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by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Yorkshire league players in the 4NCL
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

Re: Yorkshire league players in the 4NCL

For Bradford A you can add 1 player who plays for Sussex Smart Survivors too.
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Emergency Board Meeting - Draft Minutes
Replies: 565
Views: 55149

Re: Emergency Board Meeting - Draft Minutes

I wonder if Jeremy kyle can follow any of this because I surely can't.

It seems to have descended into a script for one of his shows!
by Ihor Lewyk
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 2014
Replies: 45
Views: 6620

Re: Gibraltar 2014

I like the pairing they've given to Sophie Milliet. Has she drawn it yet?
by Ihor Lewyk
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: International News
Topic: February 2014 FIDE rating list
Replies: 2
Views: 1404

Re: February 2014 FIDE rating list

I notice Simon Buckley has been over 2300 for a long while but doesn't have f after his name. Does he need to apply to FIDE for his fm title? Is there a fee to do this?
by Ihor Lewyk
Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: New Year Honours List
Replies: 74
Views: 14785

Re: New Year Honours List

Perusal of the Queen's Birthday Honours List just announced again ignores chess as far as I can see. Are you sure chess has been ignored in so much as not thought of? Has anybody bothered to nominate one of our own for services to chess? If not is it something we want the ECF to address? Just a tho...
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Football predictions
Replies: 13
Views: 2173

Re: Football predictions

Sam Sodje and DJ Campbell enter the British Chess Championships after receiving training from Boris Ivanov.

Chelsea pay over the odds for a top striker in January.
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dominic Lawson
Replies: 95
Views: 12698

Re: Dominic Lawson

I say hats off to Dominic Lawson. I think the chess community should welcome this venture instead of assuming negativity before it has even been broadcast. Let's all tune in to it and show the BBC that there is an audience wanting to hear and see things about chess. Any criticism should be left unti...
by Ihor Lewyk
Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NCCU and the MCF
Replies: 300
Views: 26266

Re: NCCU and the MCF

Hi Mick, Sorry I couldn't make it to the meeting on Saturday. It was very late on Saturday morning that we got a call from two of our players dropping out that I felt my priorities should change to playing chess. I had chatted to Rupert on Friday night so I felt the Yorkshire stance would be well re...
by Ihor Lewyk
Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NCCU and the MCF
Replies: 300
Views: 26266

Re: NCCU and the MCF

I am hoping to be there tomorrow. I do need to arrange a bit of juggling for the Yorkshire league match to do so though.
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Challenger to Carlsen
Replies: 14
Views: 2389

Re: Challenger to Carlsen

I think the Candidates will be won by Kramnik or Aronian, both of whom could have a close match v Carlsen Possibly Caruana, Karjakin or even Nakamura will qualify in future Someone in the old soviet school certainly thinks Karjakin has the right credentials. If only for his name starting with a 'K'...
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Challenger to Carlsen
Replies: 14
Views: 2389

Challenger to Carlsen

Who do you think would put up the best challenge to Magnus Carlsen? This could be for the next cycle or perhaps in the next 10 years.
by Ihor Lewyk
Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup
Replies: 134
Views: 9702

Re: European Club Cup

I fully agree with you John. The mismatches are what some of the lesser graded teams crave. When else do you get to play a Gelfand on level terms and beat him as Simon Williams did at the previous ECC in Israel. It is an honour to play these greats and apparently Danailov wants to take away one of t...
by Ihor Lewyk
Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL North 2013-14
Replies: 206
Views: 26439

Re: 4NCL North 2013-14

It looks like Chris Dossett and Martina Flint played the Lisitsin Gambit.
by Ihor Lewyk
Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup
Replies: 134
Views: 9702

Re: European Club Cup

See the latest report on the ECC on the Yorkshire chess site.

http://yorkshirechess.org/white-rose-eu ... up-part-2/
by Ihor Lewyk
Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup
Replies: 134
Views: 9702

Re: European Club Cup

Hi Mark, We were so dissappointed to find that the organisers would be unmoved with their late registration policy no matter how much we pleaded and how much logic we tried to apply to the situation. A message that we would definately default a board was not even passed on to the first couple of tea...