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by Angus French
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Council Voting Register 2018-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: ECF Council Voting Register 2018-2019

Can't, at the moment, check the game counts for the league I represent but what you've done looks very good, Michael. Thank you.
by Angus French
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 337
Views: 17838

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Just as an aside, does anybody else find Garry Kasparov's apparent lack of interest in the contest surprising? I wonder if anybody journalists will ask him about it in the course of his Chess960 match. Good question. In particular, I wonder what Kasparov makes of his mate, Nigel, cosying up to Dvor...
by Angus French
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 337
Views: 17838

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

I see Nigel's Twitter account (strapline '#cleanhands4fide') has a background picture of a superyacht.

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by Angus French
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 337
Views: 17838

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Wasn't the leak not so long after the draft first being written and when the defection of Leong to the Kasparov camp was headline news? It's gone quiet on the "who knew what" front. Reviewing some of the material from that period, there was competitive leaking going on with the Kasparov team obtain...
by Angus French
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21260

Re: British Championship 2018

I thought David Eggleston battled well against John Emms, allowing his opponent to double rooks on the 7th (Emms's 7th, that is) to preserve his advanced e6 pawn. See https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2018-br ... mms_John_M.
by Angus French
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tony Miles - the Ultimate Humiliation
Replies: 9
Views: 1542

Re: Tony Miles - the Ultimate Humiliation

Tony Miles FIN has been reused! This feels like something on a par with having your grave dug up and somebody else buried there. Shocking that this should be done to England's first grandmaster! The reuse of ids is also (in this case at least) poor systems design and should have been properly corre...
by Angus French
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 337
Views: 17838

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

From https://africachessmedia.com/2018/07/08/the-2018-fide-election-a-glimmer-of-hope-for-africa-chess/: "I am Winston K. Ireland, the legitimately elected President of the Liberia Chess Federation. It is strange to see at this eleventh hour that the names of the legally elected officials of the Li...
by Angus French
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF grand prix
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: ECF grand prix

Bob Kane wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:45 pm
Did the Tradewise Grand prix quiety die off in 2017? who won ?
Grand Prix webpage here with Leader Boards at 21 June 2018.
by Angus French
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 337
Views: 17838

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

FIDE has published details of the submitted Presidential tickets. Dvorkovich's ticket is nominated by 13 Federations, Nigel's by 6 and Makro's by... 64. There are also details of the candidates for the Continental Presidential elections. One candidate - for the Asia continent - is Ignatius Leong tho...
by Angus French
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 337
Views: 17838

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Don't know if anyone has said it yet but (according to the Electoral Regulations) each Presidential Ticket must be nominated by at least five member federations. So: the ECF has until early Tuesday afternoon (3 July, 17:00 Athens time) to decide whether to nominate one of the tickets.
by Angus French
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 337
Views: 17838

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

From the Electoral Regulations chapter of the FIDE Handbook there's this: 3.7 For all elections a majority of the votes cast, not counting abstentions, shall be required. If there is a tie, the voting is repeated until the tie is broken. If three or more persons are nominated for the same offices or...
by Angus French
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 22395

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:38 pm
Dvorkovich team

Deputy President: Bachar Kouatly (France)
Vice Presidents: Mahir Mamedov (Azerbaijan), Julio Granda (Peru)
General Secretary: Enyonam Sewa Fumey (Togo)
Treasurer: Zhu Chen (Qatar/China)
Julio Granda, Zhu Chen and Bachar Kouatly at least are all very decent players.
by Angus French
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 22395

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

The Makropoulos slate has a new candidate to replace the corrupt and disgraced Dr. Aguinaldo Jaime. Makro's announcement, HERE , offers fulsome praise for Jaime, but alas... :roll: Poor old Jaime is stepping aside, he says, "for personal reasons". Yep, that's understood: there are only so many hour...
by Angus French
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 20882

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Was there a suggestion that the ECF Board had two potential candidates in mind for the vacancy? Yes there was. If the other candidate was who I think it was, then I am very pleased that Chris Fegan has been preferred. Was the other candidate Sue Dunham? (Of course, another option would have been to...
by Angus French
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 20882

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Bob Kane wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:41 am
Chris Fegan has been appointed
I wonder if, given the opportunity, ECF Council would approve Chris's appointment?