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by Mick Norris
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2019 Aeroflot Open
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: 2019 Aeroflot Open

Chessbase are saying rounds 1 & 2 will be played tomorrow. Round 1 had already started before being abandoned. I cannot immediately think of any precedents. Would they repeat the same pairings? They could after all reverse the colours. Rest days in Swiss tournaments are now very unusual. Even the B...
by Mick Norris
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2019 FIDE Grand Prix
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: 2019 FIDE Grand Prix

According to Martin Bennedik

The following players declined their invitation to the Grand Prix:
Carlsen, Caruana, Ding Liren, Kramnik, Anand
Reserve players accepted:
Wojtaszek, Wei Yi, Duda, Harikrishna, Vitiugov
Wild card:
Dubov

FIDE
by Mick Norris
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NCCU website down
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: NCCU website down

Bit surprised to see Lancs lost all 3 county matches Yorkshire site
by Mick Norris
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 32
Views: 1233

Re: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games

"CCTV5+ covers 600 million people in China and according to our correspondent for this event Liang Ziming, this game was watched by 60 million people. That could well be a record for our sport!" Ok, my brother-in-law was on Chinese TV when he lived there, so I know it is a bit strange Chinese popul...
by Mick Norris
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: World Teams 2019

Laurent Fressinet reports that France got an invitation to play in this and turned it down. Which is strange, as they are down as 3rd reserve, suggesting more than 2 teams have turned down the chance to play I see it clashes with the St Louis Spring chess classic (Le Quang Liem, Ivanchuk) and the P...
by Mick Norris
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 32
Views: 1233

Re: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games

The World University Championship had a men's competition and a women's competition. I suppose it could be an Olympiad-style event, but for Rapidplay and Blitz. If that is to be the case, then the issue with that is that we'd have to compete as Great Britain and not England/Scotland/Wales/Jersey/Gu...
by Mick Norris
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2073

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

ECF ought to agree sponsorship with anyone I trust you are nowhere near membership of the Governance Committee. Your position is not merely "morally dubious", as if it were solely a matter of differing ethical judgements. It would in certain circumstances invite ECF to enter unlawful transactions. ...
by Mick Norris
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2073

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

I knew it! When the case is made strongly enough that ordinary ECF members, many of them low earners, should not indefinitely be wholly or largely subsiding Michael Adams and Luke McShane, then a sponsor would be found - and of course it wouldn't be a reputable one, because respectable commercial o...
by Mick Norris
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 16th February 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 16
Views: 987

Re: 2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 16th February 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:16 pm
"Which places beyond Australia did you get players from?"

I was wondering that, maybe New Zealand
Not according to Ikea
by Mick Norris
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Two 2018-19
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Division Two 2018-19

The second phase Pools clarified a little today. Pool 2A is fully resolved: Spirit of Atticus will head the group, barring a calamitous and improbable reversal in rd 7. They'll be accompanied into the promotion pool by Anglian Avengers, KJCA Kings and Barnet Knights Pool 2B is less resolved: Barbic...
by Mick Norris
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2018-19
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: Div 3 North 2018-19

WR2 & Shrops 1 win again to stay on 100% and favourites to go up

3Cs 2 & MM 2 level at 2-2 in what always looked likely to be a close match

EDIT and a drawn match it is
by Mick Norris
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vladimir Kramnik Announces Retirement
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: Vladimir Kramnik Announces Retirement

chess24 interview I suspect that the world is going to change a great deal in 10-20 years, and we need to prepare a new generation of children, to instill in them flexibility of thought and the ability to apply your knowledge in various spheres of activity. After all, we’ve got no idea what profess...
by Mick Norris
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 3470

Re: Division One 2018-19

David Robertson wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:31 pm
Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:51 pm
So, if there is anyone else following first division 4NCL but not actually present
Yes, I am - as well as the rugby, cricket and football. Keaton Jennings ( :roll: ) 'out' twice in one over, and now out properly (for 8 )
Keaton trying to ensure his availability for Lancs this summer :lol:
by Mick Norris
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arafat Gambit
Replies: 33
Views: 1992

Re: Arafat Gambit

At a quick glance, only game I can see is a loss in the following game :oops: [Event "Dubai ol (Men)"] [Site "Dubai"] [Date "1986.11.29"] [Round "13"] [White "Arafat, Abdel Malik"] [Black "Sammut Briffa, Peter"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A45"] [PlyCount "121"] [EventDate "1986.11.??"] [EventType "team"] ...
by Mick Norris
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 702

Re: Grand Chess Tour 2019

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:49 pm
Presumably (see retirement news elsewhere), Kramnik's invitation (if declined as expected) is extended to the first alternate instead, which is Karjakin.
Yes chess24