Search found 2351 matches

by Adam Raoof
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Letchworth FIDE Rapid, Sunday 29 September
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Letchworth FIDE Rapid, Sunday 29 September

https://letchworthchess.blogspot.com/ I've got fond memories of playing in many a Letchworth Quickplay, as they were called then - so I decided to revive a regular tournament in one of my favourite locations! We have three dates booked for 2019, and if they go well, more to come in 2020! 29 Septembe...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35241

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Ian Thompson wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:29 pm
Chris Rice wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:11 am
Prizewinners
Is it really the case that the winner of the U1950 rating prize in the Major Open gets a place in the British Championship next year?
Maybe he won the rating prize and separately earned his BCQ?
by Adam Raoof
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Chess England tournaments for August 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: Chess England tournaments for August 2019

I have started to compile a Frequently Asked Questions list https://adamraoof.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/48000670358-chess-tournament-etiquette and you are invited to use this to raise queries, or hopefully provide feedback on the knowledge base articles I have added so far - it is a w...
by Adam Raoof
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on the canals
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: Chess on the canals

OK! I am officially looking for unusual venues and especially on the water, so if anyone has any tips, do email me at adamraoof@gmail.com

Adam
by Adam Raoof
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on the canals
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Chess on the canals

I recently spent some time on a narrowboat, and whilst trying not to fall in the canal I wondered if there were other chess players out there interested in 'cruising the cut'? I have seen all sorts of businesses out there on boats, including bookshops and restaurants - and it struck me (of course) t...
by Adam Raoof
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 27
Views: 2438

Re: July 2019 grades......

Oops, the Surrey foul up is down to me - unaccountably I used a different event code in January to the one I normally use. Are you supposed to use the same event code, for the league results, but increment the submission number by one? That way you can submit the same file, but only the new games a...
by Adam Raoof
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Muswell Hill FIDE Daytime rapid is back!
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Muswell Hill FIDE Daytime rapid is back!

Great practice for the British Championships! http://muswellhillchess.blogspot.com/ Here are the dates for the rest of 2019 for your diary (all Tuesdays); the venue is a lovely pub called The Clissold Arms - https://clissoldarms.co.uk/ and it's got plenty of room for non-players. We have three secti...
by Adam Raoof
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 10911

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

However, one surely has to question the legality of having a camera installed in the bathroom? I wonder what they've done with footage of other patrons who were using the facility for its legitimate purpose. Makes you wonder. Such scruples aside, I'm glad they got him. It isn't easy. they obviously...
by Adam Raoof
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Podcast
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: Chess Podcast

Just be careful of any background music - as I discovered, YouTube has bots that pick up on anything that is copyright and the lawyers are onto you in a flash!
by Adam Raoof
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Has anyone heard of kaoori.co.uk?
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Has anyone heard of kaoori.co.uk?

I am considering buying some products from kaoori.co.uk - but I have never heard of them before, though they are apparently based in Covent Garden. Anyone else here bought anything from them?
by Adam Raoof
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Chess England tournaments for July 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: Chess England tournaments for July 2019

Golders Green FIDE rapid is on this Saturday 13th July. If you haven't seen our lovely new venue check out Brendan O'Gorman's photographs of the recent SCCU Team Rapid; https://brendanogorman.smugmug.com/Chess/SCCULondon-Clubs-Team-Rapidplay-2019/ and marvel at the stained glass windows whilst you s...
by Adam Raoof
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Chess England tournaments for August 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Chess England tournaments for August 2019

Hampstead is back on 10-11 August, with a revamped Under 1700 section! You have to be Under 135 ECF as well....

http://hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk - and you have to be ECF Gold to participate (or you can pay an additional fee of £10 which goes to the ECF)
by Adam Raoof
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 10911

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

A certain GM of my acquaintance played in a series of open blitz tournaments I organised, with the avowed intention of pushing his blitz rating up high enough to qualify for a major FIDE event. He gained very little in each event, even having to score 6/6 to do that. I quite admired him, because he ...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Chess England tournaments for July 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Chess England tournaments for July 2019

For those of you who don't subscribe to my mailing list at chessengland.com, here is a link to the latest newsletter!

https://mailchi.mp/5ccf9a17686f/chessen ... com-918543

I would very much welcome games for publication, ideally in events I have attended as arbiter.