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by Allan Hodgkinson
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: How many casual players?
Replies: 87
Views: 5253

Re: How many casual players?

Stewart Reuben mentions the chess culture in NY where they have permanent chess tables available. How about encouraging councils here to instal chess tables in local parks? Jesus Molina has had some success in The Netherlands. https://mobile.twitter.com/jmedinamolina
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: 2587

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: 2121

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: 24
Views: 2321

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: 1911

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: 43578

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: 7873

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: 3119

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: 1736

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: 1736

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: 1087

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: 1371

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: 5752

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: 2107

Re: Fund raising simul

I believe tonight's One Show, BBC 1, comes from Hebden Bridge.