Checkmate Covid-19

Details of upcoming UK events, please provide working links if possible.
Thomas Rendle
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Checkmate Covid-19

Post by Thomas Rendle » Thu May 21, 2020 12:51 pm

There doesn't seem to be a thread for this excellent event yet. It's a 24-hour event hosted on Chess.com - details can be found at: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/checkma ... red-cross/

Kevin Thurlow
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Re: Checkmate Covid-19

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu May 21, 2020 3:36 pm

I'll be there for some of it (not all 24 hours!). It would be nice to win a Leicester City shirt to wind up a friend who supports Aston Villa.

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Re: Checkmate Covid-19

Post by John McKenna » Thu May 21, 2020 3:58 pm

Sounds like a chess version of the Le Mans 24-hr. race.

There's been a remake of the old Steve McQueen movie recently. I doubt it will be as good, though. (They don't make 'em like they used to.)

To continue the sporting theme - an old chant from Stoke went, "Up the City, down the Vale". To annoy your friend even more you could adapt it, Kevin.
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Re: Checkmate Covid-19

Post by Andy Stoker » Thu May 21, 2020 4:38 pm

Ah yes, Leicester City and the Villa. I was there in 1976 when Chris Nicholl scored all 4 goals - in a 2-2 draw http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/aston_vi ... -1976.html

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Re: Checkmate Covid-19

Post by Simon Brown » Thu May 21, 2020 6:22 pm

I'm going to drop in as well. It will be my first event since April 1995.

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Re: Checkmate Covid-19

Post by John Moore » Thu May 21, 2020 6:25 pm

Ah Simon - who knows where this might lead!

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Re: Checkmate Covid-19

Post by Simon Brown » Thu May 21, 2020 6:33 pm

That’s what I’m afraid of!

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Re: Checkmate Covid-19

Post by Thomas Rendle » Sat May 23, 2020 2:42 pm

There's now live coverage for the whole 24 hours with lots of different players streaming their games. I'm not sure this is a complete list, perhaps more can be added when found!

https://twitter.com/ecfchess/status/1264117125171511297

All but Matthew and Natasha are streaming on twitch so to view the streams just add www.twitch.tv/ before the name of the stream you want to watch. For example I'll be streaming from 5pm at www.twitch.tv/im_trendle

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Re: Checkmate Covid-19

Post by JustinHorton » Sat May 23, 2020 3:11 pm

Andy Stoker wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 4:38 pm
Ah yes, Leicester City and the Villa. I was there in 1976 when Chris Nicholl scored all 4 goals - in a 2-2 draw http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/aston_vi ... -1976.html
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Re: Checkmate Covid-19

Post by Phil Makepeace » Sat May 23, 2020 3:46 pm

I'm doing the graveyard shift (1am - 4am) over at https://twitch.tv/chesspitpod. Please keep me company.

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Re: Checkmate Covid-19

Post by Alan Walton » Sat May 23, 2020 4:36 pm

Is there a link to this which is correct; the one on the ECF webpage only directs to a 2hr Arena?

Thomas Rendle
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Re: Checkmate Covid-19

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Re: Checkmate Covid-19

Post by Simon Brown » Sat May 23, 2020 6:29 pm

I played Mickey. He got his revenge after 41 years!

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Re: Checkmate Covid-19

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat May 23, 2020 8:23 pm

I just lost on time as my computer froze and I thought "will he ever move?" then it suddenly said I'd lost! I'll try again later.

I did enjoy logging in and I tried to send a cheery message before we started and chess.con said I wasn't allowed to as mine was a new account and they wanted to prevent abuse. Well, that's a sure way to get it...

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Re: Checkmate Covid-19

Post by John Swain » Sat May 23, 2020 11:08 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 8:23 pm
I just lost on time as my computer froze and I thought "will he ever move?" then it suddenly said I'd lost! I'll try again later.

…….
That's been a frequent experience for me on chess.com, but not so far on lichess, hence I usually play Blitz or Bullet on the latter.
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 8:23 pm

……

I did enjoy logging in and I tried to send a cheery message before we started and chess.con said I wasn't allowed to as mine was a new account and they wanted to prevent abuse. Well, that's a sure way to get it...
chess.con :lol:

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