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by Mick Norris
Mon May 27, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carlsen, Anand and Ding Liren to play in the UK
Replies: 21
Views: 2083

Re: Carlsen, Anand and Ding Liren to play in the UK

Round 4 (May 26, 2019) Karjakin, Sergey - Ding, Liren ½-½ 39 C47 Four Knights Anand, Viswanathan - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 40 B08 Pirc Defence Round 5 (May 26, 2019) Carlsen, Magnus - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 49 D02 Queen's Pawn Game Ding, Liren - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 55 A20 English Opening Round 6 (May 2...
by Mick Norris
Sat May 25, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 205
Views: 8923

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

One member one vote. No block votes. No votes for leagues or counties or tournament organisers. No proxies. No taxation without representation. I don't think Council would vote for that :wink: Thanks Mick, I scanned that part of the thread too quickly. Playing devil's advocate here but how would sc...
by Mick Norris
Sat May 25, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 205
Views: 8923

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

I doubt we can revolutionize local chess in one fair swoop, but, how about start by widening the reach and voices at Council? One member one vote. No block votes. No votes for leagues or counties or tournament organisers. No proxies. No taxation without representation. I don't think Council would v...
by Mick Norris
Sat May 25, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carlsen, Anand and Ding Liren to play in the UK
Replies: 21
Views: 2083

Re: Carlsen, Anand and Ding Liren to play in the UK

Round 1 (May 25, 2019) Karjakin, Sergey - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 66 D37 QGD 5.Bf4 Carlsen, Magnus - Ding, Liren ½-½ 44 E24 Nimzo Indian Saemisch Round 2 (May 25, 2019) Karjakin, Sergey - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 40 E94 King's Indian Classical Anand, Viswanathan - Ding, Liren ½-½ 40 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre A...
by Mick Norris
Sat May 25, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1921

Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:12 pm
Grischuk and Nepo playing for Russian number one as well as the GP
Interesting to see their live ratings are 2775.2 each; Grischuk has a nominal edge in rapid 2751.6 to 2749.4 but Nepo is 2814.8 in blitz to 2750
by Mick Norris
Sat May 25, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 205
Views: 8923

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 3:49 pm
i guess the gist of this argument is that Adam Raoof is not organising enough events and should shut up about OMOV until he reaches the necessary number.
:lol:
by Mick Norris
Sat May 25, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: New International Junior Chess Organisation for Great Britain
Replies: 34
Views: 1476

Re: New International Junior Chess Organisation for Great Britain

He's played 5 GMs, 8 different nationalities, so that's ok, but he needs to get the required performance level; realistically, he needs a win today as you'd expect him to be black tomorrow against a higher rated opponent Based on Richard Bates' calculation above, he's currently at 2425 and needs 245...
by Mick Norris
Sat May 25, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: New International Junior Chess Organisation for Great Britain
Replies: 34
Views: 1476

Re: New International Junior Chess Organisation for Great Britain

English players close together in round 8

17 45 FM Storey Charles H 2228 4½ 4½ FM Herrera Reyes Jose Antonio 2366 34
18 8 GM Gordon Stephen J 2533 4 4 FM De Prado Rodriguez Oscar Bruno 2183 52

20 46 Hill Alistair 2227 4 4 GM Hovhannisyan Mher 2454 17
by Mick Norris
Fri May 24, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1921

Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 6:17 pm
He didn't need the tiebreaks, then!
Which is good, as he gets extra points in the GP
by Mick Norris
Fri May 24, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1921

Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

The other game is interesting; looking like Grischuk may win although he's behind on the clock as usual

EDIT; Grischuk wins to reach the final
by Mick Norris
Fri May 24, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 205
Views: 8923

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

I hadn't read the Pearce report for a while. https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/C23.13-Governance-Commission-Report-FINAL.pdf . Section 5 remains problematic for me Thanks for the link Paul; I can't remember looking at it for ages; is there a review somewhere of how much of ...
by Mick Norris
Thu May 23, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Psychology of Chess
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: Psychology of Chess

Claims for the beneficial impact of chess on dementia, or on school performance, are exposed as hyperbole and groundless self-serving by chess enthusiasts. Where evidence exists (usually, it doesn't), it is often weak/incomplete, or anecdotal, or fails to meet rudimentary scientific standards. Whic...
by Mick Norris
Thu May 23, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 173
Views: 6011

Re: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/

You'd assume so from the pairings Round 6 on 2019/05/23 at 20:30 Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No. 1 5 GM Bernadskiy Vitaliy 2572 4½ 5 GM Rasmussen Allan Stig 2552 7 2 13 GM Movsziszian Karen 2486 4 4 GM Petrov Nikita 2610 1 3 2 GM Zubov Alexander 2597 4 4 GM Gritsak Orest 2468 15 4 4 G...
by Mick Norris
Wed May 22, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Summer Congress 16 - 18 August 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 159

Manchester Summer Congress 16 - 18 August 2019

Email: gmccacongress@yahoo.co.uk Classic English weekend tournament. Three sections. Open, U165, U125 £600 first prize in each section Last day for entry Wednesday 14 Aug. Move rate 80 minutes plus 30 seconds a move Free parking; ECF Graded; University Accommodation available Owens Park, 293 Wilmslo...