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by NickFaulks
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Skilling Open
Replies: 30
Views: 1737

Re: Skilling Open

Have to feel sorry for Firouzja. He won more games than anyone else but still found himself in the bottom half on tiebreak.
by NickFaulks
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 51
Views: 2123

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

ECF Directors and Officers have worked extremely hard to make this event possible. They deserve better than the snide and negative comments some posters (by no means all) have chosen to make in this thread. I can see only one contributor whose comments might be described in this way. Some others ha...
by NickFaulks
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1774
Views: 155244

Re: Cheating in chess

Richard James wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:28 pm
Any thoughts or ideas?
Not that wouldn't get me into trouble.
by NickFaulks
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3935
Views: 430106

Re: Media comments on chess

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:10 am
Will chess be able to hold people's attention after the Covid crisis is over?
Possibly not, but it may be a very long time before we have to worry about that.
by NickFaulks
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1311
Views: 68037

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:53 pm
The ones mentioned above would not be on my list of holiday destinations.
Really? I cannot imagine a better holiday destination than Sri Lanka. I have always wanted to go to their annual chess festival.
by NickFaulks
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: BICC Agreement 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Re: BICC Agreement 2020

David Sedgwick wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:19 pm
I am pleased to report that a new BICC Agreement 2020 has now been published at https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-cont ... t-2020.pdf.
Note 2 should not refer to Section 15.
by NickFaulks
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1311
Views: 68037

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

You would then have declare on your SpTH form that you have had COVID 19 symptoms. .....that will more than likely result in a delay at the airport whilst the Spanish heath authorities screened you. Even if I had a negative test report? What does "screened" mean? I just have no idea how this shambl...
by NickFaulks
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1311
Views: 68037

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Tim Spanton wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:55 am
Re Sitges: Spain now requires UK visitors to present evidence of a negative covid test
I don't mind that, but how do I get one, given that there are clearly not enough to meet demand? Do I have to claim some symptoms?
by NickFaulks
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Local Online Leagues
Replies: 30
Views: 2388

Re: Local Online Leagues

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:49 pm
Elo systems cope badly with players scoring 0%.
All systems cope badly with players scoring 0%. Some know better than to try.
by NickFaulks
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1311
Views: 68037

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Tim Spanton wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:58 pm
Just received this from Sitges:
Looks good, but UK citizens may not be allowed to leave this country.
by NickFaulks
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Harold Woolley 1945-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 817

Re: John Harold Woolley 1945-2020

I am dreadful with names but was immediately reminded by the photo. John was the sort of person every chess club needs ( not necessarily every team captain! ) and I know he will be greatly missed.
by NickFaulks
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1311
Views: 68037

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Nick Grey wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:33 pm
HOPEFULLY no clubs close. HOPEFULLY all venues open. HOPEFULLY all grading goes smoothly.
I see no reason why you won't get your third wish.
by NickFaulks
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Young Ukraine chess couple 'killed by laughing gas'
Replies: 7
Views: 1426

Re: Young Ukraine chess couple 'killed by laughing gas'

Tim Spanton wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:19 am
It seems strange that two people would die at the same time 'just' from using nitrous oxide
I have always believed there was more to this story.
by NickFaulks
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1311
Views: 68037

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Do you have to pay for these tests?
by NickFaulks
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE General Assembly 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 973

Re: FIDE General Assembly 2020

Paul, I see what you mean. The Iran Judo Federation has been banned by its global sporting body, for similar offences, and CAS heard their appeal a couple of months ago - no result so far. Iran would presumably not have been involved in judo competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, had they been held...