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by David Sedgwick
Mon May 25, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 229
Views: 21664

Re: Arbitration question

In connection with your (plural) proposed book on the History of the Laws, I drew Alex McF's attention to versions of the 19th Century Laws where this was permitted. Those were not FIDE Laws of course. Stewart Reubens proposed book is about FIDE Laws isn't it ? My understanding is that the book is ...
by David Sedgwick
Mon May 25, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 229
Views: 21664

Re: Arbitration question

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 1:45 pm
Richard. That is a new one for me: promoting a pawn to a pawn.
In connection with your (plural) proposed book on the History of the Laws, I drew Alex McF's attention to versions of the 19th Century Laws where this was permitted.

How is the book coming along?
by David Sedgwick
Mon May 25, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 229
Views: 21664

Re: Arbitration question

White wins because it is mate, whether he would have promoted to a queen, rook, bishop or knight. I am with Alex on this one. Law 5.1.1 states that "The game is won by the player who has checkmated his opponent's king". In the situation described by Soheil, White has taken an action which will lead...
by David Sedgwick
Mon May 25, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Harry Golombek games
Replies: 36
Views: 1812

Re: Harry Golombek games

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 12:26 pm
Harry said that Alan Turover was a queen odds player.
Googling for "Alan Turover" failed to produce any relevant results. Did you mean Alan Turing?
by David Sedgwick
Mon May 25, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: English Youth Online Championships
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: English Youth Online Championships

John McKenna wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 11:54 am
"Last edited by David Sedgwick on Mon May 25, 2020 11:30 am, edited 1 time in total."

The significance of which escapes me but may mean something to you and others.
It was to correct a typo. I shall add that in.
by David Sedgwick
Sun May 24, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Fair Play Policy
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: ECF Fair Play Policy

John Swain wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 11:12 am
There is a need for urgency since the closing date for entry to The English Youth Online Championship is fast approaching (Thursday 28 May at 9.00 p.m.
I presume that your post crossed with mine above.
by David Sedgwick
Sun May 24, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Fair Play Policy
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: ECF Fair Play Policy

I was hoping and expecting to peruse the new ECF Fair Play Policy, which was due to be published today, according to the Ts and Cs of The English Youth Online Championship: "The English Chess Federation’s Fair Play Policy, due to be published on 23rd May, will apply to this event; and it is a condi...
by David Sedgwick
Sun May 24, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Checkmate Covid-19
Replies: 18
Views: 874

Re: Checkmate Covid-19

Now it seems not to be working at all. The game froze then I was told I'd lost, and nothing is happening. Admittedly I was losing but even so... I think that you have been rather unlucky. I am taking a break after playing from 0500 to 1000. The only problems which I had were those caused by my own ...
by David Sedgwick
Sun May 24, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 311
Views: 16190

Re: 4NCL Online

Is there a list of speakers? I only saw: Hosted by Stefan Löffler, Editor, ChessTech Part One: One-on-one interviews with leading figures to cover a range of relevant aspects. Salomėja Zaksaitė, FIDE Anti-Cheating Commission Ken Regan, University at Buffalo, New York Part Two: Questions and Answers...
by David Sedgwick
Sat May 23, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 311
Views: 16190

Re: 4NCL Online

Mick Norris wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:28 pm
In this webinar, experts discuss the issues around cheating.
Adam Raoof wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:31 pm
I have signed up ;-)
So have I.
by David Sedgwick
Fri May 22, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Could everyone lose their grade
Replies: 18
Views: 905

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

Mike Gunn wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 2:21 pm
Ah, but it's well known that grading systems don't work for lighthouse keepers!
The late Dennis Hemsley's grade seemed to me to be a pretty accurate reflection of his true strength.
by David Sedgwick
Mon May 18, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 European Online Chess Championships
Replies: 54
Views: 2306

Re: 2020 European Online Chess Championships

I'd like to respond to a few of the points made in this thread. 1. The play on Monday was the first stage of a two day event. From that a minimum of 250 players were to qualify for the second stage yesterday. After adjusting the scores (see below), all players scoring 5 points or more were invited t...
by David Sedgwick
Sun May 17, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 European Online Chess Championships
Replies: 54
Views: 2306

Re: 2020 European Online Chess Championships

The U-1400 section got off to a great start, with six of the top ten banned for cheating by Chess.com. It doesn't sound great if you put it like that. However, overall 14 players were disqualified out of 1535, which doesn't sound so bad. http://chess-results.com/tnr527507.aspx?lan=1&art=1&turdet=YE...
by David Sedgwick
Fri May 15, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bobby Fischer on BBC 2 Friday 15th May 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 1558

Re: Bobby Fischer on BBC 2 Friday 15th May 2020

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 8:00 am
Where :wink:
Thank you for making the corrections. Everything seems to be fine now
by David Sedgwick
Fri May 15, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bobby Fischer on BBC 2 Friday 15th May 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 1558

Re: Bobby Fischer on BBC 2 Friday 15th May 2020

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 11:56 am
There was a Robert Fischer playing at Gibraltar this year, USA as well I believe. According to the FIDE list, born in 1960.
https://newratings.fide.com/profile/2008653
Anatoly Karpov gave a simultaneous display. Robert Fischer played him and drew.