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by Mick Norris
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposed reorganisation
Replies: 50
Views: 3147

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: 2013
Views: 118680

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: 791

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: 791

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: 46174

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: 1573

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: 264
Views: 18567

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: 1573

Events Director OTB chess

ECF announcement

Good luck to Shohreh Bayat in the new role
by Mick Norris
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March
Replies: 32
Views: 2552

Re: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March

TWIC day 9 report Finally a win in one of these events for Giri, in the first tour he lost to Carlsen in the final of the Chessable Masters and also lost a long match to Nepomniachtchi in the following Legends of Chess event. In the new Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Giri has lost to Carlsen in the ...
by Mick Norris
Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March
Replies: 32
Views: 2552

Re: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March

All four Giri-Nepo games drawn including an odd final game in which Nepo seems (if the Chess24 timings are to be believed, which may not be the case) to have played almost all his moves instantly. Giri on Nepo: "He’s faster, more dangerous, sharper than Magnus, more tactically alert, there’s much m...
by Mick Norris
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March
Replies: 32
Views: 2552

Re: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:47 am
Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:19 pm
Nepo and Giri win on day 1 of the semifinals
That'll teach me to make a comment about the inevitable Carlsen-So final during game 3 :lol:
Well, they do meet in the 3rd place playoff :)

TWIC day 7 report
by Mick Norris
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118680

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Yes, and GPs need to decide today whether or not to continue with their part of the vaccination program for the u50s; given they've been told to fully resume pre-pandemic services, this means at least that those practices converted to vaccination centres will revert to being GP surgeries, and probab...
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March
Replies: 32
Views: 2552

Re: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March

Nepo and Giri win on day 1 of the semifinals
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposed reorganisation
Replies: 50
Views: 3147

Re: Proposed reorganisation

Thanks Mike, must be seriously hard work dealing with all of this