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by Stewart Reuben
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pairing Boards
Replies: 8
Views: 1082

Re: Pairing Boards

They were 'perfectly' happy when we used to use a lottery Swiss. They became even happier with a Seeded Swiss. Since then innovation has stagnated.

Far more people played competitively in England with quickplay finishes than today. Perhaps we shouldn't have introduced increments.
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pairing Boards
Replies: 8
Views: 1082

Re: Pairing Boards

Nick If you play in a Seeded knockout like the World chess Cup, that is the way it works. So, why not try it for an ordinary Swiss?
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pairing Boards
Replies: 8
Views: 1082

Re: Pairing Boards

Paul > a Swiss with 3, 2, 1 or 3, 2, 1, 0 scoring(*< Treat it as a team tournament and use the Olympiad Pairing System. Of course a computerised Swiss Pairing Sytem will not work for a non-Swiss event. Round robin, knockout with repechage or ladder are not Swisses. Very few people nowadays experimen...
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3250
Views: 356181

Re: Media comments on chess

Colin, Why not ask John Nunn? He would remember. His parents told me he attended primary shool, but didn't like it as the children just played around. But they wanted him to associate with other children. So there was an agreement he would attend school normally in the morning. Then, in the afternoo...
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pairing Boards
Replies: 8
Views: 1082

Re: Pairing Boards

Much easier today by omputer. Unless you are tezching the principles to inexperienced players.
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column
Replies: 32
Views: 2677

Re: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column

We, who attempt to popularie chess, or resist its public decay in England, should mind dreadfully.

It is sacrilege,
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column
Replies: 32
Views: 2677

Re: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column

Writing from Tenerife, I have only just learnt of the death of Leonard's Evening Standard column. I don't note here any call to arms. Surely we can mount n avalanche of complaints, just as we did when Leonard's ES column was temporarily finished some years ago. Being away, i am not in a position to ...
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 3905

Re: Gibraltar 2020

Lawrence >Player illness according to the commentary team, notified in advance of the game.<

How come then White played his first move?
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 206
Views: 18798

Re: Arbitration question

It should have read
The CA should have ruled in your favour. It was a typo leaving out the y.
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 206
Views: 18798

Re: Arbitration question

<Soheil >The CA asked the people on the next table if the possibly witnessed the scene< That was a serious error on the part of the CA. He should NEVER place a spectator in an invidious situation. If the spectator offers an opinion, that is different. Then CA cn decide whether to take this volunteer...
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 783
Views: 90764

Re: Cheating in chess

John Upham >Have any third parties been harmed by the above ?, The third parties who may have been harmed include: the arbiter, the organiser; the sponsor; the move inputter; the buletin compiler' and anybody who comes on the so-called game in the future. Matt Mackenzie >Or even drawn without playin...
by Stewart Reuben
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 783
Views: 90764

Re: Cheating in chess

John Upham >Are pre-arranged draws examples of collusion ?, Certainly. Personally I have no problem with 1 e4 e5 2 draw agreed. That is honest collusion. It is very rare in a Swiss that this can harm a third party. I intensely dislike concocted draws as may well have happened in two games in Gibralt...
by Stewart Reuben
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 783
Views: 90764

Re: Cheating in chess

Joey Stewart >developers don't really care one bit once you have handed over your money.< That is not true of all poker sites. They send their computers into your one to make certain you are not a pokerbot. Of course you can use another computer that tells you the best move to make, just as with che...
by Stewart Reuben
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: English Senior opps 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1323

Re: English Senior opps 2020

Nick, David
No. It stems from an error tht Mark Rivlin freely admits. He will correct it in the next issue of the ECF nessletter.
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3250
Views: 356181

Re: Media comments on chess

Anybody into modern art? Chess = Solar System. . . . Solar System in the pictures: Chess, Golf, Billiards, Sailboat, Clock, Tree, Family, Nest, Prom, ... . . . A Chess sketch in the form of the Solar System. The picture in the office, for a gift, a collection, ... There is an opportunity to make a p...