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by Reg Clucas
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2345
Views: 254743

Re: Media comments on chess

Commentator at last night's Russia v Egypt World Cup match - "This has become a chess match in the home town of Boris Spassky - remember him?"
by Reg Clucas
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: English Women's Championship 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 303

English Women's Championship 2018

https://www.englishchess.org.uk/the-201 ... pionships/

Hopefully in the actual event the boards will be the right way round!
by Reg Clucas
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British championship grading sections in the main event
Replies: 84
Views: 4606

Re: British championship grading sections in the main event

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:55 pm
I've now qualified for it twice in about 50 years, so I'm just happy to be there, as it is a real achievement.
I agree (and congratulations, by the way). The kudos of qualifying outweighs any cash prize - there are congresses nearly every weekend for those who want to win money.
by Reg Clucas
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British championship grading sections in the main event
Replies: 84
Views: 4606

Re: British championship grading sections in the main event

These prizes are for the main championship, which is not an 'open section' - so I guess the rationale is that they don't expect many people with ratings <2051 to qualify.
by Reg Clucas
Fri May 11, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Longueurs at tournaments
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: Longueurs at tournaments

Definitely a walk or exercise of some kind. In fact I find it more of a worry that I won't have enough time between rounds for this.
by Reg Clucas
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 18248

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

Adult Silver members are currently paying a total of over £16000 more than they would if they were Bronze members. I would like to know whether this represents the true additional cost of grading congresses. Though I acknowledge that this is not the only criterion by which the NCCU proposal should b...
by Reg Clucas
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2345
Views: 254743

Re: Media comments on chess

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:11 pm
The UK only has four pieces
Maybe it represents the state of the parties at Agincourt! But will the result be the same?
by Reg Clucas
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess is not a sport but a game. So what’s the difference?
Replies: 78
Views: 5167

Re: Chess is not a sport but a game. So what’s the difference?

USA, Canada or Australia are not in EU. Chess is the sport in Slovakia. It could be a language thing. Maybe the word "Sport" in Slovakia has a slightly different meaning than in English, which would allow it to encompass chess without anyone raising an eyebrow. But for many people in English speaki...
by Reg Clucas
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament Structures
Replies: 135
Views: 6174

Re: Tournament Structures

Yes it would mean that (most) players wouldn't know in advance whether they were going to be in the top, middle or bottom of a section (and thus to be able to reliably assess their chance of winning a prize) but I think this is a good thing. I appreciate it would be unpopular with those seeking a r...
by Reg Clucas
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Notations
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: Notations

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:02 pm
Generally speaking that doesn't happen, no.
Though I remember a thread on this forum some time ago in which it was suggested that it should!
by Reg Clucas
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: No Andrew
Replies: 40
Views: 3985

Re: No Andrew

Adam Raoof wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:48 am
let it be the Ginger GM, please...
Isn't he likely to be playing?
by Reg Clucas
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2345
Views: 254743

Re: Media comments on chess

This happened just across the road from where I live. I remember hearing about it at the time but hadn't realised chess was involved.
by Reg Clucas
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 18248

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

Brendan O'Gorman wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:59 am
C'mon guys, you're better than this. There's this website run by the ECF which contains the following info: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/2018-fin ... l-meeting/
John Reyes is nowhere to be seen on that photograph! - where were you, John? :D
by Reg Clucas
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2345
Views: 254743

Re: Media comments on chess

4th pic down - Bobby Moore playing chess against Franz Beckenbauer;https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/mar/05/bobby-moore-photographs-on-display-at-the-national-portrait-gallery?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Whaddya reckon? Bobby's lost his KR; he's 'a bit loose' on the Q-side; and Franz looks t...
by Reg Clucas
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament Pgn Files
Replies: 9
Views: 804

Re: Tournament Pgn Files

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