International Chess Day - ECF Blitz event

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Kevin Thurlow
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International Chess Day - ECF Blitz event

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:45 pm

https://www.chess.com/live#r=262594

I'm not sure this has been mentioned elsewhere, but I may have missed it.

It is the anniversary of the formation in FIDE in 1924, as proposed by Leonard P Rees of Redhill Chess Club. I have a copy of his original draft letter (complete with crossings out!)

Quick edit to add

https://www.un.org/en/sections/observan ... onal-days/

which has an interesting mix of very serious titles and some slightly odd ones.

Nick Grey
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Re: International Chess Day - ECF Blitz event

Post by Nick Grey » Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:37 pm

Missed this.
30 july looks odd.

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Re: International Chess Day - ECF Blitz event

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:27 am

Some of them ought to be on our minds every day. I'm a bit puzzled by the 12th September "South-South cooperation day".

41 played in the ECF event with varying amounts of skill. I overlooked a mate in 1 on about move 15 in one game, but managed a neat bishop ending (until I look at it tomorrow).

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Re: International Chess Day - ECF Blitz event

Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:43 am

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:27 am
41 played in the ECF event with varying amounts of skill. I overlooked a mate in 1 on about move 15 in one game, but managed a neat bishop ending (until I look at it tomorrow).
The results are at https://www.chess.com/tournament/live/a ... ena-262594.

I never quite manage to fathom the numbers in Chess.com events. I too had seen 41 mentioned. The heading of the link above states that there were 45 players, but results are only given for 39.

Congratulations on finishing 7th, which is a fine result whatever the number of competitors.

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Re: International Chess Day - ECF Blitz event

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:49 pm

"Congratulations on finishing 7th, which is a fine result whatever the number of competitors."

I did lose a game to the talented player and organizer who came 9th...

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Re: International Chess Day - ECF Blitz event

Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:07 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:49 pm
"Congratulations on finishing 7th, which is a fine result whatever the number of competitors."

I did lose a game to the talented player and organizer who came 9th...
... but you also defeated him. Current running score 2-2, I believe.

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