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by Brendan O'Gorman
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Gold Member Rep.
Replies: 53
Views: 2793

Re: Gold Member Rep.

The simple remedy of imposing a double limit on entries - entrants should be under FIDE x AND under ECF Y - has been rejected by the Home Director. Someone should make Council aware that the garden is not entirely rosy. He will no doubt respond that it's an operational matter. Because it is. If the...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Gold Member Rep.
Replies: 53
Views: 2793

Re: Gold Member Rep.

Are there really no concerns expressed about the FIDE rating of the British grade limited championships. The manner in which this has been done - allowing the FIDE rating to trump the ECF grade - has turned the u140 championship into what is effectively an u160 event, the u160 into an u180 and the u...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1785

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

Yes
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Peter Poobalasingam
Replies: 27
Views: 7522

Re: Peter Poobalasingam

Peter's game against Jorge Cori: [Event "ch-Paris Int"] [Site "Paris FRA"] [Date "2010.07.09"] [Round "7"] [White "Cori, Jorge"] [Black "Poobalasingam, Peter"] [Result "0-1"] [BlackElo "2326"] [ECO "D78"] [WhiteElo "2486"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 d5 5.O-O O-O 6.c4 dxc4 7.Nc3 c6 8.a4 Nd5 9.N...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Grand Prix and Youth Grand Prix
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Grand Prix and Youth Grand Prix

Not something I pay much attention to !
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Grand Prix and Youth Grand Prix
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Grand Prix and Youth Grand Prix

http://www.englishchess.org.uk/competit ... rand-prix/

Extract from site: All open congresses graded by the ECF are included, provided their grading results reach the ECF within one month of the last day of the congress …
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5221

Re: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017

Would it be fair to say that the only candidate that cared about the award was judged to have campaigned too hard and too effectively?
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2637

Re: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017

Some pics from this year's event: http://brendanogorman.smugmug.com/Chess/Kos-2017 For those of you contemplating a chess holiday, I'd highly recommend this tournament. Don't worry about the absence of FIDE rating or the silly title. It's a well-run friendly event with seven different rating section...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed May 24, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2637

Re: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017

Stephen and his mam, Bernadette
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