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by Michael Farthing
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Isn't this the time ...
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: Isn't this the time ...

Combining the two phrases, however, makes perfect sense, "J'adoube en passant"
by Michael Farthing
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Isn't this the time ...
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: Isn't this the time ...

Andy Stoker wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:49 pm
Oh good ... I'm watching out for the grades - hoping for a longplay grade, which will be my first for 41 years. The youth of today seem to say "adjust" now and don't announce check ... did we always shake hands before the game?
Not when playing correspondence :-)
by Michael Farthing
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Rebranding
Replies: 27
Views: 1843

Re: Rebranding

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:45 pm
Nick Grey wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:57 pm
When will the shirts, hoodies, caps and branded vacuum mugs go on sale?
Bad news - Michael Farthing is in charge of the shirts. :shock:
Well at least it's not the C.E.O.
by Michael Farthing
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 370
Views: 47819

Re: Cheating in chess

Perhaps with the added twist that remaining time from the first game is carried across to the second?
by Michael Farthing
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: County Championships 2018 Live
Replies: 14
Views: 713

Re: County Championships 2018 Live

And there was me hoping this thread would provide an escape from the madness seemingly affecting this green and erstwhile pleasant land. Ah well!
by Michael Farthing
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Rebranding
Replies: 27
Views: 1843

Re: Rebranding

As a designer (not) I notice that the board is in the top right corner of the design and therefore deduce that it is intended to be cut off at the left. The top right corner is appropriately black.
by Michael Farthing
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 286
Views: 15062

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Andrew's not trying to stop you Nick!

And I can confirm from personal observation on more than one occasion that Andrew has been a participant in such a scene and behaved with due and appropriate male nerdishness. I'm sure his light-hearted comment was to some extent intended at his own expense.
by Michael Farthing
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 133
Views: 7166

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

They would need to be distributed equally between "black" and "white" based ethnic groups.
by Michael Farthing
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Rebranding
Replies: 27
Views: 1843

Rebranding

The ECF newslatter has just announced a rebranding of the ECF:

https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-cont ... anding.pdf

I usually find changes of logo disappointing, but in this case it strikes me as quite an exciting new design
by Michael Farthing
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 286
Views: 15062

Re: Director of Women's Chess

I suspect those who propose setting down rules for potential sponsors have had little experience actually negotiating with them. Actually, there are two kinds of sponsors - one, the sponsor who pretty much knows what type of activity it wants to sponsor and, two, the sponsor who doesn't and is ther...
by Michael Farthing
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the FIDE voting system be reformed and if so how?
Replies: 35
Views: 1037

Re: Should the FIDE voting system be reformed and if so how?

Ooh! I fee a Soheil question coming on: What is the difference between 'association' and 'federation' in "happy to remain an association and not become a federation" [and I have noticed the smiley, but I am wondering if there is any difference apart from the particular interpretation in this case] E...
by Michael Farthing
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the FIDE voting system be reformed and if so how?
Replies: 35
Views: 1037

Re: Should the FIDE voting system be reformed and if so how?

I'm not sure "None of the above" makes sense in the context of a "should" question but to humour you I've added "Don't Know", which has the unfortunate side effect of wiping out the previous votes :-) :-) !! Well, that was very kind Brian, but it had only been said light-heartedly. Nevertheless, in...
by Michael Farthing
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 286
Views: 15062

Re: Director of Women's Chess

I hadn't considered that there was any current activity that a Director of Women's Chess would be responsible for. Surely the purpose of this role is to bring imaginative thinking for new initiatives and give support where such initiatives are already happening or are being planned by others? There ...
by Michael Farthing
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the FIDE voting system be reformed and if so how?
Replies: 35
Views: 1037

Re: Should the FIDE voting system be reformed and if so how?

I see my choice of "Neither of the Above" is not available in this poll.

This is not totally facetious. I rather think that as the possibility of making a change is miniscule the question is not worth answering :-(
by Michael Farthing
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 286
Views: 15062

Re: Director of Women's Chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:43 am
and just as the Director business doesn't look good - and really, this shouldn't be a hard thing to see - the discussion on this thread doesn't look gorgeous either.
Yeah - that's the problem with discussions: some people think the wrong things.