Monthly Archives: July 2013

Lothar Schmid 1928-2013

“Lothar Schmid, Chess Referee” ran his recent obituary in the New York Times, referring to his distinction of serving as arbiter in Fischer-Spassky, Karpov-Korchni 1978, and Karpov-Kasparov 1986, while the Daily Telegraph led with his extraordinary collection of chess books, … Continue reading

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Irish championship 2013

And they’re off … this year’s much-anticipated Irish championship has started. Already there’s a major shock in round 1 with Colm Daly (with White!) being routed by Ciarán Quinn. With the demise of the LCU Blog, it’s not clear where … Continue reading

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Norms and titles

FIDE has recently issued a requirement that all old title norms and rating qualifications have to be re-registered by this July 31st or be lost forever: apparently the rules have changed so often that it imposes a strain on the … Continue reading

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