World Youth Championships

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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:17 pm

John Upham wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:52 pm
The cap was worn I'm reliably informed.
If this is true I am absolutely gobsmacked
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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by John Upham » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:23 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:17 pm
John Upham wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:52 pm
The cap was worn I'm reliably informed.
If this is true I am absolutely gobsmacked
It is not clear if it was worn with brim facing forward, rearwards or at "jaunty angle" which I'm told conveys a degree of "coolness".

If I was to wear a hat during chess it would be something like :
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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by Ian Thompson » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:21 pm

John Upham wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:10 pm
Take a look at

https://www.chess.com/live/game/3493835 ... anlovelock

DLs accuracy is calculated at a mere 99.6% whereas his hapless 1930 opponent managed a trifling 66.2 %

The question is what happened to the .4 % ? Bad day at the office ?

By way of contrast we have :

https://www.chess.com/member/l_declan
A contrast with what? In this game White's (L_Declan) accuracy was 99.1% compared to Black's 92.9%. Black blundered a piece just before the end of the game but won because White abandoned the game.

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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by Pete Heaven » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:38 pm

You may well be on course for a close-up view of the accuracy, Ian.

Top 2 entrants in the Dorset Rapidplay on March 15th.

Ian Thompson, Crowthorne (205)

Declan Lovelock, Southbourne (195L)

https://www.dorsetchess.co.uk/100-day-c ... -possible/

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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by Matt Bridgeman » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:49 pm

...a record £1000 in cash prizes!

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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by Alex Holowczak » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:19 pm

Yet another Rapidplay that could be FIDE-rated that isn't. :cry:

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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by E Michael White » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:35 am

Leonard Barden wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:00 pm
..... who I recall playing in my last over-the-board tournament at Hammersmith 1972.
wasn't Barnstaple 1972 your last OTB tourney ? Your memory of your own events is probably better than mine so perhaps you weren't counting weekend events.

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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by Leonard Barden » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:51 am

E Michael White wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:35 am
Leonard Barden wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:00 pm
..... who I recall playing in my last over-the-board tournament at Hammersmith 1972.
wasn't Barnstaple 1972 your last OTB tourney ? Your memory of your own events is probably better than mine so perhaps you weren't counting weekend events.
I may have the year wrong, try Hammersmith 1973. My final round opponent was Jonathan Speelman.

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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by John Upham » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:35 am

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:19 pm
Yet another Rapidplay that could be FIDE-rated that isn't. :cry:
When are the FIDE Arbiter courses in England planned for in 2020 ?
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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by Alex Holowczak » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:06 pm

John Upham wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:35 am
Alex Holowczak wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:19 pm
Yet another Rapidplay that could be FIDE-rated that isn't. :cry:
When are the FIDE Arbiter courses in England planned for in 2020 ?
Why does that matter? Being an ECF Level 1 Arbiter is good enough, and as you know, the next one of those is in a few weeks.

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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by John Upham » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:01 pm

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:06 pm
John Upham wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:35 am
Alex Holowczak wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:19 pm

Yet another Rapidplay that could be FIDE-rated that isn't. :cry:
When are the FIDE Arbiter courses in England planned for in 2020 ?
Why does that matter? Being an ECF Level 1 Arbiter is good enough, and as you know, the next one of those is in a few weeks.
OK, I can run a FIDE rated rapidplay without having a FIDE arbiter (of any level) present during the event ?

Out of interest, When are the FIDE Arbiter courses in England planned for in 2020 ?
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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:00 pm

John Upham wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:01 pm
OK, I can run a FIDE rated rapidplay without having a FIDE arbiter (of any level) present during the event?
You need someone who is FIDE licensed as an Arbiter at National Levels (NA) or above.

Current ECF policy is that anyone who is ECF Level 1 or above will be licensed on request.

John Upham wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:01 pm
Out of interest, When are the FIDE Arbiter courses in England planned for in 2020?
That is a question for Adrian Elwin, Director of Home Chess. He indicated at the reconvened Chess Arbiters' Association AGM in Hastings that there would be such a course.

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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:06 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:51 am
I may have the year wrong, try Hammersmith 1973. My final round opponent was Jonathan Speelman.
Leonard, I played at Hammersmith 1973 and I recall that you also played. Until now I had no idea that it was your last event.

The tournament was won jointly by Tim Harding (of this parish) and Bojan Kurajica. During the last ten years or so, I have had the opportunity to ask each of them whether he remembered the event. One had clear memories of it, the other no recollection whatsoever.

No prizes for guessing which was which.

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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:31 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:06 pm
I played at Hammersmith 1973
I was there as well, losing to Mestel without trouble in the first round, but eventually reaching 4/7 by winning in the last two rounds.


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Re: World Youth Championships

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:46 pm

I couldn't remember that tournament but have now checked and I got +0=2-3 against a lower rated opponents in one of the 5-round events, which is why I couldn't remember it. Obviously, there were some distinguished opponents in the Open. Was Ray Keene playing that year?

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