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by Ihor Lewyk
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Euro 21
Replies: 187
Views: 5471

Re: Euro 21

England have never won a knockout game in the Euros. In 1996 England progressed against Spain on penalties. This is their tenth appearance at finals. If England win the group then they face runners up of the France / Portugal / Germany / Hungary group. The chances look pretty slim that they will adv...
by Ihor Lewyk
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 282
Views: 22066

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Over 100,000 deaths now, with the worst per capita death rate IN THE WORLD. But Boris Johnson says he's deeply sorry and did everything he could, so no worries then :roll: :roll: :roll: But the economy is doing great. Oh no at second glance it is just about the worse hit in the western world. But h...
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Steve Mann & Samuel Standidge Boden
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Steve Mann & Samuel Standidge Boden

Hi John,
I have sent you a private message with Steve's email address.
by Ihor Lewyk
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Ian Thackray
Replies: 23
Views: 2304

Ian Thackray

It is with sad and heavy heart that I report that my good friend, Ian Thackray, passed away earlier this week. Ian was the long time captain of one of the Rose Forgrove teams based in Leeds, a club he joined as a young junior in the nineties. He also played for Bradford Chess Club and was a supporte...
by Ihor Lewyk
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2197
Views: 137996

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

To start OTB chess, venues will need to be following the latest guidance and complete a Covid Secure Risk Assessment. I think it is optimistic to think we will have leagues running by Autumn. I fear it will be more likely that some form of OTB chess will resume after the new year. https://www.gov.uk...
by Ihor Lewyk
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2695
Views: 230600

Re: Cheating in chess

Adam Raoof wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:38 am

I know. It's quite a challenge, but as some have suggested maybe the future will be events where all players are encouraged to use engines. Maybe I will organise one!
I think these tournaments are already running. See ICCF
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu May 07, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 200
Views: 20905

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

[quote="J T Melsom" post_id=244285 time=1588858226 user_id=5872 I wonder whether larger halls such as might be used for county fixtures might be capable of compliance with ongoing social distancing - clubs might then consider booking such venues and using them for more than one fixture or even a rou...
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu May 07, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 200
Views: 20905

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

Despite the potential easing of restrictions to be announced by the government on Monday I doubt very much that we will be back to normal anytime soon. I think we will be asked to continue with social distancing into early next year. It could be even longer if waiting for a suitable vaccine is the o...
by Ihor Lewyk
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Adrian Dawson
Replies: 4
Views: 1562

Re: Adrian Dawson

I got to know Adrian well when I first took the role of President of the Yorkshire Chess Association in the early 90s. He was the Correspondence Chess Controller as well as delegate for NCCU and BCF. He wrote a regular column in the Halifax Courier and kept this going for nearly a decade. I always r...
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 21852

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

David. A simple solution is that you can, as an individual, self isolate from taking part in any chess activity you wish.
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 6057

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

A worrying development as reported by the BBC today. 11:25 Czech Republic to close schools The Czech Republic has announced it is closing schools indefinitely and has banned events of more than 100 people. The country has 40 reported cases of coronavirus. Under the new measures, schools and universi...
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Week in Chess
Replies: 15
Views: 2554

Re: The Week in Chess

To MJMcCready
Mark is the person who runs TWIC. I don't think they mean you when they made reference to Mark's Twitter account.
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Badge
Replies: 17
Views: 2854

Re: Badge

Here here!
I'll wear mine with pride.
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 327
Views: 22092

Re: World Teams 2019

This result should be on the TV evening national news. Who's the ECF publicity director again?
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 5276

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

From Rupert Jones: Stuart Johnson and myself met up with Anne after Stuart was contacted around 2005/6 as she was shedding some of her old chess equipment stock which included oddly a box of cricket balls. I remember a lot of Lino chess boards. We visited about three times and both her and her husba...