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by John Upham
Wed May 21, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An average of 10 people use this forum (if not less)
Replies: 106
Views: 8744

Re: An average of 10 people use this forum (if not less)

Alan Ruffle wrote:'Chess Moves' should be on this forum

Alan Ruffle
Do you a mean a discussion of its content or something more profound? :?

Howabout The Right Move also?

John
by John Upham
Tue May 20, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?
Replies: 64
Views: 6820

Re: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?

Should we involve Eric Schiller in these discussions? Many of the candidates for a default are analysed in "Unorthodox Chess Openings", Cardoza Publishing, 1998. The Ware Defence, 1. e4 a5 2. d4 merits 1.5 pages starting p. 471 The Ware or Meadow Hay Opening 1.a4 gets 0.5 of a page as ES feels it is...
by John Upham
Mon May 19, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?
Replies: 64
Views: 6820

Re: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?

I hoped it would be clear from what I had said that (unless there is something else going on) that this should not be the case. 1. e4 e5 2. Qh5 is a perfectly reasonable opening. 1. f3 e5 2. Kf2 is not. If a game ends in a perpetual after 12 moves then I see no particular problem with this. However...
by John Upham
Mon May 19, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?
Replies: 64
Views: 6820

Re: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?

So should a switched-on arbiter default Nakamura should he play one of his trademark openings at GibTeleCom and the game end in a perpetual after 12 moves? :?:
by John Upham
Sun May 18, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Free Chess Sets for schools
Replies: 121
Views: 28336

Re: Free Chess Sets for schools

So who is handling this project for Berkshire?

If you don't know then I doubt the yearbook would know.
by John Upham
Sun May 18, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Free Chess Sets for schools
Replies: 121
Views: 28336

Re: Free Chess Sets for schools

How can I find out who the local reps for this project at county (smaller than that) level are? Specifically for Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey? I'd like to help with my old school, Yateley School as I helped to run the club there in the days of the Sunday Times National Schools Championship. Are t...
by John Upham
Thu May 15, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Letter
Replies: 20
Views: 3588

Re: Resignation Letter

I vote Upham! We really need you, Upham David Robertson Atticus CC The puns using my hilarious surname have not ceased since Junior school and even Corporal Jones has made use of them. :) Indeed, a recent company pub quiz featured a team called "Four blondes with John Upham" :wink: into which I was...
by John Upham
Thu May 15, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An average of 10 people use this forum (if not less)
Replies: 106
Views: 8744

Re: An average of 10 people use this forum (if not less)

John Saunders wrote: A reminder of where to find Ceefax chess - page 568 on BBC1 and BBC2 - BBC analogue Ceefax

John S

(P.S. to forum moderator: could this be made a separate topic?)
John,

Is the CEEFAX content mirrored online anywhere?

JEU
by John Upham
Thu May 15, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Letter
Replies: 20
Views: 3588

Re: Resignation Letter

I have just spoken with a member of staff in the Hastings Office asking if they were aware of the Telegraph article. They are. I was told that Gerry was consulting someone who "has provided advice in the past to all of the directors on topics wider than just legal issues." :wink: I asked if Gerry fe...
by John Upham
Tue May 13, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: how important to you is a national grade
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: how important to you is a national grade

No importance whatsoever.

In fact, I'd rather not have one or know my opponents.

What did the Prisoner use to say?
by John Upham
Tue May 13, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Rumours
Replies: 259
Views: 27408

Re: Resignation Rumours

I heard once that if your King gets captured, you can still fight on as long as you have other pieces left. What happens if both Kings get captured though...? :) You may joke about this (and why not) but this behaviour has been observed in many junior tournaments. They play on even after a King or ...
by John Upham
Tue May 13, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Rumours
Replies: 259
Views: 27408

Re: Resignation Rumours

I felt some of your post was not appropriate for this forum and so I am sorry to say applied my first moderation Congratulations! Which forum is it appropriate for? What did you think I was referring to? I paid a speech pherapist in Southampton £20 for help with my liwsph : phought it was the same ...
by John Upham
Tue May 13, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Rumours
Replies: 259
Views: 27408

Re: Resignation Rumours

"If you get your king to other side have you won"?


Any one know the answer to this fascinating question from the YouTube video mentioned earlier?


John
by John Upham
Tue May 13, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Press Officer
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

Re: ECF Press Officer

Can I make a formal request to the powers that be :

The ECF web site should clearly state who is the ECF Press Officer.

Fingers crossed that it is not Gerry.

I'd ask Sophie to do it but she is on holiday.

John
by John Upham
Sun May 11, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?
Replies: 64
Views: 6820

Re: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?

Why were the players forfeited for contempt? I don't understand what the issue is... :? It is OK to pre-arrange a draw by playing some theory or line that ends in a perpetual then you mosut be a strong player but if you play moves considered to be silly then it is contempt. Most pre-arranged draws ...