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by Paul Robert Jackson
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Levon Aronian statement
Replies: 29
Views: 1720

Re: Levon Aronian statement

https://en.chessbase.com/post/levon-aro ... for-the-us
ChessBase Link

I presume he could still be grieving following the tragic death of his wife.
https://chessbase.in/news/Arianne-Caoil ... -age-of-33
ChessBase Link to his wife's obituary
by Paul Robert Jackson
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118613

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

"You can play for our club, Lytham or Bispham."

I thought Lytham played at the local Booth's Café.
Are you 100% certain Booth's will let you resume in their café? (May remain closed or takeaway only).
by Paul Robert Jackson
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118613

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

,,,,venues remaining closed, or not reopening, will a big hurdle for the recommencement of OTB Chess.
by Paul Robert Jackson
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Links
Topic: Lancashire Chess Association
Replies: 19
Views: 2379

Re: Lancashire Chess Association

www.lancashirechess.uk
No update for nearly a year!!
by Paul Robert Jackson
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 144
Views: 11948

Re: British Championship Congress 2021

Alex McFarlane wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:29 am
many of the hotels used by congresses will be looking in the first instance to (postponed) weddings for venue hire - much more profitable. Therefore venues may not be available.
From the BBC today:
"Wedding venues booked up for two years."
by Paul Robert Jackson
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118613

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Tim Spanton wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:02 pm
Yep, chess congresses from June 22 (but this could be put back). However, chess in beer gardens from April 12: https://beauchess.blogspot.com/2021/02/ ... chess.html
Hopefully we will see some OTB Chess Congresses in the UK towards the end of the year.
by Paul Robert Jackson
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fat Fritz 2
Replies: 32
Views: 2893

Re: Fat Fritz 2

....thanks to BREXIT I did get my copy tax free!!
by Paul Robert Jackson
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118613

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

March is confirmed to be another dead month for indoor activities :( Have they shown a tentative plan for reopening indoor activities and rules of 6? Initially socialisation will be restricted to only allow outdoor activities. I think the ECF may already be expecting that this will be another seaso...
by Paul Robert Jackson
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fat Fritz 2
Replies: 32
Views: 2893

Re: Fat Fritz 2

Didn't Rybka get into some sort of similar controversy

"Allegations have surfaced that Rybka 1.0 beta and other versions of Rybka are derivatives of Fruit 2.1 and Crafty."
www.chessprogramming.org/Rybka_Controversy
by Paul Robert Jackson
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New in Chess & BREXIT
Replies: 65
Views: 5102

Re: New in Chess & BREXIT

www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-55841048
A simple explanation courtesy of the BBC.
by Paul Robert Jackson
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118613

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Apart from the mention of the likely cancelation of "The British" .....& the cancelation of Blackpool, Doncaster & Durham Congresses (there may be more). I am making the presumption that organisers of any potential OTB Congresses are now operating a "wait & see policy" before advertising any potenti...
by Paul Robert Jackson
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Performance Enhanced Chess
Replies: 14
Views: 1524

Re: Performance Enhanced Chess

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:34 pm
I think Danny Gormally on Twitter today moaned he’ll be too old at 46 to win the British next year, and then went on to say he’s tired all the time.
There are numerous other reasons, other than testosterone levels, to why a 46 year old male may feel tired all the time.
by Paul Robert Jackson
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Performance Enhanced Chess
Replies: 14
Views: 1524

Re: Performance Enhanced Chess

International chess tournaments began incorporating drug testing in 2001.
FIDE is a part of the International Olympic Committee, & that relationship means players have to stick to the World Anti-Doping Agency rules.
by Paul Robert Jackson
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118613

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Will serious "Online Chess" be able to rid its self of the dishonest individuals who choose to cheat?
by Paul Robert Jackson
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Scarborough Congress
Replies: 35
Views: 5113

Re: Scarborough Congress

www.scarboroughspa.co.uk
Latest update about the Spa Complex (Venue).