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by Adam Raoof
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102719

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Vitamin D3, however. Everyone should be taking their maximum daily dose.
by Adam Raoof
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102719

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Well there's a few, one of which is that you are talking about somebody who died a couple of weeks ago, somebody about whom you know nothing, and maybe you should think about your tone before mouthing off. Let hope he didn't die of a stroke because he didn't seek the appropriate medical advice afte...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102719

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Any luck with the venue at Hampstead? I haven't asked... but I suspect I know the answer. However I may have a smaller but more convenient venue for small FIDE events in Hendon. Just a question of whether anyone will travel. Not just across international borders, but also just across London! If you...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102719

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess will be back in July and August (4 dates booked!) - https://chesscircuit.substack.com/ for news This is terrific news Adam, with plenty of advertising I'm sure you will receive record entries. In New Zealand after lockdown tournaments received record entries and chess...
by Adam Raoof
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102719

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:00 pm
Adam Raoof wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:22 pm
Just a question of whether anyone will travel. Not just across international borders, but also just across London!
I haven't noticed any roadblocks yet, although nothing would surprise me.
Some of the biggest obstacles may be psychological.
by Adam Raoof
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102719

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess will be back in July and August (4 dates booked!) - https://chesscircuit.substack.com/ for news Any luck with the venue at Hampstead? I haven't asked... but I suspect I know the answer. However I may have a smaller but more convenient venue for small FIDE events in He...
by Adam Raoof
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 4188

Re: British Championship Congress 2021

I have booked some dates in July and August for Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess - https://chesscircuit.substack.com/ for news - and avoided the British in Torquay, as it would be nice to think that might happen, even in a cut-down version. Any official news?
by Adam Raoof
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102719

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess will be back in July and August (4 dates booked!) - https://chesscircuit.substack.com/ for news
by Adam Raoof
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Circuit Podcast
Replies: 0
Views: 226

The Chess Circuit Podcast

I've been recording the occasional chat with chess people over the last year, you can catch up here; https://anchor.fm/thechesscircuit This podcast can be heard on all your favourite platforms. Peter Hornsby of 2020chess.com Chess Books: a review of Game Changer by Ben Graff David Cordover - CEO of ...
by Adam Raoof
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102719

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I am booking some dates in July and August for events at Golders Green, with the proviso that the government's plans need to go without a hitch to get us there safely!
by Adam Raoof
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Online Chess
Replies: 33
Views: 4549

Re: ECF Online Chess

The cost of signing up to the newsletter is £70 a year, and the entry fee is £30 for adults, and you can get 50% off, plus other benefits, if you are a subscriber!
by Adam Raoof
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Online Chess
Replies: 33
Views: 4549

Re: ECF Online Chess

All of the ecf online chess is blitz or rapid. I understand that these are more popular online formats. However, they hold no interest for me personally. The very popular 4ncl online has shown that there is an appetite for slower formats for the many "serious" players who since the pandemic have no...
by Adam Raoof
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Zoë Ryle
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

Re: Zoë Ryle

I remember her with fondness. Can I suggest that when chess resumes we consider naming sections / events in memoriam?
by Adam Raoof
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 21st Century Chess, in 21st Century Facilities!
Replies: 19
Views: 1828

Re: 21st Century Chess, in 21st Century Facilities!

MJMcCready wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:19 pm
Is it likely to be much bigger than a telephone box?
If it's the Tardis nobody will mind.
by Adam Raoof
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Online Voting Rights/ OMOV
Replies: 20
Views: 1112

Re: Online Voting Rights

One member, one vote - simple. Better than giving more votes to the same organisers. What does one do with all the votes the ECF itself gathers through online competitions? The ECF could just give online organisers a bit of a break and encourage more online competition around the country.