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by Paul Buswell
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 269
Views: 17061

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

"I've seen suggestions that the legal position and the guidance aren't the same". This is not comment on the particular issue about community facilities, but I believe that in general there has been a lack of distinction in media reporting, indeed in English government announcements, between what is...
by Paul Buswell
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Scarborough Congress
Replies: 17
Views: 1617

Re: Scarborough Congress

Now rescued!

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by Paul Buswell
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Scarborough Congress
Replies: 17
Views: 1617

Re: Scarborough Congress

The Scarborough Congress website seems to have been hijacked - I mention that here in case one of their organisers spots this, if they haven't already noticed.

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by Paul Buswell
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 269
Views: 17061

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Returning to normal? French clubs could re-open from 22 June, with heavy restrictions as below: see also: http://www.echecs.asso.fr/Actus/12707/guide_22_juin_v2.pdf and the full government text: http://sports.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/sportsguidesportparsport_fiches-2.pdf _____________________________________...
by Paul Buswell
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3622
Views: 397125

Re: Media comments on chess

Today's 'I' has a double page on Jonathan Rowson's 'The Moves That Matter... '

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by Paul Buswell
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Suttill
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Re: Tony Suttill

Sad news. He was an excellent organiser, capable, level-headed, helpful and always courteous. A gentleman, one of the good guys.

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by Paul Buswell
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3622
Views: 397125

Re: Media comments on chess

Radio4 'Woman's Hour' has just interviewed the Iranian female arbiter criticised in Iran for not wearing a hijab at the Women's World Champ'. Starts at about 10:04 and lasts 7 or 8 minutes in all

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by Paul Buswell
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3622
Views: 397125

Re: Media comments on chess

Josie Long on chess, BBC Radio 4, today 13:30

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by Paul Buswell
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 324
Views: 25936

Re: World Youth Championships

Are we not straying near the borders of libel, if not across them? I suggest moderators close down this thread

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by Paul Buswell
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3622
Views: 397125

Re: Media comments on chess

Not sure it counts as a media comment, but I noticed a chess set with game in progress was on a table in Len McCluskey's ('Unite' union) office when he was interviewed on BBC 6 p.m. News last night (about 17 minutes in). Position looked plausible too, as best my eyes could tell (which wasn't too much)
by Paul Buswell
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 24
Views: 3010

Re: Dominic Cummings

Can we have some moderation here please? This is straying into partisan politics and gratuitous insult. The Paul McKeown post of 4:44 today has surely crossed the line.

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by Paul Buswell
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3622
Views: 397125

Re: Media comments on chess

The Brighton club player Dona Strauss gets a name check in today's Wikipedia 'Did you know...'

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by Paul Buswell
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 7569

Re: July 2019 grades......

So then the club will just make up dates and colours before they send them off to Julie. This ticks the box so bureaucrats can pat themselves on the back, but it doesn't actually address the underlying issue. Some battles aren't worth the time fighting, particularly this one given information like ...
by Paul Buswell
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 7569

Re: July 2019 grades......

I remember in February 2018, the FIDE February list was published before the ECF January one. The FIDE September list was published today, the same as the ECF August list, too. You're not comparing like with like though. The ECF publishes once when it thinks the list is correct. FIDE publishes what...
by Paul Buswell
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Legitimate procedure in making a move?
Replies: 23
Views: 2362

Re: Legitimate procedure in making a move?

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:25 pm
Heh. Is it insulting to write down your opponent's move before they make it if they only have one move they can make? :mrgreen:
At the level I play at, yes: they should come to a realisation of the position for themselves.

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