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by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 19
Views: 2887

Re: 2017/2018 Season

Yes.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 108
Views: 2784

Re: Motions

It's usually not difficult to make yourself eligible for a near neighbour if you really want to.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 108
Views: 2784

Re: Motions

For example the geographical extent of Surrey for chess purposes is defined in our constitution/articles and it's not clear that the ECF is in a position to change that. It doesn't have to; it can simply say that's not the definition of Surrey that applies to ECF competitions. (I don't see why it w...
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017
Replies: 77
Views: 2763

Re: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Chris Rice wrote:and try his hand then with the claim.


What happens if he makes a claim before 50 moves have elapsed? Would the opponent have been awarded more time?


Yes. Incorrect draw claims attract time penalties. (Interestingly, claims made incorrectly do not.)
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Generational Best Players Never To Win British Championship
Replies: 25
Views: 1596

Re: Generational Best Players Never To Win British Championship

Harikrishna played in 2002 and 2003.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: EU Senior Individual Champs 2017 Barcelona, 11-21 Aug
Replies: 15
Views: 1445

Re: EU Senior Individual Champs 2017 Barcelona, 11-21 Aug

Keith's playing in a different event that overlaps.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations
Replies: 31
Views: 1804

Re: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations

Ah yes, the old "a zero is not the same as a null" thing.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Generational Best Players Never To Win British Championship
Replies: 25
Views: 1596

Re: Generational Best Players Never To Win British Championship

Are we only considering players who would be eligible for the British under current eligibility rules? Because if not, Anand is an obvious choice (eligible up to 2003, and would surely have won one had he entered in the early 2000s).
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Passive Exchange Sacrifices and Refusing to Take the Exchange
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Passive Exchange Sacrifices and Refusing to Take the Exchange

Here is an interesting series on this subject.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Passive Exchange Sacrifices and Refusing to Take the Exchange
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Passive Exchange Sacrifices and Refusing to Take the Exchange

Well, 1...Nxf1 2.Rxf1 Ke7 3.Nxa8 Rxa8 just looks to me like it gives black a comfortable endgame advantage with a good bishop against a bad knight and a slightly better pawn structure. 1...Rd8 2.Nxe6+ fxe6 3.Bd3 Nf5 4.Rxe6 gives black a material advantage, but white's active pieces give him some com...
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Championship Congress 2017
Replies: 155
Views: 7982

Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Murphy was half a point short of a norm, as was Jackson.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 52
Views: 2603

Re: What do I do?

Yes, that's fine. Graham Mill-Wilson used to do it all the time in Bristol. (Just be wary of any conflict of interest issues that might arise.)
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Championship Congress 2017
Replies: 155
Views: 7982

Re: British Championship Congress 2017

The British women's championship is open to non-ENG players, yes, on the grounds of being a British title and not an English title.

(More generally, FIDE affiliation is not relevant to determining eligibility for that or any other British championship.)
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Championship Congress 2017
Replies: 155
Views: 7982

Re: British Championship Congress 2017

He's never won it before, no. He came closest in the aforementioned 2002 event, when he was joint leader with Ramesh and Haslinger going into the final round.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What’s the longest you’ve played with 16 pawns still on the board?
Replies: 30
Views: 1646

Re: What’s the longest you’ve played with 16 pawns still on the board?

No pawn captures in this game today: [Event "104th British Championships"] [Site "Venue Cymru, Llandudno"] [Date "2017.08.02"] [Round "4.5"] [White "Norman, Kenneth I"] [Black "Campbell, Ian"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A00&quo...

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