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by Stewart Reuben
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 273
Views: 26049

Re: Arbitration question

John - Article A4,4 addresses this issue for rapidplay and blitz. If the arbiter observes both kings are in check , he shall wait until the next move is completed. Then, if an illegal position is sill on the board, he shall declare the game drawn. Thus White Ke1 Rd1. Black kd8 re8 White's clock is g...
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3733
Views: 408780

Re: Media comments on chess

Roger >The advert was for a Smartphone app but the chess clock was somewhat retro, being a Garde.< The reason may be that they were advised to use an analog clock because setting it is easier. Certainly, when being consulted about staging 'CHESS The Musical' that is what I always recommend. Quite ap...
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3733
Views: 408780

Re: Media comments on chess

Watching tv Wednesday evening. I wasn't paying much attention during the ads.
There was a Barclay card ad depicting a woman playing chess.
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1331
Views: 129056

Re: Cheating in chess

Returning to poker. There was one occasion when I knew for certain that I was being cheated. What is more, I think I may be able to explain it to all of you. It was 7 card stud and Ihad 4 hearts showing, including the ACE and KING. All I needed was one heart concealed and I would be certain to be wi...
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Dave Rumens
Replies: 98
Views: 16721

Re: Dave Rumens

Returning to the thread: Dave Rumens very much benefitted from the GP. He was able to live off the prize money from tournaments all over Britain anD also the GP a couple of times. That had the knock-on effect of aspiring players being able to play against strong opposition.
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Dave Rumens
Replies: 98
Views: 16721

Re: Dave Rumens

Chris Rice > Cutty Sark provided a special prize of half a gallon of Scotch whisky in the prize fund.> Of course Cutty Sark also sponsored the GP from 1973. I didn't know about this particular convoluted prize. Leonard Barden wanted there to be Cutty Sark Grand Prix junior prizes. But I vetoed that....
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 942
Views: 44836

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Wadib > I wonder why a tournament couldn't be held here too.<
Chess tournaments need organisers. If none is willing to do so, then they won't take place.
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 942
Views: 44836

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Wadib Khoury >It appears there is a tournament ongoing in Bulgaria,<

That was announced on the FIDE website. But I decided it was likely to be too much hassle, even though I have never been to Bulgaria. Also the hotel had poor reviews.
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The BBC take an interest in Chess : surely some mistake?
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: The BBC take an interest in Chess : surely some mistake?

Today's Sunday Times LETTERS to the Editor About Bletchley Park. 'In October 1941, four codebreakers - Alan Turing, Gordon Welchman, Hugh Alexander and Stuart Milner-Barry - sent an urgent message to Winston Churchill asking for additional resources. Churchill granted their request and famously dema...
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Superstitions in chess
Replies: 34
Views: 1892

Re: Superstitions in chess

MJM >Have you ever met or seen someone play chess and bridge simultaneously< NO. I have played chess and poker simultaneously,the chess blindfold against a 2200 player. The poker was for high stakes. The poker players asked us to stop. They found it off-putting, perhaps even intimidating. Perhaps th...
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3733
Views: 408780

Re: Media comments on chess

CHESS WEEKLY inaugural edition 28 August 2020.
Free on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ymJj3 ... e=youtu.be

Based on he first 10 minute programme, I would not want to subscribe.
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3733
Views: 408780

Re: Media comments on chess

Chris Rice >I hope they do NOT keep in the error fairly near the end of the book Queen's Gambit. But I am relying on my memory from 35 years ago. Also it was difficult as moves, when described, were in Descriptive and not in notation.
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3733
Views: 408780

Re: Media comments on chess

How about a festival of films on, more-or-less, the same theme.
Most come from the US.
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3733
Views: 408780

Re: Media comments on chess

In case you haven;t seen this video about the MSO. I didn't have time to watch all of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpXHJpxQRJ0
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1331
Views: 129056

Re: Cheating in chess

I have just remembered. Many years ago St Paul's played against a Belfast School by telephone in the National Schools Championship. They lost. People said they must have cheated. Remember this was before the days of computers. I said, 'but . how can the have cheated? There is nobody as good as any o...