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by Mick Norris
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 199
Views: 8159

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

We were discussing recently how quickly league results could be reported. The match result in a Berks League match tonight was reported at 22:12. That's going it a bit, given that it's a notional three hour session with an expected start time of 7:30pm. Perhaps the organiser/match captain/secretary...
by Mick Norris
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2277

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

He's playing Norway 4 to 14 June, but presumably has the US Championships 20 to 31 March before then, there's also the World Teams 3 to 14 March as a possible?
by Mick Norris
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2277

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Magnus wins, so his draw streak finishes at 21

Ding wins too, and overtakes Shak to go 3rd on the live ratings
by Mick Norris
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2277

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

I believe that breaks the record held by Giri and Ding TWIC report Round 4 Standings: 1 Nepomniachtchi 3pts 2 Vidit 2½pts 3 Ding 2½pts 4 Anand 2½pts 5 Giri 2½pts 6 Mamedyarov 2pts 7 Carlsen 2pts 8 Shankland 2pts 9 Duda 2pts 10 Radjabov 2pts 11 Fedoseev 1½pts 12 Rapport 1½pts 13 Kramnik 1pt 14 Van Fo...
by Mick Norris
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Health benefits of brain games
Replies: 36
Views: 3292

Re: Health benefits of brain games

John Foley's not got a good track record, has he? You'd think the ECF would have realised this by now, but we might not live long enough to get to that point
by Mick Norris
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2277

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Are there any adjudications in Cumbria? I thought it was a much more advanced county than it's southern neighbour

Anyway, back to the chess; round 2 report Chess Mind
by Mick Norris
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2018-19
Replies: 17
Views: 1674

Re: Division One 2018-19

2 Romanians, 2 Hungarians, 3 Poles and a German only just beat 3Cs today
by Mick Norris
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Really??
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: Really??

Great result; looks like promotion is on the cards?
by Mick Norris
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Really??
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: Really??

It has the Manticores first team at 2.5 - 1.5 against the ADs too, although I got a text about an hour ago to say we had won
by Mick Norris
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2018-19
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: Div 3 North 2018-19

All the teams won yesterday who you might expect

Nice venue; I was a bit surprised to be in our 3rd team, just a pity I couldn't play today and we had so many illness withdrawals this week

The draw is up for the remaining rounds 5-11; would be good to see a link to it at some stage
by Mick Norris
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2277

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Round 1 report ChessMind with analysis

TWIC with Mark Crowther who is there for the first week

chess.com
by Mick Norris
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2277

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Round 1 pairings

Ding - Carlsen
Vidit - Duda
Van Foreest - Anand
Fedoseev - Rapport
Shankland - Shak
Radjabov - Kramnik
Giri - Nepo

Full pairings
by Mick Norris
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2277

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

True; I even played chess at Horwich RMI once for Chorley a long time ago
by Mick Norris
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Past recollection a split topic
Replies: 18
Views: 354

Re: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

There's also Chorlton's Ron Doney who had the misfortune to try and teach me Probability in 1983/4