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by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Candidates 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3763

Re: Candidates 2019

You protest too much. There is nothing wrong or discreditable with marrying GMs (well, some GMs....) and many of the top East European women seem to have done so. In a light hearted way one might say that those who haven't do stand out. If research proves me wrong, so be it ... It would be interest...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Candidates 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3763

Re: Candidates 2019

Admittedly I did not know all of that, so thank you, but we probably guessed already that she was good! Does anyone know anything remotely personal about her? Perhaps she is the only East European contender not to have married a male GM? something like that. That comment (about marrying male GMs) d...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3585

Re: Falkland Islands

Maybe FIDE's response was informed by how such questions would be applied in other areas of the world, such as, for example, Crimea? Maybe a better example would be Gibraltar?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Bryan Fewell
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: Bryan Fewell

There is an an obituary here:

https://www.englishchess.org.uk/rip-bryan-fewell/

But that is dated 21st May.

Stewart wrote on 24th May that he has "asked Alan Martin to prepare an obituary for the ECF".

Is that a reference to a longer obituary, or is the one posted on 21st May the full obituary?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri May 17, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 10666

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Maybe we should have a vote on putting Nick and JT, and Andrew and Justin on their own little islands?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri May 17, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chessbase articles by and about Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Re: Chessbase articles by and about Daniel Fernandez

Interview with GM Daniel Fernandez on Chessbase gives some insight into his formative chess years in the UK: https://en.chessbase.com/post/bisik-bisik-with-gm-daniel-fernandez Started playing aged 7 and played at Little Heath Chess Club near Potters Bar (see their website ) where "one of the club pl...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed May 15, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 10666

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

I never thought it would be ( how would it look if the women got nothing? ) but the information had been promised. The thought did briefly cross my mind that the Women's team got no fees, but that cannot be the case as that would be a case of false accounting. I believe I am right that it is not pe...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed May 15, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4546

Re: National Stages 2019

i'm hoping lancs get no teams to the final stages this year. Just because of the actions of a solitary player! I'm well aware my name is second only to his as muck in Surrey due to my absolute temerity of trying to handle that dispute fairly and impartially, as opposed to bending over to Surrey's d...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed May 15, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What if a player falls ill....
Replies: 32
Views: 2479

Re: What if a player falls ill....

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 12:53 pm
Wholly reliable eyewitness account
I just read that and was about to post a link. It is very entertaining (I'd not read it before).
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed May 15, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: End of season, snapshots of gloom, part four
Replies: 23
Views: 1473

Re: End of season, snapshots of gloom, part four

How common is it for people to move between teams for reasons other than a team ceasing to exist? Is it more common for people to move on their own initiative, or be head-hunted? Do ambitious players look to join strong and successful teams, or do some players have a reputation for being fiercely lo...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed May 15, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 179
Views: 7940

Re: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/

Every time I won a CS event, I considered myself the best player in the CS, even though some guy working in the Benbecula hospital was unable to compete in the event... Is that a reference to this from 2007? https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle-2-15039/chess-1-1426676 "MUNROE MORRISON struggled to fi...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue May 14, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: End of season, snapshots of gloom, part four
Replies: 23
Views: 1473

Re: End of season, snapshots of gloom, part four

You fooled me with that other post. :D

Do you think the size and balance of the divisions is about right at present?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue May 14, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: End of season, snapshots of gloom, part four
Replies: 23
Views: 1473

Re: End of season, snapshots of gloom, part four

Excellent reports. Can anyone dig out the games JR has referred to? [43...e3 is particularly tantalising] Any chance of a report (or even a brief survey) of division 2 (I assume you are not going to report on divisions 3 and 4?) and the likely prospects of the teams that have been promoted staying i...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue May 14, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 10666

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

On the appearance fees breakdown, I wasn't aware that Malcolm Pein had said: The effect of the resolution, if passed, would probably lead to England fielding an open team of 1 grandmaster and four young amateur international masters. I am not sure if I mentioned it when it was first brought up, but ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue May 14, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 179
Views: 7940

Re: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/

Anyone who can compile all Open victories I have had that are in ECF database and list them all here with hyper links I will offer a 2 Game Blitz match at Chess24.com tonight and if they draw or win either games I will give a Copy of my THE WHITE SNIPER Chessbase DVD FritzTrainer which is due for r...