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by Angus French
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is This A Record?
Replies: 20
Views: 1392

Re: Is This A Record?

What is the longest that is a piece other than the king? (Am having trouble accessing the pgn.) Ah, I corrected the link for the PGN file. The longest non-king sequence I found - but remember I only searched a subset of games - was 10 for these two games: [Event "Saarland-ch U18"] [Site "Germany"] ...
by Angus French
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is This A Record?
Replies: 20
Views: 1392

Re: Is This A Record?

In one of my games at Hampstead over the weekend, White made six consecutive moves in the opening with the same piece. The game is here: https://beauchess.blogspot.com/2020/02/is-this-record.html Unfortunately I have been unable to find anything on the internet to confirm or deny a record. Would th...
by Angus French
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is This A Record?
Replies: 20
Views: 1392

Re: Is This A Record?

I think Tim's question might be answered - at least partially - using a Chess Query Language query against an established and comprehensive database of games. I'd do this myself but am pressed for time at the moment. Excuse me, got a question. Is CQL simiilar to SQL? where is the database? if It is...
by Angus French
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is This A Record?
Replies: 20
Views: 1392

Re: Is This A Record?

I think Tim's question might be answered - at least partially - using a Chess Query Language query against an established and comprehensive database of games. I'd do this myself but am pressed for time at the moment. I fear that is beyond me, even if CQL could manage it (and I am not sure it could)...
by Angus French
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is This A Record?
Replies: 20
Views: 1392

Re: Is This A Record?

I think Tim's question might be answered - at least partially - using a Chess Query Language query against an established and comprehensive database of games. I'd do this myself but am pressed for time at the moment.
by Angus French
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3473

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:56 pm
There is some speculation that Mickey Adams is on Fabi's team, since he was seen in the background of an online event he was streaming.
If this is what was seen I'm not sure it was Mickey Adams.
by Angus French
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: January Grades are out
Replies: 24
Views: 2292

Re: January Grades are out

Further, correspondence with Brian Valentine indicates that only one of the two additional results came from the Surrey league (the other came from the London league). If I was going to hazard a guess, it would be that the London League game was the one you played on 19 November 2018 against Rishi ...
by Angus French
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: January Grades are out
Replies: 24
Views: 2292

Re: January Grades are out

In July 2019 I submitted Surrey League results for the period July 2018 June 2019 (submission index =2) but (inadvertently with a different event code to the one used in January. Hence (initially) games in the period July to December 2018 were included twice in the grading calculation. This was "fi...
by Angus French
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: January Grades are out
Replies: 24
Views: 2292

Re: January Grades are out

Just had an email from Brian Valentine (ECF Manager of Grading) who is looking into the issue. I know that in my own case I had two results from 2018 included in the 2019 calculation. The two results from 2018 came from two separate leagues.
by Angus French
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: January Grades are out
Replies: 24
Views: 2292

Re: January Grades are out

An actual mistake, how does my games in 2019 (standard play) show as 41 when I only played 38, and the ECF Grading database website only shows 37. 2019/20 is 21 (100% correct) and 2018/19 shows 16 (1 short), therefore 21 + 16 = 37 NOT 41. Surely computer programs should not make simple mathematical...
by Angus French
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nominations sought for post of Chairman of Council
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Nominations sought for post of Chairman of Council

Just to say I'm pleased Michael has put himself forward for Chairman of Council. In my view, Michael has made his points very well at Council meetings and does or did excellent jobs representing Silver members and as Voting Register Officer (including tidying up the process to calculate vote entitle...
by Angus French
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER STATEMENT
Replies: 11
Views: 1086

Re: ECF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER STATEMENT

The EC Forum started life with the blessing of the ECF... For what it's worth, this isn't accurate. The Board agreed there should be a facility through which Directors would make announcements and respond to queries but no proposal for a forum was ever put to or agreed by the Board. Angus, please s...
by Angus French
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER STATEMENT
Replies: 11
Views: 1086

Re: ECF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER STATEMENT

Michael Farthing wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:29 am
The EC Forum started life with the blessing of the ECF...
For what it's worth, this isn't accurate. The Board agreed there should be a facility through which Directors would make announcements and respond to queries but no proposal for a forum was ever put to or agreed by the Board.
by Angus French
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 121
Views: 14112

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

New on the ECF website today: Outcome of a complaint regarding the CEO of the English Chess Federation.

Hopefully, in the interests of transparency, the Board will publish the full report.