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by Paul McKeown
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Takeback requests in online games
Replies: 44
Views: 1966

Re: Takeback requests in online games

[Interesting take in German on this very theme of how to handle mouse slips:

https://qastack.com.de/chess/8299/accid ... line-chess

The discussion is not so very different from the one here.
by Paul McKeown
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Takeback requests in online games
Replies: 44
Views: 1966

Re: Takeback requests in online games

most sites allow to move the pieces by 2 clicks rather than drag and drop, should reasonably limit mistakes. Until I recently replaced an old and failing mouse, I was plagued by mouse slips, and in desperation had taken to use this two clicks method (click on the origin, click on the destination). ...
by Paul McKeown
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Takeback requests in online games
Replies: 44
Views: 1966

Re: Takeback requests in online games

Qd6+ was a mouse slip (that is a clumsy word - I bet the Germans have a great name for it.) Mausrutsch That is very literal, "Maus" = "mouse", "rutschen" = "to slip" or "to slide". Some Germans wish others "Einen guten Rutsch" as they slide into the New Year. It has never been clear (to me at least...
by Paul McKeown
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Takeback requests in online games
Replies: 44
Views: 1966

Re: Takeback requests in online games

I would be happy to permit takebacks, and used to do so. However, I have noticed that in doing so, my opponent's seem generous with their requests and niggardly with their acceptances. So I packed it in as a bad idea.
by Paul McKeown
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Touch move and castling
Replies: 13
Views: 894

Re: Touch move and castling

Did the opponent accept the correction, or was the opponent outraged by the matter? Was the player concerned rated 2619 or 619? Was there a physical impediment? Was there a pool of spilled coffee all over the board and its vicinity? Was one of the players a known notorious tryer-oner? Lots of factor...
by Paul McKeown
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Touch move and castling
Replies: 13
Views: 894

Re: Touch move and castling

So by analogy retraction of all mouseslips that are clearly mouseslips should be permitted? No. In Online play you don't have the physical evidence. You may, though, with cameras. In general, though, I agree with your view, and would suggest that the attempt to keep online chess as analogue with OT...
by Paul McKeown
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Touch move and castling
Replies: 13
Views: 894

Re: Touch move and castling

(laughing - good analogy) Adam, I suspect you take online chess a little more seriously than I do! And I respect the enormous effort you have put in to making online chess with real-world time controls as good as it perhaps can be. But let me put forward a for-instance, to see your reaction. A chess...
by Paul McKeown
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Touch move and castling
Replies: 13
Views: 894

Re: Touch move and castling

FIDE Law 4.2.2 (2018) states: 4.2.2 Any other physical contact with a piece, except for clearly accidental contact, shall be considered to be intent. This deals with contact, and as no FIDE Law deals with quitting the piece, it could be viewed as a lacuna, a missing part in the chain of FIDE Law. Ho...
by Paul McKeown
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2561
Views: 209772

Re: Cheating in chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:46 pm
Geoff Chandler wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:13 pm
does it really matter.
You should get that translated into Latin and put on a coat of arms Geoff
Geoff Chandler wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:21 am

'quod vere non refert.' or something like that.
Cicero may have said something like hoc nihil ad te pertinet. Ask John Saunders, he's the expert.
by Paul McKeown
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2561
Views: 209772

Re: Cheating in chess

A simple check of Chessbase online will show that there are a number of games with 2300+ players from this position. Indeed, 7. h3 has even been played once by Kasparov, albeit in a simul against Oxford United football team. And by Fischer... I can see several games in Chessbase from the 1990s and ...
by Paul McKeown
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2561
Views: 209772

Re: Cheating in chess

I have a question for those that know something about the statistical matching methods used to compare players' moves with engines' best n moves. Is there some allowance made for opening preparation being made in events which have moved from otb to online, particularly where long time controls have ...
by Paul McKeown
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2561
Views: 209772

Re: Cheating in chess

Looks like GM Nick Pert and WGM Irina Bulmaga were demolished by stockfish or some other chess engine in last nights Bunratty online event in rounds 4 and 5. ... round 4 https://www.chess.com/live/game/7581682325 round 5 https://www.chess.com/live/game/7582311767 I'm not sure that the win against t...
by Paul McKeown
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Peter Markland
Replies: 38
Views: 3660

Re: Peter Markland

David McAlister wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:01 pm
The BCM and Chess reports...
Thank you, David - an excellent bit of research in the old journals. It seems to confirm what I understood. Why the norm is not registered with FIDE is a little odd.

Thank you also, Roger de Coverley, John McKenna and Nigel Short for your useful contributions.
by Paul McKeown
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Peter Markland
Replies: 38
Views: 3660

Re: Peter Markland

Your question may be irrelevant, unfortunately. Norms obtained prior to 2005 or 2006 - I forget which - can no longer be registered with FIDE. This is a shame. As David McAlister has established, the contemporary chess press appears to have recognised that Peter Markland made an IM norm at Hastings...
by Paul McKeown
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Ron Henderson
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Re: Ron Henderson

That is sad news. Ron was a stalwart of Ulster Chess, not only a middling to good club player, but also a capable organiser at Bangor CC, one of Northern Ireland's longest established chess clubs. The obituary given by Ken Browne is indeed correct, Ron was a gentleman. I last played him as a late te...