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by Mick Norris
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2595
Views: 211527

Re: Cheating in chess

Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:44 pm
FWIW I also feel the wider chess community is underperforming in terms of how it responds to cheating and unethical behaviour
Indeed, but I doubt we're surprised about that :roll:
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 288
Views: 36851

Re: End of an era

Recommended minimum charity trustees is five so, even with Eric Schiller's passing, they're presumably still on the right side of that - although, in this case, three are family members and can't by any stretch be considered independent. That's a situation which I imagine many would consider unsati...
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 288
Views: 36851

Re: End of an era

Recommended minimum charity trustees is five so, even with Eric Schiller's passing, they're presumably still on the right side of that - although, in this case, three are family members and can't by any stretch be considered independent. That's a situation which I imagine many would consider unsati...
by Mick Norris
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

Re: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference

In Manchester, we're launching the second edition of our online individual , currently holding our first online congress, the second edition of our online league is ongoing, we won the Open and u1825 online MCCU county championships , as well as the online u1825 challengers ECF county championships ...
by Mick Norris
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

Re: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference

There is lots of information about chess in the rest of the North West
by Mick Norris
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: European Online Chess Club Cup 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 2660

Re: European Online Chess Club Cup 2021

TWIC final report The winners were SF Deizisau e.V. with top board Matthias Bluebaum (2.5 points from 8 games), Alexander Donchenko (4.5/8), Georg Meier (5/8), Andreas Heimann (1/4), Vincent Keymer (5.5/7) and Dmitrij Kollars (2/3) - won 6 matches, drew 2 and lost 1. Clichy Echecs 92 (Jorden Van Fo...
by Mick Norris
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Will the County Championship go ahead
Replies: 40
Views: 4334

Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Thank you for the responses received to my discussion document. These allowed the Home Director and I to tailor our recommendations to the Board for the outstanding 2019-2022 competitions, which were accepted and have led to the two motions brought by the Board to Finance Council set for 24th April...
by Mick Norris
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2017
Views: 119336

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

There's a bit about Long Covid on the BBC website which is summed up by Long Covid is an emerging phenomenon that is not yet fully understood This follows on from Covid jab probably does protect those around you Think of it as a ladder, with the worst Covid effects - intensive-care admission or deat...
by Mick Norris
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caterpillar Display
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Re: Caterpillar Display

I played in 1 of those years ago at the Polish Club in Bury
by Mick Norris
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: European Online Chess Club Cup 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 2660

Re: European Online Chess Club Cup 2021

Round 5 games underway chess24live
by Mick Norris
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess - changes
Replies: 58
Views: 4767

Re: Laws of Chess - changes

Wadih Khoury wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:53 am
I think I am going to regret going for an arbiter course :lol:
You might want to have a look at the recently published FIDE Arbiters Manual :wink:

Ken Regan's notes start on p65 for those interested
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: T Van Scheltinga vs A Alekhine
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: T Van Scheltinga vs A Alekhine

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 a6 4.e3 Bg4 5.Bxc4 e6 6.Qb3 Bxf3 7.gxf3 b5 8.Be2 c5 9.a4 b4 10.dxc5 Bxc5 11.Nd2 Nf6 12.Qc4 Nbd7 13.Nb3 Be7 14.e4 0–0 15.Be3 Qb8 16.Rc1 Bd6 17.Na5 Ne5 18.Qd4 Bc7 19.Nc6 Nxc6 20.Rxc6 a5 21.Qc5 Bf4 22.Rg1 g6 23.Bxf4 Qxf4 24.Qg5 Qxh2 25.Rg2 Qh3 26.Rg3 Nxe4 27.fxe4 Qh1+ 28.Rg1 Qx...
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4336
Views: 474711

Re: Media comments on chess

School almost 'eliminates bullying' with break-time ban on games A school claims to have almost eliminated bullying by banning games like football at break times. Instead, students at Hackney New School participate in supervised quizzes, poetry recitals and other activities, including chess and cho...
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The Turing Challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: The Turing Challenge

Thanks for that Kevin, I'd have never got near the answer