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Re: Mornington Crescent

Post by donchatryit » 28 Feb 2012 20:45

@A321pilot, I live in Edinburgh!

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Post by Pilot » 28 Feb 2012 21:02

Yes, you may do but you have to carry on from where the person before u left off, which is Manors Station on the Tyne and Wear Metro.

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Post by Dave » 12 Mar 2012 12:57

Being that we've put donchatryit into nid, I will move from Manors to West Bromwich Central on the Midland Metro, as per the 1932 Squares rule which allows players to move from system to system provided it has a similar name.
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Re: Mornington Crescent

Post by Level Crossing » 12 Mar 2012 23:23

By which rules are we playing exactly?
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Re: Mornington Crescent

Post by Dave » 13 Mar 2012 09:25

Most rule sets are compatible, however a clause introduced at the 1987 Mornington Crescent Convention at Charing Cross established that you may not interchangeably use the Courthouse Set from 1903 or indeed the more modern Boat House rules from 1979.

Other than that, you're pretty much free to play to any rules you like.
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Re: Mornington Crescent

Post by donchatryit » 13 Mar 2012 14:54

I move from West Bromwich Central to Crewe by train after having left nid due to the loophole in section d.1 of paragraph A of the Fernwich-Allsham rule set. Yes, I know it was a typo but it reads how it reads.

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Post by Dave » 14 Mar 2012 14:12

An excellent move, dear sir, and I thank you for it.

We'll try and nip back to London, so I'll take a fast train to Euston based on a classic Mainline Railway Manoeuvre first established in a particularly boisterous weekend game that occurred in the Summer of 1931, famous for a catastrophic breakdown in relations between British and French players when a Frenchman tried to use a Reverse Diagonal move to the Champs-Élysées.
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Re: Mornington Crescent

Post by donchatryit » 16 Mar 2012 13:34

The MRM? Really? You surprise me, sir. I was expecting you play the patented Dave W twist and take a cab to the nearest airport and make this a European round.

I take the cab from Euston to Kings Cross.
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Re: Mornington Crescent

Post by bowatatoy » 05 Apr 2012 12:48

Wow. I never thought of that. Such good move, Donchatryit. But that is easily beaten if you move to Picadilly Circus. Hehe, I thought you might have overlooked such blunder. Bear in mind though that the Payne-Schwarzenovski Variation of 1965 makes any adjacent or reverse diagonals impossible. Let's see if this move is worth the risk.
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Re: Mornington Crescent

Post by donchatryit » 05 Apr 2012 22:25

Under the Westmoreland rules, players who do not announce their move in the form "I take the [method] (from [place])* to [destination] forfeit their move and land in Nid. NB: the section in () is optional, unless the last move was forfeited. Ergo, with bowatatoy in Nid, I use the Najdorf exception to the need to take contemporary forms of transport and take the stagecoach from Kings Cross to Liverpool Street via London City Airport.

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Post by bowatatoy » 06 Apr 2012 03:39

I'll walk from Liverpool Street to St. Pancras. With Green Mornington Crescent in play, this move counts double. St. Pancras is a wild, as stated in the Dover Convention of 1943, popular for being played in the Mornington Crescent Championship of 1998 with challenger McAlpine against defending champion Hemingway.
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Re: Mornington Crescent

Post by buckethead » 06 Apr 2012 07:27

From St. Pancras I take a train to Leicester!

This was one of the first moves of mr. Hoaf Hearted, former Morning Crescent champion(1901, 1956, 1988, 1989, 2011)

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Post by donchatryit » 08 Apr 2012 04:20

Backtracking Buckethead? I take the National Express bus from Leicester to Victoria.

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Post by Dave » 10 Apr 2012 12:17

No, no, no.

You wouldn't make a move like that in a game like this! Absolute suicide! Let's get back on track... From Victoria I move to Baker Street, following the rules of the Penrhyndeudraeth Clause in the 1974 Welsh Crescent Games.
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Re: Mornington Crescent

Post by Level Crossing » 11 Apr 2012 03:26

At Baker Street I board a train in the wrong direction, then I fall asleep on the train and wake up at Moor Park.
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Re: Mornington Crescent

Post by donchatryit » 13 Apr 2012 21:30

Dressed as a chicken, I take the train from Moor Park to Kings Cross/St. Pancras. Dave W knows all about the old Chicken Manoeuvre, I watched him play it at the Irish Open in 2003. Oh and sorry about the Worcestershire sauce. Did you ever find the goat or the postman?

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Re: Mornington Crescent

Post by Level Crossing » 13 Apr 2012 21:33

From St. Pancras railway station, I intend to take my regular suburban service home but accidentally end up on the wrong train. I wake up at Clapham Junction.
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Re: Mornington Crescent

Post by Dave » 13 Apr 2012 21:39

dontchatryit is quite right. A pitiful performance in the Irish, when I was neatly outwitted by a Scottish player using a Mapplebeck Horizontal move that left me in permanent nid.

Anyway, from Clapham Junction, we zip all the way over to the ExCel Centre on the Docklands Light Railway. A textbook Dockland Jump.
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Re: Mornington Crescent

Post by Level Crossing » 13 Apr 2012 21:42

Is there a list of rules anywhere? Your jumps don't make sense to me.

Anyway... I try to take the DLR to Bank. However, there is an incident blocking the track and the train is rerouted. I get off at Stratford.
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Re: Mornington Crescent

Post by donchatryit » 13 Apr 2012 21:51

Is there a list of rules anywhere? Pfft! There are, at last count, 371 sets of rules, 14 manuals of play, 57 directories of allowable jumps, turns and manoeuvres, 7 situational logic sets and, I think, around 1004 records of exceptions, exemptions and bars. The only tournament to ever have a referee who knew them all by heart was the 1967 Olympiad and Veterans Invitational. Of course, since then, there have been 15 more recensions, 8 edited versions and an incident with an irate librarian. Still, not to worry, most players take it on trust that we all know what we are doing.

I take the Central line to Moorgate. That should liven things up a bit.

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