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by David Sedgwick
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 92
Views: 4732

Re: Arbitration question

The main thing is, I would like to get this situation fully discussed, because next month I will be on the arbiter team at Ireland's first international open for many years. There will be quite a few players from overseas whom we are unfamiliar with, and some home juniors and club players who won't...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 11246

Re: World Teams 2019

In my ignorance, who is the person 3rd from the left - to the left of Jones as we look at it? Howell on one side, to the other it is Adams, who seems to have lost some height along with some rating points. Oh, apologies - I'd thought it was Adams on the extreme right - that's Malcolm Pein, I now se...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 89
Views: 3844

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

Adam Raoof wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:37 am
The current form says

• supply the ECF with a completed FIDE rating file no later than 26th of the month in which the event is played (or 26th of the following month if the event ends after 26th)
Thanks Adam. I shall inform the IRO.
by David Sedgwick
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 89
Views: 3844

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

The cutoff for FIDE is the 26th of the month (with a little leeway) - any event that finishes after that goes into the next month's list. That is not correct. It was an erroneous statement on the old ECF registration form. An event which finishes two days before the end of the month (on the 29th in...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 11246

Re: World Teams 2019

Ihor Lewyk wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:12 am
This result should be on the TV evening national news. Who's the ECF publicity director again?
Tim Wall issued a press release yesterday afternoon. The text can be found at https://www.englishchess.org.uk/england ... pionships/.
by David Sedgwick
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 11246

Re: World Teams 2019

For me, the single most encouraging element of a sensational performance is that it was achieved with the top board below his best. Exactly so. Our greatest ever event probably still remains the European Team Championships 1997 in Pula, when the Open Team won Gold and the Womens' Team Bronze (their...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 11246

Re: World Teams 2019

Maybe also see if Speelman set any record for the time span between his previous and most recent appearances for England. If you only count major team competitions, the answer to your question is no. Speelman's previous appearance was at the Turin Olympiad in May 2006, so an interval of 12 years an...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2019 World Chess HOF and U.S. Chess Hof inductees...
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: 2019 World Chess HOF and U.S. Chess Hof inductees...

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:54 am
Why and what? :?
What (or who): Susan Polgar

Why: It's a long and complicated story.
by David Sedgwick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 11246

Re: World Teams 2019

Interview with Malcolm Pein (before Round 7) at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P62h0wRA3sc
by David Sedgwick
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 11246

Re: World Teams 2019

9am start on 13 March (UTC) for the penultimate round (R8). Then a start four hours earlier for the final round (R9) the next day. What is your source, please? Both Chess-Results and the Regulations on the official site give the starting time as 1200 (0600 GMT), which is three hours earlier than th...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 11246

Re: World Teams 2019

Jack - thanks very much. I wonder if that's the one I was thinking of? But shouldn't that be a draw? 128...Rh6+ 129.Nb6+ and now Black informs the arbiter that he intends to play 129...Kb8 which makes 50 moves by each side since the last capture. It should have been, and the arbiters commented on t...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 340
Views: 20261

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Another initiative seems to be to get more women into senior positions within FIDE. Do we think the Presidential Board is male dominated? Let's have a look at a Group photo and see what the ratio is. 27 male, 3 female, plus one I'm not sure of. Probably a higher percentage of women than one sees at...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais
Replies: 15
Views: 632

Re: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais

Not sure I entirely understand that answer. Were there simply more columns to fill? Why not fill them with 'proper' games? Or are the games deemed newsworthy because of the individuals playing them? With fewer strong players, those that there were played fewer "proper" games and far more games at o...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 11246

Re: World Teams 2019

Ah Ok, I see what is being driven at now. Do the boards take any notice though of what square has been vacated? My impression is that they do, but they don't stop you moving into check. For example, suppose White has a Bishop or a Knight on a2, as in the game. The board will allow Bb1 and Nc1, but ...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 11246

Re: World Teams 2019

Leonard Barden wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Nice rationale except that Adams was playing Nepo!
Thanks. I have corrected my initial post.