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by Roger de Coverly
Tue May 22, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Ontario Open
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Ontario Open

Love the performance rating of 3159! The way the FIDE rating tables work, a 100% score is worth 800 points more than the average rating of the opposition of 2359 presumably. With K=10, his rating gain won't be nearly as impressive, probably not more than 25 points. Not to be sneezed at though, as i...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue May 22, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 122
Views: 6601

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

The latest in the war of words between Nigel and the FIDE Treasurer. http://www.fide.com/component/content/article/1-fide-news/10922-fide-treasurers-letter.html The Treasurer writes that it is unfair to blame the current FIDE Administration for the financial problems created by the sanctioning of Ki...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue May 22, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results
Replies: 43
Views: 2061

Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

As for getting strong teams, average grades will probably help the bigger counties more, but at least they will have somebody to play. There might have been the fear that if you had, say, a Surrey v Somerset under 160 match based on average grade, that both teams might just under 160, but the Surre...
by Roger de Coverly
Mon May 21, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results
Replies: 43
Views: 2061

Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

Not entirely sure that Somerset have the number of players to be able to field a competitive team in any of the grade- limited sections. I would have thought it quite obvious that the smaller the available pool of players, the less possible it is to field a competitive team of players under grade X...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat May 19, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Why did he did so?
Replies: 249
Views: 13812

Re: Why did he did so?

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 1:34 am
Why bad? What happens after 2. Be1 ?
Perhaps 2. .. Qg5 with the idea of .. Qf4

But even if Black plays a non-threatening move, what can White do?
by Roger de Coverly
Fri May 18, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 122
Views: 6601

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

and it is at present featuring an interesting letter from Makro. One point mentioned is that the IOC may well have views on whether one of its affiliates or recognised bodies should have as President, someone on the US sanctions list. It's not as if the excuse is still there that he's completing a ...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri May 18, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A level maths question
Replies: 32
Views: 1433

Re: A level maths question

I hope he doesn't advocate getting out the calculator on their mobile phone to add up each set of points on taken pieces. Vaguely relevant to how things are taught, but why teach the counting of the pieces off the board? Why not those on the board? The mention of BCF sets the question in an histori...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue May 15, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results
Replies: 43
Views: 2061

Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

Truro- Trowbridge= 3hrs+ each way, 350 mile round trip. I'm surprised no-one has worked out a mechanism for playing telephone matches using current technology. In skeleton, you take your PC, tablet or smart phone to a local central venue or venues, connect your device to a server using wi-fi or oth...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue May 15, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2317
Views: 250211

Re: Media comments on chess

James Pratt wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 12:06 am
I saw CHESS MOVES sniggered at on the TV 'News Quiz' last week as Guest Publication.
Chess Moves was discontinued some time ago, so it was a repeat.

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by Roger de Coverly
Mon May 14, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results
Replies: 43
Views: 2061

Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

Who determines the time controls for the final stages? https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Counties-Championships-Rules-2017-2018.pdf in which E3. Time Limit E3.1. The time limit shall be 40 moves in 110 minutes, plus a 25-minute quickplay finish, plus a 10-second increment p...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun May 13, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2317
Views: 250211

Re: Media comments on chess

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 1:49 pm
Sensibly they used mechanical clocks, electronic ones would be too fiddly.
Is it still set in the 1980s or earlier?
by Roger de Coverly
Sun May 13, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rapidplay disputes over position of pieces
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Rapidplay disputes over position of pieces

Nigel White wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 12:20 am
This time I don't call the arbiter, as I have no narrative to show that he must be mistaken & it would just be my word agaist his.
You might want to mention it to arbiters, that they keep an eye out for him. It's either lack of experience or crude attempts to cheat.
by Roger de Coverly
Sun May 13, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Half-point bye ... Why ?
Replies: 63
Views: 4585

Re: Half-point bye ... Why ?

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 9:21 am
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OK, but why do you use half-point byes?
What's the pros and cos of each system?
As opposed to postponements presumably?

If you were running a tournament where rounds were played once a month, you might use postponements. If it was one game a week, when and perhaps where would they be played?
by Roger de Coverly
Sat May 12, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Half-point bye ... Why ?
Replies: 63
Views: 4585

Re: Half-point bye ... Why ?

We are planning a one-game-on-weekends event, and since some people may fail to play one weekend (weekends in Iran are just Fridays, most people work all other days), a friend of mine suggested posponed matches, but I wonder what is the effect of letting half-point byes be requested. There are even...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri May 11, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 122
Views: 6601

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

It's getting worse for Kirsan...... or should that be K.I.R.S.An as in Key Investment Resources and Strategic Alliances Fund LLC ? I don't think "my company works inc" as mentioned by chessdom has much to do with it, being a mechanism for the creation of new US Companies. The new name is Igor Shind...