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by Reg Clucas
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Greenlandic Chess
Replies: 24
Views: 1250

Re: Greenlandic Chess

John McKenna wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:52 pm
I think it's a good ice breaker/conversation piece.

And, it has already served as a timely reminder that high-grade chess has reached Greenland at least twice.
Indeed. Though maybe Francis should have waited till tomorrow before posting!
by Reg Clucas
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Greenlandic Chess
Replies: 24
Views: 1250

Re: Greenlandic Chess

Do you have a link for the "Greenlandic Chess Federation website"? There is no mention of a Greenlandic Chess Federation on the FIDE website.

Another (old) reference to chess in Greenland - http://faroffchess.blogspot.com/2008/11 ... nland.html
by Reg Clucas
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2797
Views: 299927

Re: Media comments on chess

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:42 pm
The Durhamites is captained by George Twigg who was introduced to us viewers as a very keen chess player.
Though not keen enough to have a grading record it would seem.
by Reg Clucas
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Individual Championship
Replies: 25
Views: 1482

Re: European Individual Championship

James Jackson's 1st round opponent, Zdenko Kozul, won the event back in 2006.
by Reg Clucas
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12163

Re: World Teams 2019

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:07 pm
Jack - thanks very much. I wonder if that's the one I was thinking of?
But shouldn't that be a draw? 128...Rh6+ 129.Nb6+ and now Black informs the arbiter that he intends to play 129...Kb8 which makes 50 moves by each side since the last capture.
by Reg Clucas
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 340
Views: 20857

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Another initiative seems to be to get more women into senior positions within FIDE. Do we think the Presidential Board is male dominated? Let's have a look at a Group photo and see what the ratio is. 27 male, 3 female, plus one I'm not sure of. Probably a higher percentage of women than one sees at...
by Reg Clucas
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Offering draws with a blunder or dodgy move
Replies: 17
Views: 1374

Re: Offering draws with a blunder or dodgy move

I had one with a similar theme. It didn't actually involve a draw offer, though the game was eventually drawn. Particularly annoying as my opponent was a FM, so I missed a good scalp. In this position he played ...Ne5?? to which I replied Qf6??
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by Reg Clucas
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12163

Re: World Teams 2019

Those two links are the same.
David Sedgwick wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:01 pm
Rest Day on Saturday 10th March
Rest Day is Sunday 10th March
by Reg Clucas
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What happens when the pub closes
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: What happens when the pub closes

Four years ago my club had a similar scenario to Drunken Knights - the pub was refurbished and although we could have stayed it would have cost too much. Fortunately we managed to find somewhere else at a more reasonable cost.
by Reg Clucas
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 102
Views: 5670

Re: Arbitration question

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:02 pm


As regards the clock
6.2.3 A player must press his clock with the same hand with which he made his move.
Breach of this rule of course does not constitute an illegal move as defined by 7.5.4 (I think?) so again I believe the penalty is at the arbiter's discretion, i.e. 12.9.
by Reg Clucas
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: State of Chess: How much money is in the sport?
Replies: 41
Views: 2400

Re: State of Chess: How much money is in the sport?

Reg Clucas wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:43 pm
prizes were more likely to be goods than cash. Examples in my experience have been clothing, a mug, chocolate, a set of tools and a bunch of bananas.
I don't know how I managed to forget this in my previous post, but I've just remembered that at one race I won...a chess set!
by Reg Clucas
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: State of Chess: How much money is in the sport?
Replies: 41
Views: 2400

Re: State of Chess: How much money is in the sport?

Never really much money in fell running either coming or going. You're not kidding. After a good run at Langdale one year I got a fiver in a plain brown envelope. This was a bit naughty, as it was in the days when there was a strict distinction between amateur and professional athletes. However, ev...
by Reg Clucas
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Live ratings (January 2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: Live ratings (January 2019)

I would like to tell you how the events which are rated "live" are selected, but I do not know that myself. There is certainly a difference between the two lists. Maybe due to different events being selected, or maybe the FIDE site is just not being updated so quickly. However chess2700.com has in ...
by Reg Clucas
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Live ratings (January 2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: Live ratings (January 2019)

Chris Rice wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:31 am
FIDE now have a 'Live' rating list on their site when you click on the ratings page. This has the top 100 players and not just the 2700 club.
So does chess2700.com, under the 'Top100' tab.
by Reg Clucas
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2797
Views: 299927

Re: Media comments on chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:22 pm
The Guardian's weekly round-up of You Tube sport videos includes
Chess player Hikaru Nakamura doesn’t like what he sees on the next table at the Gibraltar Open.
Looks more like he thinks Aronian has made an unpleasant smell!