User talk:Nigel Short

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References[edit]

Nigel, if you are noted, then you ought to add the reference(s) in, or do you want me or somebody else to add it for you? --ZincBelief 13:53, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

You leave messages on the User discussion page normally, not the user page. What I mean is this: adding a reference in the edit summary doesn't indicate to any readers of the article that the claim made on the page is actually correct. Add in the reference to the article, where it belongs. As references go, it's not a great one unfortunately as discussion forums generally aren't acceptable as evidence under wikipedia rules. Did you win any awards or nominations? --ZincBelief 16:36, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Wow[edit]

You are THE Nigel Short? This is something that my chess tutor would think cool. I .. I can't believe my eyes..... A chess GrandMaster on Wikipedia.

I'd like to ask you a question: When will your next trip to Canada be?

Take Care , Oh great chess player ,

Aprill809

20:52, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

A belated welcome![edit]

Sorry for the belated welcome, but the cookies are still warm! Face-smile.svg

Here's wishing you a belated welcome to Wikipedia, Nigel Short. I see that you've already been around a while and wanted to thank you for your contributions. Though you seem to have been successful in finding your way around, you may benefit from following some of the links below, which help editors get the most out of Wikipedia:

Also, when you post on talk pages you should sign your name using four tildes (~~~~); that should automatically produce your username and the date after your post.

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a message on my talk page, consult Wikipedia:Questions, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there.

Again, welcome! Trafford09 (talk) 20:27, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Go in Greece[edit]

Hello[edit]

Hello Nigel (assuming it's the real you, which I think is a safe assumption). It's indeed an honour to have you editing on Wikipedia - I see you've been doing so for some years, & we all hope you'll continue.

Now, I'm passionate about Go (game) rather than chess - many apologies.

However, I read a recent report that quoted you as saying that you enjoyed playing Shogi (Japanese chess), and that you also have a Go set, but hadn't played as you couldn't find anyone to play against (I gather you are now living in Greece, which is not yet a member of the European Go Federation).

May I perhaps point you therefore towards people in Greece - indeed in Athens - who are amateur Go players? The European Go Database lists all players active in Europe, and it lists 13 players in Greece (use the Country drop-down to select Greece).

3 of them are from Athens, it seems to show. There may of course be many more, but they haven't attended a recent Go Tournament (maybe those are few & far between in Greece!).

Greek Room on KGS[edit]

One way to contact them or others is to use their info. on the KGS Go Server (KGS) - an online go-server. One can use www.kgs.com as a guest, or indeed register an account (very simple). Once on KGS, if you go into Rooms, then select National, then select Greek Room, you'll see some of the keenest current players there.

Their info. currently reads:

++++++++++Welcome to the Greek Room++++++++++++

Results after the first three games of the Greece - Iceland series:

Garpur (IS) vs Saeki (GR) B+ 32.5

Howabout (GR) vs Legendre (IS) W+R

Nooooooo (IS) vs bigbordel (GR) B+ R

• Γκο στα ελληνικά : http://playgo.to/interactive/Greek/ , http://gobase.org/studying/rules/?id=0&ln=gr και http://www.cyprus-go.org/docs/gorules.pdf

• Interested in Go in Chania? contact gkoykoy@gmail.com or user pendulum in KGS

• Interested in Go in Thesalonika or Athens ( goddel@gmail.com)

• Go in Athens/Γκο στην Αθήνα (kmichailidis@yahoo.com /Catlemur)

Greek Go Association on Facebook: see here

Further help[edit]

If you had any queries related to Go, of any nature, please don't hesitate to ask. Either ask me - I'd be delighted - or contact the British Go Association (I'm a longstanding member there, but we'd also be very pleased to hear from you &/or help you in any way).

Anyway, enough of Go - I hope you retain time and enthusiasm for all you pursuits (incl. Wikipedia!).

Good luck to you & your family in all your activities.

Best wishes, Trafford09 (talk) 21:04, 5 September 2013 (UTC)