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by NickFaulks
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 711
Views: 82591

Re: Cheating in chess

Scanning wands seem to be metal detectors; why is it assumed that an information receiving device contains metal? Possibly because one that doesn't has never been caught! More seriously, I have read that the security services are troubled by the proliferation of things that do not interest a metal ...
by NickFaulks
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 114
Views: 4531

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:25 pm
Perhaps I've missed something.
For avoidance of doubt, this was not intended as a sarcastic comment. Perhaps I have missed something, and I shall check tomorrow afternoon. Today other political matters have dominated.
by NickFaulks
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 114
Views: 4531

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

A formal acceptance that "a problem exists and it's our job to do something about it" would be a start. Perhaps I've missed something.
by NickFaulks
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 114
Views: 4531

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:50 pm
Can we keep these posts neutral on the specific issue please
It is clear to me that these comments are legitimate, but belong in a general "Chess Cheating" thread. Perhaps we have even reached the point where it deserves its own section.
by NickFaulks
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 114
Views: 4531

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

I couldn't care less if someone accused me of a cheat. I'd just take it as a compliment. I'm not sure that I can believe that. I'm not talking about nonsense after an internet game, but if you started Hastings with 5/5 and the other players insisted publicly that you should be subject to special me...
by NickFaulks
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 114
Views: 4531

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

There is of course the other common battleground in English chess, which is that independent organisations in general would rather the ECF bugger off and leave them to it, and not interfere with their events. There is no evidence to suggest that the issue is any different from all the other issues ...
by NickFaulks
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Don't Understand Grading Calculation
Replies: 35
Views: 1905

Re: Don't Understand Grading Calculation

dejan_lekic wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:26 pm
I hope ECF people considered GLICKO when they discussed the new grading system
That would certainly have justified the title of this thread.
by NickFaulks
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Russia banned by WADA
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: Russia banned by WADA

Chris Rice wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:48 am
Personally I think he's done a good job so far
What makes you say that? Just asking.
by NickFaulks
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Russia banned by WADA
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: Russia banned by WADA

An announcement appeared briefly on the FIDE website before being taken down.

https://fide.com/news/229
by NickFaulks
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Russia banned by WADA
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: Russia banned by WADA

Chris Rice wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:12 am
Then there is the question of whether Arkady Dvorkovich can be classed as a representative of the Russian government
But he isn't.
by NickFaulks
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 29
Views: 3321

Re: Hastings Congress

Yes, but meeting one opponent below the relevant rating floor is actually a good thing, because you get credit for a higher rating when you beat them.
by NickFaulks
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 29
Views: 3321

Re: Hastings Congress

Both have advantages over the Seeded Swiss System; the only advantage of which is familiarity. There are fewer mismatches in the first round. It is probably more accurate in determining the places of middle-ranking players. If there is a large number of low rated players, then it is easier to meet ...
by NickFaulks
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 29
Views: 3321

Re: Hastings Congress

Entries to the Masters now exceed 100, so according to the entry form accelerated pairings will be used, presumably the Baku method of awarding dummy points to some of the players for half the tournament. A ghastly and pointless perversion, but not sufficient to deter me from entering an otherwise ...
by NickFaulks
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 113
Views: 5630

Re: World Youth Championships

E Michael White wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:38 pm
. Also that person should have a healthy suspicion for links between the FIDE rating system and rational statistics.
Even if that comment has any meaning at all, I'm not sure how it interacts with anti-cheating.
by NickFaulks
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Russia banned by WADA
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: Russia banned by WADA

Tim Harding wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:58 pm
??? They announced it on 12 November.
I mean the precise venue. If they have a contract they would know that, right? Not just "somewhere in or around Moscow".