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by Alan Walton
Sun May 12, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: End of season round-up, part three
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: End of season round-up, part three

3Cs 3Cs secured their survival easily enough by winning all three matches in the final weekend to top the relegation pool, by virtue of adding a second GM. whether it is one GM or two seems to make a big difference to 3Cs: with two regulars they can trouble all but the very best, as they did in 201...
by Alan Walton
Mon May 06, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2018-19
Replies: 39
Views: 3435

Re: Div 3 North 2018-19

Looks like MM1 came up a bit short vs their strongest potential teams. Plenty of depth in the squad but not that much of it is 2200+. I guess you can always relegate many of the bottom boards from MM1 to MM2 and move the MM2 ones up :) Jorvik flying amusingly high in the end. I you will find that M...
by Alan Walton
Mon May 06, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 7482

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

There is no tie break regarding board count; it is average of the opponents but looking at this match Wessex were higher rated and I suspect Oxford 3 should be third
by Alan Walton
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 15% markup in ECF transfer fees for World Schools Ch, Turkey
Replies: 44
Views: 3600

Re: 15% markup in ECF transfer fees for World Schools Ch, Turkey

As much as this thread has been interesting read; the original question on the absurd 1:1 exchange rate being applied hasn't been fully questioned From my knowledge there was a possible risk of a slump in the pound if the event of no deal; but the current markets haven't been pricing this in over th...
by Alan Walton
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another new IM
Replies: 22
Views: 3540

Re: Another new IM

It very simple really; just put the round by round results into the FIDE rating calculator; and hey bingo it gives you your answer I thought you yourself said it was uncertain? I was pretty sure it was achieved by 0.4 points; but I was just thinking to get an extra point to be on the safe side beca...
by Alan Walton
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another new IM
Replies: 22
Views: 3540

Re: Another new IM

It very simple really; just put the round by round results into the FIDE rating calculator; and hey bingo it gives you your answer
by Alan Walton
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another new IM
Replies: 22
Views: 3540

Re: Another new IM

I think it does; he gains 4.4 for the win, but I would like another point to be on the safe side just in case his current rating is 2387.6 and has been rounded up
by Alan Walton
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another new IM
Replies: 22
Views: 3540

Re: Another new IM

Tim Harding wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:59 pm
Draw this evening with GM Epishin won't harm Jackson's cause. He may be there now - or does he need to be 2400+ at the end of the event, or on the May list?
Needs to be live over 2400 to qualify, currently gaining 8 points so requires 4 more yet
by Alan Walton
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: You Think English Juniors are Underrated ...
Replies: 22
Views: 3435

Re: You Think English Juniors are Underrated ...

Also when I was 16 many years ago quickly up from 140 ECF to about 170 in two years; maybe a late bloomer
by Alan Walton
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: You Think English Juniors are Underrated ...
Replies: 22
Views: 3435

Re: You Think English Juniors are Underrated ...

Looking at the results; lost to the two strong players and got something against everybody else; what makes that a good result the 2100-2200 may have played badly to lose to him; at 16 years old beating 2200s isn’t shocking; like Nick said just had a under valued rating
by Alan Walton
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2019 European Individual Championship
Replies: 22
Views: 1659

Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

My 4NCL team mate is doing quite well on 4.5
by Alan Walton
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: English Seniors 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2608

Re: English Seniors 2019

Keith Arkell wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:13 am
Laurence Tarbuck over 50. Bloody Hell!
Only 6 years and even I am eligible; now that will make you feel old Keith
by Alan Walton
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 8606

Re: Hastings

According to the chessbomb stockfish, this position could be reached in Brown - Spanton [SetUp "1"] [FEN "8/8/2r5/7k/6R1/3K1P1P/8/8 w - - 0 41"] There's an app for Android phones which looks up 7 piece ending tablebases. Its verdict - draw. You would expect to suffer for a long time to prove it tho...
by Alan Walton
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 279
Views: 18384

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

This thread always reminds me that the Luddites are in good form; anything resembling change or modernisation gets shot down
by Alan Walton
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 46520

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Thomas Rendle wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:12 pm
Sadly, no. Still White with all the work to do to hold. I suspect he will though.
Go to stop agreeing with you; I would say 60:40 to black