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ECF Monthly Gradings

The new, monthly, ECF gradings are out! This moves to a four-digit ELO-based system. Andrew: Rapidplay 1375D, StandardPlay 1480E Emily: Rapidplay 1008C Isobel: Rapidplay 783C

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ECG Gradings – July 2020

Although the season was curtailed due to the Covid restrictions, the ECF Gradings have been updated to reflect the season. My StandardPlay grading is up (to 104E – based on a total of 12 matches), but my RapidPlay grading is … Continue reading

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FIDE Rating – Mar-2020

Following my fairly poor showing at the Richmond Rapidplay, it comes as no surprise that my grading has dipped… Thankfully not by too much…

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ECF Gradings – January 2020

The “December 2019” gradings are out! Gradings wef 2019-12-31   Andrew Emily Isobel Standard Play 95E – – Rapid Play 98E 35D 7A Blitz – – –

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FIDE Ranking – September 2019

With the publication of the September 2019 gradings, I’m pleased to gain my debut FIDE rating. As estimated following the August Richmond Rapid Play, this has been confirmed as 1,009 – which I will endeavour to improve.

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Richmond Rapid-Play #125

Sunday 11th August saw my return to competitive rapid-play, for the first time since the summer of 2007! Both Emily and Isobel were entered for the U80 (grade) section, and I entered the U120… notably, the majority of players in … Continue reading

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Chess Gradings – July 2019

July 2019 chess gradings Continue reading

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Five Minutes With…

Recently, I took part in a Five Minutes With… interview with Richard Nass (of Embedded Computing Design) discussing MISRA C. The interview can be heard on the ECD website.

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Budget 2018 – Smoke and Mirrors

I don’t normally “do” politics on this blog, but claims in Budget 2018 have irritated.  Particularly the assertion that someone warning £50,000 “will be £860 a year better off from next April.” An analysis of the numbers shows that this is not even … Continue reading

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10th International Annual ISO26262 Conference

I’m pleased to be confirmed as a Speaker at the 10th International Annual ISO26262 Conference, to be help in Stuttgart in October. I will be speaking on “Use MISRA C:2012 as your language subset – write safe and secure application code” … Continue reading

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