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  Liverpool Quadrangular
Posted by: Matthew Turner - 09-12-2018, 09:44 AM - Forum: Junior Chess Chat - Replies (4)

I think this is taking place this weekend any results available?

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  Malawi Charity Rapidplay
Posted by: JMcNicoll - 01-12-2018, 08:27 PM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - Replies (1)

Another successful event with over £900 raised on the day to be doubled with sponsorship.

All results, Pairings and the Open FIDE report can be found by clicking here.

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  3 fold reptition....
Posted by: PeterReidSmith - 30-11-2018, 09:27 PM - Forum: The Arbiters Jotter - No Replies

So, don't let this happen to you:

There I was, last game of the Bled senior having outplayed my opponent and clearly winning (computer suggests c.-4) and I repeat the position to gain a little time (as one does). Then I repeat again, and then I very deliberately triangulate to get the position a 3rd time but with the subtle difference that it's not the same player to move....

So, my opponent claims a draw by '3 fold', I object, arbiters are called (2!), and they conclude it's a draw. I object, someone at the next table gets stressed and "shushes" us, and I relent.

Reviewing the game at the hotel, I verify my impression, but it's obviously too late - which, in truth, is fine (it was such a great event, that it's not worth complaining about an honest mistake -  I'll make back the 10 FIDE points some other time).

But....3 fold: same position with THE SAME PLAYER TO MOVE....remember for your own games Smile

[Apparently something similar happened with Spassky/Fisher).

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  stephen Jardine show Radio Scotland
Posted by: Ianbrownlee - 30-11-2018, 10:58 AM - Forum: General Chess Chat - No Replies

Hi all
there is going to be a discussion on the Stephen Jardine show on Radio Scotland at 10.35 am discussing the popularity of chess in Scotland and also discussing how cool is Chess

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  CS in The Times
Posted by: AndrewGreen - 30-11-2018, 09:50 AM - Forum: General Chess Chat - Replies (1)

There was an article in The Times recently about Chess Scotland losing its funding from the government. For anyone that is interested, you can read it here

I thought members could maybe come up with some ideas on how we could improve CS to try encourage funding. One quick idea: could we add pictures and a blurb to the contacts page? If I was a sponsor, I would want to know who was running the organisation before I backed it.

Only positive contributions please.

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  Kurt Richter (1900-1969)
Posted by: Alan McGowan - 29-11-2018, 02:11 PM - Forum: General Chess Chat - Replies (1)

Today, 29 November, is the birth date of a significant figure in the history of German chess, Kurt Richter.
Now available, a book by yours truly: Kurt Richter: A Chess Biography with 499 Games
Full details can be seen at at https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/kurt-richter/

German master Kurt Richter (1900–1969) made significant contributions to the chess world as a player, and as an editor and author. Unassuming in real life, Richter was a fearsome opponent who expressed himself mainly through his over-the-board results, as well as through his chess journalism and literary output. He was responsible for several innovative openings, some of which gained renewed status in later years.

This overview of his life and games sheds light on a player who should be better known, with much never-before-seen material. Examples of his entertaining writings on chess are included, some featuring his fictitious student opponent, Dr. Zabel. A wide selection of games illustrates the surprising combinations and brilliant style of play that earned him the title “The Executioner of Berlin.”

Alan McGowan

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  20191 International events
Posted by: andybburnett - 25-11-2018, 06:00 PM - Forum: Tournaments and Events - Replies (6)

With 2019 rapidly approaching, anyone who is interested in playing any of the following events please contact me. Some of the events aren't that far away, others a bit distant, but I will start to compile 'interested lists' and begin group emails at some point over the next month or so.

Some of these require selection, others simply CS membership, but please advise me if you enter any of the individual events.

Any questions or anyone who requires help or further information, please don't hesitate to contact me via abburnett (at) hotmail.com

Kind regards,
Andy Burnett

(CS International Director)



World Amateur Championship 2019
Mexico city, Mexico

World Senior Team Championships 50+ & 65+
Heraklion, Crete, Greece

World Senior Championship 2019
Oradea, Romania


European Women’s Rapid & Blitz Championship 2019
(Dates TBA)
European Individual Chess Championship 2019
Skopia, FYR of Macedonia

European Senior Team Chess Championship 2019
Sveti Martin na Muri, Croatia

European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2019
Antalya, Turkey

European Amateur Chess Championship 2019
Halkidiki, Greece

European Senior Chess Championship 2019
Halkidiki, Greece

European Team Championships 2019
Batumi, Georgia

European Chess Club Cup 2019
Budva, Montenegro

European Chess Club Cup for Women 2019
Budva, Montenegro

European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2019
Tallinn, Estonia

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  Jim Thornton
Posted by: Alex McFarlane - 22-11-2018, 04:44 PM - Forum: Obituaries - No Replies

I regret to announce the death of Jim Thornton.  Jim has been a member of Paisley Chess Club through its various incarnations from Anchor, to Ciba-Geigy and Paisley YMCA.  He also served on its committee for a considerable number of years and was Honorary President.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday 28th at Craigton at 11.30.  G52 2DB.

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  Raymond Baxter
Posted by: Andy Howie - 21-11-2018, 07:51 PM - Forum: Obituaries - Replies (1)

I have received the following from Colin Baxter, son of Raymond Baxter

I am contacting you to let you know that my father, Raymond Baxter, passed away on 11 November at the age of 85.  My father was a leading chess player in Scotland in the 1960s, finishing in the top 3 of the Scottish Championship twice and representing Scotland at the Chess Olympliad in Israel in 1964.
His funeral will be held at Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh at 12 noon this coming Monday (26th November).   I'm not sure if you have an online notice board or similar to make your members aware so that any current or (more likely) former players who remember my father can perhaps attend.

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  IA Ken Stewart
Posted by: Andy Howie - 18-11-2018, 02:50 PM - Forum: Obituaries - Replies (10)

We have just received sad news that IA Ken Stewart, a stalwart of the Chess Scotland Management Committee, collapsed and died while hill walking yesterday.

We will share details of the funeral arrangements when we have them

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