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by Matthew Turner
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess classic
Replies: 85
Views: 7485

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: 2909

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: 2909

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: 2909

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

I've just signed up
by Matthew Turner
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 26117

Re: British Championship

I have had a go already Adams to beat Howell on tie-break.
Matt
by Matthew Turner
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 26117

Re: British Championship

I think today might give a good indication of what a winning score might be. There look to be some tough games but I fancy the top 6 seeds to win. If that is the case (or it’s close) then 6.5 shouldn’t be enough.
by Matthew Turner
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 26117

Re: British Championship

Prediction - Adams to beat Howell on tie-break.
Howell and Hawkins to have tough games today
Gormally to lose (no offence Danny, but it is a tricky opponent).
by Matthew Turner
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 24971

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

I always enjoy Richard's interventions. You know they are going to make sense.
by Matthew Turner
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 24971

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

I assumed they were talking about Phil Ehr, but I have to admit I was struggling to care. :roll:
by Matthew Turner
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: And I thought chess took a long time!
Replies: 0
Views: 734

And I thought chess took a long time!

Non-chess players are always surprised that you would have junior competitions with seven hour games and just a single game a day. Then we have the random excursions to show off the delights of Batumi, Elista or some delightful little war zone. However, I think I have found an event that easily ecli...
by Matthew Turner
Fri May 25, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 24971

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

To return to the question of the thread, in normal circumstances surely the answer would be quite easy.
Vote for Nigel in Round 1 and then Makro in Round 2 if it gets that far. That sends a signal that you want to see a more transparent organisation, but your vote counts.
by Matthew Turner
Tue May 22, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 24971

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Kirsan has encouraged chess in smaller, non-traditional chess playing countries for his own political ambitions. However, that is a perfectly noble aim in itself. Nigel has played in a huge number of countries and generally taken the game to a worldwide audience. I am sure that he has his own selfis...
by Matthew Turner
Thu May 10, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 24971

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Re: the leader in The Times : No mention of Makropoulos and mostly about Ilyumzhinov - not much actually about Short. Is this in the print edition as well? I'm sure it will be in the print edition. No surprise the items are light on detail. Most readers will only support a general interest in the g...
by Matthew Turner
Tue May 08, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 24971

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

I think the slate is more important than just the individual running for president. Who would these candidates have as treasurer for instance? It will be hard for us to know all the individuals involved and I guess if Malcolm is part of a slate, it would be very difficult for me to look beyond this.
by Matthew Turner
Tue May 01, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE internal fighting
Replies: 74
Views: 6622

Re: FIDE internal fighting

Ivan Savvidi's Group of Companies (Greece).

Quite a colourful sponsor lined up for future FIDE events. :roll: :lol: