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by Roger de Coverly
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does the DGT2010 have a design fault?
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Does the DGT2010 have a design fault?

In much the same way that an analogue clock doesn't show this either. Long standing practice with analogue clocks in the UK at least is that extra time is added provided both players agree that the initial time control has been reached. It's the uncertainty period when the clocks indicate an incorr...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should this move attract a penalty?
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Should this move attract a penalty?

I suppose that I should have checked the manual but these are locked away with the clocks in the club except when being used. You may need someone to sit at home with a clock and the manual and write up a crib sheet. You then print this and store it with the clocks. At the very least that records w...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should this move attract a penalty?
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Should this move attract a penalty?

Thank you. This raises the question of how to add two minutes penalty on a digital clock (DGT2010). It's explained in the manual. http://www.digitalgametechnology.com/index.php/support1/manuals/clocks/dgt2010-na/138-dgt-2010-with-blue-buttons-manual-6-languages/file You hold the start/stop button, ...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does the DGT2010 have a design fault?
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Does the DGT2010 have a design fault?

What do others think? It is possible to program the clocks to add the time at the first time control. The trick is to use an increment setting, but with zero addition. Arbiters will hate you though. Alternative solutions involve scrapping the intermediate time control and playing all moves in 90 mi...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2128
Views: 227934

Re: Media comments on chess

Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:41 pm
Ray’s in Private Eye again
If you haven't yet bought a copy of the latest "Eye", ejhchess has copied the relevant bit for you.

http://lostontime.blogspot.co.uk/2017/1 ... -past.html
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2128
Views: 227934

Re: Media comments on chess

I think he was about 190 from memory, so perhaps not what we normally think of as a professional. Professional in the sense that he launched a magazine that folded after a couple of issues and wrote a book or books for Batsford (on Tal). https://chessbookchats.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/international-c...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 261
Views: 38071

Re: Cheating in chess

Stewart Reuben quoting a correspondent wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:17 am
President of MCF,IA Maung Maung Lwin, always said that we needed ratings,norms and Masters therefore we had to do such things.
Ratings yes, but with the scale now down to 1000, in European terms that's minimum club standard. Norms and Master titles have to be earned.
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 261
Views: 38071

Re: Cheating in chess

But officials from Myanmar Chess Federation(MCF) continued to do such cheats and now more severe. Starting from October 2016, MCF restarted their plans to organize false tournament reports( six rated tournaments from 2016,October to 2017,November).Most of these six tournaments did not take place ac...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Attracting new players to the game; who is responsible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1665

Re: Attracting new players to the game; who is responsible?

David Shepherd wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:45 pm

It is free to play online, I don't have to travel, there is more choice of opponents and more choice of time limits, I can fit the games around other commitments ...
How do you know your opponents aren't consulting someone else, a book or a computer engine when they play you?
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Attracting new players to the game; who is responsible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1665

Re: Attracting new players to the game; who is responsible?

Alan Walton wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:16 pm

When I taught in a primary/infant school, the attendees already understood the moves (normally from an older sibling or parent)
If they are teaching it as a school subject, the starting point for at least some of the pupils is going to be zero knowledge. I wonder what they introduce first.
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Attracting new players to the game; who is responsible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1665

Re: Attracting new players to the game; who is responsible?

A quote from http://londonchessconference.com/ Most attendees accepted that a distinction must be made between scholastic chess that is oriented towards school curricula and delivered by regular teachers who have been trained on chess didactics and how to integrate chess with the school curriculum f...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Attracting new players to the game; who is responsible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1665

Re: Attracting new players to the game; who is responsible?

The problem is that Roger seems to think that the ECF are forcing all clubs to advertise themselves as, `New members welcome BUT YOU MUST JOIN THE ECF BEFORE YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN ANYTHING`. Which would be silly if it was the case, but it isn't. It's only because of opposition to compulsory member...
by Roger de Coverly
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Attracting new players to the game; who is responsible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1665

Re: Attracting new players to the game; who is responsible?

Adults : perhaps this is trickier, diving straight into clubs for these players may mean the get disheartened when they realise their current ability isn't good enough and just means they get beat up easily With the wide availability of online chess or even chess engines, you might expect that new ...
by Roger de Coverly
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Attracting new players to the game; who is responsible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1665

Re: Attracting new players to the game; who is responsible?

Andrew Zigmond wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:30 am
In my earlier post I have demonstrated that it isn't.
That's because the ECF have diluted it and is presumably financial worse off as a consequence. If the ECF had the same rules as the USCF, everyone including visitors for tournaments would have to become a member to be allowed to play.
by Roger de Coverly
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Attracting new players to the game; who is responsible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1665

Re: Attracting new players to the game; who is responsible?

I'm already allowing myself to get sidetracked but the ECF are not charging fees to anybody `sampling the game for the first time`. If a complete novice wants to enter a congress (unlikely) it just costs them an extra £7 and it's likely that they would just view ECF membership as a way of obtaining...