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by Tryfon Gavriel
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New broadcast model for World Championship Match
Replies: 150
Views: 18232

Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Hi all I must say I find the entire thing disappointing with Agon (edit not Aegon - a retirement planning company! :) ). They seem to think they are Amazon and providing Widgets just like Amazon for giving a 10% commission. I mean seriously - how many chess websites even link to Amazon for chess boo...
by Tryfon Gavriel
Tue May 17, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Amazing historical ratings and rankings video
Replies: 9
Views: 1957

Re: Amazing historical ratings and rankings video

I am not quite sure what you mean about not being "history" - please clarify I have used it to try and check between 1945 and 1950 for in particular Boleslavsky being placed Board 3 in the USSR vs USA radio match which I posed a query here: https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/comments/4jkd8l/how_realisti...
by Tryfon Gavriel
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Amazing historical ratings and rankings video
Replies: 9
Views: 1957

Re: Amazing historical ratings and rankings video

That video is at best titillation and at worst utter nonsense. It''s not history as the title claims, it is, if it is anything non-history. First of all, I should emphasise it is not one of my videos, so I have no egotistical investment if people say they think the video is rubbish etc!. In my opin...
by Tryfon Gavriel
Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: IM Colin Crouch
Replies: 48
Views: 14899

RIP Collin Crouch

Hi all

Sad news I am afraid from Harrow Chess Club yesterday I received by Email :

"It is with deep regret we announce that Colin Crouch has passed away. Colin was 58 years old and a member of Harrow Chess Club since 1970.
Further details will follow once available.
"
by Tryfon Gavriel
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Biggest shock in England this year?
Replies: 36
Views: 5803

Re: Biggest shock in England this year?

Hi Lee Congrats on your "upset" win - a great example of how to play against the IQP. I was just curious why you yourself withdrew from the event after Round 5: http://www.classic.livechess.co.uk/2014/fideop/SMWSite/players/p198.html Please excuse the potential impoliteness of the enquiry if you had...
by Tryfon Gavriel
Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Highest Olympiad performance ratings by British Grandmasters
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

Highest Olympiad performance ratings by British Grandmasters

Hi all

I assume the highest achieved TPR in Olympiads by British Grandmasters was that achieved in 1984 by Dr John Nunn:

http://www.olimpbase.org/1984/1984eng.html

This is correct isn't it?!

2868 seems enormously impressive!
by Tryfon Gavriel
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Forum Members
Replies: 19
Views: 2711

Re: Forum Members

Hi Carl

Great forum. Have you thought of extending the forum with standard social share options under each post - like tweet etc - even chessbase articles have these now.

This article shows how :

http://itech.ckumar.in/2011/12/how-to-a ... aring.html

Cheers
Tryfon
by Tryfon Gavriel
Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2014 gradings out
Replies: 82
Views: 20519

Re: July 2014 gradings out

I am very happy with my new standard rating of ECF 212 and even did a video about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28KWkR2f1JI&list=UUDUDDmslypVXYoUsZafHSUQ One thing that concerns me a little bit is my Rapid play calculation of 216 based on: http://www.ecfgrading.org.uk/new/games.php?Player...
by Tryfon Gavriel
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Organising friendly match between ECF Forum and Reddit Chess
Replies: 32
Views: 5461

Re: Organising friendly match between ECF Forum and Reddit C

The games seem to be interesting so far... If anyone wants to join for the next match - perhaps at the start of August, just use the links at the start of the thread. Public viewable page without logging in: http://www.chessworld.net/chessclubs/teammatchchallenge_view.asp?teamchallengeid=9785 Cheers...
by Tryfon Gavriel
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Possession of (or by) Mobile Phones
Replies: 175
Views: 17042

Re: Possession of (or by) Mobile Phones

If this is really going to be imposed for normal ECF league game matches (can the ECF state the official position in this?! ), this surely is going to be a pain to a load of people. The cure seems worse than the problem. How many recent UK league matches have had cases of engine cheating?! And FIDE ...
by Tryfon Gavriel
Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Organising friendly match between ECF Forum and Reddit Chess
Replies: 32
Views: 5461

Re: Organising friendly match between ECF Forum and Reddit C

A 7 board match has kicked off now. Good luck all!

If this is interesting, maybe there can be a larger match in a few weeks time.

If you are interested in joining a future, match simply follow the instructions at the start of the thread.

Best wishes
Tryfon
by Tryfon Gavriel
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Organising friendly match between ECF Forum and Reddit Chess
Replies: 32
Views: 5461

Re: Organising friendly match between ECF Forum and Reddit C

5 players so far

We just need another 2-5 players to aim for a 7 to 10 board match

Any more takers ?! - Free to join this friendly team match. Very casual time limit - 10 days a move. 2 games - White and Black vs a Reddit/r/chess opponent

Best wishes
Tryfon
by Tryfon Gavriel
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Organising friendly match between ECF Forum and Reddit Chess
Replies: 32
Views: 5461

Re: Organising friendly match between ECF Forum and Reddit C

Rob Thompson wrote:I've joined up for this.
Many thanks
Tryfon
by Tryfon Gavriel
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Organising friendly match between ECF Forum and Reddit Chess
Replies: 32
Views: 5461

Re: Organising friendly match between ECF Forum and Reddit C

IM Jack Rudd wrote:So have I.
Wow - honoured an IM wants to play. Big fan of your playing style and i have done some videos of your games in the past eg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbFau22Pu5M

Cheers
Tryfon