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by Nigel White
Mon May 20, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 121
Views: 6527

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: 16076

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: 889

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: 43579

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: 43579

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: 5665

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: 631

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: 631

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: 872

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: 872

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.
by Nigel White
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess train
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Chess train

The annual Chess Train departs from Prague tomorrow morning. There are due to be 22 different nationalities on board, which is a record. Among the 103 starters there are seven registered as ENG, three as SCO, plus another Englishman registered as NOR, which I believe is also a record turnout from th...
by Nigel White
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incorrect clock settings
Replies: 18
Views: 1010

Re: Incorrect clock settings

A similar situation occurred a few years ago, except on this occasion the clock had been incorrectly set to give no increment. I was less experienced then, so by the time I realised what was happening my flag had fallen and my opponent claimed the win. When explained to the arbiter, he ruled that t...
by Nigel White
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incorrect clock settings
Replies: 18
Views: 1010

Re: Incorrect clock settings

Stop the clocks and call the Arbiter. That is what I have done on both occasions. However, I've had different rulings (albeit in slightly different circumstances) and wish to know which is correct. With DGT 2010 clocks, the display changes at the point when the time falls below 20 minutes - instead...
by Nigel White
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incorrect clock settings
Replies: 18
Views: 1010

Re: Incorrect clock settings

It is really down to the arbiter at the event to ensure that clocks are correctly set at the start of the competition and reset at the start of each round. That's understood - but I would still like to know what is the correct procedure when you discover towards the end of a game that the clocks ha...
by Nigel White
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incorrect clock settings
Replies: 18
Views: 1010

Re: Incorrect clock settings

Is the problem related to a particular make or version of clock? Was it a DGT Easy Plus, DGT 2010 or something different? I think yesterday was a DGT 3000; on the previous occasion a DGT 2010. I realise that if you look closely at these models you can deduce something about the settings. These days...