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by Paul McKeown
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 100
Views: 6750

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I did see the ECF bit about ventilation, think about most club venues, and start to wonder! Also, do open-sided tents (gazebos?) count as outdoors? Goodness knows formally. They probably shouldn't as they'll block the UV off - I think that's one of the really big difference between outdoors & indoo...
by Paul McKeown
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 100
Views: 6750

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Thanks Paul, that is an interesting idea, not suitable for a large hall of course - difficult to stop people moving around. Smaller rooms means other issues, see below. The distance between players at Golders Green is 1m, and there is no problem with ventilation in a church hall. Of course, there i...
by Paul McKeown
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 100
Views: 6750

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I have been wondering if running Round Robins rather than Swisses, with one section per room, might be a way of running tournaments in accordance with the new guidelines. So, very old style, six sections of ten players APA, say, and an accelerated game pace of 15 minutes per player plus 5 seconds p...
by Paul McKeown
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 100
Views: 6750

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Also, do open-sided tents (gazebos?) count as outdoors?
by Paul McKeown
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 100
Views: 6750

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I have been wondering if running Round Robins rather than Swisses, with one section per room, might be a way of running tournaments in accordance with the new guidelines. So, very old style, six sections of ten players APA, say, and an accelerated game pace of 15 minutes per player plus 5 seconds pe...
by Paul McKeown
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Online Charity Chess Match
Replies: 0
Views: 224

Online Charity Chess Match

Online Charity Chess Match A message from Aditya Asnani, one of our young students at Richmond Juniors Charity Match (Aditya Asnani) I will be running a 45 minute charitable chess tournament on Sunday the 21st of June at 3pm. This will be a blitz chess arena on lichess.org which will be for all leve...
by Paul McKeown
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black (Grandmaster) Lives Matter
Replies: 160
Views: 7418

Re: Black (Grandmaster) Lives Matter

As contorted, mumbling and hand-wringing an apology non-apology for racism as no one might hope to see.
by Paul McKeown
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Search for a game
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

Re: Search for a game

Wow! What a game!

Sadly today, some sour git would claim such brilliancy was computer cheating.

I would love to see that game annotated by someone more competent than myself...!
by Paul McKeown
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Forum usage
Replies: 69
Views: 3873

Re: Forum usage

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:22 pm
I FIRST CAME UPON THIS THREAD TODAY AND, AS IS MY PRACTICE, STARTED AT THE END.

You all should note that, referring to people just by their initials or first name, is likely to lead to misunderstandings.
Sorry, Stewart, no confusion intended!
by Paul McKeown
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Forum usage
Replies: 69
Views: 3873

Re: Forum usage

I agree. It was not my intention to bully Simon. I apologise to him and will take a break from the forum. Paul, you were firm and patient, nothing about what you wrote or how you wrote it could be construed as bullying. However, I think all has been said on the matter that needs said, and keeping s...
by Paul McKeown
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Forum usage
Replies: 69
Views: 3873

Re: Forum usage

Hi everyone. I think we all know that some of SR's behaviour was not correct, he threatened after all to deluge the forum in re-opened but irrelevant discontinued threads, if we didn't stop talking about topics that he disapproved of, by people that he disapproved of, and he also made (unconvincing)...
by Paul McKeown
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check
Replies: 47
Views: 2475

Re: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check

I've heard that triple check is legitimate in cylindrical chess, although I can't think of a position at the moment.
by Paul McKeown
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check
Replies: 47
Views: 2475

Re: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check

Triple (+++) and quadruple check (++++) exist quite legitimately in xiangqi. The pao (cannon) is a rook, except that it must leap linearly over a piece to capture. So if it is behind e.g. a chariot (moves like a rook, captures like a rook), it can be giving check, just as the chariot in front of it ...
by Paul McKeown
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Resigning in a Winning Position
Replies: 38
Views: 5594

Re: Resigning in a Winning Position

"I recall two arbiters discussing that the most confusing thing they've ever encountered was a double resignation. What I imagine would make that perplexing if not vexating is if one player has a winning position and the other a losing position. Making sense of that would be rather challenging, and...
by Paul McKeown
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Puzzle Books
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: Chess Puzzle Books

Thanks Matt, John and Joey for the information. Just realised the author of the book: Test Your Chess IQ: Grandmaster Challenge has a surname that sounds a bit rude "Livshitz" . Don't know what his Christian name is, but I am glad that Stewart Reuben not typed his surname. :lol: "Livshitz, Avgust S...