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- Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:13 pm
- Forum: Congress Diary
- Topic: Galway Chess Congress 2020: 20th to 22nd March
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Entries are now open for the 2020 Galway Chess Congress , which will be held on 20th to 22nd March at the Menlo Park Hotel, Galway . We have a prize fund of €2500, and we will even pay your prize to you in sterling should you wish. There are three sections: over 1800 (approximately 150 ECF), 1200-18...
- Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:41 pm
- Forum: International News
- Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
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- Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:30 pm
- Forum: Seniors Chess
- Topic: World Senior Individual Championships, Bucharest, November 2019
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The Women's 65+ has 11 entries so that looks like a round-robin; no Nona Gaprindashvili this year. Now 17 in the Women's 50+. No British ladies have entered (unless you count Helen Milligan). http://chess-results.com/tnr449485.aspx?lan=27&art=0 Nona Gaprindashvili is now shown as entered. There are...
- Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:12 pm
- Forum: General Chat
- Topic: Media comments on chess
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Just seen a particularly overblown chess metaphor in a report on Sunday's Arsenal - Spurs match, by Barney Ronay in the Irish Times. (It credits the piece to the Guardian, but I can't find it on their website.) David Luiz was ... a man playing a game of slapstick defensive chess three moves ahead an...
At the moment governments on both sides are reconciled to the idea of no deal but are keen to make it look as though they tried really hard to get one. Agreed, in the main, which is why I thought that maybe Parliament, a majority of which seems not to be so reconciled, might still take the least-ba...
That doesn't answer my question, which was: Do more MPs prefer leaving with no deal than leaving with the current one, given that the UK will be leaving one way or the other?
Would there not be a majority in Parliament for the deal, once all delusions about renegotiating it or having a second referendum or whatever have been removed? That would certainly be the perfect outcome for Ireland, and the reason nobody is talking about it is that it isn't going to happen. Why n...
As an outsider, it seems to me that the most likely outcome is one I haven't heard mentioned in the last few weeks: that the UK leaves the EU on 31 October with Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement. I am assuming that Johnson fails to renegotiate the deal, and that the anti-Johnson forces fail to cobb...
The alternatives are: - The arbiter never does anything unless prompted to do so by players - You have enough arbiters to ensure that they can "see" everything; then you'll need an Olympiad-type number of people watching There is a third alternative, which is what often happens in practice and what...
This discussion has reminded me of an issue that arose recently when I was running a rapid event (not FIDE-rated, but FIDE rules applied). It concerned the interpretation of (the relatively new) rule A 4.4: A.4.4 If the arbiter observes both kings are in check … he shall wait until the next move is ...
For the record, my copy of the OED (published 1979, copyright 1971) has this statement regarding the derivation of the chess sense of rook: "The ultimate source is the Pers. rukh , the original sense of which is doubtful". I don't have access to the 1752 edition, for the good reasons already mentio...
Johnson's Dictionary is available online. There is nothing remotely resembling Mr Field's claim in the entry for 'rook'.John McKenna wrote: ↑Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:24 pmFrancis may have meant Samuel Johnson's famous dictionary, which he has mentioned before -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Diction ... h_Language