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by Stewart Reuben
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 203
Views: 17738

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: 751
Views: 87929

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: 751
Views: 87929

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: 751
Views: 87929

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: 982

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: 3196
Views: 351243

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...
by Stewart Reuben
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 10804

Re: Hastings Congress

NICK, you are overlooking the stalemate rule. A player must move, placing his king where it can be taken. Thus it is a draw. The rule rule reduces white's advantage from about 60% to 54%, AlloWing repetition similarly causes more draws. I don't believe for one moment these rules were delliberately p...
by Stewart Reuben
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3196
Views: 351243

Re: Media comments on chess

I don't remember checkers being played in Washington Square. Changing the subject 19 December 2019 I arrived in Barbados on a cruise ship. I was then unexpectedly invited to attend the Awards Ceremony of the Barbados Olympic Committee. I am jealous of the fact that chess is recognised as an Olympic ...
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 751
Views: 87929

Re: Cheating in chess

Roger >Another practical one. Having finished the game and retired to your hotel room with full access to analysis facilities, you observe that one of the games remaining in a team match has reached an endgame tablebase position. You look it up. To what extent should you be precluded from discussing...
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3196
Views: 351243

Re: Media comments on chess

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by Stewart Reuben
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3196
Views: 351243

Re: Media comments on chess

Sky News today at about 8.50pm UK time. Being at sea on my way to the Cribbean, it makes it diffiult to work out the UK time. A documentary bout an English Conaan called MARK ACKLAM. There were giant chess sets briefly visible. I don't know why. Possibly because he kpt one move ahead of his purzsuer...
by Stewart Reuben
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 10804

Re: Hastings Congress

Kevin >with extra or half-extra points!< That is only for the purpose of pairings. After 5 rounds the players revert to their actual scores. It is called the Bonus Accelerated Pairing System. The other one is the Fractional Pairing System. I prefer the latter. That is understandable as I invented it...
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 10804

Re: Hastings Congress

One year the last round of the Hastings :remier started in the morning (as it always did). Michael Bsman said his game was the only one still going after 30 minutes. When I became one of the organisers of the congress in 1986, I said it would be over my dead body for the last round to start in the m...
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3196
Views: 351243

Re: Media comments on chess

Matt > I did know about the woman WC getting the male GM title thing,

There is no such thing as the Male GM title. There is a GM title, which mainly requires 2600+ performances. It is in no way gender indicative.
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3196
Views: 351243

Re: Media comments on chess

My review of Ravens appears on its separate section. IIn today's Daily Telegraph, page 31, Sacred Mysteries, a weekly section By CRISTOPHER HOWSE the headline is Making our moves on God's own chessboard. It was a long article and I lost patience. Later in it he says: Now if he can do what he wants, ...