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By the way, I think the Cricket World Cup format is poor for the same reason; now that Australia, New Zealand, India and England already look certain to be in the Semi Finals And then England lose to Sri Lanka. Oh dear! With matches against Australia, India and New Zealand still to come it's squeak...
- Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:32 am
- Forum: Seniors Chess
- Topic: European Senior Team Championships 2019
- Replies: 5
- Views: 1021
It would be nice if the teams could have names that were a bit more imaginative than "England 1" and "England 2". Could I suggest "The Bookkeepers" and "The Token Man" for the two 50+ teams?
Steve, Windows 10 (and 8 and 8.1 for that matter) will let you run a Windows 7 program on it if you tell it to by setting the compatibility mode for the program. If you have a shortcut set up on the desktop for the program then you can get to this by right clicking on the shortcut and selecting "Pro...
I tried that before, but it didn't work. Are there any known subtleties? Make sure you both have the same version (ideally the latest) installed. Emailing the TUNx file and loading normally just works and, as Alex says, is independent of key. Another possibility is to upload to Chess-results. Then ...
- Sat May 18, 2019 12:21 pm
- Forum: ECF Matters
- Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
- Replies: 206
- Views: 10822
Trying to pull the thread back on topic, here's a suggestion for what us plebs would like the ECF to spend some money on. How about an annual £5,000 congress contingency fund? The idea is to rescue events which get cancelled because the organisers believe the event is going to lose money and encoura...
Did Franz Liszt's list of lists include itself ? Do you have a reference for "Franz Liszt's list of lists" which would allow us to check this? An exercise for any student of philosophy. No. What would be of interest to a philosopher would be the "List of all lists which are not members of themselve...
I suggest you check out the 75-move rule (article 9.6.2) in the FIDE Laws of Chess.
- Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:39 am
- Forum: Junior Chess
- Topic: 15% markup in ECF transfer fees for World Schools Ch, Turkey
- Replies: 44
- Views: 3095
That has left me wondering who the junior selectors are and whether they really have a clear idea of what they are doing, beyond picking numbers from an ECF grading list which - due to its being up-dated only every 6 months - is frequently well out-of-date as regards juniors, particularly at the yo...
- Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:27 pm
- Forum: Grading Debate
- Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
- Replies: 123
- Views: 8451
What is the connection (if any) between grading frequency and ECF membership? My understanding (and please correct me if I'm wrong) is that currently a new player could start playing league chess in September and not join the ECF until the following June or July without penalty. So, (s)he would rece...
The Tier 4 visa regulations, which apply to students from outside the EU, were introduced in January and provide a broad definition of who is considered a professional sportsperson. This can include anyone who has received payment in kind in the past four years for playing sport; has been registere...
I have about 250 chess books, none of them rare or valuable, I suspect. I do have the first few years of Chess Magazine complete from the first one in 1935 through to 1946. The paper quality markedly degrades during the war years when it was no doubt affected by shortages and so likely rare but bein...
A wee snippet. "Ruston plays the Sicilian, I don't know what to do?" "Jeff suddenly took me in his strong bronzed arms and gently kissed me. My heart swam with joy, I had dreamed of this moment since I had first seen Jeff's picture on the back of my chess book." Jeff softly whispered in my ear. "Th...
- Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:24 pm
- Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
- Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
- Replies: 37
- Views: 2345
It is also worth noting that she was an occasional contributor to the weekly chess 'Magazine' programme which was broadcast on the Third Network (the precursor to Radio 3) between Autumn 1958 and Summer 1964.