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by Mick Norris
Sat May 15, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Mr Dodgy Invitational 2 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: Mr Dodgy Invitational 2 2021

David Howell lost 7-5 to Vidit who plays Jobava (who has beaten Grischuk & Navara) in the semis

Other semi is Giri v Dubov
by Mick Norris
Fri May 14, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Mr Dodgy Invitational 2 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Mr Dodgy Invitational 2 2021

TWIC The Mr Dodgy Invitational 2 takes place online on Chess24 May 12th - 16th 2021. This 16 player KO blitz (5 minutes no increment) tournament has a strong field. Simon Williams, Peter Heine Nielsen, Nils Grandelius, Jorden van Foreest, Daniil Dubov, Vidit Gujrathi, Alexei Shirov, David Howell, L...
by Mick Norris
Fri May 14, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Skilling Open
Replies: 38
Views: 3246

Re: Skilling Open

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/eurosport-makes-chess-move-network-will-show-champions-chess-tour I see the 650 million fantasy of Kirsan and Agon is still going strong. From the link Trojan Paillot, VP Rights Acquisitions and Distribution at Eurosport, said: Chess has a great potential to attract...
by Mick Norris
Thu May 13, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Latest ECF Covid-19 Guidance
Replies: 56
Views: 2721

Re: Latest ECF Covid-19 Guidance

I know that here in Manchester, Ashton CCC have reopened following consultation with Public Health, the local Council and the venue owners, which seems a sensible way to approach it (they are of course predominately a junior club) I think Eccles are reopening next week from what I understood at MCF ...
by Mick Norris
Tue May 11, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2060
Views: 124301

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Erewash and Bolton today. See https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/cases/wilsthorpe-academy/message-from-public-health-wilsthorpe-academy.aspx and https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/19293164.updates-boltons-coronavirus-infe...
by Mick Norris
Tue May 11, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Will the County Championship go ahead
Replies: 53
Views: 5311

Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

2021 ECF OTB Pre-season County Competition.pdf
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by Mick Norris
Sun May 09, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Will the County Championship go ahead
Replies: 53
Views: 5311

Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Ok, thank David, I realise there was a typo in the email I received
by Mick Norris
Sat May 08, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess clubs by size
Replies: 32
Views: 1852

Re: Chess clubs by size

Under the new grading system there's a "nominal club". I don't know how that's determined. For me, it's not the club I currently play for; it's a former club. By contrast, quite useful for me, as it is the club I have been a member of since 1987, and am Treasurer of, but haven't played for in years...
by Mick Norris
Sat May 08, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Will the County Championship go ahead
Replies: 53
Views: 5311

Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

I gather option 2 won the day
by Mick Norris
Fri May 07, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Trivia Question
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Trivia Question

Vera Menchik
by Mick Norris
Thu May 06, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 625
Views: 39735

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Nepo interview
The strategy was not to lose
Some quite interesting observations, worth reading to the end I think
by Mick Norris
Thu May 06, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Women's OTB Events Going Ahead
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Re: Women's OTB Events Going Ahead

FIDE have announced Women’s World Chess Championship Cycle events scheduled for 2021: ◽ Women’s Grand Prix Series Series, 4th leg – May ◽ Women’s World Cup – July ◽ Women’s Grand Swiss – October-November And 8 spots in the Women’s Candidates Tournament 2022: ◾ 1 spot – FIDE WC Match 2020, Runner-up...
by Mick Norris
Sun May 02, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4399
Views: 482688

Re: Media comments on chess

Listening to Radio 5live this morning, the F1 commentator said today's race will be close and a chess game in the pit stops

Is it my imagination, or are there more of these analogies being uttered now, maybe because of the Queens Gambit popularity?
by Mick Norris
Sat May 01, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2060
Views: 124301

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

This guidance is applicable after 21st June, the date on which all restrictions are scheduled to be officially lifted. It seems to me that the document is attempting to apply restrictions where none will officially exist. We welcome comments/input on the list which should be sent to office@englishc...
by Mick Norris
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ian Nepomniachtchi
Replies: 17
Views: 1598

Re: Ian Nepomniachtchi

----So back on track - what flag will Nepomniachtchi be allowed to play under? (if any) I'm puzzled. Didn't I read about this flag ruling a couple of months ago? Pete Doggers FIDE's Chief Marketing and Communications Officer David Llada provided the following statement: FIDE can confirm that, due t...