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by David Robertson
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 313
Views: 21895

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

suggesting that one stalemate is fine to be a draw whereas another is "ludicrous"...is undermining the complexity of the game and the skill of the defending side....one of the Polgar sisters (Susan, I think) ingeniously escaping with a draw against Murray Chandler by tricking him into capturing her...
by David Robertson
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 313
Views: 21895

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

It's only words Absolutely! Or more exactly, entirely artificial rules constructed by words. There's nothing 'natural' or universal about our addictive game of skittles Stalemate = Checkmate is a perfectly good game, just a different game Quite so. Contrary to Nigel's (ever-)scornful critics above,...
by David Robertson
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 313
Views: 21895

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:41 pm
what's the single longest think during a world championship game?
Here's one to beat
by David Robertson
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 313
Views: 21895

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

SCANDAL IN PROSPECT? (I hope :twisted: )

D'oh It seems not. 'ejhchess' can rest easy
by David Robertson
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Game-inputting & replays
Replies: 17
Views: 857

Game-inputting & replays

All games for the entire first weekend, for both D1 & D2, were available for replay within forty minutes of the close. What took so long? :shock: And with fewer hands available, even D3n games from rd 1 were up by Sat evening

Seriously, it's an astonishing performance. Thanks!
by David Robertson
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Bundesliga
Replies: 4
Views: 2309

Re: Bundesliga

by David Robertson
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How to improve digital chess clocks
Replies: 23
Views: 1142

Re: How to improve digital chess clocks

It is indeed the same David Levy whose work on chess - or chess clocks! - is far less interesting than his work and far-sighted thinking in Levy (2007) . I've just finished reading (most of) the essays in Danaher (2017) ; and will shortly start Devlin (2018) . Head-spinning stuff. Sure beats ploughi...
by David Robertson
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 4NCL International Congress
Replies: 56
Views: 3873

Re: 4NCL International Congress

Richard Bates wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:33 pm
Somebody who won't be playing for a long time, if ever, one would hope
His rd 8 win was a corker. Not bad for a 1200. Wouldn't have been out of place for a 2400 :roll: CCF, hhmm
by David Robertson
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 247
Views: 12375

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:53 pm
...whether FIDE is going to see the AGON money
Plenty to come on this, I understand. Jaw-dropping stuff too. But m'learned friends need to give the nod. And nothing will break this side of the WCC match
by David Robertson
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Scotland - Och aye! They've nae got a bean
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Chess Scotland - Och aye! They've nae got a bean

From the Times today (Scotland section) Cuts force national chess body to change its game plan Marc Horne; November 2 2018, 12:01am, The Times It caused a global sensation when the champions of East and West went head to head at the height of the Cold War. But now the game of chess is struggling to ...
by David Robertson
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 58803

Re: Cheating in chess

In their opinion, yes. Am I missing something? Yes. You're missing my point. I can read that it's their opinion . I even know that at least one of them is a vastly experienced and well-respected Arbiter; hence, whose opinion reasonably carries weight. But that still leaves it as 'opinion' - to be c...
by David Robertson
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 58803

Re: Cheating in chess

David Sedgwick wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:53 pm
...Geurt Gijssen and Takis Nikolopoulos. Both of them made it clear that they considered that agreeing a draw before play constituted cheating
So what? Is it cheating?
by David Robertson
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 247
Views: 12375

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Malcolm Pein seems to be claiming everything went to plan in his FIDE campaign - except, maybe, the result. His CHESS editorial makes curious reading. If he was offered a place on the PB - and this was certainly the plan - he was a fool and a half to refuse it. Still, at least I can't access five fu...
by David Robertson
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 4NCL International Congress
Replies: 56
Views: 3873

Re: 4NCL International Congress

Mike Truran wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:27 pm
Excellent results for Jonah Willow and Robert Clark in round 1
Yes, indeed. But absurd pairing in rd 2 (Ross v. Arkell). Unavoidable, I assume. But no less absurd
by David Robertson
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: White to play...
Replies: 17
Views: 704

Re: White to play...

Nah, my line fails....

1 e5 Rxe5; 2 Qf3 Bd7, and B can play on. Too hard, no time. I'm off to play in ten minutes