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by NickFaulks
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: English Events in MegaBase ?
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: English Events in MegaBase ?

Of course of there is no obligation for events to send their games to Chessbase for inclusion? Do you have to do that? I was thinking that CB trawled for them. edit : I wonder whether it's a closely related point, that PGNs are not submitted with FIDE rating reports. This is encouraged, but not str...
by NickFaulks
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Summer Congress 16 - 18 August 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: Manchester Summer Congress 16 - 18 August 2019

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:05 pm
You should go for gold and go FIDE next year!
It would certainly be interesting to discover how many entries would be lost through reluctance to pay the ECF surcharge. However, I can understand that organisers may not be keen to take part in this experiment.
by NickFaulks
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 599
Views: 69946

Re: Cheating in chess

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:36 pm
Without being too controversial, isn't it a little bit of a moot point if the national federation is not in a position to take any positive action.
Some federations are choosing to "take positive action". Others prefer to do nothing.
by NickFaulks
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 599
Views: 69946

Re: Cheating in chess

Chris Rice wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:12 pm
tournament organisers should be free to refuse him entry or pay him those rating prizes he would have been eligible for.
Tournament organisers are free to define eligibility in any terms they like - for instance, ratings based on at least n games. I have always felt that they should do that.
by NickFaulks
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 599
Views: 69946

Re: Cheating in chess

"new" (ie low rated) New does not mean low rated. It means unreliably rated. Their first rating will be based on only a few games and there is no way of knowing if those results were above, below or at the player's true strength. That is obviously true of any initial rating. Why is it more serious ...
by NickFaulks
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 599
Views: 69946

Re: Cheating in chess

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:09 pm
if they get treated as "new" (ie low rated)
I don't understand.
by NickFaulks
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 599
Views: 69946

Re: Cheating in chess

Ian Thompson wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:30 am
picking up quite a few rating prizes along the way.
That is a problem which tournament organisers should deal with, although they typically can't be bothered. I hope they would receive support from Fair Play Commission.
by NickFaulks
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 599
Views: 69946

Re: Cheating in chess

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:11 am
There are other problems linked to stripping someone of a rating, mostly related to inflation and deflation in the rating system.
I don't understand. What precisely is your concern?
by NickFaulks
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 599
Views: 69946

Re: Cheating in chess

Nick, any insight as to the manner in which the ACC felt it might benefit the player? I think you're suggesting it's far from obvious, which is also my conclusion. I think it reflected a mistrust of the rating system, based on ignorance. Sometimes you realise that a discussion is simply not worth p...
by NickFaulks
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 599
Views: 69946

Re: Cheating in chess

I don't see why it should be so easy for him just to walk back in as if nothing had happened. If they've stripped him of the GM title they could have stripped the rating as well. It is blindingly obvious to me that he should have been stripped of all titles and ratings, and started again as a new p...
by NickFaulks
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Should we ban the Kalashnikov Variation of the Sicilian Defence?
by NickFaulks
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Charlie Storey wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:22 pm
You can read it at StoreySniper.com forum in the Monthly Update.
That appears to cost £19.99 pm.
by NickFaulks
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1422

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

The one game I remember in England was odds of the Ra1 with the pawn f7 removed. I think this was the handicaThe game was 1 e4 e5 2 Wh5+ resigns. I had a game in Bermuda in which I gave odds of f7 pawn and move - I think this was the handicap for a 100-200 rating difference. It started 1.e4, e5?? 2...
by NickFaulks
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

The FIDE site doesn't record her Norm history. Actually it does, although you certainly have to know where to look. https://ratings.fide.com/title_applications.phtml?details=1&id=13600168&title=GM&pb=22&reff=0 My point is that this was early days for such questions and a definitive answer could onl...
by NickFaulks
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:18 am
Ketevan's win against Nigel in the Liverpool 2008 event counted or would have counted for a Norm.
Roger, you have mentioned this before and it may well be true, but how do you know that?