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by Roger de Coverly
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 112
Views: 4342

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

What I can't get by is when someone matches up highly with an engine and over so many moves. In my experience, I can't see how, in such a situation there's a scenario where a player isn't cheating. I think there can be a reasonable supposition that published analysis has at the very least been engi...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 112
Views: 4342

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

If an entirely new English player won a high profile English event, perhaps at the expense of a number of the top English Grandmasters - How would the mainstream media and chess media cover the story? I'm not sure the mainstream media would notice unless there was some other angle. In practice the ...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 710
Views: 82500

Re: Cheating in chess

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:03 pm
So there's no real gain to be had for delaying the broadcast.
It's an obstacle though and your anti-cheating arbiter can note the frequent spectator interest.
by Roger de Coverly
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 710
Views: 82500

Re: Cheating in chess

Is wireless/bluetooth equipment used in transmitting information from sensory boards/clocks in the normal course of ENG events ? Older DGT equipment is wired, newer may be wireless or perhaps bluetooth. Unless they use delay, events like the London Chess Classic FIDE Open potentially make one part ...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 710
Views: 82500

Re: Cheating in chess

Something that occurred to me was that if a strong player started cheating, they would be able to do it sparingly and if they stopped before they were detected, no-one would really be the wiser, as it would look like a drop in form. By contrast the relative beginner who devises and practices a cheat...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Online Chess
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: ECF Online Chess

whereas the ECF is only doing rapid, blitz and bullet. On-line servers will still ban players because they feel like it, without the player concerned having any comeback. What will the ECF do if someone is banned from playing in one of its events? Against that , unlike OTB chess, you have no idea w...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 112
Views: 4342

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

The Wolverhampton League clearly isn't concerned about potential cheating in its league, and maybe we'll find out in January that the Birmingham League also isn't. You could have a rule that says a phone should be switched off and out of use, coupled with a penalty that's less than loss of game if ...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 112
Views: 4342

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

If there were procedures and protocols which people could follow if they had concerns, there would be little justification for open discussion on this or any other Forum. There should be potential for a discussion on methods. Maybe there are at least three. Relatively easy to prevent or detect shou...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 113
Views: 5623

Re: World Youth Championships

How could moves be Inputted/received? There was the Bulgarian who was suspected but his exact method never fully established. He was a bit useful at fast time rates as well. That was speculated to involve shoes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borislav_Ivanov Another guess might be a concealed camera...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 113
Views: 5623

Re: World Youth Championships

Have we reached the point where players shouldn't be allowed to wear hats or headgear at all? This might be relatively simple advice for the ECF to give to leagues and congresses That would be a simple enough measure, apart from the problem of whether or how to make exceptions for those wearing hea...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Online Chess
Replies: 10
Views: 595

ECF Online Chess

From the latest newsletter ECF Online Service ready for launch Nigel Towers writes - the ECF Online Service will be going live within the next few weeks. The service is currently in beta test and once live, will allow members and supporters to take part in regular ECF organised internet tournaments ...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Russia banned by WADA
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: Russia banned by WADA

which is going to be interesting (assuming I understand what a Major Event is and that it includes, say, the Olympiad). It would potentially be possible to accept the verdict of British and possibly American Courts, that Chess was not a sport and thus two fingers to WADA. Bad news for those Federat...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 113
Views: 5623

Re: World Youth Championships

This is a junior who of course should be treated differently and so far I see nothing of substance debatable we should even be discussing it. It's plausible that a player could be self taught and self trained to a high level on the numerous on-line servers. Equally it's not uncommon for an ability ...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 29
Views: 3320

Re: Hastings Congress

2. Because the FIDE pairing rules say that players known to be absent for the first round (or rounds) are excluded from the pairing numbers and only get added in for the round in which they are first going to play. That's not the way the commonly used chess-results software operates though. The lis...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 113
Views: 5623

Re: World Youth Championships

Anyone heard of the Raspberry Pi ? http://www.raspberry-pi-geek.com/Archive/2016/20/PyChess-A-chess-program-for-your-Rasp-Pi https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-4-model-b/ It's a phone size circuit board with powerful computer components and interfaces. Those, twenty years my junior, ...