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by Roger de Coverly
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2396
Views: 102130

Re: The English Language

No doubt on this forum there will be those who argue chess planning is a compound two word noun and that gerunds don't exist as in previous postings. Modern Chess something is a well used construction. Modern Chess Openings being a case in point. Modern Openings in Chess would have the same meaning...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 105
Views: 5539

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Ethics Committee rules He's not standing down quietly http://kirsan.today/en/news/item/2426-fide-president-announces-his-intention-to-continue-working.html I cannot be suspended by three people Actually he can, if you give Ethics Commissions any power. Having an Ethics Commission may have been a co...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 105
Views: 5539

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Dvorkovich takes advantage of Makro's new Ethics Committee rules [/url]. He's calling into doubt the process of appointing arbiters at Olympiads and more generally the processes for appointing appeal committees, along with those for awarding FIDE events. That was an old Campo trick, not only did he...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 105
Views: 5539

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

What other decision could EC have reached? The actual complaint and evidence have been heavily redacted. But whose idea was it to have an Ethics Commission in the first place? It was used for example by FIDE insider Zurab to have a go at Nigel for being critical, insulting even, in one or more of h...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 105
Views: 5539

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Does anyone know what he's on about? The Canadians voted for Kirsan in 2014. There was discussion on their forum at the time. https://forum.chesstalk.com/ A couple of points may have influenced their vote. One being a personal hatred of their President for Kasparov, not shared by the Canadian membe...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 54
Views: 3822

Re: County Championship Finals

David Sedgwick wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:51 pm
However, your historical research demonstrates that this could be done while still maintaining the Union Stages / National Stages link.
Wasn't one of Leonard's wins as Oxford captain in the 1950s played much later in the year, possibly as late as October when his team were back at Oxford?
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is our next Adams?
Replies: 22
Views: 1934

Re: Who is our next Adams?

Like it or not, those guys are star performers from a very early age. There's only ever been a relative handful of players who have been strong enough to face the decision at 18 as to whether to interrupt their chess career to go to university. Tony Miles was perhaps the first to plump for chess, b...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 6067

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Early win for Emms after an awful blunder from David Cummings. [SetUp "1"] [FEN "r5k1/1b2rppp/p7/2p5/2PpnB2/P2B4/2P2PPP/RR4K1 w - - 6 21"] White to move. (Black's last was Re7 defending b7) He's doing a Sadler, scoring most of the wins! 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be2 a6...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 105
Views: 5539

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

It remains to be seen whether it will be enforced in any meaningful sense. http://www.fide.com/component/content/article/1-fide-news/11027-fide-announces-anti-corruption-measures.html I noted FIDE rejects all political interference from governments in the conduct of the election including and not li...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 370
Views: 47746

Re: Cheating in chess

https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/comments/8xvzq8/very_disturbing_cheating_ethics_violations_at_the/?st=JJGXVU41&sh=470efec8 My friend received a tip that someone in his section, a front-runner, was cheating by using a phone between his legs. I'm not sure if I should name the "alleged" cheater by name...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2396
Views: 102130

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:23 pm
So invade = penetrate?
It would convey the same meaning.
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2396
Views: 102130

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:02 pm
What's the difference between
"invade" suggests that the Rook on d1 will move up the d file, to d6 or d7 perhaps, while "attack" suggests the Rook will stay on d1 threatening any Black pawns or pieces that might also be on the file.
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 6067

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Going less well so far: curious to see that Plaskett, to all appearances, has not faced the Petroff before. 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Nd7 6. Nxd7 Bxd7 7. O-O Bd6 8. Nd2 O-O 9. Nf3 Re8 10. c4 Draw agreed. It's been seen before up to move 8 when 9. Nf3 appears new. An engine re...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 54
Views: 3822

Re: County Championship Finals

Even if the air conditioning had been up to par many players would have had to endure a long car journey in the heat or navigate public transport with the sun beating down upon them. Nearly every modern car has air-con, as do many trains. This forthcoming weekend there are Congresses down in Kent i...