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by David Sedgwick
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2627
Views: 282007

Re: Media comments on chess

https://www.conservativehome.com/thetorydiary/2018/12/stalemate.html. On the ballot of the Parliamentary Conservative Party regarding confidence or otherwise in Theresa May: "The Queen is the most powerful piece on the chess board. And the Prime Minister is the most powerful member of the Government...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 75
Views: 2908

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

The calculation of grades for players and the publication of grading lists is recognised as being a core function of the Federation. Annual grading lists have been published since time immemorial, and for the past few years the time interval has been six-monthly. The Board recognise that there is a...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: AGM Minutes
Replies: 25
Views: 1183

Re: AGM Minutes

Yes, that's what I think. But what I can't seem to find is where Nigel said this (if indeeed he did) in the first place. I has assumed. possibly incorrectly, that the Telegraph had approached him for a comment on the ECF Board's decision and its statement and that he had said that things had been "...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: AGM Minutes
Replies: 25
Views: 1183

Re: AGM Minutes

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:14 pm
While we're here, though, where does it come from?
Googling led me to https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/0 ... te-russia/.
by David Sedgwick
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: AGM Minutes
Replies: 25
Views: 1183

Re: AGM Minutes

The minutes have Nigel Short as having said “the vote was rigged”. Can anybody source that quote for me? That is not in the minutes of the Annual Council Meeting. It is in the minutes of the Board Meeting which preceded it. https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/124th-Board-minu...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 297
Views: 15209

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

All well and good you would think until you see the latest FIDE press statement today. This is essentially the same as happened with the Candidates Tournament 2013. That would have been in Azerbaijan, but Aronian (who is Armenian) indicated that he would not have been able to play. The tournament w...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: AGM Minutes
Replies: 25
Views: 1183

Re: AGM Minutes

I accept that an independent post-meeting check of the election ballot has not taken place (and, I believe, never has done). Angus mentioned the incorrect initial announcement of the election for Director of International Chess in 2015. On that occasion one of the tellers himself expressed doubts a...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: AGM Minutes
Replies: 25
Views: 1183

Re: AGM Minutes

I personally thought that the minutes were very detailed and allowed me to understand a few things a lot better. We can't compare the record of card votes with anything we have previously because such a summary has never been published before. I understand the primary role of the voting register of...
by David Sedgwick
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2627
Views: 282007

Re: Media comments on chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:17 pm
Oh do shut up
A more common criticism is that we don't see or hear enough from the ECF President.
by David Sedgwick
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38783

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

For me, at my relatively lowly level, there was one move that I never would have considered but could understand as soon as it was played, and arguably decided the whole match, and that was Re7+ in the first rapid game. It was a move that the players needed to foreseen several moves in advance. Alm...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Chess Chmpionship.
Replies: 17
Views: 1447

Re: World Chess Chmpionship.

Was anyone else disappointed by the lack of mainstream domestic coverage? I was pleasantly surprised by how much of it there was on the final day. Given the relative popularity of chess in the UK compared with the popularity of other sports that could have been covered, I think it punched noticeabl...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it legal?
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Is it legal?

Hello. Is it legal that we organize a (rapid) rated event and regiater it only after it takes place? You would have to have very convincing reasons for not having registered it seven days in advance, as the regulations require. FIDE are concerned that Federations might only submit tournaments for r...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it legal?
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Is it legal?

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:31 pm
So what are the possible penalties?
If a Federation regularly tried to register tournaments only after they had taken place, I imagine that FIDE would be likely not to allow them to submit any events for rating.
by David Sedgwick
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it legal?
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Is it legal?

Hello. Is it legal that we organize a (rapid) rated event and regiater it only after it takes place? You would have to have very convincing reasons for not having registered it seven days in advance, as the regulations require. FIDE are concerned that Federations might only submit tournaments for r...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knock out December 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2669

Re: British Knock out December 2018

Apart from Matthew Turner and Simon Williams, I don't think the other 6, 7 or more competitors have been announced. As well as those two, Malcolm's editorial in the December edition of Chess mentions Harriet Hunt and Jovanka Houska alongside Adams, Howell, Jones and McShane. No confirmation of the ...