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by Adam Raoof
Mon May 10, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2043
Views: 122431

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Golders green rapid on 10 july, 17 july, 7 Aug and 14 August Muswell Hill Masters 9 to 13 August, 10 player apa! I am about to release the entry forms for our over the board Golders Green Rapid events on 10th and 17th July, and 7th and 14th August to premium subscribers of https://chesscircuit.subs...
by Adam Raoof
Sat May 08, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Junior OtB Standard (60+30) tournament - May 29-30th
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: Junior OtB Standard (60+30) tournament - May 29-30th

and if you ever need help transferring the event to Swiss Manager in order to generate the rating files, let me know!
by Adam Raoof
Sat May 08, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Circuit Podcast
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Re: The Chess Circuit Podcast

Now on our 21st podcast, Ben and Adam discuss chess in the UK before, during and post-pandemic. Will we get back to over the board chess, and if so - when? Is there a future for talented players in the online world? This is a bonus episode, enjoy! https://anchor.fm/thechesscircuit/episodes/Podcast-2...
by Adam Raoof
Sat May 08, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 1st Muswell Hill International, 9-13 August 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: 1st Muswell Hill International, 9-13 August 2021

Is it a norm/invitational only event? Or an open? Invitational, and in this case we only have room for the one 10 player event (at someone's house!) However I am plotting a similar series at my house.... At the moment we are just seeking the final non-ENG IM and a norm seeker, I think. But the idea...
by Adam Raoof
Sat May 08, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 1st Muswell Hill International, 9-13 August 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 269

1st Muswell Hill International, 9-13 August 2021

Still looking for another IM, preferably UK resident but non-ENG for this event! 1st Muswell Hill International, 9-13 August 2021 Monday August 9: 10am-2pm and 3pm-6pm Tuesday August 10 10am-2pm and 3pm-6pm Wednesday August 11 3pm-6pm Thursday August 12 10am-2pm and 3pm-6pm Friday August 13 10am-2pm...
by Adam Raoof
Sun May 02, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Latest ECF Covid-19 Guidance
Replies: 28
Views: 1627

Re: Latest ECF Covid-19 Guidance

J T Melsom wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 3:13 pm
There is an obvious problem with insisting on vaccination of organisers. Not that some will refuse, but that some of our best are not yet eligible.
I can confirm that I have had both my vaccine and my booster. Naturally that was because of my diabetes, not my age...
by Adam Raoof
Sat May 01, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Latest ECF Covid-19 Guidance
Replies: 28
Views: 1627

Re: Latest ECF Covid-19 Guidance

Thanks David, I have no doubt we will be able to run tournaments normally for at least July and August, so I have booked my venue for four dates accordingly! How much notice, if any, will you be taking of this ECF guidance? I will be honest and say I have no idea who they consulted before producing...
by Adam Raoof
Sat May 01, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Latest ECF Covid-19 Guidance
Replies: 28
Views: 1627

Re: Latest ECF Covid-19 Guidance

Thanks David, I have no doubt we will be able to run tournaments normally for at least July and August, so I have booked my venue for four dates accordingly!
by Adam Raoof
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2043
Views: 122431

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

https://chesscircuit.substack.com/ From Sheffield with love Hi Adam. Can't get on website. It says it can't provide a secure connection. Something to do with protocols. Need to disappear for a little while everyone. I've got my first covid vaccination in Blackpool in less than a hour's time. Apolog...
by Adam Raoof
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2043
Views: 122431

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Golders green rapid on 10 july, 17 july, 7 Aug and 14 August

Muswell Hill Masters 9 to 13 August, 10 player apa!
by Adam Raoof
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2043
Views: 122431

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

https://chesscircuit.substack.com/

From Sheffield with love
by Adam Raoof
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Self Published Books
Replies: 33
Views: 2289

Re: Self Published Books

"I am not a particularly good player, but who cares ?!"

Don't undersell yourself ;-)
by Adam Raoof
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 3957

Re: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

Right now is the appropriate time for members to get votes, not organisations.

Directors should have longer terms of office, but limited to two terms. It needs longer than you think to learn the ropes and settle in...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Takeback requests in online games
Replies: 47
Views: 2786

Re: Takeback requests in online games

It is simple. You should never ask for a takeback, as a refusal often offends. If an opponent calls the arbiter on Tornelo and asks them to permit his opponent to take back his move, I have generally agreed in unrated events. In a rated event I would have to say no.
by Adam Raoof
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbiting question on 50 move rule
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: Arbiting question on 50 move rule

A question arising from my event on Monday that I ended up not having to resolve, but I was wondering what I should do if it had come to it. The event was a junior rapidplay, 20+10 time control. In the top section one of the games reached K+Q vs K+R. Both players were either not recording or had ne...