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by LawrenceCooper
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:58 pm
Nakamura regains the lead from Mamedyarov after a cheapo in a losing position in their round 8 encounter.
But the two end the day 1st= on 17/27.
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz

Nakamura regains the lead from Mamedyarov after a cheapo in a losing position in their round 8 encounter.
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz

Report on Day 3 . The last day of the rapids saw Caruana pushed off the top and its Nakamura and Mamedyarov who now lead. As we head into the blitz part everyone now expects Naka to win this event comfortably. Clearly what we have also seen is further evidence, despite a great start, that Caruana h...
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 77
Views: 5170

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

Posted on Facebook around ten minutes ago: Shreyas Royal 9 mins · It’s been an absolute Pleasure for all of us Got a Positive Response from Home Office ,It’s an our Favour !! I would like to A big thanks to each and everyone from my bottom of heart ! First of all thank you to God given me a strength...
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 36
Views: 2572

Re: Batumi Olympiad

The teams are out . USA are the top seeds in the Open section which is the first time since the break up of the Soviet Union and clearly are heavy favourites to defend their title. Carlsen not playing but Anand back after a break of over 10 years. England are 8th seeds , Ireland 65th Scotland 68th ...
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 329
Views: 18930

Re: Director of Women's Chess

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:20 am
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:48 am
We already have many outstanding role models among our female players :roll:
No doubt, but it would be nice if more women players were able to name them.
I don't think that it's women that have a problem with that.
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 329
Views: 18930

Re: Director of Women's Chess

I tried making the British Ladies' open and importing foreign women title holders so that a norm was possible. This was not all that successful. It has been very difficult to popularise women's chess in England. We need role models. We already have many outstanding role models among our female play...
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 2019 British
Replies: 19
Views: 2571

Re: 2019 British

Neil Graham wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:40 pm

There are times when I think people have no conception at all about what is required in organizing a chess event.
Are there times when you think that they do? :?
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: First Saturday Budapest August
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: First Saturday Budapest August

The posts by Roger and Nick are focusing on ways to go beyond the rules, but what I am asking is whether it is possible (the wording of the FIDE Handbook certainly implies it is possible) to play an entire tournament of more than 9 rounds and to then select 9 games from that tournament and submit i...
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 390
Views: 49939

Re: Cheating in chess

There's reference made in the comments to a match between France and Azerbaijan that was agreed a two-all draw due to the illness of one of the players. For some reason I'm struggling to trace the match - is that an accurate description? Yes, it is. The late Vugar Gashimov was taken ill during play...
by LawrenceCooper
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 223
Views: 11371

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Is that a quote from Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) President Emil Sutovsky on Facebook? I can't find it on the internet anywhere (you likely have to be logged in to Facebook to see that post). How likely is it that national chess federations will listen to the ACP? Is it not more likely ...
by LawrenceCooper
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championships 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2138

Re: Irish Championships 2018

THe boards are wired up for broadcast: https://www.facebook.com/IrishChess/pho ... =3&theater
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19468

Re: British Championship 2018

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:16 am
Arkell-Eggleston is drawn meaning a GM norm for David.
His final norm to be precise: https://ratings.fide.com/title_norms.ph ... 0&title=GM
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19468

Re: British Championship 2018

Arkell-Eggleston is drawn meaning a GM norm for David.