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by Andy Howie
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18713

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

I hope Alex and Andy can get home safely. (And everyone else, obvs) Alex was remote so didn't have to travel. I got a flight to Paris from Moscow last night and a flight to Heathrow this morning, currently on the West Coast line heading home. From what I have been able to see, only Nejbosa could no...
by Andy Howie
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18713

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

The funny thing is, At the start of the round, the players don't shake hands. As soon as the game is over, they forget they are not supposed to and shake hands...
by Andy Howie
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18713

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Games kick off at 11am UK time today (I saw someone asking earlier). Last round (if we get that far) is an hour earlier
by Andy Howie
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 10868

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

"The most tragic father/son occurrence was in Tromso 2014. Peter Meier was on board 1 for Seychelles, and his father Kurt was on board 2. It was Kurt who died with a heart attack during the final round." Thanks Alex - How could I forget that... It is a day few of us in Tromso will forget, especiall...
by Andy Howie
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 4NCL International Congress
Replies: 57
Views: 7814

Re: 4NCL International Congress

Michael, You would be hard pushed getting the police to act on this. I've personally been involved with fraud investigations at my previous employ where sums in orders of magnitude more than here were stolen and we could not get the police to act. My personal view is the same as yours, it is fraud, ...
by Andy Howie
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 364
Views: 28193

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Honest Question John (I am asking as I attended one of the parties and didn't find it over extravagant and an excellent chance to catch up with old friends) What do you think cost Makro more? a) The parties and goodie bags b) Makros meltdown in the hall on the Kremlin, his woeful presentation on why...
by Andy Howie
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 582
Views: 36730

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

I'm sure Hal Bond of Canada is going to be over the moon at the minutes referring to him as James Bond...
by Andy Howie
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 582
Views: 36730

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

Brian Towers wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:59 pm
benedgell wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:50 pm
Wonder if all the organisations that were supporting Nigel were aware of his intentions?
Upthread Andy Howie suggested he knew in advance. Were Scotland planning on voting for Nigel?
No but it didn't take the brains of a bishop to work it out
by Andy Howie
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 582
Views: 36730

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

I'm beginning to wonder if Makro is deliberately throwing this way
by Andy Howie
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 582
Views: 36730

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

First two speeches have been Really good. I wonder of Makro can recover from the double blow of his meltdown over the Kremlin and Zurabs comment about Africa..
by Andy Howie
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Baku Congress
Replies: 35
Views: 3197

Re: Baku Congress

Pretty much my reading of it as well Nick. When Malcolm asked them about it their response was not convincing at all
by Andy Howie
Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 783
Views: 92265

Re: Cheating in chess

Does England have a representative on the FIDE cheating committee or does Brusells have competence. The FIDE website has details http://www.fide.com/fide/directory/fide-commissions.html?comid=88&task=committee There's no English representative, but Andy Howie of Scotland is listed. Several European...
by Andy Howie
Tue May 12, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: 2015 UK General Election
Replies: 86
Views: 10260

Re: 2015 UK General Election

Last Poll I saw up here was 65% in 35% out, that has been pretty much the pattern
by Andy Howie
Tue May 12, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: 2015 UK General Election
Replies: 86
Views: 10260

Re: 2015 UK General Election

Martin, the polls up here show quite a majority in favour of staying in the EU. Alas not the same across all of uk.