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by Nigel White
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess train
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

Re: Chess train

Might you be able to report back, post event, Nigel, possibly with some pictures? It was again a hugely enjoyable event, won by the German GM Michael Prusikin with an impressive 10/11. My modest 4 points was about in line with rating expectations, given that nearly a third of participants were rate...
by Nigel White
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess train
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

Re: Chess train

The Chess Train 2019 is held under the auspices of the Minister of Transport Vladimír Kremlík ... Surely the surname/family name is misspelt? Kremlik seems to have got himself in big political trouble by attending our departure today. He turned up early (before 9am) & seemed to have fun trolling th...
by Nigel White
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess train
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

Re: Chess train

We set off again tomorrow morning. Numbers seem to be a bit down this year, which I hope doesn't jeopardise its contiuance, given there were some doubts about its future last year which thankfully appear to have been resolved.
by Nigel White
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Open London Chess Classic
Replies: 13
Views: 1254

Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

The last year without registration, we had 20 defaults in Round 1. So we had to do something! Last year in the U1600 Weekender (for which no registration was required) in the first round on the Friday night over a quarter of all the games were shown as defaulted - and this figure will exclude succe...
by Nigel White
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12484

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:26 pm
Nepo held with White by Predke. I was intrigued on looking up the latter to see he was from Dimitrovgrad - how many Russian cities named after Communist leaders in the Soviet period have retained those names in the modern era? (Tolyatti is another one, I note.)
Kaliningrad is another.
by Nigel White
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix
Replies: 58
Views: 4687

Re: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix

But the rules on the Grand Prix web page say default wins are not counted, so the 20th 4NCL would only score 87 +4 = 91, I think.
by Nigel White
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 5274

Re: July 2019 grades......

David Clayton has confirmed that this was an oversight. The tournament has now been registered and the file submitted. David has said that the secretary of the FIDE Qualifications Committee is aware of the situation and will approve the registration. It will then be rated and included on a future S...
by Nigel White
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 5274

Re: July 2019 grades......

Without the results from the Under-1750 at the British Championships :( Indeed, because the ECF never registered it, and thus never submitted the rating file either. Looks like you should write an email to David Clayton and Kevin Staveley. I spotted this omission from the September rating list yest...
by Nigel White
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 5274

Re: July 2019 grades......

The FIDE September list was published today. Without the results from the Under-1750 at the British Championships :( Indeed, because the ECF never registered it, and thus never submitted the rating file either. Looks like you should write an email to David Clayton and Kevin Staveley. I spotted this...
by Nigel White
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Legitimate procedure in making a move?
Replies: 23
Views: 1548

Re: Legitimate procedure in making a move?

I can't find this covered in the laws of chess (unless it counts as distracting behaviour). A player picks up a piece and moves it to a square, but realising that is a bad move doesn't release it. Instead they stand up and walk away from the board still holding the piece. They spend several minutes...
by Nigel White
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Legitimate procedure in making a move?
Replies: 23
Views: 1548

Legitimate procedure in making a move?

I can't find this covered in the laws of chess (unless it counts as distracting behaviour). A player picks up a piece and moves it to a square, but realising that is a bad move doesn't release it. Instead they stand up and walk away from the board still holding the piece. They spend several minutes ...
by Nigel White
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38995

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

In which case parents and spectators need to be kept in a designated areas as much as possible or prevented from using electronic devices outside of that area (at Torquay spectators were warned about the use of phones). At Torquay I felt provisions for this were excellent; there were separate toile...
by Nigel White
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Villa de Benasque Open
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: Villa de Benasque Open

Leonard Barden wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:20 pm
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He has not played in England since the London Classic in December 2018, but has competed in Europe,
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I've seen him at some games in England in 2019. Most memorably in the London League when Battersea put out a youth team to play the Galacticos of Wood Green
by Nigel White
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Villa de Benasque Open
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: Villa de Benasque Open

He is obviously improving rapidly. I've played him a few times in the past couple of years or so and have had no problems. Now way above my grade, so unlikely I'll be playing him again.
by Nigel White
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: No Comment?
Replies: 24
Views: 2257

Re: No Comment?

It appears that there will be commentary this year:
https://twitter.com/ginger_gm/status/11 ... 4313480194

It's not clear if this will be the on-site commentary as well.