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by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: T Van Scheltinga vs A Alekhine
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Re: T Van Scheltinga vs A Alekhine

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 a6 4.e3 Bg4 5.Bxc4 e6 6.Qb3 Bxf3 7.gxf3 b5 8.Be2 c5 9.a4 b4 10.dxc5 Bxc5 11.Nd2 Nf6 12.Qc4 Nbd7 13.Nb3 Be7 14.e4 0–0 15.Be3 Qb8 16.Rc1 Bd6 17.Na5 Ne5 18.Qd4 Bc7 19.Nc6 Nxc6 20.Rxc6 a5 21.Qc5 Bf4 22.Rg1 g6 23.Bxf4 Qxf4 24.Qg5 Qxh2 25.Rg2 Qh3 26.Rg3 Nxe4 27.fxe4 Qh1+ 28.Rg1 Qx...
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4304
Views: 470800

Re: Media comments on chess

School almost 'eliminates bullying' with break-time ban on games A school claims to have almost eliminated bullying by banning games like football at break times. Instead, students at Hackney New School participate in supervised quizzes, poetry recitals and other activities, including chess and cho...
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The Turing Challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: The Turing Challenge

Thanks for that Kevin, I'd have never got near the answer
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: European Online Chess Club Cup 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 2605

Re: European Online Chess Club Cup 2021

TWIC has results and games so far
by Mick Norris
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Norway chess postponed to 7-17 September 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 540

Norway chess postponed to 7-17 September 2021

Pete Doggers Scheduled for May 9-21, the field of participants so far announced had GMs Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Ding Liren, Levon Aronian, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Wesley So, Alireza Firouzja, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and Aryan Tari. "We were prepared to organize the tournament in May as we m...
by Mick Norris
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tepe Sigeman & Co; 24-30 April 2021, Malmo
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: Tepe Sigeman & Co; 24-30 April 2021, Malmo

Postponed confirmed by Pete Doggers (as is Norway chess) In a statement on the tournament website, tournament director Johan Berntsen has announced that the current situation with the coronavirus has forced them to delay the tournament: "The current restrictions imposed by the EU and the Swedish go...
by Mick Norris
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposed reorganisation
Replies: 50
Views: 2985

Re: Proposed reorganisation

For some 3S teams and players, there won't be much to choose between those and Milton Keynes/Maidenhead. I'd rather expected 3C to have Telford as one of the venues. I suppose in choosing Div 3 Central you should factor in that you may possibly find yourself playing in Telford next season In which ...
by Mick Norris
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposed reorganisation
Replies: 50
Views: 2985

Re: Proposed reorganisation

Interesting, the Div 3N venues remain the same, the Div 3C have 4 in Leamington Spa, plus Daventry

I suspect Shropshire will move from 3N to 3C as a result
by Mick Norris
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118108

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Apology accepted David
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The Turing Challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: The Turing Challenge

Ok, so that's puzzles 1 & 2 solved
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The Turing Challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 787

The Turing Challenge

GCHQ To celebrate Alan Turing featuring on the new £50 banknote, we’ve created our hardest puzzle ever in his honour. The #TuringChallenge requires you to solve a string of puzzles which get increasingly difficult. Crack the answers to the first 11 puzzles which should give you 11 single words or n...
by Mick Norris
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on TV
Replies: 275
Views: 46056

Re: Chess on TV

There was a chess game in Doctors yesterday lunchtime on BBC1, but I didn't catch much of it; it may be on iPlayer if anyone wants a look
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Events Director OTB chess
Replies: 25
Views: 1558

Re: Events Director OTB chess

Well, I had thought there might be a discussion about the role, rather than the appointment process, particularly among those forumites wanting OTB chess to return ASAP
by Mick Norris
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 229
Views: 17219

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Covid: The countries that nailed it, and what we can learn from them I have reported on Covid for the past year - now my mission was to find out from global leaders and senior health officials across four continents what their priorities were in tackling the virus. What has emerged strongly for me ...
by Mick Norris
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Events Director OTB chess
Replies: 25
Views: 1558

Events Director OTB chess

ECF announcement

Good luck to Shohreh Bayat in the new role