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by IanDavis
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals
Replies: 163
Views: 9360

Re: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals

I’d agree in general, but the idea that *nobody* would care about the book simply isn’t true. Well quite. Although of course I wasn't implying that nobody would care at all. :) Cheating in a game of chess usually results in severe punishment, there is scant evidence that plagarism delivers the ...
by IanDavis
Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals
Replies: 163
Views: 9360

Re: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals

Thread incredibly off topic now, how unusual for a forum. :) I think cheating in a game, and cheating in writing about a game, are viewed through 2 different lenses. Say a man stashes a copy of a certain book about a world championship in the lavatory, and uses it to win a tournament game, thus gain...
by IanDavis
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals
Replies: 163
Views: 9360

Re: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals

Who are the directors of Chess and Bridge Limited?
by IanDavis
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals
Replies: 163
Views: 9360

Re: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals

Why let something naughty get in the way of the enjoyment of the game? I mean where would rugby be without tales of how a giant punch up defeated Apartheid?
by IanDavis
Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Enquiry: English Chess Association
Replies: 92
Views: 12395

Re: Enquiry: English Chess Association

Isn't it nice how easily we can use poor definitions to claim exactly whatever nonesense we want to be true.
by IanDavis
Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Enquiry: English Chess Association
Replies: 92
Views: 12395

Re: Enquiry: English Chess Association

To get Chess accepted as a sport is not laudable.
by IanDavis
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Zero move game: should it be graded?
Replies: 66
Views: 4018

Re: Zero move game: should it be graded?

Money is money. Grading is not a an assessment of the strength of a player, it is an assessment of his financial yield.
by IanDavis
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Who should the ECF Council elect as President?
Replies: 133
Views: 10377

Re: Who should the ECF Council elect as President?

Adding a new option wipes out all previous votes.
Fail.
by IanDavis
Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Andrew Paulson -- Candidacy for ECF President
Replies: 213
Views: 24126

Re: Andrew Paulson -- Candidacy for ECF President

Into the fray. I've been monitoring the commentariat and I'm happy to answer all questions myself, no holds barred. I expect to be held to what I say here; so should you. It seems a brave man who would write "My first concrete goal is to arrange for the Government to accord to chess the status of ...
by IanDavis
Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Who should the ECF Council elect as President?
Replies: 133
Views: 10377

Re: Who should the ECF Council elect as President?

Is there going to be a similiar thread for the other contested positions?
by IanDavis
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM
Replies: 524
Views: 27208

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

There is something rather distasteful in saying that you want to be elected as part of a team, rather than wanting to be elected to serve the ECF.
by IanDavis
Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: WIM title for Sabrina Chevannes
Replies: 15
Views: 3793

Re: WIM title for Sabrina Chevannes

The bio on the chessbase article seems out of date.
by IanDavis
Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess row in Cork
Replies: 217
Views: 21723

Re: Chess row in Cork

NickFaulks wrote:I knew nothing about this case until I stumbled upon it here. I hope it will be reported to FIDE.
Who does one report FIDE to?
The first judgement returned by the sub committee seems predictable enough, no surprises there. The second judgement should be more interesting, if it ever appears.
by IanDavis
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Developing top-level English chess by David Openshaw
Replies: 20
Views: 3394

Re: Developing top-level English chess by David Openshaw

Bit of a long winded way of asking for money?
by IanDavis
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Child Genius - the representation of chess
Replies: 113
Views: 13322

Re: Child Genius - the representation of chess

Do I sense a grudge here? ^,^

Of course, these days the documentaries are more sensationalist. Gone are the days when tedium was rightly appreciated.