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by Roger de Coverly
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Change to Fines for Non-Members ?
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Change to Fines for Non-Members ?

John Upham wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:25 am
Is this a change of policy?
This was announced at least a year ago.

The cost is per League played in rather than per player.
by Roger de Coverly
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

There were players who took byes which certainly would affect the qualification places in the Major Open for instance. Top 10 in the Major Open and ties goes down to 6/9 including 14 players. https://chess-results.com/tnr458548.aspx?lan=1&art=4&flag=30 Two had byes, one in the first round and one i...
by Roger de Coverly
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

]Sections E & F are also new and I presume are aimed at up and coming players scoring great results in tournaments. Section E isn't new as it's always been possible to qualify from the London Classic, Hastings etc. What has been scrapped is the under publicised qualification Grand Prix. Now it's ba...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2972
Views: 323063

Re: Media comments on chess

Curiously there seems to have been some kind of transmission (check out the Penguin in a brown suit) on French TV athough via which station, I could not tell you. It was a French streaming site, Canalplus I think, although whether broadcast to air, I wouldn't be sure. Braingames were going to make ...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud
Replies: 43
Views: 9188

Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

James Plaskett wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:33 pm

And this is of James Graham´s text of his play, QUIZ -
Coming to ITV(!) in the near future

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... drama.html
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 599
Views: 70107

Re: Cheating in chess

In the case last year of the suspected cheating junior player from the 4NCL Congress last year, disqualified before the final round was played, didn't face any action at all and is free to carry on playing, (but has choosen not to enter any events since the incident)? Is that known for certain? At ...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 599
Views: 70107

Re: Cheating in chess

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:28 am
It would be banded in category C, the least serious I would think, but would still meet the definition of the offence.
On the other hand, newspapers didn't have any difficulties publishing the Rausis photgraph.
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Good/Bad things from the British 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1652

Re: Good/Bad things from the British 2019

I presume the point is purely symbolic, because if anything is found it will not constitute an offence anyway. If the phone was concealed as supposedly done by Rausis and the Dutch lad, that might indicate intent. If a concealed phone was found and hadn't been "declared" in previous rounds, that al...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 599
Views: 70107

Re: Cheating in chess

In the current climate it seems only a matter of time before someone is in England. I might hope there were limiting conditions. One being present at the board for most of the game or at least in view and the other not producing moves allegedly far above the rating. The latter is subjective though ...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35409

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

I recall a book on the Benoni, which said in the foreword that it meant "Son of Sorrow", unlike "Benjamin" which means "Son of Joy"(?) That's what wiki reckons, rather than it being something to do with the town in South Africa of that name. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benoni_Defense https://en.w...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 599
Views: 70107

Re: Cheating in chess

Having carried out several hundred police arrests it personally wouldn't worry me, but I know what you mean. Someone sat in a cubicle analysing a chess game on their mobile. tablet or computer isn't going to restore their reputation in the chess world by arresting the collector of the evidence that...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Good/Bad things from the British 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1652

Re: Good/Bad things from the British 2019

but if neither player is at the board when "... and start White's start clock" has been announced when will any such game be deemed to officially start? In my experience the usual practice is that one of the arbiters will start the clocks where neither player is present as soon after the nominal st...
by Roger de Coverly
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35409

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

I have deleted Charlie's latest post on the grounds that it was, if not necessarily libellous, arguably close to being so, Charlie made the point that Lorin had been absent from the board for some time. But was it not the case that Lorin had been intercepted on his way back from the Rosetor (refres...
by Roger de Coverly
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35409

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:04 am

I would expect it was contemporary reports.
On this very site!

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=420&start=15#p4030
by Roger de Coverly
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35409

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Roger, you have mentioned this before and it may well be true, but how do you know that? I would expect it was contemporary reports. Has it ever been the case that a win by mobile phone noise wouldn't count for Norms and rating? The FIDE site doesn't record her Norm history. Someone suggested her N...