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by carstenpedersen
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 72
Views: 11803

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

It was also on the C&B bookstall at 4NCL last weekend, I did wonder why.
by carstenpedersen
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 5395

Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:56 am

and the Iranians, who may be the best group of the lot. Where have they come from?
Taking a wild punt, Iran? :shock:
by carstenpedersen
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 39574

Re: Chess history trivia

Is 1. Sam Lloyd? Van Buren famously lost the presidency at least in part due to his lavish personal consumption while imposing austerity in response to the economic crash in 1837 and Lloyd was born 1841 (I cheated and checked Wikipedia on that), so the dates fit. 2. Blackburn? He was nicknamed The B...
by carstenpedersen
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 39574

Re: Chess history trivia

Though the very first Lone Pine tournament was earlier than that - 1971 or '72? 1975 may have been the first where a significant number of GMs (certainly from outside the US) participated. I never knew that but you're right. 1975 was the first one where international title norms were possible, ther...
by carstenpedersen
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 39574

Re: Chess history trivia

While idly flicking through BCM 1975 I stumbled on a report about the first Lone Pine tournament. The comments to the game Kushnir - Evans claims that it was the first win by a woman against a GM since before WW2, presumably alluding to Menchik. As the GM title didn't become official until 1950 you ...
by carstenpedersen
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations
Replies: 225
Views: 18992

Re: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations

Specifically, rule 1.48a from here: https://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=174&view=article "The minimum average ratings Ra of the Opponents are as follows: GM 2380; IM 2230; WGM 2180; WIM 2030." Does anyone know when that criterion was added (presumably to avert precisely this sort of thing)? ...
by carstenpedersen
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Various old chess magazine collections for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1657

Re: Various old chess magazine collections for sale

Hi Tristan
Did you get my PM, you've not been in touch.
by carstenpedersen
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Weekend 3
Replies: 16
Views: 2492

Re: 4NCL Weekend 3

Not a single word about div 3N, so they obviously don't understand what the main event is :wink:
by carstenpedersen
Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cavendish-Wood Green (14/01/2016)
Replies: 35
Views: 3832

Re: Cavendish-Wood Green (14/01/2016)

Intriguing just how similar the max 12 board strength for 3C's and York over 12 boards would be to that Drunken knights team. +-1 average grade! Not sure how (m?)any other non 4NCL outfits there are that can get close to that. Not over 12 boards but how about this Hendon team? Hendon 1 v Kings Head...
by carstenpedersen
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cavendish-Wood Green (14/01/2016)
Replies: 35
Views: 3832

Re: Cavendish-Wood Green (14/01/2016)

Well, the record listed in the original post didn't last long!

http://www.londonchess.org.uk/match_car ... n=20152016
by carstenpedersen
Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: League Matches Between Teams Of Same Club
Replies: 28
Views: 2854

Re: League Matches Between Teams Of Same Club

The vital rule has to be that an individual cannot play for more than one team in the same division. For me that is necessary, and sufficient. You won't like me very much then, I managed to play for all 3 Drunken Knights teams this season. Next season when the 3rd team will be in Div 2 this may wel...
by carstenpedersen
Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: International News
Topic: David Howell at the Dubai Open
Replies: 47
Views: 6679

Re: David Howell at the Dubai Open

About the Dubai Open, NOT about David Howell: There has been a cheating scandal at the event. http://chess-news.ru/en/node/18610 Shocking indeed. If true the player has been doing this for a long time. Can he/ will he be banned and/or stripped of his rating and GM title like the French players who ...
by carstenpedersen
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 100%ers
Replies: 16
Views: 2242

Re: 100%ers

Beliavsky got 13/13 in a tournament in Spain, from memory Alicante, sometime in the late 70's. There is an anecdote in his games collection about how he at the time thought his success was due to the sound of the sea, which helped him to sleep well. Later he realised that although the sea helped him...
by carstenpedersen
Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Viktor Korchnoi
Replies: 11
Views: 3646

Re: Viktor Korchnoi

Jacques Mieses played well into his eighties, his international career must have stretched over at least 60 years.
Blackburn also had a pretty decent innings.
by carstenpedersen
Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Summary of Funding Proposals for AGM
Replies: 991
Views: 53739

Re: Summary of Funding Proposals for AGM

Game Fee works on the basis that the more you play, the more you pay. If you move from this system to one where everyone pays the same price, those who don't play much chess will end up paying more for what chess they do play. I assume that you pay your TV Licence. Do you watch as much TV as you ca...