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by Nigel White
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grade File Checker
Replies: 15
Views: 967

Re: Grade File Checker

I use 64-bit Windows 10 and have not had any problems with the file checker. I generate my Excel files manually, rather than using the LMS software.
by Nigel White
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Needing to be ECF member to play in British Championships?
Replies: 28
Views: 2140

Re: Needing to be ECF member to play in British Championships?

On the subject of British Championship costs (and apologies if I've missed a communication) is there any reason why the weekday rated events have gone up in cost from £40 last year to £70 this year? I don't mind paying but it is a bit of a big leap. I think the core fee went up from £40 to £50, but...
by Nigel White
Tue May 28, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 38161

Re: Chess history trivia

Gerard Killoran wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 4:28 pm
Nigel White wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:45 pm
Asquith and Oswald Mosley.
Correct. Never trust a politician with 'little capacity and less interest' for chess. Or the rest of them.
Surprising fact - Oswald Mosley was still alive at the time of the 1975 referendum on EEC membership and campaigned for remain.
by Nigel White
Tue May 28, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 38161

Re: Chess history trivia

Asquith and Oswald Mosley.
by Nigel White
Mon May 27, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carlsen, Anand and Ding Liren to play in the UK
Replies: 40
Views: 4139

Re: Carlsen, Anand and Ding Liren to play in the UK

I agree, Roger. But I'll say something about this - Perhaps yes but who chose Karjakin, who tends to be conservative and defensive and Anand, who is a good ten years past his prime? Why were they chosen? I'm not denying they are both great players but... SNIP I am somewhat mystified about the prese...
by Nigel White
Mon May 20, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 123
Views: 8451

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

At the moment I am considering (for August 2019 onwards) FIDE rating the third section at Hampstead, this will probably be Under 1700 (and you would also have to be Under ECF 135). What do you think? As a regular in the U135 section, I would welcome changing this to being FIDE rated for the reasons...
by Nigel White
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 279
Views: 16596

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

While I normally try to refrain from being critical of volunteers who do their best in sometimes challenging circumstances, I really do think the consultation on grading changes circulated with the latest ECF newsletter is wholly inadequate. I've had experience of a number of consultation exercises ...
by Nigel White
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Past recollection a split topic
Replies: 18
Views: 1005

Re: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:16 am
There's also Chorlton's Ron Doney who had the misfortune to try and teach me Probability in 1983/4
A name from my past - he taught me in the 1970s.
by Nigel White
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 44224

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Mike - thanks for the review. I'm on my way there now and it's useful to know what to expect. Having now returned, I would echo Mike Gunn's assessment of the venue. In practice, there was little difficulty in getting successive slots in the main playing arena if you wished. So, I spent three-quarte...
by Nigel White
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 44224

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Mike - thanks for the review. I'm on my way there now and it's useful to know what to expect.
by Nigel White
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 4NCL International Congress
Replies: 57
Views: 5936

Re: 4NCL International Congress

Does anyone know what happened in the U1825 section? The runaway leader on 100% after 8 rounds was not paired for the final round and is currently shown on 0 points on chess-results.
by Nigel White
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grading website
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Grading website

Is anyone else having problems with the ECF grading website at the moment? As far as I can see, all the results for the 2018-19 season that were previously displayed have disappeared. Also, the grades shown seem to have reverted to the original unamended ones, with no record of the supposedly defin...
by Nigel White
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grading website
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Grading website

Is anyone else having problems with the ECF grading website at the moment? As far as I can see, all the results for the 2018-19 season that were previously displayed have disappeared. Also, the grades shown seem to have reverted to the original unamended ones, with no record of the supposedly defini...
by Nigel White
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess train
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: Chess train

The train returned to Prague on Tuesday after a most enjoyable five days travelling through the Czech Republic and Poland. The overall winner was Australian IM Guy West with an amazing 10/11. The least said about my own performance the better, unlike last year when I seemed to play at a much higher ...
by Nigel White
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess train
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: Chess train

Brendan O'Gorman wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:03 am
Good luck, Nigel. Looks like great fun. Hope you can give us a full report when you get back.
Thanks! I went for the first time last year which I thoroughly enjoyed.