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by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 262
Views: 18187

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: 262
Views: 18187

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: 262
Views: 18187

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: 3103

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: 25
Views: 2226

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: 539

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: 2508
Views: 206147

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: 36687

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: 36687

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: 1075

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 ...
by Mick Norris
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 1075

Re: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference

There is lots of information about chess in the rest of the North West
by Mick Norris
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: European Online Chess Club Cup 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 2614

Re: European Online Chess Club Cup 2021

TWIC final report The winners were SF Deizisau e.V. with top board Matthias Bluebaum (2.5 points from 8 games), Alexander Donchenko (4.5/8), Georg Meier (5/8), Andreas Heimann (1/4), Vincent Keymer (5.5/7) and Dmitrij Kollars (2/3) - won 6 matches, drew 2 and lost 1. Clichy Echecs 92 (Jorden Van Fo...
by Mick Norris
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Will the County Championship go ahead
Replies: 40
Views: 4290

Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Thank you for the responses received to my discussion document. These allowed the Home Director and I to tailor our recommendations to the Board for the outstanding 2019-2022 competitions, which were accepted and have led to the two motions brought by the Board to Finance Council set for 24th April...
by Mick Norris
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118199

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

There's a bit about Long Covid on the BBC website which is summed up by Long Covid is an emerging phenomenon that is not yet fully understood This follows on from Covid jab probably does protect those around you Think of it as a ladder, with the worst Covid effects - intensive-care admission or deat...