Tournaments on chess.com are rife with cheats, it’s incredibly hard to do well in them.
Over time I’ve realised that by playing slowly, and hopefully detecting any cheats in my group, I can score points against the banned player where other p... | Read More
The murder trial began in Glasgow yesterday of a man accused of killing a well known gangster in a shoot out in a supermarket car park in Glasgow in January 2010 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-17554634
The trial had to be d... | Read More
I've been running this for a few weeks now, after acquiring a batch of new engines.
The tournament started out with 54 engines, around a dozen have tested elo ratings of >2900! There are many others above 2700 and there are also a few others i... | Read More
i'm playing at Perth this coming weekend, and having looked at the entries i see i'm up against some tough opposition. There's quite a few players there whom i talk to regularly on the tournament and league circuits, but can't remember if i'd actu... | Read More
I've been playing in a thematic tournament, the Dragon Yugoslav where the first moves are 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0.
I've been doing very well, now reached the 4th round and the last 4 remaining players.... | Read More
my dad spent years restoring this car, a 1939 Hudson Coupe. Shortly after buying it, made enquiries to the '39 Hudson Owner's Club, and discovered this was the last of its kind... in the world!
ISTR he even rolled out those rear wings.
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My car failed it's test today, err, yesterday.
I've known for a few weeks now that a drop-link needed replaced, the rattle returning just weeks after the one on the other side had been repaired. There's also a fair chance a ball joint would need ... | Read More