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by Martin Crichton
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2454
Views: 201072

Re: Cheating in chess

Looks like GM Nick Pert and WGM Irina Bulmaga were demolished by stockfish or some other chess engine in last nights Bunratty online event in rounds 4 and 5. ... round 4 https://www.chess.com/live/game/7581682325 round 5 https://www.chess.com/live/game/7582311767 I'm not sure that the win against t...
by Martin Crichton
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2454
Views: 201072

Re: Cheating in chess

[/quote] If it was someone else of IM standard playing legitimately but using his account, that's still cheating by impersonation. [/quote] That looks like a very good way for cheats to beat the system with regards on online chess. Player A is weak but gets player B who is very strong to login on pl...
by Martin Crichton
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2454
Views: 201072

Re: Cheating in chess

that's not me :) honest

good spot Ian on the hundreds of rated games...I also spotted after he suddenly withdrew he played another game with a 1550 and only managed to draw
by Martin Crichton
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2454
Views: 201072

Re: Cheating in chess

apparently someone mentioned that he is a resident student IM in Limerick however chess.com are probably still evaluating his games to establish if he was using an engine...but regardless in my opinion he was still cheating by pretending to have a very low rating. Quite a few chancers tried this met...
by Martin Crichton
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2454
Views: 201072

Re: Cheating in chess

Looks like GM Nick Pert and WGM Irina Bulmaga were demolished by stockfish or some other chess engine in last nights Bunratty online event in rounds 4 and 5. The player Hari Prasad rated 1600 and on 5/5 suddenly withdrew...it was suggested he was on course to finish with 9/9 (ahead of the eventual w...
by Martin Crichton
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 9603

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Please don't take it personally but its almost impossible for me to believe you mean all that but then films and tv series about chess are almost always absolute rubbish, or if not then complete rubbish, or if slightly better then a load of bo**ocks...apologies in advance for the cynicism but cinem...
by Martin Crichton
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 9603

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

I missed this thread..I should have posted here: re the "Queens Gamit netflix series" it is only 7-8 episodes and I watched over 2 nights. I really enjoyed it. It is currently no.1 in the UK on netflix which means it appeals to a wide audience. best chess series ever made IMO. The quality of the che...
by Martin Crichton
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4300
Views: 470269

Re: Media comments on chess

re the "Queens Gambit netflix series" best chess series ever made IMO. I thought so too a couple of weeks ago and then a thought suddenly struck me as to what I was comparing it with. Is this in fact the only fictional chess TV series ever made? It might even be in the top 5 or top 10 T.V. series e...
by Martin Crichton
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4300
Views: 470269

Re: Media comments on chess

re the "Queens Gamit netflix series" it is only 7-8 episodes and I watched over 2 nights. I really enjoyed it. It is currently no.1 in the UK on netflix which means it appeals to a wide audience. best chess series ever made IMO. The quality of the chess games were excellent. My only negative comment...
by Martin Crichton
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Harold Woolley 1945-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 1058

John Harold Woolley 1945-2020

taken from emails reported initially by John's best friend Michael Price back in May 2020.. Sent: Sat, 23 May 2020 at 21:54 Subject: John Harold Woolley 1945-2020 Sadly, Uxbridge and Greenford veteran, John Woolley passed away a couple of days ago. He had been in poor health, with a bad leg, for abo...
by Martin Crichton
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 117726

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I sent you one ...you missed.

Regards

Martin
by Martin Crichton
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 117726

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

[/quote] Although this was only the first time I was tested this was 100% my third time having corona virus....my first two times were well documented on this forum back in March....I have deleted many of those posts as a chess colleague has since died a few weeks after those posts. I can assure any...
by Martin Crichton
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 117726

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Let's hope the test comes back negative. It did, though a little surprised it took 49 hours, although it is the weekend; that's the 3rd negative test I've had now, not sure it tells me anything really I had the test a couple of weeks ago....it took 72 hours to get the results back...positive as exp...
by Martin Crichton
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Forum usage
Replies: 70
Views: 6807

Re: Forum usage

what have I missed? I read this tread and found nothing contencious in anything posted here some was quite funny though.....some references suggesting a grown man was reduced to tears? very questionable IMO...I'd need to see evidence (I am a cynic by nature...as my dad used to tell me....believe not...
by Martin Crichton
Wed May 27, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you think - is this game for real?
Replies: 31
Views: 2430

Re: What do you think - is this game for real?

Here is my experience with Lichess I have been using the Lichess platform regularly now been a member since March 26th...I just checked and in that time I have played 1621 games...I use my real name...my username is MartinCrichton (current rating 2064) and I only play blitz (5 minute chess) chess to...