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by Matthew Turner
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2480
Views: 270635

Re: Media comments on chess

Guido Fawkes has a piece with a couple of nice pictures. I am not sure how to link to the article, but here is the text Andrew Gwynne made a rook-ie error while attempting to play chess on a visit to a primary school in his constituency last week, with the Shadow Communities Secretary concluding: “a...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 184
Views: 7284

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

There is no way Rex Sinquefield is going to set up a federation involving chessplayers across the world. It's absolute fantasy. I can imagine him wanting to buy up the world championship. More than that - why? how? what? where are people getting this from? Not fantasy, relatively easy. You set up a...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 184
Views: 7284

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

I think Malcolm has been consistent in that he has effectively wanted to end Russia's control of FIDE. This election has surely proven that is impossible in the foreseeable future. Perhaps the answer then is for Rex Sinquefield to get his wallet out and set up a rival to FIDE. That could mean intere...
by Matthew Turner
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 184
Views: 7284

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

I haven’t posted on this thread before, but I suspect that I hold the views of most of the people in British Chess, perhaps world chess. We’d like to see Malcolm Pein as the President of FIDE - he is simply the best candidate. That wasn’t on offer, the choice was between a powerful state backed cand...
by Matthew Turner
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess classic
Replies: 85
Views: 5819

Re: London chess classic

Apologies Mick, it would help if I could read!
I had assumed it said ineligible. Not sure what that means, maybe the prizes at the knockout are smaller this year?
by Matthew Turner
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess classic
Replies: 85
Views: 5819

Re: London chess classic

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:24 pm
And also
Players qualifying for the two places at the British Knockout Championship will be eligible for the prizes on offer at the congress itself.
which hasn't been the case with previous qualifying events
I think you are incorrect there.
by Matthew Turner
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event
Replies: 15
Views: 2431

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Nearly there. The top six boards will be broadcast live and hopefully there'll be some pretty exciting clashes with the field that has been assembled. I think there is still room for a few more entries if you fancy a trip down to Harrow on sunday.
by Matthew Turner
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event
Replies: 15
Views: 2431

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Just been given a sneaky peak at the list of entries and we have 11 over 200, so it is a great opportunity to try and get a few big name scalps.
by Matthew Turner
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event
Replies: 15
Views: 2431

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

I've just signed up
by Matthew Turner
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21879

Re: British Championship

I have had a go already Adams to beat Howell on tie-break.
Matt
by Matthew Turner
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21879

Re: British Championship

I think today might give a good indication of what a winning score might be. There look to be some tough games but I fancy the top 6 seeds to win. If that is the case (or it’s close) then 6.5 shouldn’t be enough.
by Matthew Turner
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21879

Re: British Championship

Prediction - Adams to beat Howell on tie-break.
Howell and Hawkins to have tough games today
Gormally to lose (no offence Danny, but it is a tricky opponent).
by Matthew Turner
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 22761

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

I always enjoy Richard's interventions. You know they are going to make sense.
by Matthew Turner
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 22761

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

I assumed they were talking about Phil Ehr, but I have to admit I was struggling to care. :roll:
by Matthew Turner
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: And I thought chess took a long time!
Replies: 0
Views: 429

And I thought chess took a long time!

Non-chess players are always surprised that you would have junior competitions with seven hour games and just a single game a day. Then we have the random excursions to show off the delights of Batumi, Elista or some delightful little war zone. However, I think I have found an event that easily ecli...