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by Adam Raoof
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Circuit Podcast
Replies: 0
Views: 72

The Chess Circuit Podcast

I've been recording the occasional chat with chess people over the last year, you can catch up here; https://anchor.fm/thechesscircuit This podcast can be heard on all your favourite platforms. Peter Hornsby of 2020chess.com Chess Books: a review of Game Changer by Ben Graff David Cordover - CEO of ...
by Adam Raoof
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1708
Views: 97814

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I am booking some dates in July and August for events at Golders Green, with the proviso that the government's plans need to go without a hitch to get us there safely!
by Adam Raoof
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Online Chess
Replies: 33
Views: 4534

Re: ECF Online Chess

The cost of signing up to the newsletter is £70 a year, and the entry fee is £30 for adults, and you can get 50% off, plus other benefits, if you are a subscriber!
by Adam Raoof
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Online Chess
Replies: 33
Views: 4534

Re: ECF Online Chess

All of the ecf online chess is blitz or rapid. I understand that these are more popular online formats. However, they hold no interest for me personally. The very popular 4ncl online has shown that there is an appetite for slower formats for the many "serious" players who since the pandemic have no...
by Adam Raoof
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Zoë Ryle
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Re: Zoë Ryle

I remember her with fondness. Can I suggest that when chess resumes we consider naming sections / events in memoriam?
by Adam Raoof
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 21st Century Chess, in 21st Century Facilities!
Replies: 19
Views: 1806

Re: 21st Century Chess, in 21st Century Facilities!

MJMcCready wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:19 pm
Is it likely to be much bigger than a telephone box?
If it's the Tardis nobody will mind.
by Adam Raoof
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Online Voting Rights/ OMOV
Replies: 20
Views: 1104

Re: Online Voting Rights

One member, one vote - simple. Better than giving more votes to the same organisers. What does one do with all the votes the ECF itself gathers through online competitions? The ECF could just give online organisers a bit of a break and encourage more online competition around the country.
by Adam Raoof
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Contemplating Comedy: Jonathan Levitt
Replies: 0
Views: 446

Contemplating Comedy: Jonathan Levitt

Grandmaster Jonathan Levitt talks to Adam Raoof and Ben Graff about his latest book in the latest episode of The Chess Circuit podcast - https://anchor.fm/thechesscircuit - available on all platforms. You can sign up for the free newsletter here - https://chesscircuit.substack.com/ Ben Graff's revie...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1708
Views: 97814

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Tier 5. When is it all going to end??? Strictly speaking, it will never end. Covid, like smallpox, will be here for a lifetime. The good news is that as it mutates it becomes more transmissable, but weaker. At some point even the Spanish Flu blew itself out, so Covid will eventually become just ano...
by Adam Raoof
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1708
Views: 97814

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Tim Spanton wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:51 pm
John Moore wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:46 pm
Well, Paul McCartney will be 79 this year.
I don't want to make a song and dance about my birthday, but I won't be 79
I cant believe it would be... a good number for a chess player?
by Adam Raoof
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1708
Views: 97814

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

It should soon be possible to run an event where all particpants, and officials, have either proof of vaccination or a recent (48hrs?) negative test.
by Adam Raoof
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Second Junior OTB tournament in Oxfordshire
Replies: 28
Views: 1645

Re: Second Junior OTB tournament in Oxfordshire

Joseph and Wadih - well done on your efforts!

Once I've had my vaccination (probably January) I will be ready to travel, if you need an arbiter...
by Adam Raoof
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 13885

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

Was there any consultation with anyone about the dates, format, entry fees, regulations of this event?
by Adam Raoof
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Decision Making in Major Piece Endings by Boris Gelfand
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Decision Making in Major Piece Endings by Boris Gelfand

You can buy Boris Gelfand's books as ebooks - which makes it a lot easier to play through the variations!

https://bit.ly/thechesscircuitforward

However no sign of a similar ebook for Keith's book yet.
by Adam Raoof
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Arkell's Endings
Replies: 36
Views: 3766

Re: Arkell's Endings

Just had a message from Amazon telling me that they have rejected my review. They don't give a reason which rather puts me off doing any other reviews on Amazon. This is a little like the mentality of Lichess when banning someone : we're telling you done something wrong but we won't tell you what i...