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by David Sedgwick
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Junior chess in latest ECF board minutes
Replies: 78
Views: 2505

Re: Junior chess in latest ECF board minutes

If we wait a few more years, do you think that the FIDE Qualification Commission will notice that FIDE's proclaimed aim of seeing more events FIDE rated, in England and elsewhere, is not assisted by the provisions of the FIDE Rating Regulations? If you are referring to the 40 move rule .... , that ...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Junior chess in latest ECF board minutes
Replies: 78
Views: 2505

Re: Junior chess in latest ECF board minutes

So the ECF Directors are concerned that membership requirements discourage event organisers from having their events graded. Who would have thought it? If we wait a few more years, do you think they will notice that their proclaimed aim of seeing more FIDE rated events in England is not assisted by...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Decline of Evening Chess 17/18?
Replies: 31
Views: 1980

Re: Decline of Evening Chess 17/18?

Nick Grey wrote:Kingston's best ever player John Nunn 1991 prediction about the downfall of chess in Britain has come to pass. July 2017 BCM.

NickFaulks wrote:Can someone remind me what precisely GM Nunn was predicting?

Buy (or borrow) a copy of the July 2017 BCM, in which the original article is republished.
by David Sedgwick
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 1988
Views: 213271

Re: Media comments on chess

Mick Norris wrote:Meet Phil

That impressive sounding CV led many of us to rush to embrace his candidature when he first stood for election to the ECF Board.

Hopefully, the good citizens of Florida's First Congressional District will learn from our mistake.
by David Sedgwick
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Andrew Paulson
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: Andrew Paulson

I had heard that he was seriously ill with cancer, so I'm not surprised by the news.

ECF Website: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/rip-andrew-paulson/. This just quotes a few paragraphs from Mike Klein's article on chess.com, linked by Roger above.
by David Sedgwick
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium
Replies: 186
Views: 6140

Re: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium

In this Peter Doggers article I'm wondering how David Sedgwick would view the sentence "Few arbiters in the world would have had the guts to tell a five-time world champion that he lost this game due to an illegal move." From what I saw both Kramnik and Anand were perfectly happy to draw ...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 8th July
Replies: 13
Views: 1016

Re: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 8th July

ON THAT NOTE - NEXT YEAR’S DATE - is Saturday 7th July 2018 - stick that in your diary! Which is likely to be County Championships Finals day, as it is the first Saturday in July, unless varied by the Director of Home Chess. I had contacted said Director about that before I read this thread. I anti...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2017 Laws of Chess: FIDE Handbook discrepancy
Replies: 62
Views: 2170

Re: 2017 Laws of Chess: FIDE Handbook discrepancy

White was reaching over the board to try to grab his own Queen, because his next move was going to be a8=Q. At first, I thought the hands may have clashed, but that isn't the case. I don't think I consider white reaching over the board to be distracting in this case, because I don't think it contri...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2017 Laws of Chess: FIDE Handbook discrepancy
Replies: 62
Views: 2170

Re: 2017 Laws of Chess: FIDE Handbook discrepancy

[*] The arbiter made a correct decision in accordance with the Laws. Really? What on earth was White doing when he reached across the table, grabbed some pieces and put others down, while Black was moving. A cynical person would think that he was trying to put the Black Queen back on the table befo...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: I wanna become a GM
Replies: 60
Views: 3527

Re: I wanna become a GM

Mick Norris wrote:GCT website

DATES November 29 - December 11, 2017
LOCATION Olympia Conference Center


Further down the page:
* Dates and times subject to change.

I'll check and post further if I can.
by David Sedgwick
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: I wanna become a GM
Replies: 60
Views: 3527

Re: I wanna become a GM

The London Chess Classic Festival is organised under the supervision of Chess in Schools and Communities. It's a series of tournaments that run alongside the final leg of the Grand Chess Tour. It's always been in the same venue at Olympia, is that confirmed for 2017? Not to my knowledge. I am sure ...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: I wanna become a GM
Replies: 60
Views: 3527

Re: I wanna become a GM

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:What does CSC stand for?

John McKenna wrote:CSC - Chess in Schools & Communities

http://www.chessinschools.co.uk/

My apologies, Soheil, I should have explained.

The London Chess Classic Festival is organised under the supervision of Chess in Schools and Communities.
by David Sedgwick
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: I wanna become a GM
Replies: 60
Views: 3527

Re: I wanna become a GM

London Chess Classic is a part of Grand Chess Tour? Yes. I can't see any connection with your earlier posts on the thread. They suggested I can take part in London Chess Classic Open Thank you. I now understand. The London Chess Classic proper, a 10 player top level Round Robin tournament, is part ...
by David Sedgwick
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: I wanna become a GM
Replies: 60
Views: 3527

Re: I wanna become a GM

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:London Chess Classic is a part of Grand Chess Tour?

Yes.

I can't see any connection with your earlier posts on the thread.
by David Sedgwick
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium
Replies: 186
Views: 6140

Re: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium

Article from FIDE International Arbiter Chris Bird on time controls . There are a couple of paragraphs explaining the difference between Time Delay and the Bronstein Method. As David is intending to come back to us on this I would be curious to know the reasoning the Bronstein method was brought in...

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