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by NickFaulks
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Sunway Sitges International 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Sunway Sitges International 2018

Tim Harding wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:44 pm
Round 1 this afternoon saw 2nd seed Vasil Ivanchuk crushed in under an hour by a 12-year-old Indian
And with the GM taking most of that time. These pre-teen Indians seem to be coming through on a conveyor belt.
by NickFaulks
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knock out December 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2639

Re: British Knock out December 2018

Very interesting to see that Gawain first thought it worth playing out KR v KB and then won it. I think that many arbiters would have given the draw under the Guideline III "no legitimate winning chances" rule, but if it can be lost in a game between two world class players with an increment that ne...
by NickFaulks
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 297
Views: 15205

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

The 2019 Budget is interesting, if inevitably very broad brush. Several items are noted to require GA approval, so perhaps we can expect another one quite soon - that in itself could put a dent in the Budget!
by NickFaulks
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 297
Views: 15205

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

The FIDE website now has a load of stuff from the numerous meetings in Batumi. No light is shed on the Verification Commission mystery. "4.9 Election of the Verification Commission members. The Verification Commission shall consist of three members, with financial experience and expertise if possib...
by NickFaulks
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 297
Views: 15205

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Chris Rice wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:47 am
Sutovsky on FB making long overdue changes
This is indeed all excellent news. My only minor gripe is that Sutovsky's FB page is not where it should be made public.
by NickFaulks
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prize Money is Out of Control
Replies: 15
Views: 769

Re: Prize Money is Out of Control

Nick Grey wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:42 am
Poker Stars have similar size prize fund tournaments & more every couple of hours.
I have assumed that it is possible to lose money as well as win it in them. Perhaps I'm wrong.
by NickFaulks
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:54 am
Interesting. When does the decline begin?
Around age 20, I read somewhere.
by NickFaulks
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 75
Views: 2887

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

Nick Grey wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:05 pm
Clarke - measure of past performance & not to be taken seriously.
But what else can you measure?
by NickFaulks
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 75
Views: 2887

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

I understand that I have up days and down days with my play. I don't mind my grade reflecting that. Alison, Whether you mind is not the only point, or even perhaps the most important one. Your opponents are entitled to expect that your published grade is a fair estimate of the strength of play they...
by NickFaulks
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Under promotion to a bishop.
Replies: 19
Views: 936

Re: Under promotion to a bishop.

Is this any good?


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by NickFaulks
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic
Replies: 27
Views: 2201

Re: London Chess Classic

How did you delete that post without leaving a trace?
by NickFaulks
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knock out December 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2639

Re: British Knock out December 2018

How on earth is Howell still in this game? I was expecting it to go 46...Qd3+ resigns.
by NickFaulks
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2626
Views: 281839

Re: Media comments on chess

It's not clear to me whether the intent of the rule is to allow someone to avoid losing on time regardless of the position on the board, or whether a clock should only be substituted if the position is such that a draw claim under III.5 would either be accepted immediately, or a decision deferred, ...
by NickFaulks
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knock out December 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2639

Re: British Knock out December 2018

I don't like seeing the Modern Benoni getting pushed around, which is what seems to be happening in Jones-Merry. My ten cents worth is that Black is suffering for delaying the routine ...Nbd7, although I do realise that these guys know a heck of a lot more about such move order issues than I do.
by NickFaulks
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2626
Views: 281839

Re: Media comments on chess

The Guidelines say that III.5 (draw claims) only applies if III.4 (clock substitutions) doesn't. ... III.4 is badly written in my opinion. I think FIDE holds the view, which I share, that any tournament where digital clocks are used but without any increments is so perverse as to be beyond help. Th...