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by Roger de Coverly
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2058
Views: 176240

Re: Cheating in chess

and I find myself uncomfortable at the prospect of FIDE or another governing body imposing significant sanctions on that basis. If there's a desire for more publicity on those detected as using external assistance, that's fighting against a reluctance of those imposing bans or making claims of wron...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Putting pieces back on their starting squares in the opening
Replies: 15
Views: 788

Re: Putting pieces back on their starting squares in the opening

I used to play the Breyer a lot The idea of playing.. Nf6, .. Be7 to enable 0-0 following up with .. Re8 and .. Bf8 will be familiar to most defenders of the Spanish. The similar idea with White of playing Nf3, Be2/b5, 0-0, Re1 and Bf1 is less common but can pop up in anti-Sicilians as well, There ...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4119
Views: 446675

Re: Media comments on chess

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:37 pm

Thanks. Is it Morse (John Thaw) or Morse the younger (the cardboard cut out) or Lewis (the flogging of a dead horse.)
Checking this in more detail, the episode you've just seen is the one with the 1960s computer in it.
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4119
Views: 446675

Re: Media comments on chess

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:20 am
Chess was OK
There's another one with chess, the background was a match between an Oxford computer and a Soviet one.
by Roger de Coverly
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2058
Views: 176240

Re: Cheating in chess

I'd presume on some level over-the-board cheating in chess is reduced by the lack of high value prizes open to the masses. I think if there was a high frequency of large cash value Open events, with more of a sense of anybody could win - such as in the poker world - there could be more issues in ch...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2058
Views: 176240

Re: Cheating in chess

Other than opening moves, which don't count because they're theory, and some endings, where many moves may be equally good, it would be rare to have even one in a game, I would have thought. i can recall a relatively recent world championship where the coverage showed the top three moves from three...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Magnus Carlsen : 60 Memorable Games
Replies: 12
Views: 633

Re: Magnus Carlsen : 60 Memorable Games

John Upham wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:41 pm
What is the track record of Andrew Soltis?
An important idea in the Dragon Sicilian carries his name (That's playing .. h5 as a response to h4 in the Yugoslav Attack)
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2058
Views: 176240

Re: Cheating in chess

If you click on the link it will take you to 1 hour 52 minutes in. If you watch for 30 minutes or so you will have a good understanding of the case against Maghsoodloo. Is it possible to paraphrase it in a paragraph or two? Was this a 3 0 tournament? If so, shouldn't an accusation be accompanied by...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2058
Views: 176240

Re: Cheating in chess

We would then send the games off to Dr Regan for a Full Scan to be performed which will determine if the person has been cheating" I don't see that the software does any mare than give a high likelihood that an engine was consulted at some time. That is not of itself an indicator of cheating since ...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1573
Views: 85700

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Tim Spanton wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:30 am
Over-50s rush to book holidays as vaccine boosts confidence
It's possible to book hotel accommodation in Torquay for the announced dates of the British Championship Congress. But how high is the confidence that the event will take place in its normal format, or indeed any over the board format?
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: H E Atkins
Replies: 14
Views: 745

Re: H E Atkins

John Upham wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:50 am
I have a tranche of Keith Richardson games from one of his scorebooks but CB are not interested.
I would think John Saunders would be prepared to include them on Britbase. Given Keith's propensity for time trouble, I could imagine a number of the games are incomplete.
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2058
Views: 176240

Re: Cheating in chess

John McKenna wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:18 am

In the first case the GM's complaint against the untitled player has much, much more credence and must not be ignored
There's past experience of GMs complaining about untitled players. It's often when the untitled player beats a GM.
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2058
Views: 176240

Re: Cheating in chess

I think David is referring to the players' online (Rapid) rating which is very close to 2550. If it's only based on games from the local tournament the distortion of scoring 100% point may still stand. What were the ratings of the opponents? If there are other games, then the player is an apparent ...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2058
Views: 176240

Re: Cheating in chess

It was the grade they achieved in comparison to their normal grade (150 normal to 2550 lichess) You need to take into account the point that performance ratings based on the Elo tables are inflated when someone scores 100%. I would suggest reworking it assuming a draw or two against dummy players w...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2058
Views: 176240

Re: Cheating in chess

On the other hand false positives wrongly punish only a single individuals, temporarily, and they can openly challenge any accusations and or bans with some hope of clearing their name. As far as anyone is aware neither chess.com nor lichess have any form of transparent appeal process, nor for that...