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by David Sedgwick
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle of Man International Major and Minor Tournaments
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Chess.com Isle of Man International Major and Minor Tournaments

I have taken the liberty of assuming that the Major and Minor Tournaments in the Isle of Man might be worthy of a separate thread.

http://chess-results.com/tnr478517.aspx ... turdet=YES

http://chess-results.com/tnr478518.aspx ... turdet=YES
by David Sedgwick
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 112
Views: 4228

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

I hope it's not like one tournament I played in a long time ago where there were two playing rooms and players on lower boards weren't allowed in the other room where the higher boards were. My understanding (which may be incorrect) is that players in play are allowed in both rooms, but players who...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 112
Views: 4228

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

I wondered who were the arbiters. According to chess-results Chief Arbiter IA Holowczak, Alex R 418668 Deputy Chief Arbiter IA Eliens, Arno 1040677; IA Srebrnic, Ana 14603314 Arbiter IA Howie, Andrew 2403986; IA Atkinson, Alan 450430; IA Shulman, Alon 2810581; IA Carr, Matthew 423971; IA Clayton, D...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 112
Views: 4228

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

There is a Major and Minor as well with a few forumites in it so we should be well catered for regarding on the spot reports. I can't promise to come on here very often, but here goes ... Keith fought hard - I hope he loitered in the hall long enough to watch the end of Hess - Ponomariov. He should...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 85
Views: 3400

Re: Council Papers are out

One suggestion I'm reluctant to make (largely because I'm sure the ECF have considered it) is whether the England teams could be crowd funded in the absence of sponsorship. 2000 supporters paying £10 each would offset the appearance fee cost and even 500 would eat into it. It also might be a model ...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 85
Views: 3400

Re: Council Papers are out

Michael Farthing wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:14 am
What I can get excited about is the actual appointment of Carl Portman which has lifted my spirits and given me hope that my analysis was wrong. I believe he is a very good choice and I wish him every success in his endeavours.
Where is the like button?
by David Sedgwick
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 85
Views: 3400

Re: Council Papers are out

Can you give chapter and verse for that, please? You have admitted in previous exchanges to having implemented relatively modest initiatives whilst spending much of your time defending the status quo in a manner similar to Canute. I don't have chapter and verse but I doubt my representation of your...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 85
Views: 3400

Re: Council Papers are out

J T Melsom wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:34 pm
Indeed David has previously admitted to not implementing a significant ''policy' in his life.
Can you give chapter and verse for that, please?
by David Sedgwick
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 85
Views: 3400

Re: Council Papers are out

The paper was written to reflect the fact that many people would be reading the paper for the first time on the day of the Council meeting ... Really? I would have thought that those Council members who haven't taken the trouble to read the paper in advance probably won't read it at all. But each t...
by David Sedgwick
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 85
Views: 3400

Re: Council Papers are out

My understanding is that when the ECF papers announced that an appointment had been made the interviews hadn't even taken place. Correct. A bit of anticipation when the AGM announcement went out. Julie, thank you for not attempting a cover-up, but how precisely do the Board justify misleading Counc...
by David Sedgwick
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 85
Views: 3400

Re: Council Papers are out

Some might feel that having made a premature announcement the ECF was forced into appointing one of the candidates. Those less cynical may say that the candidates were so exceptional that an appointment was guaranteed. Which camp are you in? Neither. But I feel that the successful applicant, Carl P...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Open London Chess Classic
Replies: 13
Views: 1174

Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

I was hoping to play in a tournament in Prague over the summer, but work circumstances meant I had to withdraw a few days before it started. I was expecting the organiser to be annoyed, and maybe he was, but I got a friendly email listing some other events. I guess is quite common. People who notif...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Would You Pay Extra to Win Prize Money?
Replies: 42
Views: 2386

Re: Would You Pay Extra to Win Prize Money?

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:32 pm
50+ Steve Mannion won bronze also on the reserve board.
I think that you mean Steve Ledger.
by David Sedgwick
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Would You Pay Extra to Win Prize Money?
Replies: 42
Views: 2386

Re: Would You Pay Extra to Win Prize Money?

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:02 pm
We don't want any of that stuff! Also do away with leagues while you are about it.
No, don't do away with leagues, but do do away with Congresses. Then we can go back to having 100 board County Matches.
by David Sedgwick
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12243

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:32 pm
MVL resigns, having simply dropped a rook in a lost position.
It was the kind of blunder than comes from having a lost position. A day to forget for MVL.

Congratulations to Teimour Radjabov