NickFaulks wrote:Stewart Reuben wrote:If you use adjudication it is NOT in the Laws of Chess, nor a permitted variant. So you are not playing chess.
I don't think that many people would accept that logic, particularly in England.
There has long been a school of thought within FIDE that games with adjournment are not chess. If these ceased to be permitted under the Laws it would mean that they could not be submitted for rating, which they aren't anyway, and would otherwise make not a blind bit of difference.
I fought the former argument - that games ending with adjudication shouldn't be ECF graded - and lost.