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by Gavin Hughes
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 29465

Re: British Championship

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:42 pm
IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:24 pm
There were no forfeits today in the Championship itself, apart from Sue Maroroa's zero-point bye.
What happened in Jackson-Eggleston?
Eggy won.
Im surprised that Sue Marora didnt get a whole point for not being paired due to odd numbers.
by Gavin Hughes
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 29465

Re: British Championship

Richard Bates wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:28 pm
Just in case nobody starts it off.
When is it?
by Gavin Hughes
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 29465

Re: British Championship

Ghazi v Rudd looks interesting
by Gavin Hughes
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Isn't this the time ...
Replies: 61
Views: 9547

Re: Isn't this the time ...

I dont really get chess or what u said. I can only take ur word on it :)
by Gavin Hughes
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Isn't this the time ...
Replies: 61
Views: 9547

Re: Isn't this the time ...

i got my grade down as low as possible so i could turn professional.
by Gavin Hughes
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess-themed quiz questions
Replies: 33
Views: 3635

Re: Chess-themed quiz questions

Here is a toughy:
According to the FIDE Country Top Federations, England rank in at a respectable 12 with 36 GM's and 62 IM's.

Question is can you name all 36 GMs? (no cheating)
by Gavin Hughes
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Master points
Replies: 16
Views: 1466

Re: Master points

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:49 am
Gavin Hughes wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:31 pm
It is a positive didactic approach to improving the national standard of chess.
The grading system has been doing that for sixty years or more. Being a "180s player" ranks well above being a "140s player".
True. The titles add value.
by Gavin Hughes
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Master points
Replies: 16
Views: 1466

Re: Master points

Titles in chess give people something to aim for. They give students a sense of achievement and purpose in a scalable form. It is a positive didactic approach to improving the national standard of chess.
by Gavin Hughes
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Master points
Replies: 16
Views: 1466

Master points

The ECF, for those unaware, have titles for players reaching certain grade levels. At the top end for instance, a player with a 200A+ grade for two years in a row can claim a National Master title. The "starter" title is the chess maestro title awarded to players graded 95A or above. The question is...
by Gavin Hughes
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Isn't this the time ...
Replies: 61
Views: 9547

Re: Isn't this the time ...

Tim Spanton wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:13 pm
… when someone posts a message asking when the new grades will be out?
Isnt the best response.. you dont want to see them?
by Gavin Hughes
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 582
Views: 36372

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Looking at the number of federations supporting which candidates and the current situation i think the money is on Makro to win. Though the support can change at voting it would be a bit of a u-turn. Good news for English chess that has the potential of either Nigel winning or if Makro wins then Mal...
by Gavin Hughes
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is our next Adams?
Replies: 37
Views: 5394

Re: Who is our next Adams?

IanCalvert wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:50 pm
D'0h!

Sorry Gavin Hughes, I thought Nick started it!?
Well i think you are right. He has put a lot of academic work into the game.
by Gavin Hughes
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is our next Adams?
Replies: 37
Views: 5394

Re: Who is our next Adams?

Nick Grey wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:51 pm
I had the pleasure of playing a young lady from Essex in the U180s this season. She is going to be the next Eliott Cocks or Lawrence Trent. I was very complementary about her play and tenacity.
Like Elliot she is from Chelmsford and that was Olga Latypova who is under 10.
by Gavin Hughes
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is our next Adams?
Replies: 37
Views: 5394

Who is our next Adams?

Mickey has been our strongest GM for the last 20 years. Any current juniors looking like taking on the mantle?
by Gavin Hughes
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE account closed
Replies: 63
Views: 4545

Re: FIDE account closed

If he is not voted will Nun O T Above be voted in.