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by Roger de Coverly
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118702

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:57 pm

IoM reopening businesses on Monday 19 April
The question for the Grand Swiss is when they reopen their borders to visitors.
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbiting question on 50 move rule
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: Arbiting question on 50 move rule

- they need to record the whole game (or the 50 moves), but obviously at speed that's difficult! If you are claiming that at least fifty moves have elapsed since the last pawn move or capture, why do you need to know what these moves were? Even without using the clock counter, you could have a scor...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 25th 4ncl Congress!
Replies: 10
Views: 1156

Re: 25th 4ncl Congress!

Paul Robert Jackson wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:51 am
Are entries for congresses such as the "July 4NCL" going to need to be residents / guests at the hotel?
That's never been the case in the past, but who knows what restrictions will be placed on a weekend gathering of 100 or more in residential conference facilities?
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbiting question on 50 move rule
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: Arbiting question on 50 move rule

Both players were either not recording or had never been recording. They were moving too fast for me to record but I was ticking on a scoresheet to keep count of the number of moves. If you had been using one of the more recent designs of DGT clock, they record the number of times they are pressed ...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Events in 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 1224

Re: Events in 2021

Ronnie Burton wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:20 pm
On a positive note, we are planning to hold the 2021 Congress on Armistice weekend (12th - 14th November).
If both take place as currently scheduled, for once there isn't a clash with a 4NCL weekend.
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Happy Birthday GMC Peter Markland (13-iv-1951)
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Happy Birthday GMC Peter Markland (13-iv-1951)

The material presented appears to confirm that the second place at Hastings was regarded at the time as a GM Norm result. This was discussed in another recent thread.
by Roger de Coverly
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Events in 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 1224

Events in 2021

I took a look at https://ratings.fide.com/rated_tournaments.phtml?country=ENG out of curiosity to see what's there. There was a rapidplay in Hull listed for yesterday, but I rather think that's just not been removed. Otherwise it's just the Northumbria Masters in August, the Northumberland weekender...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 2583

Re: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

Backgammon https://ukbgf.com provide some guidance on how to start OTB Competition's again Backgammon are quick off the mark, running their version of Blackpool almost immediately. The Blackpool Imperial Cup over the 25th-27th June weekend is therefore expected to be the first major live tournament...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hansen on Nakamura
Replies: 26
Views: 2582

Re: Hansen on Nakamura

Thanks, but what I mean is, I don't know who chessbae is. I gather from a brief search that the user name is chessbae94. As to her real name and position, if any, in the real world, that didn't become apparent. Seemingly an associate of Nakamura though and someone with power to remove content and b...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 2583

Re: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

I raised whether the ECF should/ could organise more chess directly previously. The response here was predominantly that I was criticising the ECF unfairly, but I still think is a legitimate strategy point. Don't forget VAT. When chess is organised through a body with enough turnover to exceed the ...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2539
Views: 208860

Re: Cheating in chess

If they are doing what Peter suggests does it really matter. Think of the joy he spreading about by giving people 5 move wins. If playing on line for some semi-serious practice or self training, it adds another category of time wasting opponent. You already have the non-resigners and those who let ...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 2583

Re: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

Ian Thompson wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:32 pm
I thought I read somewhere that there might be another incentive to join the ECF offered by Chess & Bridge.
Isn't the best incentive that the ECF encourages some OTB chess to actually take place? Even better that it takes place unrestricted by rules inspired by risk aversion.
by Roger de Coverly
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2539
Views: 208860

Re: Cheating in chess

The solution that the service providers recommend is - get a new account and sin no more. As a consequence it's rare for them to be called out over false accusations. That enables them to claim a higher success rate for their methods than are deserved. When OTB organisations migrate to on line comp...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2539
Views: 208860

Re: Cheating in chess

The player was breaking the rules, the system caught him and he was flagged. There is a question though as to what the rules actually are, how well or badly they are publicised and whether households sharing a connection could run foul of them. We seem to have it that players sharing an email addre...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2539
Views: 208860

Re: Cheating in chess

You could try this for example https://www.chess.com/article/view/chess-com-fair-play-and-cheat-detection As we know, their system made a false accusation against Justin based on his games in "daily" chess. I believe that in OTB chess, a line in the sand was drawn some years ago that accusations sh...