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by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1029

Re: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz

The St Louis Rapid & Blitz will be followed by the Sinquefield Cup, a Classic event, which starts on Saturday 18th August. Magnus Carlsen will be playing therein. The blitz and rapid events looks mouth-watering as always. Lots of incredible chess and drama hopefully. Will the Sinquefield Cup be the...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19538

Re: British Championship 2018

Are full results and crosstables anywhere? Another report (from Tim Wall) here: https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/heavenly-hull-a-report-from-tim-wall/ Prizewinners: https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/prizewinners-2018/ Full results and crosstables on chess-results.com: http://ch...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 77
Views: 5207

Re: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question

Might be best to keep the discussion general now that this specific case has been decided. Or even stop the discussion as it still has the potential to get quite political!
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 77
Views: 5207

Re: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question

Random Person who may be NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:49 pm
For clarity, the quote is from The Times, not David himself.
You can edit the post to say that directly, as I did above.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 36
Views: 2591

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Heh. Good spot. I am sure there are other such connections as well, especially if you look at Ireland, Scotland and Wales (and the Channel Islands and so on) and some of the weaker Anglophone countries. A more obscure example is John Dempsey who transferred in 2015 from SCO to the ISV (the US Virgin...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 36
Views: 2591

Re: Batumi Olympiad

I see Ben Hague (ex Rochdale, Oldham, Bradford 4NCL) is playing for New Zealand possibly on top board by the look of it Ben Hague reached 216 in the July 2010 ECF list. His current FIDE rating of 2404 is impressive (equivalent to 227 ECF). Spotted another couple of players with an England connectio...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 19771

Re: Director of Women's Chess

What? Lawrence Cooper has done (and still does do) a huge amount for women's chess in England and generally. Among other things, organising invitational tournaments at the London Chess Classic for female players. I was under the impression that Harriet Hunt made a decision to focus on her studies an...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: First Saturday Budapest August
Replies: 9
Views: 657

Re: First Saturday Budapest August

Oh dear. Fate duly tempted. 4/5. Better not make any more predictions!
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2532
Views: 105737

Re: The English Language

Maybe the thread will get locked after a threefold repetition? 8)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: British Over 65 Championship 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1016

Re: British Over 65 Championship 2018

After 56.Rxg7 Kxg7 57.e6 are any of the plausible moves by the king any better for Black? i.e. 57...Kf8/Kg8/Kh7?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: First Saturday Budapest August
Replies: 9
Views: 657

Re: First Saturday Budapest August

I linked to that page above and quoted from it already. But am having trouble working out what this bit means: "In the case of a tournament with pre-determined pairings, the full requirements, other than score, must be met for the complete tournament." Especially when read in conjunction with part 3...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters
Replies: 31
Views: 1613

Re: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters

One interesting note is that Ivan Cheparinov, listed here as playing under the FIDE flag because of the problems in Bulgarian chess discussed under a different thread is now listed as Georgian in the FIDE ratings. This was approved and minuted in the recent presidential board meeting and the right ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 223
Views: 11408

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Makro presumably 4.8%.
You are not implying that maybe only 10 people and their cats voted are you??
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: International News
Topic: First Saturday Budapest August
Replies: 9
Views: 657

Re: First Saturday Budapest August

The posts by Roger and Nick are focusing on ways to go beyond the rules, but what I am asking is whether it is possible (the wording of the FIDE Handbook certainly implies it is possible) to play an entire tournament of more than 9 rounds and to then select 9 games from that tournament and submit it...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: British Over 65 Championship 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1016

Re: British Over 65 Championship 2018

Fascinating! A bit more background from another thread; https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=9769&start=375#p218496 https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=9769&start=375#p218499 https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=9769&start=375#p218506 http://www.bedfordchess.co.uk/b...