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by Mick Norris
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 37
Views: 975

Re: Motions

Like it or not this is a local quarrel that will only satisfactorily be solved by local negotiation No, it won't; there is no negotiation with Bill O'Rourke I am sick of people in the NCCU saying that I, or someone else on behalf of Greater Manchester, should waste more of our precious time "n...
by Mick Norris
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 63
Views: 4428

Re: County Championship Finals

There have been no complications for Lancashire Tom; they select who they like
by Mick Norris
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: I wanna become a GM
Replies: 72
Views: 4164

Re: I wanna become a GM

Thanks David Do we know who the 10th player will be or is that part of the announcement?
by Mick Norris
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 31
Views: 1282

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Indeed; should be a very interesting event in its own right; seems to me the strongest World Cup ever, and whoever gets the 2 Candidates spots will need a rest afterwards!

A third round seeded Kramnik - Ivanchuk with the winner meeting Giri - Harikrishna
by Mick Norris
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 31
Views: 1282

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

FIDE have published the First round pairings David Howell v Aryan Tari Gawain Jones v Jorge Cori Michael Adams v Tsegmed Batchuluun Bit easier to read this Gawain seeded to play Grischuk in round 2 David seeded to play Eljanov in round 2, then MVL Mickey seeded to play Rodstein in round 2, then Vis...
by Mick Norris
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 31
Views: 1282

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Cheers Chris; I see Karjakin is in the same half as Carlsen, so they can't meet in the final
by Mick Norris
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 3575

Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

Vishy's game worth a look chess.com report and Chess Mind
by Mick Norris
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Championship Congress 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 7788

Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Prizewinners

Delighted that Andy Horton got an IM norm
by Mick Norris
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Bert Thomas
Replies: 0
Views: 159

Bert Thomas

I am very sorry to report that Bert Thomas died earlier this week after a battle with cancer MCF website Funeral is on Friday August 18 at Altrincham Crematorium, 1 p.m. There is a general invitation to join a celebration of his life. Flowers and enquiries to Owen Baker, 523 Wilmslow Road, Withingto...
by Mick Norris
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations
Replies: 225
Views: 13831

Re: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations

I assume Craig Hanley has a decent chance of a GM norm and there are IM norm chances for a couple of players
by Mick Norris
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Championship Congress 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 7788

Re: British Championship Congress 2017

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Yes, it will be a showdown between Emms and McShane in the next round. Trying to work out who will have which colour. Not sure which pairing 'rules' take precedence.


Luke has had 4 whites, John 3 so that should settle it.


Indeed round 8 pairings
by Mick Norris
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 3575

Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

The reverse is true for Chess Mind report
by Mick Norris
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 3575

Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

Picture of the scoresheet in the chess.com report
by Mick Norris
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 3575

Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

Thanks, much easier format

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