Search found 8130 matches

by Mick Norris
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October
Replies: 27
Views: 1294

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

To be fair to Dennis the conversation I had with him was in 1997 so he would have been unaware of the record snowfall in 2013. The reference to 1963 would be enough to shatter the statement but perhaps it had faded from his memory or perhaps he didn't consider it to be significant. I'd assumed it h...
by Mick Norris
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021

They've woken up on Twitter too, so yes it is looking like they intend to play

It will in theory come after, rather than before as last year, the Candidates
by Mick Norris
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 914
Views: 43176

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

In Wales you have to have express permission of the WCU for any over the board chess; https://www.welshchessunion.uk/covid19/coronavirus-and-over-the-board-chess/ That's very prescriptive, although the approach of the Welsh Government appears more stringent e.g. although here in Bolton pubs and res...
by Mick Norris
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Week One "Nothing gives me comfort that the club can pay its debts in a reasonable period” Judge Sebastian Prentis orders the winding-up of Macclesfield Town with debts of £500,000. Gareth Bale earns £500,000 a week at Real Madrid. Are you comfortable with this ? The indications are that Tottenham ...
by Mick Norris
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Adams wins SEVEN straight over the board
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: Adams wins SEVEN straight over the board

Currently in play Vandenbussche, Thibaut vs Adams, Michael 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. e5 Ne4 6. Qe2 Nc5 7. O-O Ne6 8. c3 d5 9. exd6 Bxd6 10. Bg5 Qd7 11. cxd4 O-O 12. Be3 Nf4 13. Bxf4 Bxf4 14. Qe4 Qf5 15. Bd3 Qxe4 16. Bxe4 Bd7 17. Nc3 Rfe8 18. Rfe1 Kf8 19. h3 Rad8 20. Rad1 a6 21. g3...
by Mick Norris
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 914
Views: 43176

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Alan Walton wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:34 pm
Well Oldham is a hotspot with 118 per 100,000; but the area I live in has only 20 per 100,000; but we get tarred with the same brush
Indeed, same here Alan, but it only takes one
by Mick Norris
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3722
Views: 407836

Re: Media comments on chess

Chess just featured as an answer in Fighting Talk on Radio 5 live
by Mick Norris
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: St Louis Rapid & Blitz 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: St Louis Rapid & Blitz 2020

So finishes the Rapid ahead of Carlsen TWIC

Blitz today and tomorrow
by Mick Norris
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Pedants United
Replies: 152
Views: 2985

Re: Pedants United

(As an aside, I enjoyed the FM saying at today's PPB "this is not something we'll be taking our eye off the ball on".) As another aside - where should the full-stop go relative to the bracket in the preceding sentence? I'm not sure I'm qualified to answer this, so step in hesitantly, but as the sen...
by Mick Norris
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 914
Views: 43176

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

No surprise with the following: Tighter restrictions will come into force in Lancashire, Merseyside, the Midlands and West Yorkshire after significant increases in Covid-19 cases. The new rules ban separate households from meeting each other at home or in private gardens. Pubs and restaurants must a...
by Mick Norris
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 914
Views: 43176

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

The Covid Zoe app is reporting 6,478 estimated daily cases with a total of 69,687; concerns about London, the Midlands and everywhere north, including Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
by Mick Norris
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Postponement - official
Replies: 28
Views: 2849

Re: Postponement - official

You need enough players wanting to book rooms in the host hotels to make a 4NCL weekend viable My experience of the demographic in Div3N would suggest that Nick may be correct This is independent of the financial position of the hotels and the possibility of local lockdowns which might prevent playe...
by Mick Norris
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Northumberland Chess Congress
Replies: 96
Views: 5438

Re: Northumberland Chess Congress

That's interesting Chris; have they said anything about players using public transport to get to the venue? If you get the same restrictions as here, which would seem likely, then it is essential travel only
by Mick Norris
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 914
Views: 43176

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

The bottom line is if we are on the same path as Spain and France, probably in 3 weeks time we'll be on 8 to 9,000 cases being recorded a day. Unlike April and May, when monitoring the weekly total of deaths from all causes, there's nothing special being observed. if that's still the case in two to...
by Mick Norris
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 914
Views: 43176

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

The bingo club answer is interesting