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by Tim Spanton
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 78
Views: 6035

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Photos of the German seniors tournament that has been running in Bischofsgrün, Bavaria

http://chessorg.de/bischofsgruen.php
by Tim Spanton
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 78
Views: 6035

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Lists of Prague entries for tournaments starting Aug 8:
http://chess-results.com/Tnr529730.aspx?lan=1 (one ENG entry)
http://chess-results.com/tnr529731.aspx ... ES&flag=30 (one Eng entry)
by Tim Spanton
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 78
Views: 6035

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

The number of deaths registered in the UK over one week has fallen below the five-year average for the first time since mid-March. Is this to be expected? Corona virus prematurely kills some people who wouldn't have lived much longer anyway. You then get fewer deaths in the weeks when those people ...
by Tim Spanton
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 78
Views: 6035

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

UK death rate now below normal!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-53233066
The number of deaths registered in the UK over one week has fallen below the five-year average for the first time since mid-March.
by Tim Spanton
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 78
Views: 6035

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

For those interested in Benidorm at the end of November: Beniconnect Airport Transfers: We bring you great news, from the 1st of July we will be operating ALL OF OUR SERVICES from Alicante, Valencia and Murcia airports and train stations. Our borders are open, as are the arms of all the beautiful re...
by Tim Spanton
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 78
Views: 6035

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

On the other hand (from BBC News):

Greece has decided to ban all flights from the UK until 15 July, according to Athens News Agency.
The current ban was expiring on 1 July but the Greek government has extended it for two more weeks.
by Tim Spanton
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 78
Views: 6035

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Looking promising!
by Tim Spanton
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 78
Views: 6035

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

100 times O.0013% is still a very low number
by Tim Spanton
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3582
Views: 390843

Re: Media comments on chess

I used to play for Doncaster Chess Society which, according to the ECF grading database, has 26 graded players and 41 ungraded
by Tim Spanton
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sexism in chess
Replies: 68
Views: 3039

Re: Sexism in chess

Let's face it, the odds are high that his is more likely to be correct than her when referring to an unknown chessplayer
by Tim Spanton
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 150
Views: 12495

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

I'd be more concerned about them playing the stodgy Four Knights
by Tim Spanton
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 30
Views: 1652

Re: Membership Renewal

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:10 pm
Of course what some of us still think of as "real" chess will return. Its just a question of when and how.
I should hope so - Swiss chess starts again in less than a month: https://www.bielchessfestival.ch/Homepage.html
by Tim Spanton
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3582
Views: 390843

Re: Media comments on chess

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:34 pm
Tim Spanton wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:21 pm
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:48 pm
Some board games say the oldest player goes first...
Really?
I remember once owning a game with that rule. I think it may have been loosely based on Animal Snap.
I am surprised, but a boardgame with that rule?
by Tim Spanton
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3582
Views: 390843

Re: Media comments on chess

"https://www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question96683.html" That is a good answer. I was asked the very question at a school where I was doing some coaching. I explained more or less what Roger said, and said in tournaments you play several games, the organizers want players to more or less alternate who ...