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by Ihor Lewyk
Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NCCU and the MCF
Replies: 300
Views: 27380

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: 27380

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: 2454

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: 2454

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: 10248

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: 27939

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: 10248

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: 10248

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...
by Ihor Lewyk
Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup
Replies: 134
Views: 10248

Re: European Club Cup

Ihor Lewyk and Rich Archer had no intention of playing and just fancied a week away in Greece which is why they didn't pay the £100 each to register. FIDE's registration rules have ensured that seven players will have a day off they otherwise wouldn't have had! It is only 55 Euros per person to re...
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposed abolition of Quick Play finishes
Replies: 49
Views: 3793

Re: Proposed abolition of Quick Play finishes

Roger de Coverly wrote:
NickFaulks wrote:First, this change applies only to rapid and blitz.
There's a problem with small increments as well. If you end up as defender in R v RB for instance, how can you ever claim a draw?
Can't you use the 50 move rule?
by Ihor Lewyk
Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Who should the ECF Council elect as President?
Replies: 133
Views: 11278

Re: Who should the ECF Council elect as President?

Yorkshire Chess has once again conducted exclusive interviews with both candidates for ECF President! I'm sure you'll be interested in what they have to say on a wide range of topics. Interview with Andrew Paulson http://yorkshirechess.org/interview-andrew-paulson/ Interview with Roger Edwards http:...
by Ihor Lewyk
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another Membership Success
Replies: 74
Views: 7841

Re: Another Membership Success

Neil Graham wrote: The Yorkshire League is already affiliated; it has been made perfectly plain from the ECF that "part leagues" can't sign up; there can by no Division One graded and not Division Five. I'm worried about your understanding on this one Neil. I have recently put a proposal to the Brad...
by Ihor Lewyk
Mon May 20, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: 2013 Final Stage
Replies: 425
Views: 35925

Re: 2013 Final Stage

I hate to throw this in but I feel I must. Lancashire's Open team captain is Mike Conroy and I'm certain he isn't on e-mail. Alex did you send him a copy of the e-mail you sent to all captains by snail (sorry Royal) mail? If not it may explain why Lancashire didn't ask for clearance. If not I hope c...
by Ihor Lewyk
Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 26140

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

That may be the case Roger. There are many members in Yorkshire who now believe that to be the case.
by Ihor Lewyk
Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 26140

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

I should also have mentioned the ECF did not consult with any of the Yorkshire officials about this possible deal breaking development.

Andrew Farthing rang our grader the day after the AGM to find out if the vote went in favour of signing the Framework Agreement.