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by Tim Spanton
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 606
Views: 70673

Re: Cheating in chess

Really fascinating interview with Igors Rausis at ChessBase:
https://en.chessbase.com/post/how-to-qu ... n-one-move
Full of dynamite quotes

https://beauchess.blogspot.com/
by Tim Spanton
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: English Events in MegaBase ?
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: English Events in MegaBase ?

Absolutely sure. I do not update Mega - just renew it each year
by Tim Spanton
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: English Events in MegaBase ?
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: English Events in MegaBase ?

I've noticed that over the last four years (at least) that of all the FIDE events that occur in England only the following has the games appearing in updates to MegaBase : The London Chess Classic Of course of there is no obligation for events to send their games to Chessbase for inclusion. Do we k...
by Tim Spanton
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 606
Views: 70673

Re: Cheating in chess

Just make sure you haven't anything suspicious in your hands

https://beauchess.blogspot.com/
by Tim Spanton
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 606
Views: 70673

Re: Cheating in chess

by Tim Spanton
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1581

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

"The king cannot castle when in check, nor after having been moved, nor if in passing, he were exposed to a check, nor with a castle which has been removed from its place: and he that castles when he should not, must play his castle touched or his king, at his own choice." Having thought about this ...
by Tim Spanton
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1581

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

This is the full quote John McKenna was citing from: "The king cannot castle when in check, nor after having been moved, nor if in passing, he were exposed to a check, nor with a castle which has been removed from its place: and he that castles when he should not, must play his castle touched or his...
by Tim Spanton
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1581

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

According to the pre-eminent authority, Wikipedia, quoting Gerald Abrahams: "If a rook is given, the player giving the odds can still castle with the absent rook, moving only the king."

https://beauchess.blogspot.com/
by Tim Spanton
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1581

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

The answer, as you may have guessed from Geoff Chandler's post, is that White was giving odds of queen's rook, so he now plays 1.Kc1 (ie castling long).

https://beauchess.blogspot.com/
by Tim Spanton
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1581

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

Reminds me of the only study I have composed: White to play and win.
by Tim Spanton
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Riga Open
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: Riga Open

I played in this tournament seven years ago. It was well-organised, and Riga is an interesting city. The centre has been smartly done up - Disneyfied, almost - with restaurant and bar prices to match, but outside of the centre it was very noticeable how prices fell steeply, especially in the run-dow...
by Tim Spanton
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35556

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Ken Norman wrote: "Clearly the over 65 Championship and perhaps the over 50 Championship should be increased to nine rounds." Amen to that, on both counts. It would show more respect for the titles at stake, and it's not as if many of the competitors have to worry about getting to work on the Monday...
by Tim Spanton
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Resigning in a Winning Position
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: Resigning in a Winning Position

Here is one where I was on the receiving end of a mistaken resignation:
https://beauchess.blogspot.com/2017/09/ ... ition.html
by Tim Spanton
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 12
Views: 1603

Re: Hastings Congress

It's a metaphor for Europe's relationship with Britain following Brexit
https://beauchess.blogspot.com/
by Tim Spanton
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35556

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

It's also just above it, as a map of the island shows
https://beauchess.blogspot.com/