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by Nick Burrows
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Arbiter Sought
Replies: 24
Views: 993

Re: FIDE Arbiter Sought

Tim Harding wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:54 pm

BTW, I rather resent the comment somebody made above that all an arbiter does is to set the clocks and tell the computer to make the draw.
Absolutely. They tidy up afterwards also.





JOKE!
by Nick Burrows
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 109
Views: 7269

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:09 pm
when do we know our minnows, er, opponents in the first round? Nick Pert fans will be especially eager to know 8)
Dunno about the draw, but the opening Ceremony is at 6pm. It seems play begins at noon tomorrow.
by Nick Burrows
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 109
Views: 7269

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Short documentary about USA's win in 2016 that I hadn't seen before:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... RsZJF1NDEQ
by Nick Burrows
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 109
Views: 7269

Re: Batumi Olympiad

I'm expecting a just above par performance from England. John Nunn as captain is a big boost. I think Nick Pert & Mickey will be solid, Gawain and especially David will perform well. Luke unpredictable.

2 strong dark horses are Poland and Iran.

My prediction to win - China.
by Nick Burrows
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:52 am
Has Isai Scheinberg settled his differences with the US legal and tax authorities yet?
It seems not - and unlikely he will 7 years later.
by Nick Burrows
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Two annotated games
Replies: 11
Views: 805

Re: Two annotated games

Very interesting. Thanks Jonathan!
by Nick Burrows
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess classic
Replies: 83
Views: 5352

Re: London chess classic

FIDE Open: Open to all players (with two qualifying places for the 2018 British Knockout Championship).

Prizes: 1st £1,000, 2nd £500, 3rd £400, 4th £300, 5th £200, 6th £100, best performance prizes 2 x £100
by Nick Burrows
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess classic
Replies: 83
Views: 5352

Re: London chess classic

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:38 pm

The first two at Telford won't receive directly receive any prize money, so the Knockout place being open is logical from that viewpoint.
4ncl Website wrote:Players will need to be registered to England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Guernsey or Jersey for FIDE purposes to be eligible for the qualifying places.
by Nick Burrows
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM
Replies: 27
Views: 1926

Re: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM

I still think we could introduce more one-section tournaments, but we have to be careful with already-established events. As Roger pointed out, one-section tournaments do not work for 5 round tournaments as there are simply not enough rounds to find a single winner. Tinkering with established, suce...
by Nick Burrows
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM
Replies: 27
Views: 1926

Re: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM

Hi Tim, I wish you luck in the coming contest. You are clearly an excellent and well qualified candidate. In your article about tournament structures, you were outspoken in a) your dislike of graded limited sections and in b) support of more financial support for professional players at the expense ...
by Nick Burrows
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 141
Views: 8498

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Brian Towers wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:23 pm
When do they start taking entries?
The website seems to be accepting entries. I'm awaiting confirmation...

I hope none of the elite GM's read this and start prepping against me.
by Nick Burrows
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club
Replies: 66
Views: 2621

Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

After the presidential election they should rebrand themselves as Bona FIDE