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by Tim Spanton
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 5
Views: 899

Re: World Youth Championships

by Tim Spanton
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3082
Views: 337162

Re: Media comments on chess

From the September issue of Literary Review: "Dealing with German intelligence was 'like playing chess with someone not quite so good as oneself; with the Japanese, it was like setting up the chessboard against an adversary whose one idea was to punch you on the nose'." https://beauchess.blogspot.com/
by Tim Spanton
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Preferences for a weekender
Replies: 23
Views: 1611

Re: Preferences for a weekender

Adam Raoof's Hampstead monthly Fide-rated tournaments are 3 rounds on the Saturday and 2 on the Sunday with a time control of 60mins + 30sec increment. This works well as the games are rarely long, and apparently they can be Fide-rated as long as players are U2200. I would prefer 1 Fri, 2 Sat and 2 ...
by Tim Spanton
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE title hierarchy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1257

Re: FIDE title hierarchy?

You seem to be under the misapprehension that engines are not allowed in correspondence play. While this may be the case at some sites, it is certainly not so with the Fide-recognised ICCF.

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by Tim Spanton
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Resigning in a Winning Position
Replies: 11
Views: 2061

Re: Resigning in a Winning Position

A classic example from today's 'Paignton' premier:
https://beauchess.blogspot.com/2019/09/ ... ition.html
by Tim Spanton
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Handshakes
Replies: 45
Views: 3481

Re: Handshakes

I recently played a boy aged about 10 who spent much of the game with a finger stuck up one or other nostril

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by Tim Spanton
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Strange happening
Replies: 19
Views: 1524

Re: Strange happening

Anyone else remember the infamous incident at Hastings when a German walked out of the tournament after an arbiter forbade him from having his mascot, possibly a stuffed teddy bear (I cannot recall), beside the board?

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by Tim Spanton
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 617
Views: 75038

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

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by Tim Spanton
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: English Events in MegaBase ?
Replies: 7
Views: 629

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: 629

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: 617
Views: 75038

Re: Cheating in chess

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

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by Tim Spanton
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 617
Views: 75038

Re: Cheating in chess

by Tim Spanton
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 2644

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: 2644

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: 2644

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."

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