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by Adam Raoof
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Hendon FIDE Blitz Dates 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 149

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: 2473

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: Development Officer appointment
Replies: 32
Views: 3267

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: 525

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: 1578

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: 1578

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: 1578

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?
by Adam Raoof
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Would You Pay Extra to Win Prize Money?
Replies: 46
Views: 3674

Re: Would You Pay Extra to Win Prize Money?

I came across a 1 day rapidplay entry form today with a single Open section that offered 2 levels of entry fee: 1. £19 - eligible to win prize money 2. £6 - ineligible for prize money 1st prize is £130; amount of 2nd and 3rd prizes dependent on entries; additional prizes dependent on entries. Assum...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The Letchworth FIDE Rapid chess tournament!
Replies: 0
Views: 445

The Letchworth FIDE Rapid chess tournament!

Thanks to all those who played at our first Letchworth FIDE Rapid! The results can be found on the website - https://letchworthchess.blogspot.com Please leave us any feedback you have right here - https://form.jotform.com/81042542368959 Our next events are on October 27, and then on November 17. You...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 39th Surrey Chess Congress Oct 4 - 6
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: 39th Surrey Chess Congress Oct 4 - 6

"Dear SCC Entrant It is with regret that the Directors of the Surrey Chess Congress have taken a decision today that due to the low volume of entries received to date it is not viable to run the Congress this year. A formal announcement will appear on the SCC Website later today. It of course goes w...
by Adam Raoof
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 96
Views: 6002

Re: Council Papers are out

Angus French wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:42 am
The membership list for 24 September has 12 ECF SUPPORTERs.
by Adam Raoof
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 96
Views: 6002

Re: Council Papers are out

It's your money paying for this appointment - why not ask the Directors?
by Adam Raoof
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Website
Replies: 26
Views: 2473

Re: FIDE Website

Is it too much to ask them to add the actual fide ID numbers to the initial search results?
by Adam Raoof
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on the canals
Replies: 14
Views: 1525

Re: Chess on the canals

Adam, One of my team mates at Banbury chess club lives on a narrowboat called Grendel. I wrote about him for Chess Monthly magazine. He is well known on the chess circuit - his name is Arthur Hibbitt. He has his own little chess laboratory deep within Grendel's bowels and I am due to have a short c...
by Adam Raoof
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running a standard play tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 1039

Re: Running a standard play tournament

The reason I include that paragraph is that Dave Clayton asked me to - it helps him a great deal to have FINs for everyone and it avoids any issues with players who have FINS that have expired, or which are not aligned to any FIDE nation. Theoretically I could accept an entry from a player as ENG wi...