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by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New broadcast model for World Championship Match
Replies: 150
Views: 12791

Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:58 am
"I only wanted to watch it with the sound off while listening to the radio commentary."

Of course!
Yeah that was the problem with cricket going to satellite. Even if you were prepared to pay the money it messed up the synchronisation.
by Jonathan Bryant
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New broadcast model for World Championship Match
Replies: 150
Views: 12791

Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

I think you could probably justify it on that basis in Round 1, despite simultaneously charging $10 for it. But not if it continues. Well each to their own. FWIW I’d disagree. Probably more to the point Peter Doggers - who had actually paid the money - disagreed and asked for his money back. Obviou...
by Jonathan Bryant
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New broadcast model for World Championship Match
Replies: 150
Views: 12791

Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:58 pm

... BT Sport streamed the England warmup game the other day via its Facebook page ....

Whilst simultaneously charging $10 pay per view?




Jonathan
by Jonathan Bryant
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New broadcast model for World Championship Match
Replies: 150
Views: 12791

Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

I’ve seen two reports on twitter from established journalists - Peter Doggers & Leonard Ootes - asking why Agon are charging money to watch the video feed of the Grand Prix via their website whilst giving the same video away for free via Facebook.

Now *that* is a new broadcast model
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2003

Re: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017

We would not be having this discussion if the event was in the US. That is no doubt true. This is the English Chess Forum, and the fact that players from a large number of less important federations could never get visas would be thought of little significance. That would depend on the poster, I wo...
by Jonathan Bryant
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: DGT/FIDE Offer to Federations to purchase clocks at a highly reduced rate
Replies: 54
Views: 2047

Re: FIDE Offer to Federations to purchase clocks at a highy reduced rate

Perhaps I'm being naive, but he convinced me that he is just tired of hearing that people can't afford to play chess with proper clocks and wants to bang that concept on the head. I wish him well. I’m sure the area where I’ve played most of my club chess - the absolutely poverty stricken City of Lo...
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Agm 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4261

Re: ECF Agm 2017

benedgell wrote:The money has been used for the study.
Thanks. And thanks to John for his post too.
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Agm 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4261

Re: ECF Agm 2017

The proposed Mindsports Centre in London hasn't really made much progress. The money set aside for the feasability study has been used. Posting partly to second Mick's comments and also for a clarification. The money for the feasibility study - has been used for the study or something else? I have ...
by Jonathan Bryant
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: An early Tony Miles game
Replies: 28
Views: 1345

Re: An early Tony Miles game

One my really ridiculous quibble is the size of it.The inside pocket on my denim jacket holds most books but not this one. (can I get an ECF nit-pickers badge for that grumble?) Lack of standardisation in chess book size has long been an irritant for me. An unsightly bookshelf - rather than pockets...
by Jonathan Bryant
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Gold Member Rep.
Replies: 53
Views: 2793

Re: Gold Member Rep.

Honestly, I have given up. I do not agree with the strategy - I believe in a small rather than a large ECF. But I'm fairly sure nothing I write to Ben will make any difference. I think the ECF has reverted to its default position - only organisers get a vote and players should shut up and pay up. W...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Gold Member Rep.
Replies: 53
Views: 2793

Re: Gold Member Rep.

... if direct member reps are not taking up positions why would there even be a suggestion of more votes for those members. Well, as the other Jonathan says (correctly, I think) "Having no one to vote for us at all will not much worsen our representation" If you want the membership to be interested...
by Jonathan Bryant
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Peter Hornsby for ECF : Tomorrow's Candidate Today!
Replies: 71
Views: 4388

Re: Peter Hornsby for ECF : Tomorrow's Candidate Today!

... Peter Hornsby (Peter H) has still not really and directly answered Mick's question, here Agreed In fact Peter H hasn't even come close to answering it indirectly, either, despite saying a fair deal of laudable things about his achievements so far. Agreed (both points). (Where my gold-reps' vote...
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017
Replies: 283
Views: 12396

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

This is what John Saunders wrote in his round 9 report http://iominternationalchess.com/news-media/news/203-round-9-report.html ... There's a picture of the scoresheets as well http://iominternationalchess.com/images/gallery/originals/2017_masters_group_2/round_9_20/20171001-iom-nikon-7678_20171001...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017
Replies: 283
Views: 12396

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

Agree with Chris. Really enjoyed today - the first day I've been able to watch properly.

After the joy of Anand's IFE turning into a rook ending I then got Sokolov huddling all his pieces in one corner then BN v king to finish off as a bonus.
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017
Replies: 283
Views: 12396

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Jonathan Bryant wrote:IFE update:
Vishy seems to have a little nibble and a 20 minute time advantage

And now Vishy a pawn up in a rook Endgame


Which he wins.