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by Mick Norris
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Summer Congress 16 - 18 August 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: Manchester Summer Congress 16 - 18 August 2019

All but 1 of the players in the Open have FIDE IDs

That's mint imperial though, as it is what the organisers think of FIDE rating that matters :wink:
by Mick Norris
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Summer Congress 16 - 18 August 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: Manchester Summer Congress 16 - 18 August 2019

Shreyas Royal playing too

13 Federations represented in total
by Mick Norris
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Summer Congress 16 - 18 August 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: Manchester Summer Congress 16 - 18 August 2019

GMs Stephen Gordon & Nigel Davies join IMs Joe McPhillips & Brandon Clarke, FM Paul Macklin & Yichen Han among the 37 in the Open

69 in the Major, 54 in the Knights

Record (recent) turnout
by Mick Norris
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team
Replies: 13
Views: 1351

Re: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

John Reyes wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:22 pm
are you looking for any grade as I have had two under 120 players looking to play at the 4ncl
I'd say that's a bit low for Div 3N, but pass their details to Mark Whitehead and he'll no doubt be able to add them to the Manticores squad
by Mick Norris
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Ah yes, early starts on the last day. Something that I have always found abominable :twisted: I'm assuming that's a consequence of the switch to a 9 round format over 2 weekends, though, with time needed later the final day for any playoff as well as the prizegiving Looking at it from an organiser'...
by Mick Norris
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:11 am
The difference in performance ratings between the players paired on board three caught my eye.
Big gaps on 2 and 4 too, but yes more noticeable when the players have the same points total
by Mick Norris
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Resigning in a Winning Position
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Re: Resigning in a Winning Position

Well, I did it once, I'm pretty certain that I haven't done it in the last 30 years!
by Mick Norris
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Probably, one can hardly miss it. Not sure I have seen him play anything else, not even his 1980s/early 1990s Caro-Kann, this century! It may or may not be a good idea at the elite level. Wins as well as losses after all, and it wasn't all that long ago that he beat Caruana with the Berlin. And win...
by Mick Norris
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Lots of draws in the opening round in both Senior sections. Yes, I'd seen that; in the over 65, draws on the top 4 boards including our own RdC drawing with black on board 2 despite conceding nearly 300 rating points In the over 50, draws on boards 1 - 3 and 5-7 and only 7 wins in total from 21 gam...
by Mick Norris
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

I hope that does not nip any GM norm in the bud already? (very much a downside to a nine round event, if so) I think there is a rule that allows norms in case of default of a round (ie an 8 round norm) The FIDE Handbook has 1.41c For a 9 round tournament, if a player has just 8 games because of a f...
by Mick Norris
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Congrats to Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa!
Replies: 21
Views: 3269

Re: Congrats to Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa!

First major victory TWIC at Xtracon 2019 for Praggnanandhaa
by Mick Norris
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:39 pm
I did think Adam Ashton would have a good tournament.
He's made good use of his 2 whites; his first black is as hard as it comes

round 3 pairings
by Mick Norris
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:37 pm
FM Adam Ashton is playing well enough to mix it with the good IM's in the field and will probably get rewarded with a high finishing position.
I'd like to see Adam get an IM norm

I hope Keith does well too, but good luck to all the players