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by Adam Raoof
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New grading conversions
Replies: 29
Views: 2113

Re: New grading conversions

I do this too, but once the ECF abandons three digit grades it will get confusing, and not just for rookies! American chess players don't seem to have any difficulty differentiating between their USCF Ratings and their FIDE Ratings. For so long as you have to operate under a federation which discou...
by Adam Raoof
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New grading conversions
Replies: 29
Views: 2113

Re: New grading conversions

Should this be the year I abandon using ECF grades to determine eligibility for sections and just go with FIDE ratings? A number of organisers have a seeming distrust of the rankings implied by the FIDE ratings and they use both. The 4NCL Congresses impose an upper limit of 175 for an Under 2000 Se...
by Adam Raoof
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New grading conversions
Replies: 29
Views: 2113

Re: New grading conversions

Should this be the year I abandon using ECF grades to determine eligibility for sections and just go with FIDE ratings?
by Adam Raoof
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: SCCU bulletin archive
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: SCCU bulletin archive

Work of genius

RIP Richard Haddrell

anyone got copies of all the Charlton Chess Club magazines from the same period?
by Adam Raoof
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Unable to unzip new FIDE rating lists in any format
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Unable to unzip new FIDE rating lists in any format

A very clever arbiter (whose first name may have been Adam) once told me that before starting to use SM for a tournament I should always download and install the latest version and then download the latest relevant rating/grading lists. Still very sound advice. Jack may have to insert the appropria...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Unable to unzip new FIDE rating lists in any format
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Unable to unzip new FIDE rating lists in any format

thanks Alex, that makes sense - and it worked. Doesn't SM use Java for the pairings engine?

the size of the rating lists must be growing exponentially!
by Adam Raoof
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Unable to unzip new FIDE rating lists in any format
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Unable to unzip new FIDE rating lists in any format

anyone else having problems importing the new lists into Swiss Manager? It might be as simple as installing a new version of SM, but I wondered - sometimes the files at FIDE are corrupted and nobody can download them!
by Adam Raoof
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 2609

Re: World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019

Carlsen, Magnus - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 World Blitz Championship 2019 round 23-tb2 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 e6 5. Nbd2 Bd6 6. Bxd6 Qxd6 7. dxc5 Qxc5 8. c4 dxc4 9. Bxc4 O-O 10. Rc1 Qe7 11. O-O b6 12. Qe2 Bb7 13. Rfd1 Nbd7 14. Ba6 Nc5 15. Bxb7 Qxb7 16. Ne5 Ncd7 17. Qf3 Qa6 18. Nc6 Kh8 19. N...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Hendon FIDE Blitz Dates 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 326

Hendon FIDE Blitz Dates 2020

HENDON FIDE BLITZ CHESS £20.00 1st, £10.00 2nd prize and £10.00 best Hendon prize – one section. 7.30pm start. Monthly hosted by Hendon Chess Club :: FIDE RATED :: 6 games :: 10 minutes per player – no increment. YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE IN ADVANCE AND IF NOT ENGLISH GIVE FIDE ID NUMBER www.hendonc...
by Adam Raoof
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Website
Replies: 26
Views: 2650

Re: FIDE Website

NickFaulks wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:59 pm
Back to the topic, some of my requests do seem to have been implemented, although I still wish that they would stop using the live site as their development environment.
This is a dreadful site which makes it virtually impossible to explain the process of fide rating to a new player!
by Adam Raoof
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 32
Views: 3532

Re: Development Officer appointment

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi wrote:You're supposed to attribute it to somebody though
by Adam Raoof
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Hampstead FIDE Chess Congresses 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 759

Hampstead FIDE Chess Congresses 2020

5 rounds, U2200, U1900 (ECF Under 160) and U1700 (ECF Under 135) sections Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue (entrance on Prince Arthur Road), Hampstead, London NW3 6NS http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.com HAMPSTEAD DATES CONFIRMED 78th - January 18-19, 2020 79th - February 15-...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Book-The Chess Scene
Replies: 18
Views: 2045

Re: Book-The Chess Scene

Adam Raoof wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:04 pm
John Upham wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:57 pm
Adam Raoof wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:22 pm


Who knew? Did you make them John?
I'm pleased to confirm that I had no involvement in making them.

I was asked to review the DVD however.
I would love to read that review.... if only Tony Miles were alive!
by Adam Raoof
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Book-The Chess Scene
Replies: 18
Views: 2045

Re: Book-The Chess Scene

You might also be interested in a series of instructional videos from Tony Corfe : Part One and Part Two and Part Three Enjoy ! :D Who knew? Did you make them John? I would love to read that review.... if only Tony Miles were alive! I'm pleased to confirm that I had no involvement in making them. I...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Book-The Chess Scene
Replies: 18
Views: 2045

Re: Book-The Chess Scene

John Upham wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:30 pm
You might also be interested in a series of instructional videos from Tony Corfe :

Part One

and

Part Two

and

Part Three

Enjoy ! :D
Who knew? Did you make them John?