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by NickFaulks
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Saint Louis Summer Classic
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Saint Louis Summer Classic

Very impressive opening game from Howell, I thought.
by NickFaulks
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4586

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:40 pm
I presume that FIDE has the date of birth wrong
I have seen that error mentioned before, possibly here. If Danny were to play in a FIDE Senior event, then the ECF would of course be expected to correct it, otherwise they probably see no need.
by NickFaulks
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The word rook and Persia
Replies: 16
Views: 740

Re: The word rook and Persia

Mr Fields is well known for making posts with content which might be acceptable on April 1st, but to my mind are quite unacceptable on any other day. David, I fear that you are too censorious. This thread has clearly piqued the arcane interests of several of our esteemed colleagues, to the benefit ...
by NickFaulks
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quit Stallin'
Replies: 18
Views: 1638

Re: Quit Stallin'

I realise I have too many unread - or at least unstudied - books from my youth, so no intention to buy. Me too, and I'm sure that many others find themselves in the same position. I'm a little embarrassed to browse even though I find it difficult to walk past. Once a year I do buy something and the...
by NickFaulks
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 71
Views: 3569

Re: Old Chestnut

Nick Grey wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Can I say I believe that [women] are not disproportionally reluctant to give up a Saturday to play a county chess match compared to men.
You can say it, but it does not appear to be borne out by the facts.
by NickFaulks
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 71
Views: 3569

Re: Old Chestnut

I hope that the stats I produced (four women players out of 310+ in the semis) might have put this one to bed for a while. Put what to bed? We know that female players, a small number anyway, are disproportionately reluctant to give up a Saturday to play a county chess match. That is a shame, but i...
by NickFaulks
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Candidates 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3761

Re: Candidates 2019

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:27 am
now that Australia, New Zealand, India and England already look certain to be in the Semi Finals
If you are confident, you can still back that combo at even money.
by NickFaulks
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Candidates 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3761

Re: Candidates 2019

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:08 pm
I agree that if the winner is known well in advance, it is a bit boring.
But for each one like that you get a London Candidates.
by NickFaulks
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?
Replies: 80
Views: 4293

Re: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?

Caruana - Carlsen truly beyond belief.
by NickFaulks
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?
Replies: 80
Views: 4293

Re: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?

If this may not be the future of chess, competition from the World Chess Armageddon going on in Moscow doesn't look too stiff. They have assembled an excellent, and presumably expensive, bunch of players but nobody seems very interested. The format is complicated and I haven't taken the trouble to w...
by NickFaulks
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola
Replies: 39
Views: 1177

Re: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola

J T Melsom wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:24 pm
But there is an awful lot of 'white privilege' being expressed in this thread.
How does race get into this?
by NickFaulks
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?
Replies: 80
Views: 4293

Re: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?

The trouble is that if chess is a draw, as I think we all now assume, Even the strongest computer programs, playing well above a level any human can manage, don't draw all their games against each other. So I don't think this can be "assumed" at all. Fair enough, although I genuinely did not realis...
by NickFaulks
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?
Replies: 80
Views: 4293

Re: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?

This is the way draughts went. On its way to extinction. but I think the world championship should be run as "classical chess". The trouble is that if chess is a draw, as I think most top players now assume*, and the world's two best players are good enough to prove that over the board, is the solu...
by NickFaulks
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola
Replies: 39
Views: 1177

Re: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola

Simon Brown wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Hi Nigel, clearly it's a good thing, I doubt anyone sensible thinks otherwise.
Quite right.
by NickFaulks
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Schools Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: European Schools Chess Championship 2019

Five coaches between twenty eight competitors does not strike me as an unreasonable ratio.