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by Nick Burrows
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: London Online Chess League
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: London Online Chess League

Round 7 starts at 7pm, including the interesting matchup: IM John Cox Vs Shreyas Royal

https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/london-c ... s/rounds/7
by Nick Burrows
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Events in 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 1169

Re: Events in 2021

IOM International are hoping to hold a Major & Minor alongside the Grand Swiss but waiting on developments.

Late Oct / Early Nov
by Nick Burrows
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposed reorganisation
Replies: 50
Views: 3147

Re: Proposed reorganisation

Thanks Mick.
by Nick Burrows
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposed reorganisation
Replies: 50
Views: 3147

Re: Proposed reorganisation

What is rule 1.4?

The old rules seem to have dissappeared.
by Nick Burrows
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2538
Views: 208756

Re: Cheating in chess

Was Russias space programme science?
by Nick Burrows
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hansen on Nakamura
Replies: 26
Views: 2576

Re: Hansen on Nakamura

Interesting that Nakamuras possible unpopularity with his peers is counterbalanced by being easily the most popular online chess personality.

As for the unpopular English GM - that has stumped me. I thought our "top" 3 "young" players were all very affable and popular.
by Nick Burrows
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2538
Views: 208756

Re: Cheating in chess

There was a junior playing in the London League who is 1550 Fide / 140 ecf. His captain said he believes he is now 2100+.
I checked his Lichess ratings and they had basically gone from 1700 to 2300 at all time controls over 1 year.
by Nick Burrows
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2538
Views: 208756

Re: Cheating in chess

Raunak Sadwahni's lichess account flagged and now closed.
by Nick Burrows
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposed reorganisation
Replies: 50
Views: 3147

Re: Proposed reorganisation

Mick Norris wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:37 pm
In which case, you could presumably switch to 3S if you wanted
Wouldn't a team qualifying from this seasons swiss in 3C or 3S have to remain in the region they qualified from for the 2022-23 APA?
by Nick Burrows
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposed reorganisation
Replies: 50
Views: 3147

Re: Proposed reorganisation

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:31 pm
For some 3S teams and players, there won't be much to choose between those and Milton Keynes/Maidenhead. I'd rather expected 3C to have Telford as one of the venues.
I suppose in choosing Div 3 Central you should factor in that you may possibly find yourself playing in Telford next season
by Nick Burrows
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118680

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Some good, up to date scientific opinion re: 3rd wave here: https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-comments-reported-in-the-media-from-boris-johnson-about-a-third-wave-in-europe/ So at present it is really difficult to predict what life will be like in the next few months never mind n...
by Nick Burrows
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: European Online Chess Club Cup 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 2639

Re: European Online Chess Club Cup 2021

Adams - Ivanchuk :-)
by Nick Burrows
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: European Online Chess Club Cup 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 2639

Re: European Online Chess Club Cup 2021

https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/europech ... d/rounds/1

Easiest way to navigate is to open each game you wish to follow in it's own tab.
by Nick Burrows
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The ACO is back!
Replies: 67
Views: 4267

Re: The ACO is back!

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:14 am
Nick Burrows wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:36 am
Is it chess though?
I genuinely don't understand. Why might it not be?
I couldnt resist after being told Its Chess 10 times