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by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 2019 new ECF junior selection policy
Replies: 26
Views: 2229

Re: 2019 new ECF junior selection policy

I wonder if it would be a worthwhile idea for the ECF to approach Nigel Short and suggest a proper overhaul of the current conditions set for European and World level junior events. Having done a couple of these trips now it seems to be that the events are modelled to be a money making venture for t...
by Matt Bridgeman
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 61163

Re: Cheating in chess

You have to wonder about his parents' view on this sudden change in his performances. Were they helping him to perfect his cheating system? Did they need the prize money? It would be interesting to know what other entries he had lined up. Was the next stop the London Chess Classic? Perhaps he was t...
by Matt Bridgeman
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 61163

Re: Cheating in chess

It it worth checking recent results from CCF internal competitions also : http://ratings.fide.com/individual_calculations.phtml?idnumber=467596&rating_period=2018-10-01 and http://ratings.fide.com/individual_calculations.phtml?idnumber=467596&rating_period=2018-11-01 Perhaps the issue could have be...
by Matt Bridgeman
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 4NCL International Congress
Replies: 57
Views: 5352

Re: 4NCL International Congress

There's quite a lot of movement on gaming type cases, where prosecutors are not leaving it to the national federations. In card gaming there was the recent Phil Ivey case, (although a civil case, there were criminal references made). And a few years earlier (2011), poker player Darren Woods was sent...
by Matt Bridgeman
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6196

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

The venue is a couple of miles away from the various hotels. Amazing venue really - 'the city of culture' https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Culture_of_Galicia But it also has some building works going on and various health and safety issues with all this torrential rain today. It's been a pret...
by Matt Bridgeman
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 4NCL International Congress
Replies: 57
Views: 5352

Re: 4NCL International Congress

His rd 8 win was a corker. Not bad for a 1200. Wouldn't have been out of place for a 2400 :roll: CCF, hhmm Wonder if his school gets informed? Can’t imagine they’d be too impressed... I wonder that this matter is being treated so lightly. This was surely a concerted attempt to gain £600 by fraudule...
by Matt Bridgeman
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6196

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

Yes the kids are prepped, but the pairings will not be until tomorrow, touch wood. There's been an orange alert on the weather apparently, but with more bad weather on the way we can only have fingers crossed we don't lose other rounds. It's simul's in groups against the coaches at 4pm to keep sharp...
by Matt Bridgeman
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 61163

Re: Cheating in chess

A junior...
who was in the process of dominating the U1825 4NCL International Congress last weekend, disqualified from the tournament for cheating. Not sure what type of cheating.
by Matt Bridgeman
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 11497

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Further kudos to Lancashire FM Glenn House, scalping a strong IM in Mateusz Kolosowski, rated 2448. Of the English contingent only Michael Adams beat a stronger player today. So far Glenn has beaten a GM, lost to World number 6, Anish Giri and beaten an IM. Not too shabby!
by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 11497

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Glenn's reward is to play black against Anish Giri tomorrow!
by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 11497

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Great result by Morecambe player, FM Glenn House today, beating Indian GM Dhopade Swapnil. Only English player to beat a GM today it looks like.
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 58
Views: 4934

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

Don't forget the players who have it the hardest are the poor well behaved junior players who have to put up with playing some terribly behaved brats on a regular basis. But as an aside, it bothers me a little that most of the leagues and clubs in my neck of the woods in the North West just don't ha...
by Matt Bridgeman
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2767
Views: 295971

Re: Media comments on chess

It was Elizabeth Paehtz, who I now an IM I think. 2001, so it will depend if they've improved at all in the meantime.
by Matt Bridgeman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2767
Views: 295971

Re: Media comments on chess

Former undisputed heavyweight champion, Lennox Lewis is having a rematch with his final boxing opponent, and former champion, Vitali Klitschko ...but in a chess match! Lewis and both Klitschko brothers were quite famous for enjoying chess during their boxing careers. I suspect Vitali is a stronger c...
by Matt Bridgeman
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Crowd funding for World Cadets Chess Championships
Replies: 0
Views: 564

Crowd funding for World Cadets Chess Championships

Niamh Bridgeman, who is 12 years old, has set up a crowd funding page at Just Giving to help fund her trip to the World Cadets Championship in Santiago De Compostela, Spain between the 3rd and 16th November 2018. It would be great if you took a look;

www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/niamh-bridgeman