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by Mike Gunn
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 27
Views: 2485

Re: July 2019 grades......

In relation to the Surrey grading I spoke to Matthew at the British and it turns out that simplest solution for me (remove the January submitted results) was feasible and I saw him do this. Thanks to Nick for offering his help in checking the results but his help has turned out to be not needed.
by Mike Gunn
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Britbase Question
Replies: 18
Views: 964

Re: Britbase Question

Hmmm, that link gives me:

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by Mike Gunn
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 27
Views: 2485

Re: July 2019 grades......

Oops, the Surrey foul up is down to me - unaccountably I used a different event code in January to the one I normally use.
by Mike Gunn
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: DBS Checks
Replies: 4
Views: 2115

Re: DBS Checks

Two years ago we (Guildford) paid about £30 for up to (about) 10 DBS checks. According to information on the web we should have got it done by some organisation in Woking that helped voluntary organisations but when we eventually tracked them down we discovered they didn't do it anymore and were red...
by Mike Gunn
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Finals 13 July 2019 @ Kettering
Replies: 29
Views: 2572

Re: Finals 13 July 2019 @ Kettering

I sympathise with Devon. I think we should change the rules so that either team has the right to insist on a telephone match (at all stages of the competition). I understand from earlier discussion that such a thing can be easily done these days via the internet although the name of the software you...
by Mike Gunn
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3035
Views: 130515

Re: The English Language

White wins the game efficiently from an overwhelming position.
by Mike Gunn
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Chess Championships 2019 Commentary
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: British Chess Championships 2019 Commentary

This is great news!
by Mike Gunn
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: No Comment?
Replies: 24
Views: 2023

Re: No Comment?

Alex while appreciating the financial difficulty it seems to me that the ECF is missing an opportunity here to promote chess. We have experienced and able commentators (Williams, Ward, Trent etc) in the UK and we have (potentially) a great product to promote (the strongest British chess players play...
by Mike Gunn
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Governance issues
Replies: 19
Views: 1711

Re: Governance issues

See item 19 of the March minutes (https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-cont ... ration.pdf).

The discussion was wider than the minute suggests but no conclusion was reached.
by Mike Gunn
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: No Comment?
Replies: 24
Views: 2023

Re: No Comment?

At Llandudno I remember having the choice of the onsite commentary (with audience interaction, visits from players who went through their games) and (in my hotel room) the offsite commentary which wasn't even particularly knowledgeable about the players taking part. I guess it's all about the budget...
by Mike Gunn
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: No Comment?
Replies: 24
Views: 2023

Re: No Comment?

The (apparent) absence of a commentary team was one of the reasons I didn't go to Hull. (I had emailed the ECF and asked what the plans were and (on receiving no reply) got the message that it was regarded as a low priority.)
by Mike Gunn
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess notation
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Chess notation

The answer is the same (I think). While the compact notation (1. e4 Nf6) is most commonly used (and encouraged) looking at my own scoresheets (as well as those of others) it is common to see mistakes in the form of ambiguous moves (e.g. Nd7 when Nbd7 is required) or in my case (because I first learn...
by Mike Gunn
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Draw Croatia
Replies: 30
Views: 2177

Re: Grand Chess Draw Croatia

Even the poll is currently drawn at 3 votes each.
by Mike Gunn
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?
Replies: 80
Views: 5145

Re: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?

The London Chess Classic was much more entertaining from the spectator's point of view when the 8 players consisted of 4 from the top 10 and 4 English GMs (more decisive results and occasionally the English underdog would win), so here's a vote for more mixed (in terms of ability) tournaments . The ...
by Mike Gunn
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Governance issues
Replies: 19
Views: 1711

Re: Governance issues

It's a governance issue in the sense of: could we have a better set of rules to deal with this situation?