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by Stewart Reuben
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3550

Re: Falkland Islands

John McKenna. There are boards, sets, clocks and scoresheets. It is not our practice to offer boards, without sets. FIDE used to offer sets without boards. Campo thought federations should be able to make their own. It might be decided that sending boards plus sets plus clocks was to expensive. For ...
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3550

Re: Falkland Islands

Nigel Short .The Falkland Islands Chess Club met for the first time at the Malvina House Hotel at 7.30pm on Monday. They will meet again next week.<

The ECF can help particularly with teaching materials and possibly equipment.
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2877
Views: 308157

Re: Media comments on chess

Kevin Thurlow >I was puzzled that Aronian had apparently played the English Opening, but a weird sideline, where you don't play c4.<

That is one of the points, There was often a disconnect between the commentary and what you saw of the position.
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2877
Views: 308157

Re: Media comments on chess

Mick Norris >I presume it is this world chess with Kramnik playing today< No, neither Kramnik, nor Gelfand played in the programme I saw last night and viewed again this morning. I decided to watch again, in case I was simplay prejudiced against a new way of doing things. But, the commentary was vir...
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2877
Views: 308157

Re: Media comments on chess

GRAND PRIX SERIES There was discussion of the games. There were comments by the players afterwards. You could see the board and positions clearly. BUT IT WAS ALL VIRTUALLY TOTALLY USELESS. The reason was that was was actually shown was not electronically produced diagrams, but actual pieces on a boa...
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2877
Views: 308157

Re: Media comments on chess

I was watching the tennis in Paris today. There came o an ad which slowly, and attractively, bdecame a chessboard and set. The sole caption was soemthing like CHESS ARMAGEDDON 10-16 June. In my TV guide it shows Chess: Grand Prix Series at 11pm-12 on Eurosport 2 on 10 June. I cannot yet find it on t...
by Stewart Reuben
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3550

Re: Falkland Islands

I think t was Nigel Short who previously asked why the ECF was not doing more for the UK Overseas Territories. These are: Anguilla Bermuda British Antarctic Territory (BAT) - ASSI has no direct responsibility in relation to BAT as the Antarctic Treaty takes precedence. British Indian Ocean Territory...
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2877
Views: 308157

Re: Media comments on chess

I think I was interviewed at Oxford by Tylor for an undergraduate course. The reason it is only 'think' is that I worked out who it must have been later on.
by Stewart Reuben
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Bryan Fewell
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Re: Bryan Fewell

Christopher, the one you have pointed to is updated today. Andrew Walker just didn't change the date on the message. That displays 31 May. There will now be little more to add.
There may be other comments from today's funeral, or people may post other comments here.
by Stewart Reuben
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Bryan Fewell
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Re: Bryan Fewell

You can now find the full obituary of Bryan on the ECF site.
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3550

Re: Falkland Islands

My attention was drawn to this subject by an article by Nichols Hellen in today's Sunday Times. So I looked on the EC Forum nd here it is. 1. The ECF does have control over various chess events, providing the conduit to FIDE. This includes events in Gibraltar and the Isle of Man. They can hardly be ...
by Stewart Reuben
Thu May 30, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2877
Views: 308157

Re: Media comments on chess

HELP REQUESTED This came to me from Martin Fitzpatrick, 164 Cavendish Street, Belfast 12 7AX, N Ireland. Has anyone seen the ATV programme that was called 'CHECKMATE - David Nixon teaches chess. It was shown around April 1975. It was written by Bob Wade and there were 13 programmes. Some detail are ...
by Stewart Reuben
Wed May 29, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: European Senior Team Championships 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: European Senior Team Championships 2019

The European Senior Team Chess Championships take place in Croatia 17-27 September 2019. Full details can be found here - https://www.fide.com/images/stories/FIDE_Calendar_2019/Invitation-European-Senior-Team-Losinj-20192.pdf or www.european2019chess-losinj.com Please complete this form online if EN...
by Stewart Reuben
Wed May 29, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2877
Views: 308157

Re: Media comments on chess

Kevin >That seems plausible. Is that the one where he gets cross when K9 beats him? I think the only unseen story was "Shada"(?) which was made during a technicians' strike and then never broadcast as the unions objected.< Is that the same strike that stopped the 1983 Master Game Series ever being s...
by Stewart Reuben
Tue May 28, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2877
Views: 308157

Re: Media comments on chess

Coral (the gambling site) ad, A Russian woman GM is playing. The game i brought to a close in an unorthodox manner!