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by Krishna Shiatis
Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Mathematics Conference London Olympia 6-7 Dec
Replies: 65
Views: 7970

Re: Chess and Mathematics Conference London Olympia 6-7

Not sure if this is related, but I was asking some children in my ACES chess class how they did in their 11+ tests (they come from all over Kent) and this year the test was made a little trickier such that only 8 children (out of 13,000 or so) scored 100%. In my class, there were two of them and thr...
by Krishna Shiatis
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The British itself!
Replies: 704
Views: 37436

Re: The British itself!

That is a brilliant achievement - well done to Ravi - when was the last time a 15 year old did so well in the Championship section at the British?
by Krishna Shiatis
Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The British itself!
Replies: 704
Views: 37436

Re: The British itself!

Can now see the results of the U16s, U13s and U8s. Something very strange happened in the second to last round of the U8s?
by Krishna Shiatis
Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The British itself!
Replies: 704
Views: 37436

Re: The British itself!

Very exciting games this year in the main championship event!

Does anyone know what is happening in the Junior Championship events - the website is not being updated. Can anyone give us some regular updates on winners etc?

Many thanks in advance,

K
by Krishna Shiatis
Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Censorship on new English Chess Forum
Replies: 58
Views: 6307

Re: Censorship on new English Chess Forum

This is probably explained somewhere already, but why is there a new forum (with almost the exact same name) when one already exists? Are the ECF using volunteers or paying people to run it? If they are paying, could they not use the funds more wisely elsewhere and if they are volunteers, could they...
by Krishna Shiatis
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Women at chess clubs
Replies: 20
Views: 3381

Re: Women at chess clubs

I couldn't help but laugh when I read this. I am a female (my name does not give this away as Krishna can be a boy's or a girl's name). There are a few things I can mention. I teach lots of girls and boys to play chess and they love it. Girls do enjoy playing chess. If you want more girls to play th...
by Krishna Shiatis
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Board tells Paulson: "Resign, you bum!"
Replies: 43
Views: 9748

Re: ECF Board tells Paulson: "Resign, you bum!"

Andrew Camp wrote:Image
LOL Andrew C!
by Krishna Shiatis
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2013
Replies: 43
Views: 8476

Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Thank you for the team updates to John, Lawrence and Thomas - nice to hear how you are all doing!

Don't worry Thomas, you're in a tough section! Keep going and well done to Venetia - great when the littlies are doing well!
by Krishna Shiatis
Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Juniors abroad
Replies: 25
Views: 4242

Re: Juniors abroad

Congrats to Alan and Ravi in a tough tournament - would love to see some of the games eventually!
by Krishna Shiatis
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF Junior Selection Policy -- annual consultation
Replies: 16
Views: 2333

Re: ECF Junior Selection Policy -- annual consultation

.... It would also be useful to understand whether the existing system is biased towards the private education sector. The ECF can hardly be expected to create a level playing field in this regard, but neither should it be reinforcing that advantage. What proportion of those at the recent tournamen...
by Krishna Shiatis
Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Youth Chess Championships 2013
Replies: 99
Views: 11730

Re: European Youth Chess Championships 2013

Congratulations to all! Super individual and team result - becoming stronger and stronger with each passing year - well done indeed to everyone involved!
by Krishna Shiatis
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF Junior Selection Policy -- annual consultation
Replies: 16
Views: 2333

Re: ECF Junior Selection Policy -- annual consultation

Thank you to Phil for consulting. As always, it is super that you do talk to parents/chess officials and ask for opinions. In answer to your questions: 1) Definitely yes 2) Definitely no - it is driving the costs way too high. Give parents a choice and those that want the coaching can take it up sha...
by Krishna Shiatis
Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Youth Chess Championships 2013
Replies: 99
Views: 11730

Re: European Youth Chess Championships 2013

Best of luck to everyone! We'll have everything crossed for you! :)
by Krishna Shiatis
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum
Replies: 29
Views: 15316

Re: An Appeal for help from the good people of this forum

Hi Andrew,

All done - best of luck - let us know how you do!

Krishna
by Krishna Shiatis
Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stopping Cheating
Replies: 13
Views: 2767

Re: Stopping Cheating

Too late, the software is already out there, and has no further use for the people who wrote it....the machines will take over the world!!! Unless we can figure out a way to send a 'Terminator' back in time...... :D If you send a terminator back, then what if his arm accidently gets severed and the...