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by Allan Hodgkinson
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: State of Chess: How much money is in the sport?
Replies: 41
Views: 2226

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

Do any players/ commentators make any significant money from commentating, coaching, selling of dvds/online courses? Simon Williams, for example, seems to have a high profile.
by Allan Hodgkinson
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New in Chess - Nigel Short
Replies: 11
Views: 1952

Re: New in Chess - Nigel Short

He’s now said “ A fear that my elevation to FIDE VP would constrain my independence, was the reason given.“
by Allan Hodgkinson
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: The Irish International Open 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: The Irish International Open 2019

A quick check on the hotel’s website suggests that, unfortunately, you are. Your pound doesn’t go so far now!
by Allan Hodgkinson
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Chess Chmpionship.
Replies: 17
Views: 1856

Re: World Chess Chmpionship.

Yes, images of tumbleweed! Another frustration in what little mainstream coverage there was, was the frequent reference to chess as a sport. The ECF, its supporters in Parliament and FIDE (Nigel?) should be constantly lobbying for sporting recognition despite past failed attempts.
by Allan Hodgkinson
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 42402

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Disappointing given the position and relative times
by Allan Hodgkinson
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 78
Views: 7567

Re: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question

Interview with Shreyas featuring Danny Gormally on Today programme this morning. IPlayer about 1.18.30 in.
by Allan Hodgkinson
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Club bank accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 3032

Re: Club bank accounts

😁😁
by Allan Hodgkinson
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Not pressing the clock
Replies: 23
Views: 1668

Re: Not pressing the clock

Indeed, Nick. I think after two or three times I would probably feel that my opponent should live with the consequences.
by Allan Hodgkinson
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Not pressing the clock
Replies: 23
Views: 1668

Re: Not pressing the clock

I would always draw my opponent’s attention by pointing to the clock and if necessary quietly saying ‘clock’. There may not be a legal requirement but there is a moral one.
by Allan Hodgkinson
Wed May 03, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Would you play with this chess set?
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Re: Would you play with this chess set?

Ok, couldn't resist - board orientated the wrong way. There, feel better now!
by Allan Hodgkinson
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC Sports Personality 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

BBC Sports Personality 2016

Featured in their list of sports personalities who died this year:

CHESS

Russian chess master Yuri Yeliseyev

So Chess is officially a sport?
by Allan Hodgkinson
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF enewsletter
Replies: 63
Views: 5628

Re: ECF enewsletter

I, for one, welcome this initiative. I believe it's a direct way of making the membership feel involved and should be supported. Mark is inviting comments/suggestions from members so that he can shape future newsletters and I would encourage the regional movers and shakers, as well as individual mem...
by Allan Hodgkinson
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fund raising simul
Replies: 17
Views: 2063

Re: Fund raising simul

I believe tonight's One Show, BBC 1, comes from Hebden Bridge.
by Allan Hodgkinson
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Marshall Chess Club Centenary Celebrations
Replies: 1
Views: 525

Marshall Chess Club Centenary Celebrations

Just received this from Marshall NY via email re one of their centenary events: September 8 a lecture by Roberto Mayor (President of the Capablanca Chess Club) and Miguel A. Sanchez (author of a book on Jose Raul Capablanca) will precede a match between players from London and Cuba against Marshall ...