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by Nick Burrows
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Good point Danny, im sure (and hope) you are right. If true it would make the UK governments strategy incorrect and (unforgivably?) costly in human lives.
by Nick Burrows
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

I was told yesterday of a company in Oxford that has sent all its employees home for 1 month.

How long does reaching herd immunity take? At some point in the future will we see tournaments for those infected/uninfected? (Half serious)
by Nick Burrows
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Real mortality rate for clinically apparent COVID-19 cases estimated to be around 5.7%. Article in The Lancet: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30195-X/fulltext I wonder how this tallies with the chief medical officer suggesting a worst case scenario of 80% infecti...
by Nick Burrows
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Daniel Gormally wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:48 am
I reckon it will have burned out by the summer and will be more or less forgotten about.
Even if it does go dormant over the summer, surely it will return again next winter. There most likely will not be a vaccine ready by then.
by Nick Burrows
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 339
Views: 17775

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Otherwise known as the kiss of death. Well at least it wasnt literally.
I guess MVL will be happy for the opportunity, but cant be as well prepared as the rest of the field.
by Nick Burrows
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 339
Views: 17775

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

My pick: Radjabov
by Nick Burrows
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garry Kasparov on AI
Replies: 10
Views: 865

Re: Garry Kasparov on AI

He also appeared on this podcast, talking about chess and AI:

https://youtu.be/8RVa0THWUWw
by Nick Burrows
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Board Minutes
Replies: 10
Views: 1466

Re: Board Minutes

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:12 am
The British Championship had made a higher than expected loss of £9.5k. Overall the ECF had made a loss of £67k compared with a forecast loss of £50k.
One idea would be to relax the strict qualifying conditions to allow weaker players to subsidise the stronger players.
by Nick Burrows
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Dvoretsky books
Replies: 11
Views: 777

Re: Dvoretsky books

Im pretty sure dvorestkys contributions to the game will be remembered far more in the future then those of a mediocre Grandmaster that most people living right now haven't heard of. Yes he will. However in July 2002 Dorfman was ranked no.77 in the world. I think calling that mediocre is somewhat o...
by Nick Burrows
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 324
Views: 22916

Re: World Youth Championships

If he wins, i make that a hat-trick of wins in Dorset.
by Nick Burrows
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 324
Views: 22916

Re: World Youth Championships

Meanwhile, the comments on Tim Spanton's blog have become increasingly bizarre. It is very obviously teenage boys behind the comments. Now how many teenage boys (other than the subject and his friends) would a) know how to find a comments section on an obscure (sorry Tim!) chess blog. b) would have...
by Nick Burrows
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 126
Views: 11617

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

I think there should be a sort of Grand Prix qualification. It doesn't have to be complex, perhaps just accumulate x points in Opens over a predetermined period. In that context 1st May to 30th April makes more sense than 1st July to 30th June, as it would enable potential qualifiers to make travel...
by Nick Burrows
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 298
Views: 15307

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Its been announced that they are taking a year off and there will be no tournament in 2020.
by Nick Burrows
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 8321

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:20 pm
I'm seeing BOGDAN LALIC REFUSED MY DRAW OFFER T-shirts here
:lol:

A niche, yet surely profitable market
by Nick Burrows
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 8321

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Does he ever refuse a draw offer?