Search found 12 matches

by Ted Black
Mon May 20, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NEW CHESS RATING SYSTEM
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

Re: NEW CHESS RATING SYSTEM

Why not base it on the combined age of the losing players Grand-parents!
by Ted Black
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 5 Minutes on the Clock
Replies: 20
Views: 1720

Re: 5 Minutes on the Clock

Someone else can keep score - but not on the same scoresheet
That makes sense to me!
by Ted Black
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 5 Minutes on the Clock
Replies: 20
Views: 1720

Re: 5 Minutes on the Clock

For example, say the TC is 30 moves in 75 minutes followed by 15 minutes RP finish. Player A gets into time trouble and has less than 5 minutes left to make 10 moves say. Player B has over 30 minutes remaining at this point. Player A no longer writes the moves down, as he is allowed to, and player B...
by Ted Black
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 5 Minutes on the Clock
Replies: 20
Views: 1720

Re: 5 Minutes on the Clock

I fail to see how the sentence which I have emboldened follows from the Article which you have quoted. 8.5.2 states that if only 1 player has not kept score (ie; his opponent is scoring the game as they have to under the rules because they have more than 5 minutes remaining), the player who has not...
by Ted Black
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 5 Minutes on the Clock
Replies: 20
Views: 1720

Re: 5 Minutes on the Clock

Article 8 of the FIDE rules is quite clear. 8.1.1 In the course of play each player is required to record his own moves and those of his opponent in the correct manner, move after move, as clearly and legibly as possible, in the algebraic notation (Appendix C), on the ‘scoresheet’ prescribed for the...
by Ted Black
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What happens when the pub closes
Replies: 9
Views: 1509

Re: What happens when the pub closes

Facetious answer....you walk home and go to bed!
by Ted Black
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 194
Views: 15226

Re: Arbitration question

The rules cannot possibly cover every eventuality, so I believe discretion and common sense is the order of the day.
by Ted Black
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 194
Views: 15226

Re: Arbitration question

In local league chess there is never going to be an arbiter. In fact, in the Portsmouth and District League I play in, there is the following paragraph in the league rules: Where the Laws refer to the arbiter, the team captains shall jointly perform the role of the arbiter. If the team captains cann...
by Ted Black
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 21
Views: 2356

Re: Chess Book Collections

All these big collections make mine seem quite modest! Its good to know there are people out there just as bonkers as me :D
by Ted Black
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 21
Views: 2356

Re: Chess Book Collections

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:37 pm
More than 800 probably - I am gradually cataloguing them prior to selling nearly all of them, so I will know then...
That's a lot, you must have a big house!
by Ted Black
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 21
Views: 2356

Chess Book Collections

How many chess books do you have in your personal collections? Mines over 140 so far! :shock: And which would you say is the best one, or even the most valuable or rarest?
by Ted Black
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shannon's number
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Shannon's number

Any thoughts out there on the total number of possible chess games being larger than the number of atoms in the known universe?