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by LawrenceCooper
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Arkell's Endings
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Arkell's Endings

And were any against me? :oops: Did you put up sufficient resistance for the game to be of instructive value? I doubt it, especially as one as a rapid, one was a weekender and I can't immediately recall the other one. One thing I do recall is that when trying to defend it felt easier when my king w...
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Arkell's Endings
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Arkell's Endings

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:08 pm
Ok, suppose somebody has to ask this - how many R+B v R endings are in it? ;)
And were any against me? :oops:
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 200
Views: 16392

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

Clubs & Leagues Anybody have any information on chess clubs that may be reopening, or OTB leagues restarting in the near future? Congresses These seem to be being cancelled (Leyland & Scarborough being the latest that I regularly enter), & will be very surprised if there is an OTB Chess Congress in...
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 281
Views: 17850

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Anyone hearing anything about OTB chess starting in UK ? It's still a bid muddy as to the legality. I don't think you can invite half a dozen people to your house for a Blitz tournament if they are from separate households , but you may legally be able to do so in a Community Centre, Social Club or...
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Under 2200 or Open?
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Under 2200 or Open?

Adam Raoof wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:23 pm
Should our events at https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/chess-england be restricted to players Under 2200? Or should they be open to GMs and IMs?
The two aren't mutually exclusive :)
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2020 grades
Replies: 68
Views: 5346

Re: July 2020 grades

The ECF doesn't normally say when the grades will be out though does it? They usually appear to coincide with the British Championships. I confidently expect they will be published before the next British Championships. And as there isn't any chess for which the gradings might be used, I'm sure the...
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August
Replies: 39
Views: 2090

Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:53 pm
"Maybe my blitz wasn't such bad preparatiom for Peter Svidler after all :)"

Maybe you should be playing the event!
Maybe Marcus :wink:
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August
Replies: 39
Views: 2090

Re: 2020 Legends of chess 21 July to 5 August

Chris Rice wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:23 pm
Day 1
Giri-Carlsen 1-3
Kramnik-Nepo 2-2
Anand-Svidler 1.5 - 2.5
Leko-Ivanchuk 2-2
Gelfand-Ding 3-1

Tomorrow:

Nepo - Ding Liren
Svidler - Leko
Kramnik - Giri
Ivanchuk - Gelfand
Carlsen - Anand
Maybe my blitz wasn't such bad preparatiom for Peter Svidler after all :)
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Living chess, has it died a death?
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Living chess, has it died a death?

I've never had the privilege of watching a game of living chess, by that I mean where people are the pawns and pieces. I wonder if anyone has and how long ago it was. Must be quite interesting to participate and watch one? Is it now nothing more than a once in a blue moon spectacle or has it died a...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Julian Farrand
Replies: 17
Views: 1767

Julian Farrand

From Facebook:

Natasha Regan
55m ·
Very sad to hear that Julian Farrand passed away suddenly on Friday. He was a regular and loyal teammate at Cavendish chess club for many years and will be greatly missed.
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 136
Views: 9071

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:13 am
"7. 2018/19 result. The result was a loss of £64.9K against a budgeted loss of £50.4K. This is attributed to: b) extra junior costs due to tidy-up activities;"

b) What does that mean? Did they trash the place?
:lol:
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz
Replies: 18
Views: 812

Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

These links may be helpful for viewing the final standings and there is also the option of downloading games. Viewer discretion is advised for the latter though! https://www.chess.com/tournament/live/arena/birthday-blitz-5-minute-arena-260653 https://www.chess.com/tournament/live/arena/birthday-blit...
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz
Replies: 18
Views: 812

Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

A huge thank you to all the players (especially those who let me win!) for giving up their time and playing for zero prize money and appearance fees or expenses etc It was nice having a whole range of players from Svidler, Sadler, Gawain etc down to locals who have only taken up the game in recent y...
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz
Replies: 18
Views: 812

Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

9 round swiss:

1st Matthew Sadler 7.5/9
2nd Marcus Harvey 7
3rd Peter Svidler 7

53 played.
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz
Replies: 18
Views: 812

Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Results of the 3 minute arena.

1st: Marcus Harvey 64
2nd: Keith Arkell 61
3rd: Shreyas Royal 50.

48 players in total.