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by Adam Raoof
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clock Problem - What Should the Arbiter Do?
Replies: 26
Views: 1788

Re: Clock Problem - What Should the Arbiter Do?

OK

If I were to make a video showing users how to set a DGT2010 clock, what would the most important priorities be?
by Adam Raoof
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 62nd Southend Congress 30 March-2 April 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: 62nd Southend Congress 30 March-2 April 2018

Aha - we will revise the wording. It appears that we can offer the chance of a qualifying place, but not the guarantee of a qualifying place.
by Adam Raoof
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 62nd Southend Congress 30 March-2 April 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 444

62nd Southend Congress 30 March-2 April 2018

62nd Southend Congress 30 March-2 April 2018 ALL tournaments are 7 rounds! 2 half point byes are available in rounds 1-6 to enable you to take a day off, if necessary FIDE Rated Open with British Qualifying Place You can take two half point byes (not in the last round). Parking is free and we have ...
by Adam Raoof
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Refunding Entry Fees to Withdrawn Players
Replies: 48
Views: 4209

Re: Refunding Entry Fees to Withdrawn Players

I have played in congresses for 50+ years probably in more than you Mike. My impression is that more often than not refunds in ENG tournaments are not given on principle. This policy encourages late entry as players don't want to enter until they are sure they can play. My view is that a better way...
by Adam Raoof
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Refunding Entry Fees to Withdrawn Players
Replies: 48
Views: 4209

Re: Refunding Entry Fees to Withdrawn Players

.....your assertion that English congresses in general don’t offer entry fee refunds as a matter of principle is complete nonsense I have played in congresses for 50+ years probably in more than you Mike. My impression is that more often than not refunds in ENG tournaments are not given on principl...
by Adam Raoof
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Chess club / group for small children in London
Replies: 8
Views: 3751

Re: Chess club / group for small children in London

google Barnet Knights Chess - they meet in Hampstead Garden Suburb on Mondays
by Adam Raoof
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 22417

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

Are there any side events one can play in?
by Adam Raoof
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Swiss Manager - Help Needed
Replies: 88
Views: 7869

Re: Swiss Manager - Help Needed

Thanks to a few recent meetings with other SM users (experienced users and converts) I will update the file https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bX4Fufzttc4wAG2Zfuv-SlQmsLmFR_EALotkTkfTLAM/edit?usp=sharing and I have also added a simple ECF to FIDE conversion chart which you can print out, the might ...
by Adam Raoof
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2391
Views: 261618

Re: Media comments on chess

Checkmate is now available on Amazon Prime!

Check Mate TV Show is for the uninitiated - it is an introduction to a fascinating world.
For the experienced player it is an opportunity to learn more.

https://www.checkmate-show.com/
by Adam Raoof
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 247
Views: 14584

Re: County Championship Consultation

Nigel White wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:12 am

I had agreed to play in an away County fixture. I had some regrets, as there was a normally well organised congress I would have liked to play in that weekend, just a few miles from my County match venue.
I wondered where you were...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE payment site: Player license over-the-board 1yr 60.00 EUR
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: FIDE payment site: Player license over-the-board 1yr 60.00 EUR

However, when I come to rate the tournament, it is not enough to be FID - I am usually advised by the ECF that the player must be aligned to a FIDE nation. In other words ENG or RUS. So is there any point in being FID if you are going to play over the board rated events?
by Adam Raoof
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: XY CHESS
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: XY CHESS

To be accurate, I am not involved with this event any more.
by Adam Raoof
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Average of all graded players in the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Average of all graded players in the UK

What is it?

Is it higher than the average of all the FIDE rated players in the UK (when converted)?

Are we higher on average than all nationally (as opposed to internationally) rated Germans or Icelandic rated players?

Are we improving?
by Adam Raoof
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017
Replies: 338
Views: 17756

Re: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017

The commentary is very good, but as with the Nutcracker, the women's games are largely ignored. In Riyadh there is even a female commentator but she is also largely ignored (this appears to be improving as she gains confidence). Given that there are virtually limitless resources available why not ha...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Checking FIDE Registration of events
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Checking FIDE Registration of events

aha - that's what had me worried... thanks!