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by Mick Norris
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 593

Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

David Robertson wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:02 pm
James Adair got back on his feet in rd 7 - He has it all to do today though - White against top-seed, GM Delchev
He seems to be doing ok at move 40

A draw is a rating gain so a good pairing I would have thought
by Mick Norris
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 593

Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

Pity
by Mick Norris
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 593

2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

James Adair progressing towards the 2500 rating that would give him the GM title (if I have understood correctly)

Participants

round 6 live
by Mick Norris
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Hungary June 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Re: Hungary June 2018

Thanks Richard, that's what I thought but wasn't sure
by Mick Norris
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Hungary June 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Re: Hungary June 2018

Mick Norris wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:09 pm
Joe's won his last 2 games to reach 5.5/8

He is black in the final round against a 2260 rated IM; I'm not sure if a win would would be enough for a norm, but he's clearly playing well
Round 9 underway at 8 am UK time
by Mick Norris
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 23
Views: 1806

Re: Batumi Olympiad

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 12:01 pm
NickFaulks wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 11:54 am
Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 11:17 am
Ticks all the boxes, including the important but unstated one "acceptable to all the players".
That one will of course be easier this time.
Arf
John Nunn is the Open captain with Lorin D'Costa for the Women's team
by Mick Norris
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hungary June 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Re: Hungary June 2018

Joe's won his last 2 games to reach 5.5/8

He is black in the final round against a 2260 rated IM; I'm not sure if a win would would be enough for a norm, but he's clearly playing well

Interesting to read his comments from last year ECF elite junior players reports
by Mick Norris
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18034

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:24 am
Seems like the fourth candidate is now announced.

https://www.chess.com/news/view/dvorkov ... -president
He's at England v Tunisia this evening along with Sol Campbell and Arsene Wenger
by Mick Norris
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18034

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Interesting view X Soviet
Organising international chess events has always been important to Russia - plus using FIDE for money laundering
by Mick Norris
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18034

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

The Russian Chess Federation has reported that Arkady Dvorkovich will run for the post of FIDE President. (Kevin Spraggett had said yesterday there were rumours Ilyumzhinov's ticket could be replaced by another from the Russian Chess Federation.) Good spot, Angus The closer we get to the 3 July dea...
by Mick Norris
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18034

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:52 am
Lekan Adeyemi, the Nigeria Chess Federation president, the first name announced on Nigel's ticket.
Also Paul Spiller, President of the Oceania Chess Confederation, from New Zealand
by Mick Norris
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hungary June 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Re: Hungary June 2018

Would this be a third norm and the IM title after Kecskemet 2015 and Coulsdon 2017? I am told that Kecskemet August 2015 didn't qualify for a norm Results were: K*chg Game 2186 2191 10.00 14 2.94 40 117.60 Juhasz, Barbara wf 2183 HUN 0.50 1 -0.01 40 -0.40 Kiss, Pal m 2336 HUN 1.00 1 0.69 40 27.60 M...
by Mick Norris
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hungary June 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Re: Hungary June 2018

Round 9 has been played, and Joe got the draw he needed chess results :D

He's now underway in Balaton chess24live