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by Daniel Gormally
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 20337

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

I have a theory with covid. We keep saying how the vaccine/cure won't be available for a year at least, maybe 18 months. but my theory is it's a bit like in the second world war, when circumstances impelled scientific breakthroughs that happened quicker than we thought. And I think the same thing wi...
by Daniel Gormally
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 20337

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Jersey gone. Even if we don't die of coronavirus, I predict that most professional chess players will die of boredom at a lack of things to do, at this rate.
by Daniel Gormally
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 368
Views: 28399

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

why would ding be a surprise winner?
by Daniel Gormally
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 20337

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

I don't think they'll be anything like the number of deaths that people are claiming either. I reckon it will have burned out by the summer and will be more or less forgotten about. the media love toying with worse case scenarios. it's what they are paid to do. then again we have already seen that i...
by Daniel Gormally
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 20337

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

will heb get back for blackpool?
by Daniel Gormally
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 20337

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Incidentally a large part of me rather takes a philisophical view-point. if you die you die, nobody has a divine right to life, so why live in fear? and there is one thing that has a guaranteed 100 percent mortality rate, and that is being alive. go outside and there are plenty of things that can ki...
by Daniel Gormally
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 20337

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Btw the candidates must also be in doubt now. What happens if they go ahead and one of the players, or one of the other people involved with organising the event, gets ill half-way through? they'll have got to that point and would presumably have to cancel. the whole thing is a nightmare with no eas...
by Daniel Gormally
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 20337

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Can't imagine the 4ncl will go ahead, or many other tournaments in the UK over the next few weeks for that matter either. As someone already suggested Blackpool might the last fairly well attended congress for some time. It doesn't really matter what advice is being handed out, people are panicking ...
by Daniel Gormally
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 20337

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

I thought there was no proof that masks stopped you getting infected.
by Daniel Gormally
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 21885

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:49 pm
Daniel Gormally wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:45 pm
This whole thing looks like a disaster.
Yes, I think it is fair to categorise Covid-19 as a natural disaster. What's your point?
Why do I need a point. I'm just making conversation, you prat.
by Daniel Gormally
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 20337

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Government advice is not to close schools and to carry on as relatively normal, but that might change in a couple of weeks.
by Daniel Gormally
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 20337

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Is the “3-7 hours” angle actually that relevant? If one person is infected and the other isn’t then it appears that it takes very little contact for one to infect the other. Is spending 3-7 hours opposite them actually any more significantly risky than spending 10 minutes with someone? Genuine ques...
by Daniel Gormally
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 20337

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

I guess I agree with this, but the other issue at play is whether or not this virus will burn out. if say 10,000 people in this country get it then it's worth trying to avoid it, but if the experts are saying that 70-80 percent of us will get it, then is this just not delaying the inevitable? I'm al...
by Daniel Gormally
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 21885

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

Unless this thing blows out by the summer (and I think it will, or hope so) then events like the Olympiad and the British must very much be in doubt.
by Daniel Gormally
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 21885

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

The problem with the 4ncl is if they cancel the next weekend I guess they are done for the year, unless they can somehow rearrange it at a later point. I don't see how they could hold the final weekend without confirming the final standings for the relegation and championship pools first. This whole...