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by Adam Raoof
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Chess England is ONLINE!
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Chess England is ONLINE!

Realistically we are probably not going to see face to face chess competitions till 2021. I hope that prediction turns out to be wrong. So do I, of course. However it is going to take time for people to get used to going out, get back to work, catching up with families, re-establishing businesses, ...
by Adam Raoof
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Chess England is ONLINE!
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Chess England is ONLINE!

Get involved with Chess England online.... I'll be honest - at the moment over the board chess is on hold, but chess online is booming! I am running blitz, rapid, standard, chess960, CrazyHouse (exchange chess) and all sorts of other events and you might want to get involved. If you do, you need to ...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Chess England is ONLINE!
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Chess England is ONLINE!

Now over 300 members on lichess, and just starting out tonight with the Hendon Blitz on chess.com! Play - Watch - Learn - on chess.com and lichess.org - Tell others - help us spread the message rather than the virus! - Tell your friends about the Chess England Online Home Page - https://bit.ly/chess...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15831

Re: Worrying times

Maybe there is a group of children who repeatedly go missing, and then are retrieved?
by Adam Raoof
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Continuing Leagues & Established Events Online
Replies: 43
Views: 2227

Re: Continuing Leagues & Established Events Online

Apologies for the poor user experience - something like that happened today, in the final round! I will stick with events on lichess and try out chess.com next week and see how they compare...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Chess England Online Results
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: Chess England Online Results

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Results from tonight's Arena!
by Adam Raoof
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Chess England is ONLINE!
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Chess England is ONLINE!

we are now over 200 members and thanks to David Kramaley and World Champion Magnus Carlsen at www.chessable.com we have year-long PRO membership for 1st place in any Chess England Event!
by Adam Raoof
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Chess England is ONLINE!
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Chess England is ONLINE!

https://mailchi.mp/e279d217d82f/hampstead-chess-congress-is-online-this-saturday Chess England is ONLINE! We are approaching 170 members online and had a very successful one-day event this Sunday with up to 60 people playing in each round (= "Arena" on Lichess). The idea is that you can join the Che...
by Adam Raoof
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Chess England Online Results
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Chess England Online Results

As you may have spotted, I am running events online now. We are running a successful event on lichess.org and to take part in future events you need to sign up for the Chess England club. I will post the results here. Anyone who wants to help compiling stats, let me know! https://docs.google.com/spr...
by Adam Raoof
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Chess England wins 1st Challenge Match with the ECF!
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Chess England wins 1st Challenge Match with the ECF!

Ok, thanks to Nigel Towers for arranging this We had a great match between Chess England (that's my new chess club on lichess) and Team England (the official ECF team) and Chess England finally won by 1 point after an hour's chess! Well done to Chris Dunne for coming top of the table; https://liches...
by Adam Raoof
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Adam Raoof's Chess Tournaments - Corona Virus Update
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Adam Raoof's Chess Tournaments - Corona Virus Update

Chess England Events Online! During this difficult time, please look after yourselves and your children. I have put all my traditional events on hold and hope to resume in September. We are replacing our over the board events with tournaments on lichess.org and online school matches. Don't stop play...
by Adam Raoof
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Adam Raoof's Chess Tournaments - Corona Virus Update
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Adam Raoof's Chess Tournaments - Corona Virus Update

During this difficult time, please look after yourselves and your children. I have put all my traditional events on hold and hope to resume in September. We are replacing our over the board events with tournaments on lichess.org and online school matches. Don't stop playing chess!  You can see what ...
by Adam Raoof
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15831

Re: Worrying times

I agree, getting an adequate weekly shop is increasingly going to become the bane of everyone’s existence. New tip of the day, either paper towels or plastic gloves should be available to use when people use petrol pumps. Apparently a bad area for germ spreading. Can I point people towards the vega...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Continuing Leagues & Established Events Online
Replies: 43
Views: 2227

Re: Continuing Leagues & Established Events Online

I wonder if it might be possible to develop a platform to host online simultaneous displays? This would have the added advantage of being a pretty cheap way to support chess professionals. Lichess can do this already. I have taken part in and given a simul on that platform, and Simon Williams has d...
by Adam Raoof
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Final standings in abandoned leagues
Replies: 41
Views: 1927

Re: Final standings in abandoned leagues

I do not think that leagues will be in a much stronger position with regard to this outbreak when the new season starts... and I am an optimist!