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by David Sedgwick
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Arbiter Sought
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: FIDE Arbiter Sought

Could you clarify when a FIDE Licensed Arbiter is sufficient, and when a FIDE Arbiter is required? For any FIDE rated tournament, all the arbiters must be FIDE licensed. For a Title Tournament an International Arbiter or a FIDE Arbiter must be present at all times. This does not apply if the tourna...
by David Sedgwick
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Arbiter Sought
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: FIDE Arbiter Sought

Richmond Juniors would like to run an U18 standard play tournament on Saturday 3rd December, alongside our London Junior's U8/U10/U12 qualifier at Orleans Park School. We have done this for the previous couple of years ourselves, but this year we would like to have it FIDE rated. I understand this ...
by David Sedgwick
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess 2018-19
Replies: 13
Views: 931

Re: County Chess 2018-19

Why does the County Championship (ECF stage and apparently in the SCCU) get more disputes and appeals than, say, league matches? They're both arbiterless, but there are far more league matches played that don't lead to anywhere near the number of disputes that regularly appear in the County Champio...
by David Sedgwick
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 335
Views: 17785

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Does anyone have , even a gossip informed view, about who is most likely to win, candidates and inner circles excepted? I am going to a conference next week and would rather like to rant, in the social corridors, about Putin soft power! Short Answer: No (no pun intended) Longer Answer: Both the Dvo...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 77
Views: 5980

Re: Batumi Olympiad

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:28 am
Are there any playing captains? There is no reason for this in an Olympiad.
There are some. Congo and Sao Tome are two which I noticed.

From those countries, the travel grant would not suffice to cover the air fare.
by David Sedgwick
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Keeping the National club
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Keeping the National club

Just one reason to keep the national club. With a new ECF Director of Home Chess due to be elected at the ECF Annual Council Meeting on 13th October, surely the appropriate course of action is for you to lobby the candidates to adopt this and other policies important to you as the price of your sup...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Phil Ehr
Replies: 37
Views: 6381

Re: Phil Ehr

I can reproduce the comment if you want, but obviously it might lose a bit of context that way. I have temporarily inproved my internet access, but I haven't been able to find the comments. I suspect that they can only be seen by Facebook members. If you would post what has been said about me, I wo...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Phil Ehr
Replies: 37
Views: 6381

Re: Phil Ehr

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:10 am
David Sedgwick gets a namecheck
Really? Where?
by David Sedgwick
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic Grand Chess Tour Finals
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: London Chess Classic Grand Chess Tour Finals

I'm wondering what the permutations are for who qualifies for the Finals? With two rounds left of the Sinquefield Cup and things very tight at the top (Caruana half a point ahead of a group of four and two others a point further back), are the possible qualification scenarios any clearer? Should th...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 101
Views: 5938

Re: Sinquefield Cup

David Robertson wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:59 pm
Looks drawn to me. But what do I know - I'm not an arbiter.
:lol:

If you had been, you would have known that Caruana could have claimed a draw on move 41, but didn't. and you could have verified the claim which Carlsen then made.
by David Sedgwick
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess classic
Replies: 71
Views: 4594

Re: London chess classic

It appears it's only the final weekend (and the Monday following) when there's any GCT action in Olympia. (Saturday) December 15 14.00 Finals Classic Game 1 London Olympia (Sunday) December 16 14.00 Finals Classic Game 2 London Olympia (Monday) December 17 14.00 Finals Rapid & Blitz, Playoffs (If R...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic Grand Chess Tour Finals
Replies: 4
Views: 418

London Chess Classic Grand Chess Tour Finals

The details of the London Chess Classic Grand Chess Tour Finals have just been announced during the commentary on Round 7 of the Sinquefield Cup. See https://grandchesstour.org/2018-grand-chess-tour/2018-london-chess-classic. (I suggest that we keep this thread for the Tour Finals and that we contin...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 101
Views: 5938

Re: Sinquefield Cup

Draw agreed/forced by repetition. If they don't repeat they have to "ask the arbiter", who I don't think is entitled to digital assistance to assist the decision as to whether the position is convincingly drawn Technically he is entitled to such assistance. Seems to me there's a fairly fundamental ...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 101
Views: 5938

Re: Sinquefield Cup

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:28 am
Draw agreed/forced by repetition. If they don't repeat they have to "ask the arbiter", who I don't think is entitled to digital assistance to assist the decision as to whether the position is convincingly drawn
Technically he is entitled to such assistance.
by David Sedgwick
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 101
Views: 5938

Re: Sinquefield Cup

Caruana v Nakamura drawn according to the online services, but possibly not according to real life Now giving 1-0 to Caruana which I'm much more prepared to believe. This is the second time that I have noticed Chess24 have a wrong result briefly. My advice is to turn on the commentary feed. That ha...