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by Paul Cooksey
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Candidates 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 4916

Re: Candidates 2019

Goryachkina has 7.5/9, TPR 2804, and +31.1 on the live ratings so far; either a great tournament, or a leap in level A bit of both I suppose. I don't think Goryachkina's games look like the games of a 2800 of similar style - say Ding Liren - parachuted into the event. But she does seem to be outpla...
by Paul Cooksey
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Needing to be ECF member to play in British Championships?
Replies: 28
Views: 2334

Re: Needing to be ECF member to play in British Championships?

I think Paul has missed a slight bit of sarcasm. I thought pretending to take it seriously was funny. Apparently not. I think it is fair enough for the ECF to insist on membership to enter the British. They are running it. But the analogy with joining a club makes no sense to me. The reasons to joi...
by Paul Cooksey
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?
Replies: 80
Views: 4924

Re: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?

I don't think we need to reinvent the wheel. Wijk know how to organise an event in a way that generates the maximum amount of interesting chess for serious chess players. Clearly GCT and Nordic have other aims, they prefer a more sport like model to try attract the casual fan. If they are not doing ...
by Paul Cooksey
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Needing to be ECF member to play in British Championships?
Replies: 28
Views: 2334

Re: Needing to be ECF member to play in British Championships?

I assume Alex is making this analogy to support Mark's point. But a bit surprising given his position within the ECF.
by Paul Cooksey
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Frome and Newmarket Opens
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: Frome and Newmarket Opens

[Event "EACU Open, Newmarket"] [Date "2019.06.02"] [Round "5"] [White "Keith Arkell, GM.."] [Black "Neil Bradbury, IM.."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D35"] [Annotator "Keith"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. d4 c6 6. Bg5 Bf5 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Bd3 Bxd3 9. Qxd3 Be7 10. O-O h6 11. Bxf6 Nxf6 12. Ne5...
by Paul Cooksey
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?
Replies: 80
Views: 4924

Re: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:17 pm
I suspect it may be more to do with the organisers and broadcasters.
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:47 pm
Almost inevitably Magnus wins the armageddon game.
Hmm...
by Paul Cooksey
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Frome and Newmarket Opens
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: Frome and Newmarket Opens

[Event "Frome"] [Date "2019.05.19"] [Round "5"] [White "Keith Arkell"] [Black "Jane Richmond"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E10"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 c5 4. d5 b5 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. Nc3 b4 8. Nb5 Kd8 9. Qa4 exd5 10. cxd5 Qa6 11. Qxa6 Bxa6 12. e4 d6 13. a3 Bxb5 14. Bxb5 bxa3 15. Rxa3 Be7 16. Nd2...
by Paul Cooksey
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 8463

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Port Stanley?
by Paul Cooksey
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Candidates 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 4916

Re: Candidates 2019

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:14 pm
Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:08 pm
(Er, anyone know anything about Nana Dzagnidze?)
2017 European Champion and World Blitz Champion.
Also world junior champion 2003. All in pretty impressive, except maybe by the standards of her predecessors as the Georgian number one woman
by Paul Cooksey
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3998

Re: Falkland Islands

I'm not very confident of FIDE ruling in the ECFs favour, even if we do now have friends in vice-high places. It seems a bit high risk given the overseas territories that normally get dragged into such disputes. I don't have a Times subscription so do not know if that adds anything substantial. I am...
by Paul Cooksey
Fri May 31, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3998

Re: Falkland Islands

Gens una sumus.
by Paul Cooksey
Fri May 31, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Candidates 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 4916

Re: Candidates 2019

I turned on the stream just in time to see Gunina and Lagno being interviewed; apparently the players disturbed by loud music during the games. Not great.
by Paul Cooksey
Fri May 31, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Candidates 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 4916

Re: Candidates 2019

I always enjoy a Muzychuk-Muzychuk pairing. Not for the game of course, but because I like to imagine a retired FM somewhere in Kent spluttering with impotent rage. Hi Steve! EDIT: and they appear to be playing an actual game, that is embarrassing... EDIT2: although they have at least agreed a draw ...
by Paul Cooksey
Sat May 25, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 11581

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Can anyone advise me how to reply to that post without Andrew thinking I am calling him an idiot again?