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by Mick Norris
Tue May 18, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'The Chase' Television Programme
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: 'The Chase' Television Programme

Yes, that's Martyn Hamer from the Manticores; you can watch it on the ITV Hub; he mentioned chess and backgammon as his main games
by Mick Norris
Mon May 17, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Aitken Game 658 (a mystery)
Replies: 55
Views: 2171

Re: Aitken Game 658 (a mystery)

Adjudication after only 25 moves does seem unusual - I'm not sure I've ever played a supposedly longplay game with a time control before move 30 Taking us off topic :wink: Oldham used to play in a Community centre that shut at 10 pm, so the Manchester League games used to have an initial time contr...
by Mick Norris
Mon May 17, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess clubs by size
Replies: 44
Views: 2292

Re: Chess clubs by size

Jack's observation about London makes sense, although I am surprised not to see more big clubs in other major cities. Perhaps the model we see in the sticks - many small clubs rather than a few big ones - is common in those areas too? How do you definite a city? I don't think of there being any cen...
by Mick Norris
Mon May 17, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Trivia Question
Replies: 16
Views: 701

Re: Trivia Question

yes, that's right
by Mick Norris
Mon May 17, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Mr Dodgy Invitational 2 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: Mr Dodgy Invitational 2 2021

Giri won for the 2nd year running
by Mick Norris
Sat May 15, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Mr Dodgy Invitational 2 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: Mr Dodgy Invitational 2 2021

David Howell lost 7-5 to Vidit who plays Jobava (who has beaten Grischuk & Navara) in the semis

Other semi is Giri v Dubov
by Mick Norris
Fri May 14, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Mr Dodgy Invitational 2 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Mr Dodgy Invitational 2 2021

TWIC The Mr Dodgy Invitational 2 takes place online on Chess24 May 12th - 16th 2021. This 16 player KO blitz (5 minutes no increment) tournament has a strong field. Simon Williams, Peter Heine Nielsen, Nils Grandelius, Jorden van Foreest, Daniil Dubov, Vidit Gujrathi, Alexei Shirov, David Howell, L...
by Mick Norris
Fri May 14, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Skilling Open
Replies: 38
Views: 3255

Re: Skilling Open

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/eurosport-makes-chess-move-network-will-show-champions-chess-tour I see the 650 million fantasy of Kirsan and Agon is still going strong. From the link Trojan Paillot, VP Rights Acquisitions and Distribution at Eurosport, said: Chess has a great potential to attract...
by Mick Norris
Thu May 13, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Latest ECF Covid-19 Guidance
Replies: 56
Views: 2745

Re: Latest ECF Covid-19 Guidance

I know that here in Manchester, Ashton CCC have reopened following consultation with Public Health, the local Council and the venue owners, which seems a sensible way to approach it (they are of course predominately a junior club) I think Eccles are reopening next week from what I understood at MCF ...
by Mick Norris
Tue May 11, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2060
Views: 124426

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Erewash and Bolton today. See https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/cases/wilsthorpe-academy/message-from-public-health-wilsthorpe-academy.aspx and https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/19293164.updates-boltons-coronavirus-infe...
by Mick Norris
Tue May 11, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Will the County Championship go ahead
Replies: 53
Views: 5325

Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

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by Mick Norris
Sun May 09, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Will the County Championship go ahead
Replies: 53
Views: 5325

Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Ok, thank David, I realise there was a typo in the email I received
by Mick Norris
Sat May 08, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess clubs by size
Replies: 44
Views: 2292

Re: Chess clubs by size

Under the new grading system there's a "nominal club". I don't know how that's determined. For me, it's not the club I currently play for; it's a former club. By contrast, quite useful for me, as it is the club I have been a member of since 1987, and am Treasurer of, but haven't played for in years...
by Mick Norris
Sat May 08, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Will the County Championship go ahead
Replies: 53
Views: 5325

Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

I gather option 2 won the day
by Mick Norris
Fri May 07, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Trivia Question
Replies: 16
Views: 701

Re: Trivia Question

Vera Menchik