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by Roger de Coverly
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess: ECF Policy of Fines
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: County Chess: ECF Policy of Fines

This is the4th entry that came up. https://sccu-chess.com/index.php/en/county-championship which leads here http://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/36/home Doesn't tell you who played and which teams had defaults. I was looking for something similar to http://www.4nclresults.co.uk/2018-19/4ncl/8/2d/export/
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess: ECF Policy of Fines
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: County Chess: ECF Policy of Fines

Michael Flatt wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:30 am
I am currently making ECF nominations to teams competing in the SCCU County Championships.
Where are last season's results?

I tried a Google for "chess county championship" which failed to produce a direct link to the 2018 results.
by Roger de Coverly
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2752
Views: 295041

Re: Media comments on chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:17 pm
and not all his answers are entirely to be believed
It's a translation though, with the specialist chess terms mangled.
by Roger de Coverly
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Individual Championship
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: European Individual Championship

Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:26 am
There are 23 World Cup places available to those who haven't already qualified
Luke & Gawain qualified from last year, so consistent with their appearance for Guildford at the most recent 4NCL weekend.
by Roger de Coverly
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Individual Championship
Replies: 5
Views: 450

European Individual Championship

This starts today in Skopje, Macedonia http://chess-results.com/tnr404992.aspx?lan=1 Top seeds are Artemiev ,Tomashevsky and Dubov. ENG and SCO representation is just James Jackson of Banbury and Alan Tate of Scotland. Presumably as usual it's a qualifier for the World Cup and thus the World Champio...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2018-19
Replies: 52
Views: 4495

Re: Division One 2018-19

Those who were playing at Telford last weekend may have spotted that the hotel was no longer the Park Inn. Whether this had anything to do with several teams worth of players who were the other side of the motorway at the Priorslee University campus isn't known. Locally they seem to have known about...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 11246

Re: World Teams 2019

Poker is high-skill, high-luck, unlike chess, which is high-skill, low-luck. Are there now Poker tournaments run on a limited liability basis? You pay an entry fee as in a chess tournament, are allocated a finite number of chips and the winner is the person with all or most of the chips when time r...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 11246

Re: World Teams 2019

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:15 am
Presumably the sponsorship enabled the team to be kitted out in the blazers they are wearing
I think they were wearing those at the Batumi Olympiad. There's yet to be a market established for replica chess kit.
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 89
Views: 3844

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

So far (as Chairman of Council) I have received no motions and it is my estimation that if none is received then there will be no discussion at Council on April 27th of the move to monthly grading (which allows Council to express its view by voting). The ECF Board are proposing the change. Why isn'...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Where did I go wrong?
Replies: 176
Views: 15649

Re: Where did I go wrong?

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:08 pm
How could I improve on:
I would have thought running the game through an engine to find out where the tactics went wrong would be necessary. Either that or analyse the tactics the old fashioned way.
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 11246

Re: World Teams 2019

by Roger de Coverly
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 89
Views: 3844

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

There’s also the issue of what grades are used when submitting results late or en masse - those at competition start, or those at time games were played. If there were no leagues submitting monthly, that's rather less of a problem, since it would only be Congress and 4NCL players whose ECF grades/r...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 11246

Re: World Teams 2019

John Saunders wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:45 pm
But, from a quick check at Olimpbase, I don't think any player aged over 60 has represented England in Olympiads since that time.
Had he been selected in 1958, Dr Fazekas would have been 60. Otherwise Kottnauer played in 1968 at the age of 58.
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 11246

Re: World Teams 2019

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:49 pm
You could ask who the oldest participant has been who was in the team by right (i.e. by rating). Maybe even widen to all countries and all events
The names Korchnoi and Portisch spring to mind.
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 11246

Re: World Teams 2019

(Did Speelman set any sort of record for age when representing England, at least in the modern era?) Sir George Thomas would have been 58 in 1939. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_George_Thomas,_7th_Baronet Apart from Adams and Short in recent years, other names that spring to mind are Alexander a...