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by Eric Gardiner
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 16313

Re: coronavirus leading to cancellation?

A question for those who think it's a good idea to avoid Chinese people (and presumably now also wish to avoid northern Italians and Iranians): how do you deduce from someone's nationality or ethnicity where they have recently been?
by Eric Gardiner
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Online Chess
Replies: 27
Views: 2900

Re: ECF Online Chess

I hope this initiative is successful as I like the idea of playing people online I already know or know of from OTB play to try out new openings with etc. and who I trust won't cheat or be abusive. I'd see it as training for "proper" OTB chess. However I can't see a solution to the problem of a dama...
by Eric Gardiner
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 5552

Re: British Knock out 2019

In one of his pre-round speeches, the organiser of the British rapidplay said that he wanted to FIDE rate it but apparently the ECF said it would have cost £800 so he didn't bother. Yes I was there and heard that figure too. I was rather puzzled as it was FIDE rated last time I played in 2016. He d...
by Eric Gardiner
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 126
Views: 11602

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

Thank you Roger. I did spend a few minutes unsuccessfully trying to find the relevant information in the FIDE handbook before posting my query. Applying the formula you've given to my results gives the same value as on Chess Results so I will trust the calculations there for future tournaments.
by Eric Gardiner
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 126
Views: 11602

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

In the qualification regulations we read (b) Other FIDE Rated Open Congresses (completed 1st July 2019 – 30th June 2020) with a field of 25 players or over Any player who achieves a TPR of 2300 or higher achieved over a minimum of 4 games. There appear to be a number of players who would qualify by...
by Eric Gardiner
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 126
Views: 11602

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

Apologies if I've missed an explanation here or on the ECF website but what is the age restriction for the "Seniors Rated" event from 27th to 31st July?
by Eric Gardiner
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE title hierarchy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1847

Re: FIDE title hierarchy?

WCM would be displayed for a player with both of these titles. I realise that I do not understand exactly what you are asking. Displayed where? In the list of entrants or pairings, e.g. http://chess-results.com/tnr467011.aspx?lan=1 http://chess-results.com/tnr467011.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=4&flag=30
by Eric Gardiner
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE title hierarchy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1847

Re: FIDE title hierarchy?

AGM and similar online titles have no status in OTB play. They do appear to have some status as in the competition I alluded to there is an AFM whose title is displayed. I've noticed a sprinkling of AGM, AIM and AFM titles displayed in other OTB FIDE rated competitions. I'm conjecturing from your r...
by Eric Gardiner
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE title hierarchy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1847

FIDE title hierarchy?

I have been following the English Women's Championships which are taking place in my area. Generally In FIDE rated events, FIDE titles of players (presumably the titles with highest status) are displayed in the results and pairings. As women are eligible for more titles than men, I was wondering wha...
by Eric Gardiner
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Handshakes
Replies: 45
Views: 4939

Re: Handshakes

I suppose we have all encountered the kind of utterly limp "handshake" that seems to be popular with young players in particular? 'Popular' may not be the correct description - I think it's simply that no-one has educated them in the correct etiquette. Isn't it possible that some children are a lit...
by Eric Gardiner
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team
Replies: 13
Views: 1968

Re: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

Great name Good luck One issue with these clever invented names is they tend to kill off opposing teams' chances of getting any local publicity for their feats. A local paper may be amenable to reporting the results of a match against (say) Manchester or Cambridge University which are identifiable ...
by Eric Gardiner
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quit Stallin'
Replies: 36
Views: 5309

Re: Quit Stallin'

Chess Direct often have a bookstall at congresses in the North of England.
by Eric Gardiner
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo
Replies: 7
Views: 916

Re: ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo

Andrew Walker wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:46 pm

Also 'announcement' rather than 'annoucement'?
Indeed :oops: The post editor here detects typos and spelling errors in posts but not in subject headings.
by Eric Gardiner
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo
Replies: 7
Views: 916

Re: ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo

Thanks, it makes more sense now - I did do an uninformative 30 second search on Google before my first post. Not being a Star Wars fan all I could think of was King Kong which didn't seem right and the "big thing" looked rather amorphous in any case!