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by David Sedgwick
Sun May 19, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 142
Views: 6364

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Andrew Zigmond wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:08 pm
From the minutes of the most recent board meeting, which was held prior to the finance council meeting.
It was noted that comments had been made on the ECF forum
Sic!

ECF Board howler, not Andrew's.
by David Sedgwick
Fri May 17, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dom
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Dom

Leonard Barden wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:35 am
It seems that the column actually ended more than two years ago, and that its termination was a voluntary decision by Dominic himself.
https://standpointmag.co.uk/chess-march ... n-machine/
Thank you Leonard. I stand corrected.
by David Sedgwick
Fri May 17, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Five of the players, and one arbiter, have headed straight to Moscow from the Grand Chess Tour event in Côte d'Ivoire.
by David Sedgwick
Fri May 17, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What if a player falls ill....
Replies: 32
Views: 1849

Re: What if a player falls ill....

Seeing fire alarms were mentioned ("The Curse of Sedgwick"), I note that at a tournament David is controlling soon, the players' notes include a warning that there will probably be a fire-drill during the first two days. This seems remarkably prescient. I haven't yet read those notes. Thank you for...
by David Sedgwick
Fri May 17, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dom
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Dom

I'm speculating, but it may be part of the fall out from the FIDE Presidential election.

J T Melsom wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:58 pm
Maybe it is because Dan is no longer editor?
I was struggling with "Dan", until I realised that you were just making a point. I agree with you for once.
by David Sedgwick
Wed May 15, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What if a player falls ill....
Replies: 32
Views: 1849

Re: What if a player falls ill....

But I cannot remember the unwell player immediately losing the game. He might well have done so, after adjourning and finding it impossible to continue. Penrose in the 1970 Olympiad (against Andorra)? Penrose made a losing blunder before he fainted. I think that either he, or team captain Alexander...
by David Sedgwick
Mon May 13, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Grand Chess Tour 2019

I hope David is enjoying his trip. Perhaps if he has a moment on his return he might share with us the extent to which this sort of event contributes to stimulating the growth of chess in the Ivory Coast. Do the players fulfil publicity engagements such as simuls or visits to local schools whilst i...
by David Sedgwick
Sat May 11, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3197

Re: National Stages 2019

It doesn't seem a great weekend to choose to play to be honest; we're missing players at Rhyl (and maybe Harrogate for all I know) and because of the football on Sunday You knew when you entered that you would be expected to play a Quarter Final on Saturday 11th May. Football on Sunday 12th May is ...
by David Sedgwick
Wed May 08, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Grand Chess Tour 2019

The Grand Chess Tour 2019 Côte d'Ivoire Rapid & Blitz takes place from Wednesday 8th May to Sunday 12th May. Overview: https://grandchesstour.org/news-press-release-2019-cote-d’ivoire-rapid-blitz/civ-rapid-blitz-playing-venue-schedule-and Live Games: https://grandchesstour.org/2019-grand-chess-tour/...
by David Sedgwick
Sun May 05, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another new IM
Replies: 21
Views: 2640

Re: Another new IM

Following Southend at Easter, his rating on the latest list is 2413 (See https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=415804), so ratification of the IM title is presumably now just a formality at the next relevant FIDE meeting. There is still paperwork to be done, but I know that David Clayton has th...
by David Sedgwick
Thu May 02, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 142
Views: 6364

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 12:21 pm
This bloke obviously doesn't like me, but I assume he's harmless. Is there anything I ought to know?
I don't think that you need to worry.
by David Sedgwick
Wed May 01, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 142
Views: 6364

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

In any case, if Silver and Bronze members are not paying to support the national teams, what are they paying for? Presumably the office, because on a net basis there isn't much else. And what do they do? Primarily, they make sure that membership fees get collected. When I last visited the Office, I...
by David Sedgwick
Wed May 01, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: The Irish International Open 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2313

Re: The Irish International Open 2019

I'd have thought there was also a risk of unconscious bias in any decision you might have to make on the game if you knew that the decision was, or was not, likely to have a material effect on the result of the game. We may well know that anyway. Most positions don't require engine assistance to en...
by David Sedgwick
Wed May 01, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: International News
Topic: The Irish International Open 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2313

Re: The Irish International Open 2019

It's unsettling though when after the game, a spectator, evidently following the game on an engine, points out a winning idea that both players had missed. At the London Chess Classic one year, Nakamura came up to me after his game and asked me whether he had missed a win at a certain point. I look...