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by Mick Norris
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118440

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:10 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:57 pm

IoM reopening businesses on Monday 19 April
The question for the Grand Swiss is when they reopen their borders to visitors.
Indeed, but they seem to be progressing with vaccination faster than us, so maybe their target date of September to reopen their borders will be met
by Mick Norris
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118440

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

FIDE were proposing to repeat their World Championship Swiss qualifier in the Isle of Man in autumn. The Isle of Man has self-isolated and I don't think has given any statements as to when it will reopen the borders . Most recently it went back into lockdown having imported an outbreak via a Manx b...
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.
Replies: 32
Views: 2453

Re: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.

Alex & Lara congratulations
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 381
Views: 30672

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Yes, noon UK time according to the countdown clock at chess24live TWIC has New schedule: R8 (Mon 19th Apr 12pm BST), R9 (Tue 20th Apr 12pm BST), R10 (Thu 22nd Apr 12pm BST), R11 (Fri 23rd Apr 12pm BST), R12 (Sat 24th Apr 12pm BST), R13 (Mon 26th Apr 12pm BST), R14 (Tue 27th Apr 12pm BST) and TB if n...
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 264
Views: 18468

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Vaccines alone will not stop Covid spreading - here's why The Swiss cheese model Many of us are hoping vaccines against coronavirus will be our route out of lockdown, enabling us to reclaim our old lives. But scientists say jabs alone will not currently be enough and other measures are still needed.
by Mick Norris
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 264
Views: 18468

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

The three sizeable countries with the highest vaccination rates are Israel, Chile and the UK. See https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/06/israel-and-chile-both-led-on-covid-jabs-so-why-is-one-back-in-lockdown and https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/apr/11/is-vaccinating-against-covid-eno...
by Mick Norris
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 264
Views: 18468

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

The three sizeable countries with the highest vaccination rates are Israel, Chile and the UK. See https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/06/israel-and-chile-both-led-on-covid-jabs-so-why-is-one-back-in-lockdown and https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/apr/11/is-vaccinating-against-covid-eno...
by Mick Norris
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposed reorganisation
Replies: 50
Views: 3127

Re: Proposed reorganisation

2019/20 rules 1.2 Each team in Division 1 must include at least one male player and at least one female player. 1.3 Each team in Division 2 must contain representatives of at least two of the following categories: adult male players; adult female players; junior players who are under 18 years on 11...
by Mick Norris
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hansen on Nakamura
Replies: 26
Views: 2503

Re: Hansen on Nakamura

Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:40 pm
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:27 pm
Naka tried to take a (losing) move back a few years ago, didn't he?

That probably didn't go down well with many of his peers, now that you mention it.
Yes. Against Aronian.

There was also a double handed castling incident in a play-off game but I forget the details.
Pete Doggers
by Mick Norris
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: County Championships National Stage 2019/2020.
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: County Championships National Stage 2019/2020.

The 2019/20 regional stages were completed, I think; G Man qualified for the u160 National Stages, which have now been abandoned This seems fair enough to me, as getting enough players willing to travel long distances to play county matches OTB is going to be considerably harder, I'm not sure I fanc...
by Mick Norris
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2534
Views: 207873

Re: Cheating in chess

Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:44 pm
FWIW I also feel the wider chess community is underperforming in terms of how it responds to cheating and unethical behaviour
Indeed, but I doubt we're surprised about that :roll:
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 288
Views: 36717

Re: End of an era

Recommended minimum charity trustees is five so, even with Eric Schiller's passing, they're presumably still on the right side of that - although, in this case, three are family members and can't by any stretch be considered independent. That's a situation which I imagine many would consider unsati...
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 288
Views: 36717

Re: End of an era

Recommended minimum charity trustees is five so, even with Eric Schiller's passing, they're presumably still on the right side of that - although, in this case, three are family members and can't by any stretch be considered independent. That's a situation which I imagine many would consider unsati...
by Mick Norris
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference

In Manchester, we're launching the second edition of our online individual , currently holding our first online congress, the second edition of our online league is ongoing, we won the Open and u1825 online MCCU county championships , as well as the online u1825 challengers ECF county championships ...