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by David Sedgwick
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

All moves in 130 minutes with 30 seconds delay throughout. Thanks. 130 minutes feels like a clumsy figure for some reason. If you treat delay as increment it adds up to 2 1/2 hours for forty moves, just like the old days. So it does, but that wasn't the reason. The players were consulted about redu...
by David Sedgwick
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:35 pm
What's the time limit?
All moves in 130 minutes with 30 seconds delay throughout.
by David Sedgwick
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:05 am
Sort of thing you often see the moment you take your hand off the piece.
True, but maybe not on this occasion. The video suggests to me that Nepomniachtchi only realised when Anand played 77 … b5.
by David Sedgwick
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1474

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

Peter Sowray wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:17 am
Michael - congratulations! I’m impressed ...
I have now got it too, although I wouldn't have done without EMW's hint.
by David Sedgwick
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Nick Grey wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:07 pm
Good luck to Shaun and any forumnites playing or arbiting.
The list of arbiters contains some familiar names and some unfamiliar ones (unfamiliar to me anyway), but no members of this Forum.

https://khantymansiysk2019.fide.com/en/ ... /arbiters/
by David Sedgwick
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1474

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

In his Chess Praxis rules, the way Staunton worded his discussion of castling made no mention of odds play. The British Chess Association rules adopted at the Congress of 1862 deliberately varied from his rules in some respects. On pages lxx-lxxi of the Congress book in the paragraph on castling th...
by David Sedgwick
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Nick is correct. GM Max Illingworth won the 2019 Zone 3.6 Zonal, and stated that he would play in the World Cup (as his last event before retiring from competitive chess). Up until a week ago I assumed that this was still the case, but was then informed he was not planning to attend. As the second ...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Riga Open
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: Riga Open

Interesting sac by Peter Sowray, who is having a good tournament. https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2019-rtu-open/08-Sowray_Peter_J-Zanan_Evgeny The useless Chessbomb Stockfish hates 14.f5, but I think it looks very promising. edit : Black ducked it, shame. Sadly things then quickly went wrong. Comme...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

The Sinquefield Cup 2019 takes place in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, from Saturday 17th August until Thursday 29th August. Round 1 17th August; Rest Day 22nd August; Round 11 28th August; Tiebreaks if required 29th August. Play starts each day (except 22nd August) at 1900 BST. Time Limit: All moves i...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1276

Grand Chess Tour - Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2019

The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz takes place from Saturday 10th August until Wednesday 14th August Saturday 10th August: Rapid Rounds 1-3 at 1900, 2030, 2200 (BST) Sunday 11th August: Rapid Rounds 4-6 at 1900, 2030, 2200 Monday 12th August: Rapid Rounds 7-9 at 1900, 2030, 2200 Tuesday 13th August: Blit...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Teaching chess to blind people
Replies: 10
Views: 1198

Re: Teaching chess to blind people

Hello. How can chess be taught to blind people? Apologies, but advice and “notions” given on this thread are highly inaccurate. I would strongly recommend the OP to contact the Braille Chess Association for further guidance: http://www.braillechess.org.uk Furthermore, the association will be able t...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 135
Views: 11069

Re: Arbitration question

What is an arbiter to do if a friend or teammate of one of the players comes to him and says "you need to take a look at board 22"? You go and look at Board 22. Your informant has acted in accordance with the first sentence of Law 12.7: "If someone observes an irregularity, he may inform only the a...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Player in their first FIDE rated tournament scores 0.5/5 with Rp=1387 but no rating. Why?
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Player in their first FIDE rated tournament scores 0.5/5 with Rp=1387 but no rating. Why?

Would it not be more sensible for you to address your question directly to the FIDE Elista Office, or to the Chairman or the Secretary of the FIDE Qualification Commission?
by David Sedgwick
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 12
Views: 1556

Re: Hastings Congress

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:36 pm
Didn't someone wince at the picture at the top and ask them to change it?
The ECF website is full of Andrew Walker's flights of fancy in this regard. I tend just to ignore them.