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by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: e2e4 Uxbridge Autumn Women's International August 11-15
Replies: 37
Views: 5419

Re: e2e4 Uxbridge Autumn Women's International August 11-15

Anyone know what the women norm requirements were in this tournament?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010
Replies: 51
Views: 4485

Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

And IM Graeme Buckley beat GM Simon Williams in the last round winner-takes-all clash to take first place with an undefeated 7.5/9 and a TPR of 2538. That's a fantastic performance. Peter Poobalasingam drew with both GMs and finished 5/5 (after a start of 1/4) to finish on 6/9 and third place, whic...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Karpov FIDE presidential campaign
Replies: 21
Views: 2328

Karpov FIDE presidential campaign

I couldn't find a recent thread on this, and rather than bring it up any further in the Staunton Memorial Dinner thread, I thought I'd start a new thread on Karpov's campaign to be the next President of FIDE. What are the main things that Karpov is saying he will do differently? http://www.karpov201...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: e2e4 Uxbridge Autumn Women's International August 11-15
Replies: 37
Views: 5419

Re: e2e4 Uxbridge Autumn Women's International August 11-15

I suppose it's asking too much for people to be pleased that a 13 year old girl has had a successful tournament and scored 5.5/9 despite being the lowest rated player in the tournament. Given that she missed out on the one qualifying place for the European and World Youth I'm especially pleased tha...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010
Replies: 51
Views: 4485

Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

And IM Graeme Buckley beat GM Simon Williams in the last round winner-takes-all clash to take first place with an undefeated 7.5/9 and a TPR of 2538. That's a fantastic performance. Peter Poobalasingam drew with both GMs and finished 5/5 (after a start of 1/4) to finish on 6/9 and third place, which...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile phones and late arrivals
Replies: 96
Views: 5785

Re: Mobile phones and late arrivals

[Re: Online US chess league]
Ian Thompson wrote: Each team's venue is required to be a public venue which spectators can attend. Teams are supposed to encourage spectators to come.
Goodness. Spectators! :shock:
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess "Davos"
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Chess "Davos"

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Sounds interesting! Could it really be apolitical, though?
In Ukraine, no. They throw things at each other in parliament, for crying out loud... :oops:
Oh, but these are chess players, surely they wouldn't... :shock:

Who would you expect to "represent" each section of the "chess community"?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010
Replies: 51
Views: 4485

Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

Round 4 results and games online within 5 minutes of round ending. Impressive! :) http://www.e2e4.org.uk/international/2010/Uxbridge_Aug/groupA.htm http://www.e2e4.org.uk/international/2010/Uxbridge_Aug/groupB.htm What happened in the McNab-Sowray game? There is currently a blank space in the resul...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess "Davos"
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Chess "Davos"

I noticed the Ukrainian Chess Federation (in its press release about the proposed Candidates matches in Kiev in response to Karpov's proposal as part of his election campaign) have proposed a chess "Davos": http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6608 "There is a need to organize a so-called ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: NH Chess Tournament 2010
Replies: 47
Views: 4175

NH Chess Tournament 2010

Just noticed the Chessbase article on the NH Chess Tournament 2010: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6607 http://www.nhchess.com/index.html David Howell seems to be doing well so far. Lost to Gelfand in round 1, but then beat Ljubojevic and van Wely to reach 2/3. Playing Nielsen today ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Publication of players' game results
Replies: 8
Views: 1771

Re: Publication of players' game results

Shouldn't this have, at least, a fifth option of "Leave it as it is"? A second poll might be useful as well - "On a scale of 1-10, how interested are you in seeing your grading details?" If lots of people are very interested that might justify more effort being put into it than if most people aren'...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile phones and late arrivals
Replies: 96
Views: 5785

Re: Mobile phones and late arrivals

I'd love to try a match played by internet, and i suspect that if they became popular it may well entice more juniors into the game, us being the (stereotypically) more computer literate. Now, i am aware that that isn't true in all cases, but from looking at the internet chess sites that i'm on atm...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Publication of players' game results
Replies: 8
Views: 1771

Re: Publication of players' game results

Shouldn't this have, at least, a fifth option of "Leave it as it is"? A second poll might be useful as well - "On a scale of 1-10, how interested are you in seeing your grading details?" If lots of people are very interested that might justify more effort being put into it than if most people aren'...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Staunton Memorial Dinner
Replies: 119
Views: 17589

Re: Staunton Memorial Dinner

To avoid any confusion - The dinner is independent of the ECF, the Staunton Society, FIDE and another other organisation. It is a private event run and organised by me personally so any criticisms, complaints or comments should be directed to me and no-one else. I have previously stated where the f...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Staunton Memorial Dinner
Replies: 119
Views: 17589

Re: Staunton Memorial Dinner

To avoid any confusion - The dinner is independent of the ECF, the Staunton Society, FIDE and another other organisation. It is a private event run and organised by me personally so any criticisms, complaints or comments should be directed to me and no-one else. I have previously stated where the f...