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by Carl Hibbard
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 75
Views: 6031

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:35 pm
Further evidence, I also think, that Malcolm has disproportionate influence on the Board.
Have the ECF suggested their preferred FIDE candidate yet?
by Carl Hibbard
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18027

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

A podcast recommended by me and and an episode relevant to the discussion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD0ZD3DfNyY

Nigel a little under prepared but an interesting chat regardless.
by Carl Hibbard
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 75
Views: 6031

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Some members of Council might raise their eyebrows at the appointment of a man. Some may wonder why a man who hasn't necessarily commanded the confidence of ECF colleagues in the past. Most will hope the appointment is of somebody positively committed to women's chess and no longer pushing other ag...
by Carl Hibbard
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Is it copyright infringement?
Replies: 76
Views: 4510

Re: Thread locking

Hi. Is thread locking subject to Any rules, and if so, what are these rules and where can they be found? What causes a thread to be locked? The moderators decide. It is in the rules when you register... You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remov...
by Carl Hibbard
Sun May 27, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 110
Views: 6656

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Good fun, as always - why, there have even been some games when White has not played b3 or g3 in the first five moves... Trust that Reti, Nimzo and Larsen are all enjoying this from above! Did Carlsen-Aronian really end like that? :shock: [Event "Altibox Norway Chess Blitz"] [Site "chess24.com"] [D...
by Carl Hibbard
Wed May 23, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18027

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

The poll on here is who should the ECF support, and my view is that None of the above is appropriate as none of the 3 candidates is suitable; I think an equally valid view if you do think 1 or more candidate is suitable, is that the ECF shouldn't support anyone publicly, as they will be choosing be...
by Carl Hibbard
Wed May 23, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18027

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

I value the posts of both Chris and Justin and hope that this can be resolved amicably. I hope so we will try to do that. I have edited the posts as I see fit, both members are respected posters and have strong feelings on the matter. I agree Nigel seems to split opinions down the middle and I myse...
by Carl Hibbard
Wed May 23, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18027

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 10:58 am
I value the posts of both Chris and Justin and hope that this can be resolved amicably.
I hope so we will try to do that.
by Carl Hibbard
Tue May 22, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18027

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Kind of thought that was the point of the blogs. Justin is a Nigel hater He may well be, but I haven't seen many coming forward on here to show that the things he has recently written are *untrue*. Correct and I don’t agree with the smear campaign comments but I will review the complaints tomorrow ...
by Carl Hibbard
Mon May 21, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Maintenance Weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 471

Re: Maintenance Weekend

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 7:16 am
I rebooted just after some upgrade maintenance and more work will be done this weekend at some point.
I never got around to this I am afraid perhaps the bank holiday weekend now.
by Carl Hibbard
Fri May 18, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Maintenance Weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 471

Maintenance Weekend

I rebooted just after some upgrade maintenance and more work will be done this weekend at some point.
by Carl Hibbard
Mon May 07, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship
Replies: 52
Views: 3574

Re: Women's World Championship

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 11:58 am
Well we got them in the end, and we have a match now too
The game looked holdable until another g5 but no real analysis to back that up.
by Carl Hibbard
Sun May 06, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2345
Views: 254743

Re: Media comments on chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 9:51 am
Maybe bring this particular thread back to appearances of chess in the media?
Yes let us bring this one back on topic please the politics nonsense is unwelcome.
by Carl Hibbard
Sun May 06, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship
Replies: 52
Views: 3574

Re: Women's World Championship

I would fancy my own chances against a 2500+ player from here A horrible lost that one but ..... g5 oh dear. [Event "FIDE Women's World Championship"] [Site "chess24.com"] [Date "2018.05.06"] [Round "3"] [White "Ju, Wenjun"] [Black "Tan, Zhongyi"] [Result "1-0"] [Board "1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [White...
by Carl Hibbard
Sun May 06, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship
Replies: 52
Views: 3574

Re: Women's World Championship

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 10:04 am
I would fancy my own chances against a 2500+ player from here
A horrible lost that one but ..... g5 oh dear.