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by Mick Norris
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 235

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: 2
Views: 235

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: 1169

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: 1169

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: 1784

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: 1169

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: 297
Views: 17348

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: 297
Views: 17348

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: 297
Views: 17348

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: 297
Views: 17348

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: 1169

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: 1169

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: 20
Views: 1169

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: 1482

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