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by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: First Saturday Budapest August
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: First Saturday Budapest August

I linked to that page above and quoted from it already. But am having trouble working out what this bit means: "In the case of a tournament with pre-determined pairings, the full requirements, other than score, must be met for the complete tournament." Especially when read in conjunction with part 3...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters
Replies: 31
Views: 1621

Re: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters

One interesting note is that Ivan Cheparinov, listed here as playing under the FIDE flag because of the problems in Bulgarian chess discussed under a different thread is now listed as Georgian in the FIDE ratings. This was approved and minuted in the recent presidential board meeting and the right ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 223
Views: 11454

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

Makro presumably 4.8%.
You are not implying that maybe only 10 people and their cats voted are you??
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: International News
Topic: First Saturday Budapest August
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: First Saturday Budapest August

The posts by Roger and Nick are focusing on ways to go beyond the rules, but what I am asking is whether it is possible (the wording of the FIDE Handbook certainly implies it is possible) to play an entire tournament of more than 9 rounds and to then select 9 games from that tournament and submit it...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: British Over 65 Championship 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1399

Re: British Over 65 Championship 2018

Fascinating! A bit more background from another thread; https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=9769&start=375#p218496 https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=9769&start=375#p218499 https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=9769&start=375#p218506 http://www.bedfordchess.co.uk/b...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 423
Views: 19779

Re: British Championship 2018

EDIT: see below.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 423
Views: 19779

Re: British Championship 2018

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:44 pm
Gawain also notes this was a strong tournament on his blog. http://gawainjones.uk/a-busy-august/
Heh. The things you learn. Gawain has a brother who is a stand-up comedian performing at the Edinburgh Fringe. :!: (well, a "spoken word comedy adventure", that might not be stand-up comedy)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 423
Views: 19779

Re: British Championship 2018

I hadn't seen anyone else calling it this. Is this debatable or was it really the strongest? The average rating of Mickey's opponents was 2526, compared with 2502 when he won in 2011, the only other real candidate. I wonder if the chopping off of the tail helped there as well, and the shortening of...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: First Saturday Budapest August
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: First Saturday Budapest August

I think I've worked it out now. Given the order in which Harry Grieve plays the players in this 11-round all-play-all (he will have faced the required number of IMs by the end of round 9 - there are four IMs in this tournament), the average rating of opponents faced is as follows: - After 9 rounds: ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 423
Views: 19779

Re: British Championship 2018

A quick note to point out that Mickey Adams called this "the strongest British Championship that there has ever been".

I hadn't seen anyone else calling it this. Is this debatable or was it really the strongest?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 423
Views: 19779

Re: British Championship 2018

Another report (from Daniel Fernandez): https://en.chessbase.com/post/adams-takes-his-sixth-british-title This one features one of Daniel Young's games at the end (his loss to McPhillips). Plus the news that the U21 title was shared as although AUS-registered, Justin Tan is a "British citizen studyi...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Losing on time when there is an increment
Replies: 11
Views: 731

Re: Losing on time when there is an increment

The temptation is to use all the 30 seconds to avoid blundering. The risk is getting to 10 seconds, seeing something unexpected, and panicking and either blundering or freezing and losing on time. Usually you will have tricked yourself into panicking in some way. Or just forgetting about the clock. ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "ChessGames" Founder Dies
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: "ChessGames" Founder Dies

Bit more detail here: https://forum.chesstalk.com/forum/chesstalk-canada-s-chess-discussion-board-go-to-www-strategygames-ca-for-your-chess-needs/193765-%C2%93chessgames%C2%94-founder-dies I've found chessgames.com a useful resource at times. You would hope that most of the major chess sites have cl...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: First Saturday Budapest August
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: First Saturday Budapest August

Impressive 3/3 start. What score does he need for an IM norm? From the looks of the ratings, he would need quite a high score, something around 7 or more out of 9 (though it is an 11-round tournament, so I think there is some flexibility there). I tried re-reading the regulations, but got bogged dow...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 423
Views: 19779

Re: British Championship 2018

Thanks, Jack. I don't think everyone will have seen or heard those views you mention, so good to be clear on that. Might at some point spark another debate on the value of female titles, but maybe not now.