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by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1335
Views: 69248

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

The Oxford vaccine is now running a further trial that may take 3 to 6 months to complete.
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1335
Views: 69248

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

So Cornwall can have a little rule of 6 adult chess. Lol The chances of much of the country going into Tier 1 before the summer seems quite remote given that the vaccine roll out will likely be a longer process than some optimistic predictions suggest. Vaccinating 'everyone' (or enough for herd imm...
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1335
Views: 69248

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

So Cornwall can have a little rule of 6 adult chess. Lol The chances of much of the country going into Tier 1 before the summer seems quite remote given that the vaccine roll out will likely be a longer process than some optimistic predictions suggest.
by Matt Bridgeman
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1789
Views: 156372

Re: Cheating in chess

It didn't say who the supposed cheater was and It doesn't seem possible to discover that from anywhere on the website I think you check back against the user names of your opponents. Tournaments running on chess-results have the lichess user names removed after completion of the tournament. Presuma...
by Matt Bridgeman
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 2274

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

I may be corrected but I believe none of these events have Zoom required - just chess.com anti-cheat measures and Regan tests; Major Open and Rating Limited Events (No qualifiers) Rating Limited U1400 Standard Rating Limited U1400 Rapid Rating Limited U1700 Standard Rating Limited U1700 Rapid Rating...
by Matt Bridgeman
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1335
Views: 69248

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

It reads as if you might be able to have some adult chess in Tier 1 areas which follow the rule of six. An important point would seem to be people travelling into a Tier 1 area from a higher Tier area have to follow their home Tier rules. So no gate crashers allowed at chess events! Lol The usual ex...
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 2274

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

Is the online entry form missing a tick box for the Major Open?

...now added!
by Matt Bridgeman
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1335
Views: 69248

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

If all goes to plan, a lot of the country will go back to tier 1 lite, with some unlucky ones stuck in 3. I'd expect travel to resume normally, with some air corridors. Keyword being "if". Who knows, but there seems to be some suggestion that only Tier 3 really works. The Tier structure may be toug...
by Matt Bridgeman
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1789
Views: 156372

Re: Cheating in chess

In terms of the UKCC, I think it's a matter of public record that at least three of those who would have qualified for the terafinal knockout stage (i.e. were in the top 4 following the first day of the terafinal) got lichess bans and were disqualified between the first and second day of the terafi...
by Matt Bridgeman
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1789
Views: 156372

Re: Cheating in chess

I think you have to be quite careful about all of this, because each of us comes at it from our own perspective. Let me offer a question which I am not sure people will have considered What proportion of players will have reliable Wi-fi in their own homes? Not that we’re that interested in the even...
by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Changing political landscape
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Changing political landscape

With Trump fairly certain to go in January, I was surprised to hear that Putin may also be stepping down the same month due to early onset Parkinson’s. Although the Kremlin is so far denying the quite widely reported story ...while Putin is laying the ground work this week signing an order that no e...
by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?
Replies: 66
Views: 4097

Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

There’s a scientific view gathering strength that secondary schools are spreading a lot of virus. Bojo probably slipped up yet again not including some measure there as it’s likely to increase the length of time of this lockdown and future ones.
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1335
Views: 69248

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Leaks suggest Boris will either be announcing a 4 week national lockdown on Monday, or at least new a new strict Tier 4 for large areas of the country. Essential services of the NHS starting to shutdown in the struggle to cope with new Covid cases.
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?
Replies: 66
Views: 4097

Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

Its more than likely "The British" will not run as planned next year. ....this has the potential to move the competition, especially the large junior events online. & moving them back to OTB events may be quite difficult. Open to suggestion's. Why not? If covid levels go back to this summer's level...
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1335
Views: 69248

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

It also demonstrates the growing theory that the virus transmission is more airborne than government advice currently warns; With limited exceptions, places of employment don't seem to have been engines of spread. Offices and workplaces are supposed to be "Covid secure", but isn't that more of a le...