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by Nigel White
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35408

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: 636

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: 636

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: 2020

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.
by Nigel White
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grade File Checker
Replies: 16
Views: 1785

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: 2486

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: 39441

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: 39441

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: 5082

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: 9315

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: 17651

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: 1167

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: 45845

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: 45845

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: 6277

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.