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by Angus French
Sat May 23, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 319
Views: 16480

Re: 4NCL Online

Is there a list of speakers? I only saw: Hosted by Stefan Löffler, Editor, ChessTech Part One: One-on-one interviews with leading figures to cover a range of relevant aspects. Salomėja Zaksaitė, FIDE Anti-Cheating Commission Ken Regan, University at Buffalo, New York Part Two: Questions and Answers ...
by Angus French
Wed May 20, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 128
Views: 9708

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

This blog post - written by a Comparative Immunologist and Professor of Biology - considers how the virus is transmitted and looks at several case studies. To quote: " Indoor spaces, with limited air exchange or recycled air and lots of people, are concerning from a transmission standpoint. We know ...
by Angus French
Sat May 09, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 60
Views: 3299

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Chris Fegan wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 1:08 pm
You are referring to what is a voluntary Forum and not a Council meeting and as far as I am aware has nothing to do with the ECF Board.
I was rather hoping Board members would participate.
by Angus French
Sat May 09, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 60
Views: 3299

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

But I very much dislike being dragged into the secretive approach the board takes to running the ECF. I don't think is particularly fair nor correct and certainly not my intention as an individual Board member. I joined the forum for Council members in the hope it would: - encourage discussion betw...
by Angus French
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Office Staff on Furlough
Replies: 38
Views: 3565

Re: ECF Office Staff on Furlough

So why were the ECF Office staff furloughed? Am I missing something obvious?
by Angus French
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Online chess for young players
Replies: 22
Views: 2051

Re: Online chess for young players

When concentrating on ensuring children in need FSM have a meal to eat we realised the same 40% Primary age have no access to internet at home. challenging For Schools to educate them. Not as if benefits pay enough. Is that in the London borough for which you work, Nick? 40% of children of primary ...
by Angus French
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 23952

Re: Worrying times

And now Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer, appears to have the virus.
by Angus French
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 23952

Re: Worrying times

If we want to compare where we are internationally it might best be expressed as the number of deaths, where the underlying cause is COVID-19, per million population... International Classification of Diseases version 10 (known as ICD-10) is used for coding diagnosis and deaths. Figures for the act...
by Angus French
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 23952

Re: Worrying times

If we want to compare where we are internationally it might best be expressed as the number of deaths, where the underlying cause is COVID-19, per million population... International Classification of Diseases version 10 (known as ICD-10) is used for coding diagnosis and deaths. Figures for the act...
by Angus French
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 18973

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

Sadly, Iranian arbiter Shahram Goharchin, age 42, has apparently died after catching the virus. https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/comments ... ssed_away/
by Angus French
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 355
Views: 21217

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

[Event "Candidates"] [Site "Moscow"] [Date "2020.03.17"] [Round "1"] [White "Giri, Anish"] [Black "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"] [Result "0-1"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 e6 6. g3 Qb6 7. Ndb5 Ne5 8. Bf4 Nfg4 9. e3 a6 10. h3 axb5 11. hxg4 Nxc4 12. Rc1 d5 13. b3 Bb4 14. bxc4 Ra3 15. Be...
by Angus French
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 16667

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

I'm told the Surrey and Kent leagues are suspended. The Croydon league is about to suspend. The London league and, I believe, the Middlesex league are both giving serious consideration to suspending.
by Angus French
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 16667

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

I’ve seen doubt expressed about whether ‘herd immunity’ would work as a strategy against Covid-19. See, for example, last para here : Herd immunity might not even last, Costello said. “Does coronavirus cause strong herd immunity or is it like flu where new strains emerge each year needing repeat vac...
by Angus French
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 16667

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Real mortality rate for clinically apparent COVID-19 cases estimated to be around 5.7%. Article in The Lancet: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lani ... X/fulltext
by Angus French
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3506
Views: 384069

Re: Media comments on chess

David Robertson wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:43 pm
Main cartoon in the Times today is a play on the chess scene from Bergman's The Seventh Seal with BoJo enquiring of Death, "have you disinfected the pieces?"

Sorry, but I don't know how to present the cartoon here
https://twitter.com/mortenmorland/statu ... 5636723712