Pula Open (Croatia) 2018

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Re: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:01 pm

That's great, well done to our new IMs Joe & Andy
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Re: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018

Post by Alan Walton » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:22 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:46 am
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:42 am
Chris Rice wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:34 am
Nice piece Chess: Trio of young English experts impress at Pula Open in Croatia by Leonard Barden in the Guardian online:

"Success in Pula reflects well on the English Chess Federation’s elite programme, which provides an annual grant to the best talents to be spent on coaching, books, or travel to tournaments and which has benefited all the winning group in Croatia."
Yes, a welcome positive report on England's young players albeit Daniel is born in 1995 and definitely not 27!
The typo has been corrected, thanks to Loz for pointing it out.
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/ ... en-croatia
Hi, another point; Andy is not from Marple, he's from Didsbury, Manchester; he plays for 3Cs (Manchester League & 4NCL) and Marple (Stockport League) when he's home from university

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Re: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018

Post by Leonard Barden » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:39 pm

Alan Walton wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:22 pm


Hi, another point; Andy is not from Marple, he's from Didsbury, Manchester; he plays for 3Cs (Manchester League & 4NCL) and Marple (Stockport League) when he's home from university
Thanks Alan, changed now.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/ ... a#comments

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Re: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018

Post by DFernandez » Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:54 pm

Not a bad haul in the end. I'm a very proud "chess big brother", and the IM title couldn't have come to two nicer or more deserving people than Joe and (my ex-schoolmate) Andy. Greatly appreciate the forum support as well!

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Re: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:14 pm

Great to celebrate something. Well done all.

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Re: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:12 pm

Dan & Joe moved on to play in Paracin along with Andy's brother Jamie, Matthew Wadsworth & Daniel Lea, with an excellent performance from Marcus Harvey

Justin Tan won, and according to Ian Rogers, becomes Australia's 8th GM
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Re: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:43 am

Mick Norris wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:12 pm
Justin Tan won, and according to Ian Rogers, becomes Australia's 8th GM
Do you have a link to anything online by Ian Rogers on this?

[EDIT: was it on Twitter? https://twitter.com/GMIanRogers/status/ ... 3123625985]

I found Shaun Press's post:

https://chessexpress.blogspot.com/2018/ ... -2018.html

"The norm comes weeks after he discovered the norm he had scored in the recently completed 4NCL was invalid."

Did that 4NCL point get discussed anywhere here?

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Re: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018

Post by Richard Bates » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:06 am

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:43 am
Mick Norris wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:12 pm
Justin Tan won, and according to Ian Rogers, becomes Australia's 8th GM
Do you have a link to anything online by Ian Rogers on this?

[EDIT: was it on Twitter? https://twitter.com/GMIanRogers/status/ ... 3123625985]

I found Shaun Press's post:

https://chessexpress.blogspot.com/2018/ ... -2018.html

"The norm comes weeks after he discovered the norm he had scored in the recently completed 4NCL was invalid."

Did that 4NCL point get discussed anywhere here?
I don’t think so, but presumably what happened is that it was missed that the exemption on playing certain numbers/proportions of foreign players for the 4NCL only exists for English players. He played 8/9 ENG which invalidated the norm(has to be max 2/3). Looking at the FIDE site this regulation change (exemption only exists for host country applicants) only seems to have been made in the July 2017 revision to the regulations.

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