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by Nigel White
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 110
Views: 6484

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

I note from New In Chess that a match Ding Liren v Navara is due to start in Prague next Tuesday. I wonder is that still on? Ding Liren has been replaced in Prague by Pemtala Harikrishna. I think the organisers were lucky to find someone of that standard available for a week at such short notice. A...
by Nigel White
Wed May 23, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi-Final Pairings & Results
Replies: 17
Views: 1257

Re: Semi-Final Pairings & Results

Neil Graham wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 2:10 pm

U100 ; Surrey v Leicestershire; Lancashire v Warwickshire

The U100 may be subject to change because of an eligibility query.
I understand that the U100 result has been changed & consequently the semi-final will be Lancashire v Essex.
by Nigel White
Sun May 13, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rapidplay disputes over position of pieces
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Rapidplay disputes over position of pieces

I plyed in a rapidplay tournament today. In the last round I was playing a junior and there were a couple of incidents in a long game, in which neither of us was recording moves by the time they occurred. In the first, my opponent picks up his queen on d2, waves it around in the air for a few second...
by Nigel White
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Fraser?
Replies: 12
Views: 1815

Re: Alan Fraser?

I had heard, albeit secondhand, that he was due a hip operation.
by Nigel White
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 18012

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

David Gilbert wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:20 pm
The National Club Championships held at Telford last weekend were a shambles.
Agreed. I wasn't going to comment publicly, as the organisers have a thankless task, but this year, in my opinion, the administration of the event was way below acceptable standards.
by Nigel White
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New Grade/Age Categories
Replies: 31
Views: 2164

Re: New Grade/Age Categories

I think that the age information in grading site should be treated with caution. I know from my club that at least a couple of over 80s should be shown, but are not, whereas the one person who is there will be very amused to find that he is over 80.
by Nigel White
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 247
Views: 14008

Re: County Championship Consultation

I have been supportive of the County Championship, but after my experiences on Saturday, I'm not so sure. (I've left out the names to protect the guilty.) I had agreed to play in an away County fixture. I had some regrets, as there was a normally well organised congress I would have liked to play in...
by Nigel White
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 9435

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

Martin Benjamin wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:52 pm

Anyone on site know the full story behind Luke McShane's ten move loss to Tim Rogers in the blitz? It was not on position, so was it mobile phone or something else?

According to chess-results server McShane won the game against Rogers.
by Nigel White
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July Grades
Replies: 60
Views: 7859

Re: july grades

I understand that there have been a number of errors in the NCCL results submission, not helped by nothing being input from this league for the January 2017 grades release. In my own case, I've only spotted one incorrect result (against the right opponent). I've notified the league's grader - I awai...
by Nigel White
Mon May 01, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ever sat at the Wong Board?
Replies: 20
Views: 3034

Re: Ever sat at the Wong Board?

In the opening round of the London Chess Classic weekender last December, I sat without an opponent for about 15 minutes until a junior arrived late. However, he was not my expected opponent, who in fact had started on time against the wrong opponent two boards down. When I subsequently talked to th...
by Nigel White
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 417
Views: 19652

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

I don't know the back story to this but it appears that Hou Yifan has replaced Wei Yi for the 2017 Grand Prix. http://www.fide.com/component/content/article/1-fide-news/10042-premium-subscription-to-follow-world-chess-championship-cycle-tournaments.html I pointed this out a couple of days ago Just ...
by Nigel White
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 417
Views: 19652

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Just had an email from World Chess (i.e. Agon) trying to sell access to their coverage of the Grand Prix cycle. It included drawn caricatures of the 24 players. Interestingly, Hou Yifan is shown (at the expense of Wei Yi). So is Hou Yifan included after all. or was Wei Yi a late replacement and they...
by Nigel White
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017
Replies: 382
Views: 20024

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Does anyone know the pairing rules being used? Casual observation suggests that in earlier rounds there have been more all female pairings than would otherwise have been expected. However, the just published Round 7 pairings do not seem to have followed this trend. Given today's controversy, the qu...
by Nigel White
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017
Replies: 382
Views: 20024

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Does anyone know the pairing rules being used? Casual observation suggests that in earlier rounds there have been more all female pairings than would otherwise have been expected. However, the just published Round 7 pairings do not seem to have followed this trend.
by Nigel White
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London Chess Classic FIDE Open
Replies: 62
Views: 5769

Re: London Chess Classic FIDE Open

There are actually 247 players in the Open, of which about 13 appear to have requested a first round half point bye. So the number affected by not registering is probably about 20 (8% of entrants).