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by David Blower
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 270
Views: 17090

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

That is producing a contrast with the UK, where nothing over the board seems to be planned for at least several months. Isn't it still illegal in the UK to hold indoor "meetings" involving multiple households? I'm wondering whether pubs, particularly those with outdoor seating will be configured to...
by David Blower
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 54
Views: 4016

Re: Membership Renewal

The question I would have is what benefit would you actually get for your money from renewing the membership. Please don't tell me that I can enter ECF online tournaments. I can enter online tournaments, without the benefit of my ECF membership and did so plenty of times, before I decided that I wan...
by David Blower
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 7th International Clergy Polish Correspondence Chess Championship
Replies: 11
Views: 928

7th International Clergy Polish Correspondence Chess Championship

Is anyone going to be entering this event.
by David Blower
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 200
Views: 16314

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

From the ECU website on restarting chess. The full document and a Youtube link is here https://www.europechess.org/how-to-restart-otb-chess-activities/ Space per player in playing halls shall be increased to cover at least the requirement of 1.5 m distance between the players. I am assuming though ...
by David Blower
Wed May 27, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess game that I have just played
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Chess game that I have just played

Thanks for the feedback. I have just sent him some puzzles which have undefended pieces all of which I have picked up on chesskid.com
by David Blower
Wed May 20, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess game that I have just played
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Chess game that I have just played

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 f6 4. Bc4 Nge7 5. d3 Nb4 6. O-O d5 7. exd5 Nbxd5 8. Bd2 Be6 9. Re1 c6 10. d4 Qc7 11. Nxd5 cxd5 12. Bb3 O-O-O 13. dxe5 fxe5 14. Nxe5 Ng6 15. Nxg6 hxg6 16. g3 Bh3 17. Bf4 Bd6 18. Bxd6 Rxd6 19. Re3 Rf8 20. Rc3 Rc6 21. Rxc6 bxc6 22. Qd3 Qb6 23. Qe3 d4 24. Qe1 g5 25. Be6+ Kd8 ...
by David Blower
Tue May 05, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 200
Views: 16314

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

As the chairman of my local over the board chess club, I am planning both things at the same time, the chess club once we restart over the board and in the meantime some sort of way of continuing the chess club online for the time being.
by David Blower
Sun May 03, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Office Staff on Furlough
Replies: 38
Views: 4022

Re: ECF Office Staff on Furlough

I certainly don't believe that the ECF year should start in any other month other than September, because that is obviously when most leagues start.
by David Blower
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Office Staff on Furlough
Replies: 38
Views: 4022

Re: ECF Office Staff on Furlough

Regardless of how hard the finances of the ECF are hit, I hope they still decide to keep the free silver junior membership of the ECF to any junior that has not being a previous member of the ECF, for the first year. That has been really useful for some of my club members in previous years, and I ho...
by David Blower
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 136
Views: 9056

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

I would hope that the ECF continue their free junior silver membership for any junior that has not been a previous member of the ECF when chess resumes, however hard the finances of the ECF will be hit. It is a useful initiative (one that I have used myself in the past) and obviously can lead to lon...
by David Blower
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 136
Views: 9056

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Is ECF membership free for ALL juniors at the moment. (I know that you can get free junior silver membership if you have never been a member of the ECF before anyway.)
by David Blower
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pre-move -who came up with that idea?
Replies: 27
Views: 2055

Re: Pre-move -who came up with that idea?

The idea of pre-move is if you know your opponent has only got 1 legal move, or if you have checkmate in a few moves, and you know what moves you want to play regardless of what your opponent does. Personally I have never played with a time limit that requires pre-moves. In postal chess, or daily tu...
by David Blower
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what happens when you pass away as a chess player??
Replies: 30
Views: 3327

Re: what happens when you pass away as a chess player??

I assume you mean in terms of your ECF grade. The games played before the person has died are submitted for ECF grading in the normal way. The person will then become an ungraded player.

If this is because of an ongoing situation I will just add hope everything is alright as well.
by David Blower
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 200
Views: 16314

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

That is the whole point of vote chess on chess.com though. Discussion of the moves is allowed in that form of chess. In fact it is encouraged.
by David Blower
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 200
Views: 16314

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

OK does anyone have a chess club on chess.com If so do you want a Vote Chess match against Brewood Chess Circle. We are a fairly small chess club, but I am not too bothered about how many members we are playing against. My suggestion is a move every 48 hours, with us as white (because our members wa...