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by KMcCarthy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2173
Views: 185355

Re: Cheating in chess

Lots of denial on here ...as in other parts of our chess community ...I would say 93% 'hit' rate for a casual sleuth is fairly successful ...not 'proud' but these cheats need rooting out or online chess competitively remains tainted...and yes some players on both main platforms(including an old coll...
by KMcCarthy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2173
Views: 185355

Re: Cheating in chess

The point of my original post is the mapping of all the things together ...I am stronger in all forms of the game than those I have described so benchmarking all aspects highlights the extraordinary allowing greater focus to be put on their games etc....Someone achieving 2850 on the Chess.com puzzle...
by KMcCarthy
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2173
Views: 185355

Re: Cheating in chess

..130 graders with sub-1000 blitz and over 1900 rapid and 2800+ puzzle rating... On this specific example, can you expand on what is unusual? For a junior, 130/1900 is very plausible, and I would not be shocked by 2500+ on puzzle on chess.com. As for blitz, some players hate blitz and suck at it. O...
by KMcCarthy
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2173
Views: 185355

Re: Cheating in chess

Sadly cheating is also rife in County Online although not too much being said about it - I have been sleuthing on Chess.com last few weeks and have reported 21 players so far of whom 18 have been banned (not all ECF Online by any means) - This includes a couple from my own County and several from ou...
by KMcCarthy
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: ECF Online County Championship
Replies: 170
Views: 13391

Re: ECF Online County Championship

Thanks all for efforts ...going to sac a piece in every round of the blitz i have just set up for them !
by KMcCarthy
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: ECF Online County Championship
Replies: 170
Views: 13391

Re: ECF Online County Championship

I have 3 back online out of 12
by KMcCarthy
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: ECF Online County Championship
Replies: 170
Views: 13391

Re: ECF Online County Championship

And now several cannot get back on ...6-6 and a swift half at the pub Mr Underwood ?
by KMcCarthy
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: ECF Online County Championship
Replies: 170
Views: 13391

Re: ECF Online County Championship

Oh my - one of my players offered draw and aborted ..board 1 oppo declined ..now reboot been and gone and clock running for my board 1
Game now continuing.. some are on server ..I am locked out !
by KMcCarthy
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: ECF Online County Championship
Replies: 170
Views: 13391

Re: ECF Online County Championship

I envisage carnage then ...1730 is 23 hours after cut off for team submission (though i sent mine a further day early) and some of the players being coerced (press-ganged) in to online County chess are shall we say ..a little technologically naive ! Is there a reason for hiding confirmed line ups un...
by KMcCarthy
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: ECF Online County Championship
Replies: 170
Views: 13391

Re: ECF Online County Championship

Having missed the practice round as we had a tournament last week ...can anyone advise when we get the opposing team line up ...in Lincolnshire I may need to send homing pigeons to advise some of the far-flung players ;-)
by KMcCarthy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Finals 13 July 2019 @ Kettering
Replies: 29
Views: 5126

Re: Finals 13 July 2019 @ Kettering

It was kind of a shame Devon was forced out of the competition, even though I've been on the recieving end of many Devon victories I'd have still give them my support for such a great achievement of a 'proper' minor county making it to the final. Forced Out ? They chose to be the only team not to p...
by KMcCarthy
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Final weekend (2013-14 season)
Replies: 91
Views: 14461

Re: Final weekend (2013-14 season)

On the subject of final weekend 4NCL I will be there to bumble around, mess things up and generally arrange fixed matches as part of a Far East betting coup whilst drinking in the Triumph Bar ...and am probably available to play should anyone be short and need to avoid defaults ... :lol:
by KMcCarthy
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Final weekend (2013-14 season)
Replies: 91
Views: 14461

Re: Final weekend (2013-14 season)

I generally do not bother to comment in here but as Mr Crunch has called in to question my frankly appalling captaincy down the years enough is enough ...read and copy because it will no doubt get removed. Firstly ...I started Pandora's several years ago with 7 players and we have fought our way int...
by KMcCarthy
Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Outcome of membership scheme
Replies: 272
Views: 26852

Re: Outcome of membership scheme

Having become an infrequent player recently I have avoided most of the membership debate - but as I will be playing 4NCL next year and have the option of a County semi final this weekend to help out I decided to join up - read the site selected the £32.65 GOLD level to run to 31 August 2014 but can...
by KMcCarthy
Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: ROOMS NEEDED HINCKLEY ISLAND
Replies: 1
Views: 1921

ROOMS NEEDED HINCKLEY ISLAND

Pandora's Box require several singles/twins for Sat and Sunday - all or any offers accepted.
Kevin McCarthy, PBG | 07778 155333 | kmccarthyz@aol.com |