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  1. 01 Jan '13 20:18
    This weekend. Is anyone going?
  2. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    02 Jan '13 23:49
    Originally posted by Dewi Jones
    This weekend. Is anyone going?
    Good luck Dewi!
  3. 05 Jan '13 13:08
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    Good luck Dewi!
    Thanks, so far so lucky. After the first two rounds I'm on 2/2, In the second game I almost chucked away a win to a perpetual check, phew!
  4. Standard member kingshill
    Mr Ring Rusty
    05 Jan '13 15:56
    Pob hwyl..!
  5. 05 Jan '13 17:35
    Diolch, tri allan o dri.
  6. Standard member kingshill
    Mr Ring Rusty
    05 Jan '13 18:47
    Ardderchog..! Pob hwyl yfori
  7. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    06 Jan '13 01:39
    Originally posted by kingshill
    Ardderchog..! Pob hwyl yfori
    Os bydd yn ennill arian, mae hyn yn golygu ei fod yn prynu rownd?
  8. 06 Jan '13 09:07
    Dewi is on 3/3:
    http://www.welshchessunion.org.uk/national/614-south-wales-winter-congress-2013

    Sea Devil, the now banned engine user from this site, is on 2/3 in the open and is playing E Michael White in round 4. White is a very strong player and I predict that he will make mincemeat of Sea Devil.
  9. Standard member kingshill
    Mr Ring Rusty
    06 Jan '13 10:56
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Dewi is on 3/3:
    http://www.welshchessunion.org.uk/national/614-south-wales-winter-congress-2013

    Sea Devil, the now banned engine user from this site, is on 2/3 in the open and is playing E Michael White in round 4. White is a very strong player and I predict that he will make mincemeat of Sea Devil.


    I think that you are confusing your Whites. EM ...[text shortened]... beaten his son in the past. If Sea Devil is L Davis then he is 150 points stronger than this White
  10. Standard member atticus2
    Frustrate the Bad
    06 Jan '13 12:32 / 1 edit
    Meanwhile, at the Hastings Congress, the 52-year old Welsh player, Rayner has earned his first IM norm. Defeated GM Mark Hebden & IM Jack Rudd; draws with GM Simon Williams, GM Glenn Flear & IM Prosviriakov (US). Well done to him!
  11. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    06 Jan '13 12:51
    I don't know of Rayner (until now, that is), but I certainly know of the other three, and Rayner is certainly having an awesome result!

    What a "feel good" story. It gives us all hope!
  12. 06 Jan '13 14:36
    Yes, you're correct, I'm getting my Whites mixed up. It's the younger one who is the strong player.

    I've played Francis Raynor several times and always felt he was about the same strength as me, although I never managed to beat him! (I think he's beaten me once and we have drawn twice). His performance at Hastings was absolutely fantastic - I wonder if he can get the other two IM norms he needs and then reach the required rating?
  13. 06 Jan '13 21:31
    Llongyfarchiadau a da iawn .
  14. 06 Jan '13 22:02
    Originally posted by atticus2
    Meanwhile, at the Hastings Congress, the 52-year old Welsh player, Rayner has earned his first IM norm. Defeated GM Mark Hebden & IM Jack Rudd; draws with GM Simon Williams, GM Glenn Flear & IM Prosviriakov (US). Well done to him!
    Jesus and what a game too - he had to work for that

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1704552

    looks like Benoni still lives OTB..
  15. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    06 Jan '13 22:29
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