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by David Sedgwick
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Manx Liberty & S G Trier - some clarification
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Re: Manx Liberty & S G Trier - some clarification

Main reasons per the German version: 1. Loss of the DSB home venue (hence presumably the attraction of centralised venues). 2. Greater support for team chess from the 4NCL organisers than from their German counterparts. 3. Difficulties between the top players and DSB officials. 4. Inability to abso...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Squads for European Team Championships
Replies: 136
Views: 8225

Re: Squads for European Team Championships

Angus French wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:36 pm
and Nigel maybe has to be careful
David Robertson wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:48 pm
Poor Nigel. He's now botched it beyond redemption, a game he was hitherto never losing.

It would be unfair to accuse Nigel of a lack of care, as he took 14 minutes over the critical move.

Sadly, he got it horribly wrong.
by David Sedgwick
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sealed move during threefold repetition sequence
Replies: 34
Views: 1587

Re: Sealed move during threefold repetition sequence

I think you're right that a sealed move is a completed move, but only when the player sealing has stopped his clock. Until he's stopped the clock he has the right to change his sealed move. If you were required to seal a move and you wanted to claim a draw by repetition with your next move you'd ha...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Agm 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4331

Re: ECF Agm 2017

Also, if all England's tournaments were to become FIDE rated, would there be sufficient FIDE recognised Arbiters to support them? There could be. The constraint on becoming a FIDE Licensed "Arbiter at National Levels" In England stems from ECF Regulations, not FIDE Regulations. If there were not su...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 43rd Guernsey International Chess Festival 15-21/10/17
Replies: 21
Views: 1470

Re: 43rd Guernsey International Chess Festival 15-21/10/17

The 44th event starts third Sunday in October 2018. and it has already been registered with FIDE: https://ratings.fide.com/tournament_details.phtml?event=174153 https://ratings.fide.com/tournament_details.phtml?event=174154 Fred Hamperl is taking a break as Chief Organiser after 13 years. I should ...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 191
Views: 17220

Re: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez

I believe (though David and others in this thread who are well-versed in this can add more) that Sector Arbiter refers to being in charge of an area within a large team event such as a Chess Olympiad (which is absolutely massive, and has more arbiters than you can shake a stick at). This time the d...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 43rd Guernsey International Chess Festival 15-21/10/17
Replies: 21
Views: 1470

Re: 43rd Guernsey International Chess Festival 15-21/10/17

Forgive me for being dim but do we know the reason for the 1-0 in the game Sedgwick - Dilleigh ? Black looks to have a minimal edge where the result is given as 1-0. Is this a mobile telephone default or fire alarm incident of some nature ? It is neither of those, but a simple case of the wrong res...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 191
Views: 17220

Re: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez

It wasn't intended to be dismissive. I have great respect for the achievements of English (and Welsh and Scottish) arbiters. I was trying to be humourous about how arcane some of the lesser known aspects are, but ended up causing offence. Sorry. Thank you. (Are there category A and category C level...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 191
Views: 17220

Re: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Category B and Category D levels for IA? Who ever knew that?! *eyes glazing over* (sorry!)
You take considerable interest in the titles and norms achieved by English players.

Why are you so dismissive of the corresponding achievements of English arbiters?
by David Sedgwick
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Executive Board
Replies: 25
Views: 1312

Re: FIDE Executive Board

By the way, Kirsan is back today, occupying the President's perch but seemingly just an observer. In fact not. He just spoke about someone he has run into who might wish to host an Olympiad. Superficially this is ok, but it is starting to sound like an attempt to wrest 2018 away from Georgia. That ...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya
Replies: 89
Views: 4382

Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

?? 4 Title holders, that's enough, no? For some reason I've never understood, all women's titles count for the purposes of non-women's title norms. Alhtough clearly no issue anyway with WGM given that a WGM has met the criteria for FM by default. I think that you are correct on this point. 3 IMs an...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya
Replies: 89
Views: 4382

Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

No, he'd need to play an IM in round 7, and Dardania don't have one. Have the rules changed on this at some point? I have some vague memory (and may be confusing with something else) that at one time you only needed to play 2GMs or 3IMs for IM norm purposes (1GM counted as 1.5IMs or something?). Yo...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Executive Board
Replies: 25
Views: 1312

Re: FIDE Executive Board

It was probably a straw poll of those present, rather than a strict Executive Board vote. Not necessarily, Alex Are there really at least 57 people on the EB? I too was surprised, so I looked into it. In fact there are. There are actually 20 people on the Executive Board, five from each of the four...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 43rd Guernsey International Chess Festival 15-21/10/17
Replies: 21
Views: 1470

Re: 43rd Guernsey International Chess Festival 15-21/10/17

I travelled to Guernsey yesterday, expecting to be the first player to get there. Within minutes of my arrival, I had met five Dutch players and one other English player. All of them were familiar and welcome faces. I don't think that Kevin's recollection is quite right. The great storm was on the n...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya
Replies: 89
Views: 4382

Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

You forgot to mention your dearly beloved FIDE. I would be surprised if FIDE officials are paying much attention to your posts, but I suppose I could be wrong. Nigel Freeman is an avid reader of this Forum. A few years ago a typo in a post of mine made it appear that I thought that Brussels was in ...