score i got considering there was scalps ...
by David Haydon
Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: International Round Up 21/6/11
Replies: 16
Views: 2644

Re: International Round Up 21/6/11

Is there a website for the world open with results,standings etc?

David.
by David Haydon
Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Big Slick pairings
Replies: 19
Views: 5576

Re: Big Slick pairings

Great performance by nikolas cross and I really wish him all the best for tomorrow, hoping he will get at least half a point tomorrow to secure an IM norm.