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    Peter Parr's Chess Column

    what happened to Peter's column in today's SMH. Is he okay? My religion is reading his columnn.

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    Put the boot in

    Peter are you going to report on the Big Controversey (?) in the Olympaid re the PNG team like you did for Mr. Fell's opponent? You can't discriminate!

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    Sydney Easter Cup

    Peter
    I have had lost of email trouble recently. Just in case you have not received my message am including below. For your chess column Thanks
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    Sydney Easter Cup 2005

    Presented by Cabra-Vale Diggers Chess Club
    1 Bartley Street, Cabramatta, 5 mins walk to Cabramatta Station.

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    1 hour each player, loss on flag fall, games will be rated

    Register and play 9.00 am Easter Saturday March 26, second day of play Easter Monday March 28

    A separate lightning competition will be held on the evening of Monday March 28

    Entry Fee: $20 Concession $10 Juniors $10

    All entry fees to be refunded in prizes plus free hot meal on second day of competition

    $250 (minimum) First Prize guaranteed

    Further details: Ernest Dorn Phone (02) 9727-2931 Mble 0419-260-240
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    Ilic downed again

    AGain in today's SMH Peter's column has not good news for Ilic in NSW Championship. He shows top players scoring 7 and 6s blah blah, and someone 1.5, then drops down to Ilic scoring only .5. why put him in at all? Why rub it in? He only lists 4 players, surely there were more than 4 players? why put the last one in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist
    AGain in today's SMH Peter's column has not good news for Ilic in NSW Championship. He shows top players scoring 7 and 6s blah blah, and someone 1.5, then drops down to Ilic scoring only .5. why put him in at all? Why rub it in? He only lists 4 players, surely there were more than 4 players? why put the last one in?
    You are hopeless.
    Peter mentions there were 6 players and he list the final scores for all 6 players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos
    You are hopeless.
    Peter mentions there were 6 players and he list the final scores for all 6 players.
    I admittingly raced through it only picking up on the last bit about my friend Ilic who whinges about Peter only noting his losses in the column and never his victories.

    Well what is worse to come out of it is that there were only 6 players - pretty lousy for a place with so many highly rated players as Sydney has. Which brings us back to the argument about the comps format of so many weekend's committment. If I held the Sydney Easter Cup in a inner city venue I would get better than that (with only modest prize money)

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist
    I admittingly raced through it only picking up on the last bit about my friend Ilic who whinges about Peter only noting his losses in the column and never his victories.

    Well what is worse to come out of it is that there were only 6 players - pretty lousy for a place with so many highly rated players as Sydney has.
    Brett actually went down the rating list phoning players to see if they were prepared to play.
    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist
    Which brings us back to the argument about the comps format of so many weekend's committment.
    The event was not held on weekends but on a weeknight.
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    If I held the Sydney Easter Cup in a inner city venue I would get better than that (with only modest prize money)
    The event was held in Burwood which is in Sydneys inner west.
    Also you are comparing apples to oranges. The State Championship is a far more serious event with a longer time control than your SEC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos
    Brett actually went down the rating list phoning players to see if they were prepared to play.
    The event was not held on weekends but on a weeknight.
    Maybe they thought they would be just demolished by Shirty so they stayed away. Becoming monotonous. There is ten times more competiton in the table tennis comps that I sometimes attend, but they are held over one weekend. But I know they tried that once I think.

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    Peter Parr's 2010 columns in SMH

    These can be found online here.
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    In Peter's column 2 or 3 weeks ago (could not find online didn't know how) he mentioned a "much improved" player, I attempted to correct him to "much-improved" but he would have none of it?????????????

    If I beat him on this I will challenge him to chess game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist
    In Peter's column 2 or 3 weeks ago (could not find online didn't know how) he mentioned a "much improved" player, I attempted to correct him to "much-improved" but he would have none of it?????????????

    If I beat him on this I will challenge him to chess game.

    One day we may even get his royal highness to post here
    Peter is right and you are wrong. To find his columns online just click on the link and follow your nose (or teeth).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski
    Peter is right and you are wrong. To find his columns online just click on the link and follow your nose (or teeth).
    The only "much improved" I could find was regarding the NSWCA website. Peter Parr reports...

    "Reitmans launched the new much improved website on Saturday afternoon..."


    I agree with Peter Hanna, that should read "much-improved." "Much" is a non -ly adverb modifying "improved" and occurring before the noun (website). AFAIK the rule is to hyphenate. Also a comma or the word "and" after "new" would have not have gone astray, giving

    "Reitmans launched the new and much-improved website on Saturday afternoon..."
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    Ok

    Ok, point taken, though in common usage the hyphen is often missed out. One for the grammarians on this board. Of course, I agree that the new NSWCA web site is indeed much-improved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    I agree with Peter Hanna, that should read "much-improved." "Much" is a non -ly adverb modifying "improved" and occurring before the noun (website). AFAIK the rule is to hyphenate. Also a comma or the word "and" after "new" would have not have gone astray, giving

    "Reitmans launched the new and much-improved website on Saturday afternoon..."
    I agree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski
    Of course, I agree that the new NSWCA web site is indeed much-improved.
    Not sure if the hyphen is needed for a predicate adjective like that, as opposed to the attributive adjective in the column in question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Not sure if the hyphen is needed for a predicate adjective like that, as opposed to the attributive adjective in the column in question.
    Yep I don't think it is either.

    I'm not sure of the distinction between a predicative and attributive adjective but I assume it has something to do with its position relative to the noun. My understanding of the rule is hyphenate before the noun and not afterward.
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