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by NickFaulks
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess references in Films
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Chess references in Films

https://www.chess.com/member/tarakoss

Probably of no relevance whatsoever.
by NickFaulks
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2728

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:09 pm
They've discussed various solutions, one of which is effectively the "float the median" approach advocated by the CAA.
I believe the only reason that this obviously sensible approach has not been accepted is that it has never been satisfactorily coded. I do not suggest that this is a simple task.
by NickFaulks
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1613

Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

Do all please reinforce your will to see the 'new' Fide begin to move forward from the old Macro regime and establish a Seniors Chess Commission for the first time That may be a sensible idea, but it should not be necessary for this purpose. This sort of issue, which is not restricted to senior che...
by NickFaulks
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Harlem Masters - a blast from the past
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Harlem Masters - a blast from the past

John Moore wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:04 am
Before anyone corrects me, it is the Haarlem Masters!
Just in time!
by NickFaulks
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2127

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

Sure, there is a very real threat in professional chess because there are large prizes and prestige that players will risk cheating for. I am pleased to read that. From your previous posts I suspected that you thought the opposite. I fear that in most sports unpleasant habits which gain a grip at h...
by NickFaulks
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2127

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:33 pm
(The trouble is that even if you show such a result, it's unclear whether such behaviour is evidence of cheating, or merely distracting.)
Also, in practice how would you collect the data?
by NickFaulks
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1613

Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

Well I don't entirely disagree (not a great fan of the Italian organising team), but I have been to all the Senior World Championships since the 50+/65+ arrangements started in 2014 (two in Italy, one in Greece) and I don't recall you have been to any? You are quite correct, I am still influenced b...
by NickFaulks
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1613

Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

Tim Harding wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:46 pm
Why? Worried about earthquakes?
No, previous Italian events. Greek seaside resorts are hard to beat.
by NickFaulks
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1613

Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

Tim Harding wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:15 pm
As somebody has noted in another thread about FIDE, the 2020 event has been awarded to Assisi
Shame, better avoided I suspect.
by NickFaulks
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2127

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

Nick Burrows wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:19 pm
I am sorry. Zero tolerance it is - lifetime ban for a fidget upwards
Many chess professionals fear, with some evidence, that their livelihood is potentially threatened by technology based cheating. You think they are clueless idiots whose views should be ignored. Your informed opinion is noted.
by NickFaulks
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2127

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

Nick Burrows wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:40 pm
NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:21 am
Nick Burrows wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:18 am
Restlessness. Nervous Energy. Boredom. Very rarely cheating.
You may be right, but how can you possibly be so sure?
You can never be sure, but in the majority of games where those behaviours are displayed i dont lose the game.
Not good enough.
by NickFaulks
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8682

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Alan Atkinson wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:44 pm
My understanding is that the game will not be rated by fide if it is not in compliance with their rules
Which rules do you have in mind? It might be helpful if you were to identify the source of your understanding.
by NickFaulks
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8682

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

I think the point is that a boxing ring is not, like a foreign embassy building, a place where the national law does not apply. It is a place where it is varied. If a boxer produces a knife and stabs his opponent with it, I have no doubt that he is committing a criminal offence. ACC's insistence tha...
by NickFaulks
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8682

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:09 pm
Similarly with chess organisers, no?
That's what everyone except ACC says.
by NickFaulks
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8682

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

If I attend a football match, for instance, I agree to be searched, and often have been. This is not, as far as I am aware, outside the laws of the land. But if a security guard approaches you during the match and insists on searching you again, that may be. Even if it isn't, they may eventually ta...