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by NickFaulks
Sat May 23, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Resigning in a Winning Position
Replies: 33
Views: 4725

Re: Resigning in a Winning Position

I sat next to a game last year where precisely that occurred, only it wasn't accidental. However the player in a winning position just laughed at it. This happened to me in an unofficial blitz tournament at a FIDE Congress. I was a rook up in an ending but with about one minute against two and my o...
by NickFaulks
Fri May 22, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 European Online Chess Championships
Replies: 54
Views: 2307

Re: 2020 European Online Chess Championships

Matthew Turner wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 10:00 am
Here is one of the 'weak' players he beat, a 2878 rated GM
https://www.chess.com/live/game/4846768 ... harut-1998
An anonymous player with a high online rating, that doesn't tell us much.
by NickFaulks
Thu May 21, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 European Online Chess Championships
Replies: 54
Views: 2307

Re: 2020 European Online Chess Championships

The Decisions from the recent FIDE Council meeting include "The Council agreed that FIDE needs a massive anti-cheating work before proceeding with official FIDE online events. FIDE is ready to fight it in cooperation with major chess online platforms." This doesn't say much, but I was encouraged by ...
by NickFaulks
Wed May 20, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 1323

Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:05 pm
42...Kh5 is a WMOTB in high places.
Deliberate, in a hopeless position?
by NickFaulks
Wed May 20, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 1323

Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Nice win for Duda in Round 7. It was around move 40 that Jan Gustaffson made the amusing comment that if this position appeared in a film we would all be complaining that they should have brought in a technical adviser to ensure that the game looked real. Peter Leko was asked whether this pawn stru...
by NickFaulks
Wed May 20, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 125
Views: 9512

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

I don't understand these coded posts, but the fact that some people in more enlightened jurisdictions are actually managing to play chess cheers me up a little.
by NickFaulks
Wed May 20, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 125
Views: 9512

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

Five brave players indeed! They were more likely to be struck by lightning than to catch Covid-19.
by NickFaulks
Mon May 18, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 European Online Chess Championships
Replies: 54
Views: 2307

Re: 2020 European Online Chess Championships

David Sedgwick wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 11:27 am
3. All the disqualifications recommended by Chess.com were indeed subject to review by the arbiters prior to implementation.
It would certainly be impressive if they rejected any.
by NickFaulks
Thu May 14, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Play for Russia 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Play for Russia 2020

Wonderful semi-final Grischuk - Kramnik.
by NickFaulks
Thu May 14, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Blitz Championships
Replies: 86
Views: 4336

Re: British Blitz Championships

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:26 am
Justin - do I understand correctly that you think chess.com (or another site) should share the details of why someone was banned when requested?
I can't speak for Justin but with the player who has been banned, I could make a case for that.
by NickFaulks
Thu May 14, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 230
Views: 21698

Re: Arbitration question

Your federation is free to rate it if they desire that. Some are making such experiments.
by NickFaulks
Thu May 14, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Event Cancellations
Topic: Event Cancellation
Replies: 43
Views: 3989

Re: Event Cancellation

In the nick of time.
by NickFaulks
Wed May 13, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Play for Russia 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Play for Russia 2020

Thanks, I missed that. Hang on, hasn't Kramnik just won six games in a row?
by NickFaulks
Wed May 13, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Blitz Championships
Replies: 86
Views: 4336

Re: British Blitz Championships

In JH's case, it makes no sense to punish someone "cheating" at daily chess the same way as someone cheating in "titled tuesday", or just any live chess. But the point is that they did precisely that. They then insisted for ages that he was just a whingeing cheat and, when finally forced out of tha...
by NickFaulks
Tue May 12, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Blitz Championships
Replies: 86
Views: 4336

Re: British Blitz Championships

(I personally find it strange from a cursory look at the game that he doesn't know Philidor's defence and crushes in other parts of the game). Such things do happen when down to single figure seconds. If I were an experienced computer cheat I imagine I would be careful not to get into such a state.