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by Matthew Turner
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 4NCL International Congress
Replies: 57
Views: 5529

Re: 4NCL International Congress

It depends how you judge it. It is a pretty solid performance to win three games and draw six, but had there been a different result on board 11 in the last round, I would have gone home with £167 and a few less rating points. Statistically, I am sure that I have had quite a few better performances,...
by Matthew Turner
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2801
Views: 300078

Re: Media comments on chess

An article of interest to budding entrepreneurs
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by Matthew Turner
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6355

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

This strikes me as very odd. Surely at these sort of tournaments everyone is staying on site so things ought to be pretty bad to force a postponement. I just hope everyone is safe.
by Matthew Turner
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 4NCL International Congress
Replies: 57
Views: 5529

Re: 4NCL International Congress

This was an amazing tournament with some fantastic chess, unbelievable blunders and tremendous tension. I think the 4NCL deserve a great deal of credit for getting it on and organising it. It is a little bit sad that it has really piqued the interest once we have a player graded in the 70’s to talk ...
by Matthew Turner
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 4NCL International Congress
Replies: 57
Views: 5529

Re: 4NCL International Congress

The tension doesn’t finish even when the tournament is over :? - anyone know who the two qualifiers for the British Knockout are? Looking at the final rankings on chess-results http://chess-results.com/tnr388763.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=9&flag=30 it may well be you and your last round opponent, with eve...
by Matthew Turner
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 4NCL International Congress
Replies: 57
Views: 5529

Re: 4NCL International Congress

The tension doesn’t finish even when the tournament is over :? - anyone know who the two qualifiers for the British Knockout are?
by Matthew Turner
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2801
Views: 300078

Re: Media comments on chess

Guido Fawkes has a piece with a couple of nice pictures. I am not sure how to link to the article, but here is the text Andrew Gwynne made a rook-ie error while attempting to play chess on a visit to a primary school in his constituency last week, with the Shadow Communities Secretary concluding: “a...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 340
Views: 20858

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

There is no way Rex Sinquefield is going to set up a federation involving chessplayers across the world. It's absolute fantasy. I can imagine him wanting to buy up the world championship. More than that - why? how? what? where are people getting this from? Not fantasy, relatively easy. You set up a...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 340
Views: 20858

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

I think Malcolm has been consistent in that he has effectively wanted to end Russia's control of FIDE. This election has surely proven that is impossible in the foreseeable future. Perhaps the answer then is for Rex Sinquefield to get his wallet out and set up a rival to FIDE. That could mean intere...
by Matthew Turner
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 340
Views: 20858

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

I haven’t posted on this thread before, but I suspect that I hold the views of most of the people in British Chess, perhaps world chess. We’d like to see Malcolm Pein as the President of FIDE - he is simply the best candidate. That wasn’t on offer, the choice was between a powerful state backed cand...
by Matthew Turner
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess classic
Replies: 85
Views: 7413

Re: London chess classic

Apologies Mick, it would help if I could read!
I had assumed it said ineligible. Not sure what that means, maybe the prizes at the knockout are smaller this year?
by Matthew Turner
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess classic
Replies: 85
Views: 7413

Re: London chess classic

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:24 pm
And also
Players qualifying for the two places at the British Knockout Championship will be eligible for the prizes on offer at the congress itself.
which hasn't been the case with previous qualifying events
I think you are incorrect there.
by Matthew Turner
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event
Replies: 15
Views: 2849

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Nearly there. The top six boards will be broadcast live and hopefully there'll be some pretty exciting clashes with the field that has been assembled. I think there is still room for a few more entries if you fancy a trip down to Harrow on sunday.
by Matthew Turner
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event
Replies: 15
Views: 2849

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Just been given a sneaky peak at the list of entries and we have 11 over 200, so it is a great opportunity to try and get a few big name scalps.
by Matthew Turner
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event
Replies: 15
Views: 2849

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

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