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by Andy Howie
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2156
Views: 180326

Re: Cheating in chess

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:43 pm
" Everyone can see me with a hand scanner but they don't know what else I am doing."

Why am I suddenly reminded of BBC License fee detector vans which detected nothing
but cruised about pretending they could catch non-license fee payers.
That made me laugh!
by Andy Howie
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2156
Views: 180326

Re: Cheating in chess

Any thoughts on the games? No, I don't do that. I wish you didn't have to keep relying on things that platforms "would be aware of". If they are comparing quality of play to a rating, why can they not reveal the rating they have in mind? The usual story is that if they revealed details of their met...
by Andy Howie
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 13043

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

Still has more floats than what the computer came up with, we were looking for a solution with Conway near the bottom of the draw
by Andy Howie
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 13043

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

It took us a while to work out why swiss manager came to that draw. Adrian, Kevin and myself must have talked it over for a good 90 minutes as we were frankly astonished when we saw it. We came up with a couple of alternatives but anything we came up with had a greater number of total floats and col...
by Andy Howie
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2156
Views: 180326

Re: Cheating in chess

John, You would not fall foul of a full Regan test. You may fall foul of one of the platform's detection system; In all fairness I am not sure that there is any way the platforms could avoid such a possibility. However, I think this would be a rare occurrence and I that there is every chance that o...
by Andy Howie
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Congresses
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

Re: 4NCL On-Line Congresses

After three 4NCL On-Line Congresses and a 4th planned, it might be worthwhile looking at trends so far. Numbers have consistently fallen away as follows: Totals : 1st 172 2nd 149 3rd 107 with a matching fall in each category Open 59 ; 43; 22 Under 2000 41; 42; 31 Under 1700 72; 64; 54 With no OTB c...
by Andy Howie
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2156
Views: 180326

Re: Cheating in chess

Thanks Peter, I can't speak for other federations, but Scotland takes online cheating in organised tournaments and leagues very very seriously. Anyone caught and proven to be cheating faces up to a 5 year ban depending on age. The players up here all know me and know what I do so are motivated not t...
by Andy Howie
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2156
Views: 180326

Re: Cheating in chess

Only one banned from each of England, Scotland, Wales and Belgium (from their play in the event) plus one further ban of a Dutch player for play prior to the Glorney. The first 4 mentioned were, by some margin, the worst offenders. From my reading of all 300 games, though still working my way throu...
by Andy Howie
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 368
Views: 28419

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

I hope Alex and Andy can get home safely. (And everyone else, obvs) Alex was remote so didn't have to travel. I got a flight to Paris from Moscow last night and a flight to Heathrow this morning, currently on the West Coast line heading home. From what I have been able to see, only Nejbosa could no...
by Andy Howie
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 368
Views: 28419

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

The funny thing is, At the start of the round, the players don't shake hands. As soon as the game is over, they forget they are not supposed to and shake hands...
by Andy Howie
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 368
Views: 28419

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Games kick off at 11am UK time today (I saw someone asking earlier). Last round (if we get that far) is an hour earlier
by Andy Howie
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 14583

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

"The most tragic father/son occurrence was in Tromso 2014. Peter Meier was on board 1 for Seychelles, and his father Kurt was on board 2. It was Kurt who died with a heart attack during the final round." Thanks Alex - How could I forget that... It is a day few of us in Tromso will forget, especiall...
by Andy Howie
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 4NCL International Congress
Replies: 57
Views: 9623

Re: 4NCL International Congress

Michael, You would be hard pushed getting the police to act on this. I've personally been involved with fraud investigations at my previous employ where sums in orders of magnitude more than here were stolen and we could not get the police to act. My personal view is the same as yours, it is fraud, ...
by Andy Howie
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 365
Views: 34315

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Honest Question John (I am asking as I attended one of the parties and didn't find it over extravagant and an excellent chance to catch up with old friends) What do you think cost Makro more? a) The parties and goodie bags b) Makros meltdown in the hall on the Kremlin, his woeful presentation on why...
by Andy Howie
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 582
Views: 42579

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

I'm sure Hal Bond of Canada is going to be over the moon at the minutes referring to him as James Bond...