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by JustinHorton
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 42
Views: 1518

Re: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games

I've seen the YouGov survey questions and results, as has anyone who's read my piece. I have no idea how valid the results are because I don't know anything about the sampling method and I wouldn't have the expertise to judge it if I did. Curiously, January's ECF Board minutes say this: Tracey Barbe...
by JustinHorton
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2019 Aeroflot Open
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: 2019 Aeroflot Open

J T Melsom wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:28 pm
I hope nobody wasted a decent novelty, or a new line.
"I had played a nice novelty in the Volga Gambit which is now worthless", joked Gluhovsky
by JustinHorton
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 42
Views: 1518

Re: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games

As reported by chessbase https://en.chessbase.com/post/the-olympic-dream The 600 million claim is back again Leaders of the International and French chess federations met with the French press to promote the inclusion of chess, a sport with a genuine global appeal – FIDE has a membership of 189 nat...
by JustinHorton
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New in Chess - Nigel Short
Replies: 11
Views: 1837

Re: New in Chess - Nigel Short

Ha ha good point
by JustinHorton
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Isle of Man to be one of the Candidates - what about us patzers?
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Isle of Man to be one of the Candidates - what about us patzers?

Yes, I've spoken to him a couple of times. He's a blustering guy.
by JustinHorton
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 42
Views: 1518

Re: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Also, hard to believe that figure has any validity unless we know with whom it originates.
by JustinHorton
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 42
Views: 1518

Re: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Nick Grey wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Chess-boxing may work.
No
by JustinHorton
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 42
Views: 1518

Re: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:06 am
As reported by chessbase

https://en.chessbase.com/post/the-olympic-dream

The 600 million claim is back again
Well who saw that coming
by JustinHorton
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2115

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:27 pm
I do not believe that Mr Scheinberg would deny that he may have been in breach of US law
At the risk of repeating myself, as far as I'm concerned "would" doesn't come into it.
by JustinHorton
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2115

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

Just to anticipate any objections - one reason I'm not really going to logic-chop through the potential issues here is that if Isai Scheinberg wants to be considered a victim of injustice here I'd like to hear it, from him . I've known a fair few Such-And-Such-Is-Innocent campaigns: indeed I've supp...
by JustinHorton
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Enforcing rules in League chess
Replies: 29
Views: 1252

Re: Enforcing rules in League chess

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Why would a player without a disability be unable to keep score? Do the Laws of Chess envisage players who simply don't know how to do it?

Could there be a religious issue?
See Smart Chip From St Petersburg, p.156. (I would like to tell you more but Google Books on a smartphone is no fun.)
by JustinHorton
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Enforcing rules in League chess
Replies: 29
Views: 1252

Re: Enforcing rules in League chess

Of course, some of us who tend to record our games messily and at times incoherently are at an advantage here - as we got into the habit of using scoresheets, and then writing the game up legibly and correctly into a scorebook later, many years ago :) I have a backlog of four years' worth of games ...
by JustinHorton
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2115

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:32 am

Moving to the specific case of the United States
I wasn't aware that so far we had considered any other.
Roger Lancaster wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:32 am

UK governments have baulked at individuals being extradited in cases where the US version of "justice" includes the death penalty.
I wasn't aware that was the case here.