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by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 190
Views: 16662

Re: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez

I believe (though David and others in this thread who are well-versed in this can add more) that Sector Arbiter refers to being in charge of an area within a large team event such as a Chess Olympiad (which is absolutely massive, and has more arbiters than you can shake a stick at). Some examples of...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 67
Views: 6066

Re: 2017/2018 Season

Which teams have been around the longest in the 4NCL? Barbican were there from the beginning, but took a break in the third season when the BCF tried to set up a rival league. The initial 6 from 1993-94 were Invicta Knights Maidstone Barbican Covent Garden Slough North West Eagles Bristol Bristol (...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 67
Views: 6066

Re: 2017/2018 Season

Which teams have been around the longest in the 4NCL? Maybe (or maybe not) taking into account name changes. This is probably a good place to start looking: http://www.olimpbase.org/index.html?http%3A%2F%2Fwww.olimpbase.org%2FleagueUK%2F4ncl.html Some further info on name changes: http://www.olimpb...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: FIDE Offer to Federations to purchase clocks at a highy reduced rate
Replies: 41
Views: 1101

Re: FIDE Offer to Federations to purchase clocks at a highy reduced rate

For the benefit of newcomers to this thread, the title still talks about a "FIDE offer", which is utterly untrue and might be considered libellous. To be fair, going from what is said in the ECF link here (from the second post in this thread): http://www.englishchess.org.uk/new-dgt-clocks...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 67
Views: 6066

Re: 2017/2018 Season

Which teams have been around the longest in the 4NCL? Maybe (or maybe not) taking into account name changes.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.
Replies: 12
Views: 1037

Re: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.

Nigel did end up playing one of his main rivals (and beating him) in the final round. His highest-rated opponent: GM Narayanan (2511). I think Nigel lost 0.5 rating points (or stayed the same). That must be relatively uncommon, to win an event and not gain rating points! Playing an unrated player in...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 190
Views: 16662

Re: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez

Regulations: http://www.fide.com/FIDE/handbook/RegsClassChessArbiters.pdf Thanks. I have (briefly) been trying to work out which events held in England (and Gibraltar and the Isle of Man) in the recent past (e.g. last 10 years) were the ones that were the major events meeting the category A or cate...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 190
Views: 16662

Re: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez

Category B and Category D levels for IA? Who ever knew that?! *eyes glazing over* (sorry!) You take considerable interest in the titles and norms achieved by English players. Why are you so dismissive of the corresponding achievements of English arbiters? It wasn't intended to be dismissive. I have...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 190
Views: 16662

Re: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez

Category B and Category D levels for IA? Who ever knew that?! *eyes glazing over* (sorry!)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Three Pawns (Two Connected) v Knight: Cunning Plans
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Three Pawns (Two Connected) v Knight: Cunning Plans

Fine in "Basic Chess Endings" , 1941, says ; "Where the three pawns are disconnected (two connected) it requires little argument to show that the Knight cannot hold them back." Averbakh & Chekhover , 1983, include an example from Palma de Mallorca 1972 where the knight holds...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 190
Views: 16662

Re: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez

Thanks. As of 18 October 2017: 1792 FIDE Arbiters (FA) 2110 International Arbiters (IA) 439 International Organisers (IO) I had forgotten about the IO title. I guess there being more IAs despite the IA being a 'higher' title might be because the FA was maybe introduced more recently (I don't know th...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 190
Views: 16662

Re: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez

And Thomas Thorpe confirmed as a FIDE Arbiter (FA). https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=1802437 Is 20-21 relatively young to get that title? Not only "relatively young"; 21 is a statutory minimum age for it. Interesting. I was going to ask at what age other UK FIDE Arbiters attained...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: William Lombardy
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: William Lombardy

Selection of online obituaries and remembrances: http://en.chessbase.com/post/william-lombardy-1937-2017 https://www.chess.com/news/view/gm-william-lombardy-1937-2017-2017 https://new.uschess.org/news/grandmaster-priest-fischer-coach-william-lombardy-1937-2017-dies/ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/1...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 190
Views: 16662

Re: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez

And Thomas Thorpe confirmed as a FIDE Arbiter (FA).

https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=1802437

Is 20-21 relatively young to get that title?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya
Replies: 89
Views: 4147

Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Nigel Freeman is an avid reader of this Forum. I do wonder sometimes how widely the forum is read. I have seen some suggestions and points made about other websites, with corrections made rather quickly soon after. These sites range from the BBC to Chessbase. Maybe Kirsan reads this forum, or even ...

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