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by Alex Holowczak
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 751
Views: 87941

Re: Cheating in chess

The third parties who may have been harmed include: the arbiter, the organiser; the sponsor; the move inputter; the buletin compiler' and anybody who comes on the so-called game in the future. Speaking as a move inputter, if at the next 4NCL weekend everyone wants to agree a draw in 8 moves, they'd...
by Alex Holowczak
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Online Chess
Replies: 20
Views: 1762

Re: ECF Online Chess

Andy Stoker wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:13 pm
one of their algorithms had incorrectly fingered me
Gosh, these really are revolutionary computer algorithms. :shock:
by Alex Holowczak
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 165
Views: 10593

Re: World Youth Championships

https://www.dorsetchess.co.uk/100-day-countdown-to-25th-dorset-rapidplay-1000-in-cash-prizes-entries-now-possible/ Yet another Rapidplay that could be FIDE-rated that isn't. :cry: When are the FIDE Arbiter courses in England planned for in 2020 ? Why does that matter? Being an ECF Level 1 Arbiter i...
by Alex Holowczak
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 165
Views: 10593

Re: World Youth Championships

Yet another Rapidplay that could be FIDE-rated that isn't. :cry:
by Alex Holowczak
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Consistency of Tie-Breaking Methods ?
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Consistency of Tie-Breaking Methods ?

See FIDE Handbook, Standards of Chess Equipment,venue for FIDE Tournaments, rate of play and tie-break regulations: https://handbook.fide.com/files/handbook/C02Standards.pdf Large parts of the document are recommendations posing as "regulations". There are parts that don't make sense to me. For exa...
by Alex Holowczak
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1942

Re: Gibraltar 2020

However, I suspect that the time is fast approaching when the focus of this thread will switch to the Masters Tournament. Actually, I notice Matthew Carr make a cameo appearance as a player this morning. I am glad the liveboards apparently worked just fine in his absence. It is a pity that despite ...
by Alex Holowczak
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Grand Chess Tour 2020

David Sedgwick wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:44 pm
Earlier today I participated in a conference call to discuss the details of the Player Agreement and of the Regulations.
Does this mean you continue as Chief Arbiter for 2020?
by Alex Holowczak
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: PRO Chess League
Replies: 71
Views: 8531

Re: PRO Chess League

Results from last night including a couple of super GM scalps for Marcus: https://twitter.com/PROChessLeague?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Eembeddedtimeline%7Ctwterm%5Eprofile%3APROChessLeague&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.prochessleague.com%2F Wesley So played yesterday? This happens quite often. I he...
by Alex Holowczak
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 165
Views: 10593

Re: World Youth Championships

Natasha12 January 2020 at 13:57 He did not play in the London Game. We have got evidence for that. Against that, the organisers and arbiters at the London Chess Classic seem to think he was correctly identified. If there was an imposter in London, it would seem expedient on family and local organis...
by Alex Holowczak
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Doppelgangers
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: Membership Doppelgangers

It is probably far more likely that they have no idea what their username and/or password is, and so rather than hassle people - even if they know who to hassle - with finding out what it is, they just create a new membership and have done with it. If so, maybe an "if unsure of membership details, ...
by Alex Holowczak
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: If Magnus Carlsen....
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: If Magnus Carlsen....

Played in the Hastings Congress and had five minutes plus 2 seconds increment for all his games, (no additional time for him at move 40, although opponents get extra time) how do you think he'd get on? :?: A couple of clubs around here ran time handicaps, and actually it seems that time may not mak...
by Alex Holowczak
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Doppelgangers
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: Membership Doppelgangers

I suspect that many of the affected people are either not very computer literate, or don't understand the link between the membership and grading systems, or both. It is probably far more likely that they have no idea what their username and/or password is, and so rather than hassle people - even i...
by Alex Holowczak
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Submitting events to the FIDE calendar
Replies: 9
Views: 588

Re: Submitting events to the FIDE calendar

Do you think you need to get it sorted because the regulations require you to do so, or because you think it would be desirable to help your event attract entries? I've not bothered putting my events there for several years. It's not a requirement of it being FIDE-rated. The latter - for the advert...
by Alex Holowczak
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Submitting events to the FIDE calendar
Replies: 9
Views: 588

Re: Submitting events to the FIDE calendar

I need to get this sorted, please, please, please. Do you think you need to get it sorted because the regulations require you to do so, or because you think it would be desirable to help your event attract entries? I've not bothered putting my events there for several years. It's not a requirement ...
by Alex Holowczak
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 143
Views: 5913

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Nick Grey wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:17 am
I think in certain areas the anti-cheating has gone too far. But if the penalties were lifetime bans that will help.
I am not sure how sentence 1 and sentence 2 are logically consistent, but in any case, CAS don't do lifetime bans so that's never going to happen.