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by Mick Norris
Mon May 25, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 1324

Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Nakamura won again tp reach the semi-finals

Ding won to take it to a decider on Wednesday
by Mick Norris
Mon May 25, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 1324

Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

TWIC Report on quarter-finals Day 2
We're back to Yu Yangyi vs Ding Liren and Nakamura vs Aronian on Monday 25th May at 3pm BST. Both Ding and Aronian must win in this second set of mini-matches in order extend these ties into the final day on Wednesday.
by Mick Norris
Sun May 24, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 1324

Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Wins for Carlsen and Dubov, who both started 1-0 today
by Mick Norris
Sun May 24, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 1324

Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Oops, quarter finals, sorry
by Mick Norris
Sun May 24, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 1324

Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

TWIC Report on semi-finals Day 1
by Mick Norris
Fri May 22, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 311
Views: 16204

Re: 4NCL Online

Let us know how it goes please Adam
by Mick Norris
Fri May 22, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 311
Views: 16204

Re: 4NCL Online

In this webinar, experts discuss the issues around cheating. How is cheating detected? How transparent must the process be? How can detection be automated? What is sufficient evidence of computer assistance? What behaviour is suspicious? What to do if you suspect your opponent of cheating? What are...
by Mick Norris
Fri May 22, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 1324

Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

TWIC Report on Day 3

Rest day today

Tomorrow: Nakamura-Aronian and Ding-Yu Yangyi
Sunday: Carlsen-So and Karjakin-Dubov
by Mick Norris
Thu May 21, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Could everyone lose their grade
Replies: 18
Views: 905

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 4:46 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 3:51 pm
Interesting quote from back then, not much different now?
As far as I recall, that quote is from the late 1960s or early 1970s, just before the Fischer inspired boom.
1969 according to Mike
by Mick Norris
Thu May 21, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Could everyone lose their grade
Replies: 18
Views: 905

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

See http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=260&p=1454#p1454 Interesting quote from back then, not much different now? The hard core of British players who play year after year and are the backbone of club and county chess is remarkably small. Much of the total of serious play consists of peo...
by Mick Norris
Thu May 21, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 1324

Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

TWIC reports on day 1 and 2 Round 9: Yu Yangyi-Grischuk, Wei Yi-Nakamura, Duda-Ding, So-Aronian, Karjakin-Carlsen, Dubov-Firouzja. Round 10: Grischuk-Firouzja, Carlsen-Dubov, Aronian-Karjakin, Ding-So, Nakamura-Duda, Yu Yangyi-Wei Yi. Round 11: Wei Yi-Grischuk, Duda-Yu Yangyi, So-Nakamura, Karjakin-...
by Mick Norris
Tue May 19, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 60
Views: 3284

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

I don't think Gold membership would be the main problem; Silver membership is only relevant if you have congresses to play in, so may be the one to suffer the most; I guess lots of Bronze members only join to play League chess (and some for county chess), so may not renew until that is possible Of c...
by Mick Norris
Tue May 19, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 125
Views: 9512

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

is it all worth it? Do you think anyone would play under those conditions? You also have the problem as to how players travel to the match. I discussed this with my chess club chairman last night; his view was that getting everybody to the club to play a home match was difficult (some don't drive) ...
by Mick Norris
Mon May 18, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 21st Century Chess, in 21st Century Facilities!
Replies: 8
Views: 552

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

Imagine, a venue that is solely dedicated to promoting Chess at all levels, based outside of London. A true centre of Chess excellence, where a Chess community can come together to enjoy their love of the game. No more dingy upstairs rooms/basements in a pub or social club, hidden away from the wor...
by Mick Norris
Mon May 18, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 FIDE Steinitz Memorial
Replies: 20
Views: 1237

Re: 2020 FIDE Steinitz Memorial

TWIC report with results Magnus Carlsen won the Open event by a full two points from Daniil Dubov who had a bad final day but did at least hold on to second place in the final round. Although Carlsen wasn't at his very best it was good enough to win comfortably in the end. Favourite Kateryna Lagno ...