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by Roger de Coverly
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Executive Board
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Re: FIDE Executive Board

There's a long list of bullet points at
http://www.fide.com/component/content/a ... sions.html

EB-2017/26. To approve the proposed changes to the Laws of Chess.


But what are the changes?
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Agm 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1499

Re: ECF Agm 2017

on the chat with my rep, he was an non ex director and he think that he is above everyone else! The solution is in your own hands, or that of the other clubs or players in the league. You just select "someone else" as the League's "Representative Member". If it's who I think you...
by Roger de Coverly
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Why did he did so?
Replies: 205
Views: 8335

Re: Why did he did so?

[FEN "[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "Q7/3bppkp/3p2p1/3Nn3/4P3/4RrPP/1q6/R5KB w - - 2 4"]"] [SetUp "1"] *

What happens after 4 Re3


4. .. Qf2 looks like mate to me.
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Agm 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1499

Re: ECF Agm 2017

The point being made was that a Welsh registered player, with English Silver membership, has to pay £1.50 rating fee for playing in an English FIDE rated event, while the English Silver member has to pay £10.50 to up-grade to Gold membership. I don't think the Welsh player has to pay anything at al...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Agm 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1499

Re: ECF Agm 2017

There was discussion of the different charges levied on ENG registered silver members and, for example, Wales silver members who enter a FIDE rated tournament in England. I thought it established that WLS, SCO and IRL players didn't need any ECF membership at all to play in FIDE rated tournaments i...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Executive Board
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Re: FIDE Executive Board

Here's what chess.com has to say on the quote motion

https://www.chess.com/news/view/executi ... -president
by Roger de Coverly
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Executive Board
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Re: FIDE Executive Board

The "official" report is now up. http://www.fide.com/component/content/article/1-fide-news/10439-88th-fide-congress-in-antalya-turkey-day-6.html It's not very complimentary about the possibly retiring President. FIDE Deputy Mr. Makropoulos deplored the fact that the Presidential Board and ...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Executive Board
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Re: FIDE Executive Board

NickFaulks wrote: In fact he got 20, against 37.


Are there really at least 57 people on the EB, or are there those with multiple votes?

Being requested not to run isn't yet the same as standing down. Like the downfall of Mrs T, it seems it's the insiders who have had enough.
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Gold Member Rep.
Replies: 53
Views: 2599

Re: Gold Member Rep.

but do you really want Council to make the rules for the British Championships? I think they should be give the right to vote for or against proposed major changes, so yes, up to a point. In particular if there's public disquiet about changes to the rating limits, where should it be voiced? The pra...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Gold Member Rep.
Replies: 53
Views: 2599

Re: Gold Member Rep.

The simple remedy of imposing a double limit on entries - entrants should be under FIDE x AND under ECF Y - has been rejected by the Home Director. Someone should make Council aware that the garden is not entirely rosy. He will no doubt respond that it's an operational matter. But whatever the voti...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: An early Tony Miles game
Replies: 22
Views: 900

Re: An early Tony Miles game

I won a few good Gorings after being tipped towards it from that book and Paul Motwani in an lecture spoke very highly of the Guardian book. I've been using the Capablanca Defence ever since Leonard recommended it in the Guardian. That's the line where you play Bg4xf3 and Qd5-c4 to entice White to ...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: An early Tony Miles game
Replies: 22
Views: 900

Re: An early Tony Miles game

He seems to have abandoned it, at least for serious purposes, after this flop at Hastings early in 1968. That was the notorious Hastings where the 4 invited GMs decided to share first place. This meant that every so often they had to draw with one of four British players without it being too obviou...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2103
Views: 86975

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:Who is 'them'?


wife and guards

or possibly

his rights

There's a double meaning.

On balance, depending on context, it's probably his rights, given that "guard his rights" is a common expression.
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: An early Tony Miles game
Replies: 22
Views: 900

Re: An early Tony Miles game

Geoff Chandler wrote:He is R.F.T Wood but they call him Frank (wonder if it is the same Frank Wood
whose daughter, Margaret, married Jonathan Penrose. Just curious.)


Doesn't it also say in the article that RFT is one of BH's children?
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: An early Tony Miles game
Replies: 22
Views: 900

Re: An early Tony Miles game

Here's an example: Tony demonstrating the sac, sac, mate approach to the Dragon as described by Fischer. A few years later in his career, Tony, along with Jon Mestel, demonstrated how Black should try to defend such positions. Among other players of that era, Whiteley and Levy also attempted to def...

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