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These Live Boards are a Load of Tosh!
I have 7 games lifted from the Live Games pages.
The PGN Download page still says 'Coming Soon..."

What will come first I wonder.
The 120 Scottish PGN's or Hibs lifting the Scottish Cup.

But let us look at these very rare 7 precious gems.
By the way things are looking it will be the only 7 games anyone gets to see.

Nickl v Brown, the score is not there, just the result.
No doubt because the live board packed up.

Oswald - Gulian and McCrae - BUchananen open with 1.d4.
Fischer states he did not play 1.d4 on principle so following
the same principle I never look at games that begin with 1.d4

McKerracher - Borwell I can see right away White played 3.g3.
White players who fianchetto their King's Bishop always play boring games.
(it's not their fault, they are boring people.)

The Black King's Bishop should always be finachettoed.
The White KB belongs on c4 for a max of 3 moves then it goes to f7.
This was another game not worth playing over.

Roy - Robertson
Something wrong here and yet again the live boards must be to blame.

[pos]r1b2rk1/p3qpp1/3bpn1p/2p5/8/2PQBN2/PPB2PPP/3R1RK1 b - - 0 19[/pos]

The score states the game continued 17...Bc7 18.Qc4 Bd6 19.Qd3 Bc7
on and on then gives ½ - ½

So it obviously got stuck in a repeating glitch type loop.
(Note the use of computers terms...I know what I am talking about.)

Nicholson - Burrows is given as a draw and yet the final position is:

[pos]8/3k4/8/2P4p/8/8/8/K7 w - h6 0 57[/pos]

Any fool can see that the h-pawn cannot be caught.
Even Dicky Reti could not make a valid study out of this.
Yet we are given ½ - ½.
(check it for yourself I would not make this up.)

Conclusion: These live boards are a load of tosh!
The four people out there who are sitting watching these games are not being fed the right moves.

Look at this from Schmerwitz - Green.
(who is Schmerwitz? Are these live boards are now making up names?)

Here: Black Andrew Green to play.

[pos]r1bq1rk1/pp2ppbp/2np1np1/8/3NP1P1/2N1BP2/PPPQ3P/R3KB1R b KQ - 0 9[/pos]

The PGN says Andrew played 9...Bxg4??

I know Andrew, we attend the same knitting class at Great Junction Street.
As I type this I am wearing a pair of grey hand-knitted socks he gave me last Christmas.

Andrew does not go around blundering pieces away.
So yet another goof up by these live boards.

Shut these things down, get that Carlos guy who is working on them to to enter the PGN's.
Get him to do it by hand, do not let him near a computer.

For gods sake give us peace. All I have heard is moan moan moan. If the kings are not in the right position then the wrong result is displayed. Normally we have someone checking it. In case you have noticed, we are short handed here this week.

The games are not just being shown here but have been picked up by other sites and are being broadcast world-wide.

Some of us are working hard this week, not sitting back and moaning when we don't get what they want
"How sad to see, what used to be, a model of decorum and tranquility become like any other sport, a battleground for rival ideologies to slug it out with glee"
Hi Andy


I have nothing but praise for how you and your chums have managed to get to all those
chess players to congregate at a place I cannot even find on a map.

If I had been told the Kings and Queens were on the wrong squares I would have understood.

A simple addition to the PGN download pages:

'Coming soon....after we have the Kings and Queens on the right squares' would have sufficed.

Hugh Brechin. He's the man you need.
I've seen him set up the pieces for the start of a game.
Very rarely does he place the Kings and Queens on the wrong squares.
Nothing to do with kings and queens. At the end of the game the kings are put in the centre to signify the result
"How sad to see, what used to be, a model of decorum and tranquility become like any other sport, a battleground for rival ideologies to slug it out with glee"
The PGN download page of the Scottish Championship web site still says....Coming Soon.

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I know the games have been loaded and placed in the Download Bit on this site.
I know that because I saw it in the forum.
But what about anyone else who cannot read the forum because in a stroke of impecable timing
you have password locked the forum.

Why have you locked it up so soon to the AGM?

I am going to the AGM. I shall be voting that one of the live boards is to be in charge.

(I cannot download the games from Andorra, it says: 'próximamente' )
Geoff Chandler Wrote:(I cannot download the games from Andorra, it says: 'próximamente' )

It would appear that Geoff Chandler's userid has been hacked.

I know for a fact that Geoff has no idea where Andorra is. and he certainly does not speak Spanish. He doesn't even have a passport. So please don't send any money to have him brought back. ;P

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