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by Roger de Coverly
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 245
Views: 18879

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Nonetheless, 1993 is the correct answer. The 1993 match had a move rate of 40 moves in two hours, followed by 20 moves in one hour. At the end of the six hour session there would have been an adjournment with the rest of the game played at 20 moves an hour. In practice they always managed to finish...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 245
Views: 18879

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

The Classic has proved that there’s a big potential live audience for chess events in London. It's a slight cheat that there's a week long chess festival running alongside, particularly with the trick that their rounds start half an hour after the games in the theatre. But I agree that "tourists" w...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 245
Views: 18879

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:04 am
Agon have now been organising World Championships and Candidates Tournaments for five years.
Ignoring the large hall where the Open takes place, how does the size of the venue compare to the Foyer, Theatre, VIP room and commentary room familiar to many of us from the London Classic?
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Live Board for Game
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: live board for game

Fabiano played into such a passive position. chessbomb stockfiah gives four moves for Black at move 21, none of which are Bxh5, all with an evaluation of better for Black 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bg7 6. h3 Nf6 7. Nc3 Nd7 8. Be3 e5 9. O-O b6 10. Nh2 Nf8 11. f4 exf4 12. Rxf4 B...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Live Board for Game
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: live board for game

Would someone mind putting a board up and updating it on here? According to chessbomb, this is the story so far. 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bg7 6. h3 Nf6 7. Nc3 Nd7 8. Be3 e5 9. O-O b6 10. Nh2 Nf8 11. f4 exf4 12. Rxf4 Be6 13. Rf2 h6 14. Qd2 g5 15. Raf1 Qd6 * I was struck by so...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2767
Views: 115701

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:33 pm
GM Grivas claims White's (Karpov's) pieces are.
The game shows the White minor pieces staying put and White charging up the board with the f and g pawns to open up lines to the Black king. Not an obvious strategy by any means, which is perhaps why Grivas put it in the book.
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2767
Views: 115701

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:25 am
How can advancing the pawns bring victory?
It's a Benoni type of position. One of the usual plans is to charge up the middle with pawns. Is that what happens in the game? Admittedly the Knight on e4 is in the way at the moment.
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 58757

Re: Cheating in chess

Martin Crichton wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:49 am
I had not considered that he might have had an accomplice
The 4NCL arbiters had put up signs excluding parents from the toilets immediately outside the playing area. I gather this was in response to an incident somewhere else. Presumably parents who were also playing were excepted.
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2767
Views: 115701

Re: The English Language

carry the day means to bring victory. But I cann't fathom it. As you suggest, the phrase could have been written My pieces are standing well, so I think that my pawns should bring victory. or, if the context is right My pieces are standing well, so I think that advancing my pawns should bring victo...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 58757

Re: Cheating in chess

Electronic means...I said Electronic device.....is there a difference? ...I have no idea but it has to be some kind of electronic device unless the kid is a telephatic? :) The tournament was set up in a manner to facilitate casual cheating. All the games were broadcast, even the bottom section , so...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 58757

Re: Cheating in chess

What's the position with grading those games from July onwards? They are already in the FIDE system and published, so presumably no changes there unless the FIDE Ethics or Fair Play Commission rules to remove them. As far as the ECF are concerned, again the internal club results have already been s...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 58757

Re: Cheating in chess

It is a shame that someone (a teenager) once again has cheated using an electronic device ...also it appears that this has had a huge impact in the u-1850 tournament as he was only caught in the penultamit round 8. The 4NCL are not disclosing how the supposed cheating was actually detected or indee...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Championship Schedule
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: world championship schedule

Paolo Casaschi wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:50 am
Is the weekday audience larger than weekend audience?

Ten years ago, the organisers of the 2008 EU Championship in Liverpool reckoned the audience was larger during the week. That was mostly, if not entirely, just plain vanilla relays of the moves.
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 3248

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

Peter Turner wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:37 pm
Who are the other coaches?
Charlie Storey in the cap and I think Adam Taylor between Charlie and Peter Wells.
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 58757

Re: Cheating in chess

One problem with an unofficial approach, is that those calling for lifetime bans may end up getting that effect by their actions, when I would be more comfortable with an official approach that could actually be appealed (either in cases of a miscarriage of justice, or for someone requesting to be ...