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by Matt Chapman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 279
Views: 17790

ECF Monthly Grading Consultation

This could be a general discussion thread for the proposals to move to monthly gradings and 'a four-figure Elo style system', though I also have specific queries. If there is a document somewhere that answers my questions, please let me know. First on the proposal to move to monthly grading lists. T...
by Matt Chapman
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Time Odds v Players' Ratings
Replies: 9
Views: 2680

Re: Time Odds v Players' Ratings

I have to say that is quite impressive, since I don't think my hands actually move at that speed- and my brain would certainly lag behind. It only works to think on your opponents time to a point, since they will often surprise you with their move!
by Matt Chapman
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Superfluous notation clarification
Replies: 13
Views: 2347

Re: Superfluous notation clarification

Not necessarily so. If you've played P-QN3 already, then g6 becomes P-N3, because there's no need to disambiguate. So you have issues with superfluous notation in descriptive, too. Well, in that case Descriptive probably has MORE cases where situations on other parts of the board have to be checked...
by Matt Chapman
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Time Odds v Players' Ratings
Replies: 9
Views: 2680

Re: Time Odds v Players' Ratings

How many games have been played at your club under the 0.5 - 14.5 time control (with the appropriate grading difference)? I find it hard to believe that 30 seconds is enough time for anyone to even complete a game, nevermind win against someone with an extra 14 minutes! Presumably the whole point of...
by Matt Chapman
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Superfluous notation clarification
Replies: 13
Views: 2347

Re: Superfluous notation clarification

Players of the new generation (myself included) often find Descriptive notation confusing. A move is written differently depending on whether it was white or black who made the move. (For example, 'e4' would be known as P-K4 for white, but P-K5 for black.) A single reference system for all squares, ...