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by John McMorrow
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1117
Views: 54323

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Interesting article on what the Irish Chess Union intend to do at the forthcoming Irish Championship. This was cited by Tim Wall and Malcolm Pein at the ECF Council meeting on Saturday. Kudos to the Irish Chess Union for their efforts but I'd like to ask some questions: - Why shouldn't face coverin...
by John McMorrow
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: International News
Topic: ICU Online Events
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: ICU Online Events

We will have daily events on lichess.org this week. Full details below: ICU Blitz 3/0 PW: ICUBlitz https://lichess.org/tournament/KyFb4QGX ICU 3 Checks Championships PW : 3Checks 24/03 6pm https://lichess.org/tournament/G59q672O Irish 960 Championships PW: 960 25/03 6pm https://lichess.org/tournamen...
by John McMorrow
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: ICU Online Events
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: ICU Online Events

Irish Chess Union
by John McMorrow
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: International News
Topic: ICU Online Events
Replies: 3
Views: 569

ICU Online Events

Tough times ahead but we'd like to extend an invite to you, our neighbours, to our online events over the next few weeks as many of us prepare to work from home, for self isolation or whatever else may come.. We’ll be running the ICU Bullet Championships on LiChess on Monday, 16 March at 7pm. https:...
by John McMorrow
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish New Year Festival 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 1420

Re: Irish New Year Festival 2020

An update on these events: There are a couple of spaces left in the norm events for players rated 2250+ in the GM and IM norm events. The 50+/65+ event looks very competitive with 40 entries already and the 10 player all-play-alls have a handful of places left in each section. There are also over 10...
by John McMorrow
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Arbiter courses
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Re: Arbiter courses

Thanks Alex :D
by John McMorrow
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1494
Views: 137682

Re: Cheating in chess

Cheating incident in the Irish International Open was sent to FIDE but we never heard back like with the 4NCL case. Was dealt with at a national level though. The results suggest that the culprit was not Irish, so how effective is that going to be outside Ireland? Well, he lives in Ireland for a st...
by John McMorrow
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1494
Views: 137682

Re: Cheating in chess

The FIDE Ethics Commission have finished their deliberations on the Rausis case and given him a six year ban and stripped him of the GM title though he keeps the IM title. The unanswered question would have been what would have happened had the 4NCL cheating been perpetuated and detected in the Ope...
by John McMorrow
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Arbiter courses
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Re: Arbiter courses

One in Dublin in January: https://www.icu.ie/events/1296
by John McMorrow
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Malta International Open
Replies: 14
Views: 2324

Re: Malta International Open

I believe 3Cs' Adam Ashton finished on 7/9 as well. Anyone know if that got him anywhere near an IM norm? They aren't using the chess-results site, so no rating performances are quoted. Looking down the list of finishers, there are several British players or those playing in the UK. Apologies if I ...
by John McMorrow
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship
Replies: 44
Views: 5379

Re: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship

Another Iranian vs Israeli pairing today. Gholami was kicked out of the tournament for refusing to play the same opponent. There was talk of a 5-year ban but unclear if this is from junior fide-run events or all fide-run events - the ban was supposed delivered by Arkady himself via email. Hearing th...
by John McMorrow
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish FIDE Arbiter Course
Replies: 0
Views: 1113

Irish FIDE Arbiter Course

The ICU will be running a FIDE Arbiter Course (in English) from the 31st January-2nd February. IA Alex McFarlane will be the lecturer. The course will take place in Gonzaga College SJ, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin. This has been signed off by FIDE who'll be publishing once the site reconstruction...
by John McMorrow
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish New Year Festival 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 1420

Irish New Year Festival 2020

The Irish Chess Union will be running our annual New Year Festival from 2-6 January in the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin. The Festival includes: Three norm events (one GM Norm and two IM Norm) - https://www.icu.ie/events/1275 A 50+/65+ event (open to any nationality) - https://www.icu.ie/events/1...
by John McMorrow
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: The Kilkenny Congress 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1144

The Kilkenny Congress 2019

The Kilkenny Congress 2019 will take place from the 15-17 November in the Club House Hotel & the Ormonde Hotel. Entries can be made here: https://www.icu.ie/events/1126
by John McMorrow
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championship 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1947

Irish Championship 2019

For those in need of some chess viewing after the British... The Irish Championship enters day 5 today with plenty of fascinating games over the past few days. All games are broadcast here: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/irish-championship-2019/5/1/1 Fiona Steil-Antoni will be comment...