Search found 1581 matches

by Angus French
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 599
Views: 70108

Re: Cheating in chess

There is a procedural question here. If he wants to get his GM title back presumably he'll have to get the norms again but is it right that he can use his previous rating of 2500+ which was gained at least partially through cheating to do it? Given that his current rating is 2500+ isn't the questio...
by Angus French
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35413

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Tweet with pictures of James Sherwin and Andrew Lewis as joint Rapidplay winners.
by Angus French
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35413

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Martin Crichton wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:16 am
sorry can anyone explain what happened with Arkell v Pallister 0-1 with no moves played..was Keith ill?
Upthread.
by Angus French
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2972
Views: 323067

Re: Media comments on chess

Is this the same gentleman who was at the BCF in some financial role in the mid 1980s? If so, I seem to remember him standing up to RDK OBE on various matters. (And I suspect there are more than a few similarities between Johnson and Keene). Oh yes, that's him. He was BCF Finance Director. He's quo...
by Angus French
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2972
Views: 323067

Re: Media comments on chess

Mohammed Amin has been in the news recently. See here (and also here and here). There's no mention of chess but Mohammed is an ECF member and has represented Manchester Chess Federation at ECF meetings.
by Angus French
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11046

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

I’m not sure that Keith disagrees with your general point though? Hence he’s only posted his thoughts now, after Rausis has been caught. And I would suggest that proof will very rarely be obtained if cause for suspicion (communicated privately and in confidence) isn’t evident in advance. And initia...
by Angus French
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11046

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

If it was a civil case, on the balance of probabilities Keith’s strong witness evidence and the recent events and admissions by the offending GM might actually sway a judge. Police and CPS deal with low level crime everyday. It’s there bread and butter! And trust me, they would be interested in a t...
by Angus French
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11046

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

I certainly think that everything should be reported, even more difficult to prove signalling cases. If the strong suspicion is there the police can put them through the process, whether by arrest or a voluntary interview. Ultimately it will be a matter for the CPS to decide if there’s enough evide...
by Angus French
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11046

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

... Angus suggests that my anger that my impression is being disrespected is unwarranted... No, I thought what you said about Nick was unwarranted. I also wasn't keen on Harold Shipman being invoked. In general, if someone is going to accuse someone else of cheating then I think some proof is neede...
by Angus French
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11046

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

... Angus suggests that my anger that my impression is being disrespected is unwarranted... No, I thought what you said about Nick was unwarranted. I also wasn't keen on Harold Shipman being invoked. In general, if someone is going to accuse someone else of cheating then I think some proof is neede...
by Angus French
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Kirsan Sanctioned by US Treasury Department
Replies: 71
Views: 8372

Re: Kirsan Sanctioned by US Treasury Department

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov's twitter account today reports his visit to the US Embassy in (I assume) Moscow - to see an art exhibition. Also: here.
by Angus French
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: International News
Topic: ECU General Assembly Resolution on Boycotts
Replies: 52
Views: 3188

Re: ECU General Assembly Resolution on Boycotts

It doesn't say so in as many words, but I think this is FIDE's response. https://www.fide.com/images/stories/NEWS_2019/FIDE_News/2PB/NON-ATTENDANCE.Non-attendance_resolution_final_S.pdf You interpret it as being about players who persistently default by failing to attend, but it's probably about Ir...
by Angus French
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11046

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

at least I am experienced enough to whif when something isn't right. Keith, Well, yes, but on this occasion you "whiffed" the wrong thing. Your opponent was presumably playing aggressive moves quickly and confidently, so you assume that he was cheating. You ignore the possibility that he had seen t...
by Angus French
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11046

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

Rausis was caught cheating by Laurent Freyd at a tournament in Strasbourg yesterday. It involved a phone in a toilet. There has been triumphant posting on Facebook about the result by Emil Sutovsky and Yuri Garrett. It seems as though Rausis had been on the radar for this for a while, without ever ...
by Angus French
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: No Comment?
Replies: 24
Views: 2020

Re: No Comment?

The mediocre conditions for commentary in Bournemouth and Llandudno would certainly suggest it was all too much trouble for the organisers. I thought the decision had been taken to provide commentary from outside. From the ECF budget for 2017/18: " It is proposed to provide an online commentary ser...