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by Stewart Reuben
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2486
Views: 271335

Re: Media comments on chess

Today's Sunday Times has a large article on Fabiano Caruana, with a photo of him and a separate one of Carlsen. Naturally it centred on the forthcoming match. It had some material that I didn't know.
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development Officer Proposal Paper - Discuss
Replies: 28
Views: 1533

Re: Development Officer Proposal Paper - Discuss

Hok Yin StephenChiu > think funding should available to organisers running new Congresses/Rapidplays as a priority,< When BCF Director of Congress Chess. many years ago, there was such a fund available under my directorship. Money became short and, after a few years, I proposed it be discontinued, b...
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2486
Views: 271335

Re: Media comments on chess

I shall be playing chess in the evening on Thursday 18 Oct. As many know, I have a large collection of chess-related broadcast material. The One Show is not broadcast on catch-up TV. Could somebody please arrange to record it and, if there proves to be enough material, send me a copy?
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.
Replies: 27
Views: 1226

Re: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.

Craig, it was Geurt Gijssen when chairman of the QC insisted that castling is a king move. The current situation flows from that and I think it unlikely that it will be changed in 2020. Your idea that 0-0 illegal, then a king move illegal, then moving the Rh1 to g1 or f1; alternatively 0-0-0 illegal...
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.
Replies: 27
Views: 1226

Re: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.

Roger There was a period where the first illegal move lost in rapid play an blitz. The intention was that would come in for standardplay later. But it was very unpopular. So now they have standardised it at 2 illegal moves losing. Indeed, unfortunately some actions are now characterised as if illega...
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.
Replies: 27
Views: 1226

Re: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.

Craig >Perhaps the real problem lies in the fact that an illegal move is merely 'punishable' by moving the offending piece legally and not by a heavy penalty, say by a 10 minute time addition to the opponent's clock (certainly more than a mere 2 minutes)., The RC did discuss, some years ago, the ide...
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.
Replies: 27
Views: 1226

Re: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.

Indeed the FA title. I hope it will shortly be displayed on the Arbiters Commission website, with the other 18 people who passed the exam, 8 of whom secured only a norm.
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is a mutual flag fall a draw?
Replies: 28
Views: 1271

Re: Is a mutual flag fall a draw?

Andy. That would be rather odd. Your opponent's flag may also have fallen. You surely mean you should behave ethically if your flag has fallen first and neither the arbiter, nor your opponent noticed. What has that to do with your age? Brian I have never before had anybody state that what I wrote in...
by Stewart Reuben
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.
Replies: 27
Views: 1226

Re: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.

This has become very interesting. I conducted an arbiters' course in Georgia. It concluded well before the end of the Olympiad. One of the students waa Daniel Cabral BER. He scored 89%. He was awarded the FIDE Master title. Would I have passed him, had I known about his illegal move? I think on elec...
by Stewart Reuben
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is a mutual flag fall a draw?
Replies: 28
Views: 1271

Re: Is a mutual flag fall a draw?

I differ with some arbiters regarding this. If White'flag falls and neither the arbiter nor Black notices, then Black's flag falls - IT SHOULD BE A DRAW. My reasoning is that it takes a conscious action to call a flag fall. If Black was unable to do so in time, then it should be a draw. Aha, others ...
by Stewart Reuben
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coverage of the 2018 Chess Championship.
Replies: 10
Views: 1021

Re: Coverage of the 2018 Chess Championship.

I believe the problem with The Plough is that the company owning it intend refurbishment at that time.
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2486
Views: 271335

Re: Media comments on chess

In my experience fairly low-performing chessplayers, perhaps 125 strength UNDERESTIMATE their prowess. They don't realise that theirs is the average grade for active players.
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2486
Views: 271335

Re: Media comments on chess

It may well have been that he wanted to play on equal terms. Certainly when I tried to put together Steve Davis against Anatoly Karpov at chess and snooker, both seemed to prefer that. Also blitz fits a TV schedule better.
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Timeline for 2800 ratings
Replies: 103
Views: 21600

Re: Timeline for 2800 ratings

Why not try another idea.
people who have scored 100% in a 9 round or longer tournament. Or people who have very high TPR in a tournament.
Perhaps this should be a new thread.
i'll start it of with the most obvious
Fischer US Champ 1963-4. 11/11.
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Peggy Clarke
Replies: 10
Views: 976

Re: Peggy Clarke

For an obituary, I am trying to determine her date of death. I have just remembered she was the Manager of the British Championships at least one year, before Gerry Walsh took over. What was the name of the chess company she and Peter ran for some years? She was such a pleasant person and so central...