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by Paul McKeown
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3270
Views: 357345

Re: Media comments on chess

From her blog:
Tatiana Kukanova, after leaving her life beside his ex-husband, won a chess championship
by Paul McKeown
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3270
Views: 357345

Re: Media comments on chess

Apparently Isabel dos Santos' mother, Tatjana Kukanova, was a chess champion. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/19/isabel-dos-santos-president-daughter-africa-richest-woman-angola . Whether that was in Russia, where she was born, or in Azerbaijan, where she met her future husband and the fa...
by Paul McKeown
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Submitting events to the FIDE calendar
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: Submitting events to the FIDE calendar

Hi Nick,

PM me contact for Ed, please!
by Paul McKeown
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Richmond Rapidplay 127 - 23 February 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Richmond Rapidplay 127 - 23 February 2020

Always good to hear a satisfied customer, eager for more!
by Paul McKeown
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Submitting events to the FIDE calendar
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: Submitting events to the FIDE calendar

Do you think you need to get it sorted because the regulations require you to do so, or because you think it would be desirable to help your event attract entries? I've not bothered putting my events there for several years. It's not a requirement of it being FIDE-rated. The latter - for the advert...
by Paul McKeown
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Richmond Rapidplay 131 - 18 October 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 232

Richmond Rapidplay 131 - 18 October 2020

Sunday, 18 October 2020 at Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM. TW1 3BB.

4 sections, FIDE rated & ECF graded Open, U160, U120. ECF graded U80. 6 round Swiss.

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by Paul McKeown
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Richmond Rapidplay 130 - 9 August 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 213

Richmond Rapidplay 130 - 9 August 2020

Sunday, 9 August 2020 at Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM. TW1 3BB.

4 sections, FIDE rated & ECF graded Open, U160, U120. ECF graded U80. 6 round Swiss.

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by Paul McKeown
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Richmond Rapidplay 128 - 19 April 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 213

Richmond Rapidplay 128 - 19 April 2020

Sunday, 19 April 2020 at Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM. TW1 3BB.

4 sections, FIDE rated & ECF graded Open, U160, U120. ECF graded U80. 6 round Swiss.

Entry form
by Paul McKeown
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Richmond Rapidplay 127 - 23 February 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Richmond Rapidplay 127 - 23 February 2020

23 February 2020 at Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, TWICKENHAM. TW1 3BB.

4 sections, FIDE rated & ECF graded Open, U160, U120. ECF graded U80. 6 round Swiss.

Entry form
by Paul McKeown
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Submitting events to the FIDE calendar
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Submitting events to the FIDE calendar

I'm sure that someone here can help. This new FIDE calendar, that shouts all over the place that its status is "beta", how does one go about adding new events to it? The link given on the ECF website (https://www.fide.com/calendar/tournaments.html?view=calendar&task=uregister) doesn't seem to work, ...
by Paul McKeown
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4501

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

As an arbiter make a decision. I did. as noted right at the start. The player to make the move ought to be the one that resigned first. It has been suggested already, but I don't see the logic. I believe the result of the game is correctly 0 - 0, as both players resigned. One of the points of the O...
by Paul McKeown
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4501

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

Nick Grey wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:17 pm
As it was an ungraded and unrated game, and I was feeling kindly disposed, I scored it 0.5 - 0.5.

Perhaps Paul -FIDE Laws not applicable in this instance. But an interesting thread.
I think that rather misses the point of posting, which was to point out a lacuna in the Laws.
by Paul McKeown
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4501

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

Nick Grey wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:30 pm
Paul - that your interesting case is appears to be a junior event means I ought not have commented.
It was an adult's event. Some behave more foolishly than the children.
by Paul McKeown
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4501

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

It's alright. She's forgiven. Kids usually are. It's the supposed grown ups... @_@
by Paul McKeown
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4501

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

The original post concerned two players simultaneously resigning. However, most of the subsequent comments concern someone's off hand recollection of their young daughter writing "resigns" on the score-sheet. Of course, this is an instance the Immutable Law of the Forum. No one ever posts on topic. ...