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by Mick Norris
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Wijk aan Zee 2021
Replies: 121
Views: 6714

Re: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021

Caruana has arrived, next player arrives Thursday

Playing schedule
by Mick Norris
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 10731

Re: Invisible pieces

Gerard Killoran wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:25 am
John McKenna wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:52 pm

I thought you might have been educated by Jesuits.
What an interesting remark, I wonder what provoked it.
Yes, I thought that too (speaking as someone who was "educated" by Jesuits; how can you tell?)
by Mick Norris
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Neil Pickering RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 347

Neil Pickering RIP

Just received the sad news The funeral of Neil Pickering who was the Captain of Eccles Chess Club from 1998 - 2013 will be taking place at 10.30 on the 13th January 2021 at St. Peters Parish Church, Churchgate in Bolton where he was a warden for many years. Neil who captained the 1st team in all lea...
by Mick Norris
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 13080

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

TWIC We need to get through the Coronavirus crisis first but I think there might be room for a British Online Championship with this format going forward. Probably unlikely, but worth thinking about. There will need to be at least one more British Online Championships. The one definite sanction bei...
by Mick Norris
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Airthings Masters 26th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: Airthings Masters 26th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

Pete Doggers featuring From Russia with love

Interesting to see Radjabov returning to form, as he demonstrated at the last World Cup
by Mick Norris
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Airthings Masters 26th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: Airthings Masters 26th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

TWIC day 9 report Radjabov won the World Cup in 2019 but to me this feels even more like a return to the very top of World Chess. After taking some time to get used to playing online it looks like he has discovered a real taste for the game again. I think this finally puts to rest the disaster Radj...
by Mick Norris
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 13080

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

TWIC
We need to get through the Coronavirus crisis first but I think there might be room for a British Online Championship with this format going forward. Probably unlikely, but worth thinking about.
by Mick Norris
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 368
Views: 28428

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Tarjei
Dvorkovich also saying: "Our plan is to do Candidates in the second half of April, in Russia and likely Yekaterinburg. We will announce it closer to the end of January."
by Mick Norris
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Airthings Masters 26th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Airthings Masters 26th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

Not sure I have seen this mentioned, but apologies if I have missed it (and Happy New Year all)

website

TWIC reports day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5 and day 6

Semifinal day 2 Friday 1st Jan 2020
by Mick Norris
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2156
Views: 180487

Re: Cheating in chess

If we do have another solid 12 months of online chess ahead of us still, I wonder if one idea might be to create a series of closed events. Invite players who people feel confident aren’t resorting to engine assistance, and leave the rest to play in other events. That's effectively what is happenin...
by Mick Norris
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1620
Views: 88813

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

It is worth letting the Grading team know if there's anyone on the grading list who has died; I find people occasionally and let Matthew Carr know

I'd leave the obituary posting for anyone who has died within the last year only
by Mick Norris
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Second Junior OTB tournament in Oxfordshire
Replies: 28
Views: 1464

Re: Second Junior OTB tournament in Oxfordshire

From 00:01 on Boxing Day, Sussex, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, those parts in Essex not already in tier four, Waverley in Surrey, and Hampshire - including Portsmouth and Southampton but with the exception of the New Forest - will be escalated to tier four. Bristol, Gloucesters...
by Mick Norris
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 10731

Re: Invisible pieces

Well worth a read
Let me state unequivocally that there is currently zero evidence for biological differences in chess ability between the genders
by Mick Norris
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1620
Views: 88813

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

None of you seems to mention the First Saturday round robin tournaments in Budapest. They have been proceeding on schedule. There is never any scheduled for January. Quite right, Stewart, and what is more Keith Arkell played in a First Saturday two months or so ago, announcing it advance here and w...