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by John Upham
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Strongest U13 in England ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1030

Re: Strongest U13 in England ?

Isn't he U12 (both in World and UK terms)? Also he's down to play an IM norm event in Coulsdon in August: https://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/JGCI_Norm.htm That is good news Tom. I'd forgotten what web sites designed in the 1990s looked like : thanks for the reminder ! :D It was fun...
by John Upham
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 37368

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

I note that in the Championship is entered Khan Tito whose FIDE title is AIM meaning Arena International Master.

Is this the first time a FIDE Arena title has featured in the Championship itself ?
by John Upham
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 37368

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

E Michael White wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:28 pm
John Upham wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:59 pm
Good question !
John not very sensible to advertise dates of birth.
I've passed your advice on to

Jimmy Wales
by John Upham
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Strongest U13 in England ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1030

Re: Strongest U13 in England ?

His most recent graded standard play game was on June 7th 2019.

There is an unfortunate possibility of having to return to Singapore and miss the Terafinal for which he qualified.

He could well have been the Youngest Terafinal winner either as Strat or Under-18 winner.
by John Upham
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Strongest U13 in England ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1030

Strongest U13 in England ?

Quick quiz : who would you say was the highest graded Under-13 player playing in an English local league ?

Can anyone suggest anyone stronger than

Jagadeesh Siddharth who is ECF 237 ? :D
by John Upham
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 37368

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Tan Justin Hsien Y 1997 — 1997 England & Wales Births 1837-2006 Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales

(Thanks to RJ for looking this up for me)
by John Upham
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 37368

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Couple of questions/points: - When was the last time IM Malcolm Pein (playing this year) played in the British? - Matthew Wadsworth and Adam C. Taylor listed as FMs, though they were recently ratified as IMs. - Anyone know why IM Brandon Clarke is in the Major Open, not the British? - Of the 55 ent...
by John Upham
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Hamppe - Meitner, Vienna, 1870
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: Hamppe - Meitner, Vienna, 1870

This one's even more popular: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Bg4 6. h3 h5 7. c3 Qd3 8. hxg4 hxg4 9. Nxe5 Bd6 10. Nxd3 Bh2+ That's the one "played" by the Kosintseva sisters about a dozen times I think :) This has been used for a pre-arranged draw 363 times according to MB 2019. T...
by John Upham
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Hamppe - Meitner, Vienna, 1870
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: Hamppe - Meitner, Vienna, 1870

Another pre-arranged drawing game appears to be a variation of the Vienna Game as follows : 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4 d5 4. fxe5 Nxe4 5. d3 Bb4 6. dxe4 Qh4+ 7. Ke2 Bxc3 8. bxc3 Bg4+ 9. Nf3 dxe4 10. Qd4 Bh5 11. Ke3 Bxf3 12. gxf3 Qe1+ 13. Kf4 Qh4+ 14. Ke3 which has occurred some 38 times first being s...
by John Upham
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Hamppe - Meitner, Vienna, 1870
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: Hamppe - Meitner, Vienna, 1870

Matt,

That is the main point underlying my post.

I was hoping to discover all of the popular "games" that players use to play a pre-arranged draw.
by John Upham
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Painful time of the year for chess teachers ?
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: Painful time of the year for chess teachers ?

Not just Sussex but also Kent, Essex, Herts and Berks do lots to support and encourage juniors transitioning into secondary school and onwards. It is one of the reasons why schools from the south east do so well in national competitions. Neill, I would like Hampshire to be included in your above li...
by John Upham
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Hamppe - Meitner, Vienna, 1870
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Hamppe - Meitner, Vienna, 1870

I was looking at "100 Classics of the Chessboard" for its section on endgame studies and was reminded of the game Hamppe - Meitner, Vienna, 1870 or 1872 which ends in perpetual check on move 18. According to MegaBase 2019 the same game with the same result has happened 46 times since 1870. This set ...
by John Upham
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Painful time of the year for chess teachers ?
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Painful time of the year for chess teachers ?

You might imagine that the last couple of weeks of the state school term were joyous ones for chess teachers : year 6 children move from their primary school to their new secondary school. I, for one, wish each year 6 chess club leaver a successful and happy time at their new school and that they wi...
by John Upham
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running a FIDE rated RP tournament ?
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Running a FIDE rated RP tournament ?

I'm considering running a one day rapidplay on September 14th to be both ECF graded and FIDE rated.

What are the specific requirements for a FIDE rp event to have six rounds in one day ?

Bullet point answers would be welcome !
by John Upham
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quit Stallin'
Replies: 36
Views: 4479

Re: Quit Stallin'

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:14 pm
over the house yet she can spot new additions within seconds.
Is she equally as alert at spotting new editions ?