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by Mick Norris
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: New National Blitz event
Replies: 45
Views: 4087

Re: New National Blitz event

David Shepherd wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:27 pm
Given there will be quite a few players in Paignton would it be feasible to hold an extra blitz qualifier in or near there from about 4pm (or whatever time the main open is likely to finish)?
Big ask for players and organisers; it wouldn't finish until at least 9 pm
by Mick Norris
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: New National Blitz event
Replies: 45
Views: 4087

Re: New National Blitz event

Once you have specified that "Eligible players will be able to enter one qualifying tournament of their choice" you simply disqualify anyone who enters a second event, even if the local organisers don't spot it; so, no obvious reason not to have a qualifier (or 2, 3, 4) on the Sunday
by Mick Norris
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: New National Blitz event
Replies: 45
Views: 4087

Re: New National Blitz event

According to the ECF Calendar Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Regional qualifying events in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester (tbc), Newcastle, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast. Venue details will be advised separately for each event. Eligible players will be able to enter one qualifying tournament of t...
by Mick Norris
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4618

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

For many years the early entry fee deadline for the Championships was late in June. This year we decided to move this to 1st June 2019. However, we recognise that we should have communicated this change more effectively and have therefore decided to extend the early entry deadline until 30th June 2...
by Mick Norris
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Candidates 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3764

Re: Candidates 2019

But at least you know with round robins, you almost certainly got the right winner Chessplayers tend to equate "the right winner" with "the highest-rated player" rather too often. Goryachkina has won on merit; she's far from the highest rated player here, in fact she's gained rating points in her f...
by Mick Norris
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?
Replies: 80
Views: 4298

Re: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?

Caution Tournament-related comment Mild-mannered, softly-spoken Anand hits out at Armageddon arrangements I'd have thought that 1 tournament wasn't a statistically significant sample to reach a conclusion, but the idea doesn't seem to be off to a good start Trying to ignore my personal dislike of i...
by Mick Norris
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola
Replies: 39
Views: 1179

Re: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola

"In the interest of full disclosure, I strongly prefer Pepsi Max to Coca Cola. I hope that at future FIDE Congresses, I will not be prevented from drinking my preferred beverage due to the co-operation agreement. " You will probably be escorted from the building... I think it was quite clear that P...
by Mick Norris
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Candidates 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3764

Re: Candidates 2019

Goryachkina draws with A Muzychuk and her nearest pursuer Lagno draws with M Muzychuk

0.5/3 is the maximum she needs to win now
by Mick Norris
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Candidates 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3764

Re: Candidates 2019

Goryachkina draws with black against her nearest pursuer Lagno

1.5/4 is the maximum she needs to win (as she has a better head to head v Lagno)
by Mick Norris
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola
Replies: 39
Views: 1179

Re: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola

J T Melsom wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:29 am
Anybody able to explain why this agreement is a good thing?
If so, perhaps point them towards Mark Thomas' book
by Mick Norris
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2880
Views: 309075

Re: Media comments on chess

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Mick Norris >I presume it is this world chess with Kramnik playing today<

No, neither Kramnik, nor Gelfand played in the programme I saw last night and viewed again this morning.
Well no, they are playing today, so you're unlikely to have seen a broadcast before the games were played :roll:
by Mick Norris
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2880
Views: 309075

Re: Media comments on chess

Just got my partner to set the Sky Box at home, and she she says its repeated on EuroSport 1 at 7.30am and EuroSport 2 at 10.30am, which https://www.eurosport.co.uk/eurosport-tv-schedule.shtml confirms. It is titled "Grand Prix Series" and the searches don't seem to find any more. I presume it is t...
by Mick Norris
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Candidates 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3764

Re: Candidates 2019

Goryachkina has 7.5/9, TPR 2804, and +31.1 on the live ratings so far; either a great tournament, or a leap in level
by Mick Norris
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Finals 13 July 2019 @ Kettering
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Finals 13 July 2019 @ Kettering

Open: Yorks v Surrey

Minor: Lincs v Devon

U180: Essex v Lancs

U160: Middlesex v Suffolk

U140: Yorks v Worcs

U120: Yorks v Essex

U100: Staffs v Notts
by Mick Norris
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi finals 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1538

Re: Semi finals 2019

Suffolk beat Essex narrowly on board count today in the U160 result
Suffolk win on board county Ex 50 - 49 Sk