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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: 288
Views: 16297

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: 288
Views: 16297

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: 288
Views: 16297

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: 288
Views: 16297

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: 12
Views: 659

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: 12
Views: 659

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
by Mick Norris
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Hungary June 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 659

Re: Hungary June 2018

I know Joe has the rating; I do remember there being an issue about a norm we thought he had got in a tournament, so not sure about the 2015 one

I'm not sure how you find these things out as the FIDE site isn't up to date re norms
by Mick Norris
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Leuven
Replies: 31
Views: 1382

Re: Grand Chess Tour Leuven

You don't have to agree with him all (or any) of the time, but Dennis is quite fair in his comments normally (on chess, at least, less so about Notre Dame in US college football) ad pretty forthright too
by Mick Norris
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Hungary June 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 659

Re: Hungary June 2018

Thanks Loz; Joe won yesterday so needs a draw today; fingers crossed
by Mick Norris
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question

Internet sources including Foreign Office guidance state that it is possible to travel to Belarus for a stay up to five days without a visa Yes, looks like valid medical insurance is the only issue Foreign Office advice the ECF should consider hiring one or more GM/IMs from Belarus The ECF would ha...
by Mick Norris
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Hungary June 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 659

Hungary June 2018

Dan Fernandez currently in Budapest in the GM event with Joe McPhillips leading the IM which Mark Lyell is playing in too; I assume Joe can get an IM norm

They then head for Balaton where Joe will be the highest rated player in the IM event and Dan will be the highest rated player in the GM
by Mick Norris
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2342
Views: 253779

Re: Media comments on chess

BBC2 last night had chess in Rachel Parris' humourous A Girl's Guide to TV iPlayer about 41:30 for a minute or so; warning, not suitable for children

Probably not the idea for those who think chess should be on TV :lol:
by Mick Norris
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Leuven
Replies: 31
Views: 1382

Re: Grand Chess Tour Leuven

TWIC has
Grand Chess Tour Rapid and Blitz YourNextMove in Leuven, Belgium Tuesday 12th Jun 2018 to Saturday 16th Jun 2018. Grischuk, Caruana, Nakamura, Aronian, MVL, Mamedyarov, Karjakin, Anand, Wesley So and Giri.
by Mick Norris
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 110
Views: 6484

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

That's a reference to the game they play called Avalon