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by NickFaulks
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 333
Views: 19161

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

FIDE have announced a Task Force for the Reform of the FIDE Statutes . I want to believe that this is an initiative to produce a more professional FIDE which will be attractive to sponsors. I really, really want to believe that and then it occurred to me that if the same press statement had been ma...
by NickFaulks
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2019 Aeroflot Open
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: 2019 Aeroflot Open

It's a shame they have used this as an excuse to downgrade the time control for all rounds.
by NickFaulks
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 16
Views: 961

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:13 pm
The FIDE system seemed to cope with having 4NCL results all processed for the end May list
No it didn't, that's why the reporting system had to be changed.
by NickFaulks
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2019 Aeroflot Open
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: 2019 Aeroflot Open

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:59 pm
What do you think they will do here.

Give everyone an unrated ½ pt. bye or play round one on a rest day. (is there a precedent?)
There isn't a rest day so that won't work. Eight rounds is no good for norms. Two rounds in one day, early start and late finish?
by NickFaulks
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 42
Views: 1534

Re: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games

I'm waiting for someone to show a bit of enthusiasm for this scheme ( it won't be me ).
by NickFaulks
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2117

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:51 pm
Pretty simple, if you have to ask "should we be taking sponsorship from x?"
The trouble is that there will always be people who feel they "have to ask" that question about almost any potential sponsor.
by NickFaulks
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2117

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:40 pm
At the risk of repeating myself, as far as I'm concerned "would" doesn't come into it.
So if he admitted he was guilty as charged, you would be happy to accept his sponsorship? It's only because he won't talk to you at all that you won't touch it?
by NickFaulks
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2117

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

I don't see why we're not just taking money from a fugitive from justice. You appear to use the term "justice" as synonymous with "the law". I do not believe that Mr Scheinberg would deny that he may have been in breach of US law, even if they had to bend it a bit, and that he made a lot of money o...
by NickFaulks
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Enforcing rules in League chess
Replies: 29
Views: 1252

Re: Enforcing rules in League chess

Why would a player without a disability be unable to keep score? Do the Laws of Chess envisage players who simply don't know how to do it?

Could there be a religious issue?
by NickFaulks
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 267
Views: 12851

Re: ECF Monthly Grading Consultation

J T Melsom wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:54 pm
If you continue to treat people in this way, they may bite back.
I'm sure that I'm terrified of your anonymous friends, whoever they may be. I don't even know who you are.
by NickFaulks
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 267
Views: 12851

Re: ECF Monthly Grading Consultation

J T Melsom wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:35 am
and had my views on juniors wilfully misrepresented by Nick Faulks.
What??
I'll stop now.
Please do, you're being very boring.
by NickFaulks
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 4 round FIDE weekenders?
Replies: 11
Views: 703

Re: 4 round FIDE weekenders?

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:11 pm
I'm not sure I'd want to play in one, but they'd be an excellent opportunity for testing out a pairing system I've worked on.
The obverse of this is that my decision would be influenced by the pairing system to be used.
by NickFaulks
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2117

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:25 pm
That's a view, but it isn't one that we heard a lot about when it affected a FIDE President
You certainly heard it from me!
by NickFaulks
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2117

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:52 pm
but really it's accepting money off fugitives from justice that I'm concerned with here.
But from what kind of justice? In this case, one that is bought and paid for by Las Vegas gambling interests.
by NickFaulks
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2117

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

Sponsorship from tobacco companies in some sports was decided to be evil, but acceptable if they had small logos! I have to say that, for as long as our government is happy to take huge amounts of revenue from tobacco sales, it has never been clear to me why chess tournaments should not accept mone...