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by NickFaulks
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Levon Aronian statement
Replies: 24
Views: 718

Re: Levon Aronian statement

David Sedgwick wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:55 pm
He describes the FIDE Transfer Regulations and hints as a decision possibly looming for Nick Faulks.
So he does. An interesting idea which I had not considered.
by NickFaulks
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Levon Aronian statement
Replies: 24
Views: 718

Re: Levon Aronian statement

Nick Grey wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:48 pm
would we make a fuss if he wanted to play for England?
That might depend upon where the 50k came from.
by NickFaulks
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Levon Aronian statement
Replies: 24
Views: 718

Re: Levon Aronian statement

Paul McKeown wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:39 pm
And to hell with the government officials who have disrespected him and his profession.
It is possible that we don't know the full story.
by NickFaulks
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1706
Views: 97541

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Just received from the 4NCL: I’m very pleased to say that we’ve booked 4-star conference centre hotel Woodland Grange in Leamington Spa for our 25th 4NCL Congress on 9-11 July 2021. This will be our first OTB 4NCL congress since the start of 2020 if restrictions are indeed lifted on 21 June as we a...
by NickFaulks
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Levon Aronian statement
Replies: 24
Views: 718

Re: Levon Aronian statement

Ian Thompson wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:59 pm
If it was down to me I'd say that to represent a country at anything you'd have to have that country's nationality. Living there wouldn't be enough.
That would give an advantage to people with multiple nationalities.
by NickFaulks
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Burn Out -how to detect it?
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Burn Out -how to detect it?

Ian Thompson wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:07 pm
followed by a final game in December which has put me off completely because I think it's very likely I lost to a computer cheat.
That really shouldn't be a reason not to play ( if you want to ). Most of your games will not be against cheats.
by NickFaulks
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering CGM Adrian Hollis (02-viii-1940 26-ii-2013)
Replies: 19
Views: 328

Re: Remembering CGM Adrian Hollis (02-viii-1940 26-ii-2013)

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:48 pm
One of the photos included Maria Eagle (is that one of the Eagle sisters who became an MP?) and one of the photos included a Ken Regan (is that the Ken Regan of anti-cheating computer software fame?).
Yes and yes.
by NickFaulks
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Levon Aronian statement
Replies: 24
Views: 718

Re: Levon Aronian statement

What are the pros? Just for the sake of the argument, if you allow rich people to put money into chess for any purpose they like, this will maximise the amount they put in, which will eventually benefit the game as a whole. I realise this is a trickle down theory, and they don't always work as adve...
by NickFaulks
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Levon Aronian statement
Replies: 24
Views: 718

Re: Levon Aronian statement

Nick Burrows wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:58 am
It simply makes a mockery of international team chess.
What is the purpose of international team chess anyway? I'm not suggesting there isn't one, just posing the question.
by NickFaulks
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize
Replies: 21
Views: 1105

Re: The Brilliancy / Best Game Prize

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:47 pm
..er...that was usually me that judged it.
That's what he said.
by NickFaulks
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1706
Views: 97541

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:14 pm
Clubs will depend on venues; leagues probably the Autumn
Leagues depend upon venues just as much as clubs. In recent years most of my club chess has been played in one of four venues and I am not confident that any of those will reopen.
by NickFaulks
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2172
Views: 184769

Re: Cheating in chess

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:52 pm
I suppose in chess that's ratings and tournament victories.
The point I find most interesting is that this gratification still seems to apply in conditions of anonymity. Why?
by NickFaulks
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 79
Views: 5204

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:05 pm
There isn't going to be a lockdown because of bog-standard flu, lets be realistic here :)
I hope you're right, but Johnson is committed to "following the science", and the scientists he listens to love lockdowns.
by NickFaulks
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 79
Views: 5204

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

Richard Bates wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:04 pm
Why?
Because, as blurted out last week by Neil Ferguson, a year ago they didn't know they could get away with it. Now they do.
by NickFaulks
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 79
Views: 5204

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

Mick Norris wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:14 pm
There's an opportunity to do a reset on all of it, including whether travelling in the depths of winter should continue
Don't forget that from now on any health crisis, for instance a flu outbreak, is likely to be met by some form of lockdown.