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by Mick Norris
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1623
Views: 89162

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

He told me he has a colleague whose son at university was in the Pfizer trial (everyone was aged 18-25, according to the dentist). The lad does not know whether he has been vaccinated as he could have been in the group that had the placebo. Won't he be told eventually? If he's already had the vacci...
by Mick Norris
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Wijk aan Zee 2021
Replies: 135
Views: 7294

Re: Wijk aan Zee 2021

TWIC rounds 2 and 3 Round 3 standings: 1st-5th Harikrishna, Carlsen, Giri, Caruana, Grandelius 2pts; 6th-10th Vachier-Lagrave, Van Foreest, Esipenko, Firouzja, Wojtaszek 1.5pts 11th-13th Duda, Anton Guijarro, Tari 1pt 14th Donchenko 0.5pts. Round 4 pairings 19th Jan 1pm GMT: MVL-Anton, Tari-Firouzja...
by Mick Norris
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Wijk aan Zee 2021
Replies: 135
Views: 7294

Re: Wijk aan Zee 2021

TWIC report on round 1

Pete Doggers
GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek said he felt "pretty safe" and probably summed up the general feeling among the players when he noted: "The will of playing again is higher than me being afraid that I might catch something."
by Mick Norris
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Wijk aan Zee 2021
Replies: 135
Views: 7294

Re: Wijk aan Zee 2021

Pity about Dubov
by Mick Norris
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 33
Views: 2505

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

Final total appears to be 259, plus 186 in junior 4NCL
by Mick Norris
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1623
Views: 89162

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I thought the vaccine did not prevent you getting covid-19 or passing it on to other people. I thought it reduced the chances of you becoming seriously ill if you did catch it. If that's right, the Indonesian approach won't work. The BBC report on the Indonesian approach has Most elderly people in ...
by Mick Norris
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 196
Views: 13210

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Based on yesterday, it appears that a vaccine centre (not the large ones) can do 2,000 patients a week at least, subject to a sufficient supply of vaccines and patients and staff; not difficult to see there being a 1,000 centres nationwide (e.g. there's more than 2 in Liverpool area), and hence hitt...
by Mick Norris
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 196
Views: 13210

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Another example of the government "ramping things (deaths) up" due to cutting down (austerity). I think you may find that when there's an increase in the population, there's a parallel increase in the number of deaths When the age and size of the population is taken into account, 2020 saw the worst...
by Mick Norris
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 196
Views: 13210

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where COVID-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate estimate there could have been as many as 93,000 deaths involving COVID-19 in the UK. The last time England and Wales reported more than 600,000 deaths in a single year w...
by Mick Norris
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 196
Views: 13210

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Partly, the vaccine roll-out depends on supplies, with glass vials in short supply rather than the vaccines themselves by the sound of it The real problem is probably going to be the staffing, although the quality of the organisation on the ground is an issue too; my girlfriend is going to help out ...
by Mick Norris
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Dave Monaghan RIP 6 January 1947 - 10 January 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Dave Monaghan RIP 6 January 1947 - 10 January 2021

I have been notified of the sad death of David Monaghan, coach at 3Cs I am sure that his most notable chess achievement was helping the development of lots of young chess players, but his best result was a draw with David Bronstein, no less, in a simul 3Cs website tribute with pictures Chess loses a...
by Mick Norris
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 33
Views: 2505

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

I had been under the impression that the closing date for entries was last week; it now appears to be next week
by Mick Norris
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 33
Views: 2505

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

Impressive list of 249 teams plus 177 for Junior 4NCL Agreed. But a list that doesn't include Gonzaga, West is Best, Wood Green or ChessPlus. Seems to have settled at 252 teams, plus 184 in Junior 4NCL Lots of opportunities for people to play online chess, then, and a success story; most won't be b...
by Mick Norris
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Wijk aan Zee 2021
Replies: 135
Views: 7294

Re: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021

MVL has arrived too

Any chance this could be merged into the thread in International chess, which is where we'd normally expect it?