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by Mick Norris
Mon Feb 26, 2024 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 5951
Views: 728986

Re: Media comments on chess

It's an old episode, the winners of series 3 v the winners of series 4, with Jenny from the Chase

Chess openings were on Pointless earlier this evening
by Mick Norris
Mon Feb 26, 2024 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clock Bangers
Replies: 17
Views: 1136

Re: Clock Bangers

I prefer the mechanical clocks to digital. had a situation last game where i forgot to press my clock and the counter is of course set at 34 moves (adds the time after 34 presses). Lucky didn't need the time control but if it had went to the wire then it would have been impossible to know. Not poss...
by Mick Norris
Mon Feb 26, 2024 11:20 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Cambridge International Open
Replies: 109
Views: 8594

Re: 2nd Cambridge International Open

Adams first on tiebreak? Yes, (according to the Cambridge International Chess Open Facebook page). chess.com article, mostly about Bodhana The 2024 Cambridge International Open, which concluded this Saturday, marked yet another success for England's veteran GM Michael Adams, who defended his title ...
by Mick Norris
Sun Feb 25, 2024 5:33 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Cambridge International Open
Replies: 109
Views: 8594

Re: 2nd Cambridge International Open

Fava needed to have played at least four players who weren't Italian (he did), three players who weren't English (he didn't), and players from two non-Italy nationalities (he didn't). The Lithuanian FM Aras Vardanyan might be a good example of how it was possible to meet a good mix of federations i...
by Mick Norris
Sat Feb 24, 2024 3:57 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Cambridge International Open
Replies: 109
Views: 8594

Re: 2nd Cambridge International Open

Adams first on tiebreak?
by Mick Norris
Sat Feb 24, 2024 10:00 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Cambridge International Open
Replies: 109
Views: 8594

Re: 2nd Cambridge International Open

I think there are 9, pity
by Mick Norris
Fri Feb 23, 2024 3:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steve Rigby 3Cs Points of Light Award
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: Steve Rigby 3Cs Points of Light Award

Steve now has his certificate, so the 3Cs website has been updated
by Mick Norris
Thu Feb 22, 2024 1:43 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Cambridge International Open
Replies: 109
Views: 8594

Re: 2nd Cambridge International Open

I'd say less surprising in the 2nd game of the day, and if black was higher rated or there wasn't much difference; you'd have to look through the games to see if there were chances missed
by Mick Norris
Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Major investment to transform future of English chess announced
Replies: 114
Views: 8739

Re: Major investment to transform future of English chess announced

Farnworth, Bolton A chess board has been set up in Farnworth in hopes it will encourage young people to take up the game. A table and two chairs with a chess board glued to the table has been installed at Farnworth Park. Last year, it was announced the council had won a £5,000 grant for two chess b...
by Mick Norris
Thu Feb 22, 2024 9:43 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Cambridge International Open
Replies: 109
Views: 8594

Re: 2nd Cambridge International Open

round 6 pairings

Good to see Craig Hanley playing, he doesn't seem to have played for a while
by Mick Norris
Tue Feb 20, 2024 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Opponents who "helpfully" write their name on your scoresheet
Replies: 32
Views: 1973

Re: Opponents who "helpfully" write their name on your scoresheet

I sometimes start games ( and even finish them !) without knowing who my opponent was I do that routinely - the glasses I find best for playing chess are useless for reading. You find out when the match result appears on the league's website. That's interesting Nick, I stumbled across using my read...
by Mick Norris
Mon Feb 19, 2024 11:10 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: LEYLAND FIDE RAPIDPLAY Sunday 25th February 2024
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: LEYLAND FIDE RAPIDPLAY Sunday 25th February 2024

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