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by NickFaulks
Mon May 21, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Victory for the Dinosaurs
Replies: 69
Views: 3088

Re: Victory for the Dinosaurs

benedgell wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 9:47 am
At the end of the day, if you really feel that strongly, don't play county chess. If enough people follow your lead then your captain will be obliged to press for 5hr time limits in order for players to play.
I don't disagree with any of that either.
by NickFaulks
Sun May 20, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Victory for the Dinosaurs
Replies: 69
Views: 3088

Re: Victory for the Dinosaurs

This is nothing to do with the ECF - the specified time limit is five hours E3.1. The time limit shall be 40 moves in 110 minutes, plus a 25-minute quickplay finish, plus a 10- second increment per move from move 1. E3.2. Where suitable digital clocks are not available for an entire match to be pla...
by NickFaulks
Sun May 20, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Victory for the Dinosaurs
Replies: 69
Views: 3088

Re: Victory for the Dinosaurs

The dinosaurs may have won the battle, but they have lost the war. I have played in two quarter-finals ( having travelled great distances ) to play four hour games and am now informed that our semi-final will be on the same basis. Why this is necessary for a game to which the players have devoted an...
by NickFaulks
Sun May 20, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results
Replies: 30
Views: 1635

Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

Neil Graham wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 10:12 pm
Middlesex 10 Lancashire 6
Well done Middlesex!! As far as I'm concerned, this result more than compensates for Surrey's disappointing result against a very good Warwickshire team.
by NickFaulks
Fri May 18, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A level maths question
Replies: 32
Views: 1370

Re: A level maths question

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 4:05 pm
The issue I have with that is that due to the way the question is structured, if you can't remember the formula in part 1, how many marks for this question can you get?
I expect it's in the formula book.
by NickFaulks
Fri May 18, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A level maths question
Replies: 32
Views: 1370

Re: A level maths question

I did wonder whether it was necessary to specify that x was real and decided against, on the grounds that for A level purposes it is. Always a mistake.
by NickFaulks
Fri May 18, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship
Replies: 52
Views: 3273

Re: Women's World Championship

It was a strange match.
by NickFaulks
Fri May 18, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A level maths question
Replies: 32
Views: 1370

Re: A level maths question

so it'd be impressive to be out by a factor of 10 and not notice. :P I have seen A level maths students solving equations with the aid of their programmable calculator and getting as far as something like cos x = 2 without grasping that something must have gone wrong. Cos is a button on a calculato...
by NickFaulks
Fri May 18, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A level maths question
Replies: 32
Views: 1370

Re: A level maths question

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:45 am
Then you use your brain to work out if the answer is reasonable or nonsense.
Yes, but they don't!
by NickFaulks
Fri May 18, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A level maths question
Replies: 32
Views: 1370

Re: A level maths question

Surely everyone would just put the data into Excel, plot a graph, and choose the option in the settings to tell you what r is? And then when the answer is wrong by a factor of 10 they have no idea, because it's just a number. When I operated in the financial derivatives markets it was always fun to...
by NickFaulks
Fri May 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 114
Views: 6389

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Are you not worried about splitting or fragmenting the votes? Don't be. The ultimate result is sadly another foregone conclusion. Like most people, I prefer to avoid Kevin Spraggett's site. However, amid the pornography there is good chess content, and it is at present featuring an interesting lett...
by NickFaulks
Fri May 18, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A level maths question
Replies: 32
Views: 1370

Re: A level maths question

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 8:58 am
How would candidates be able to answer the final question from the limited information given about ELO ratings?
I would hope that you get your single mark for saying something like that. Probably the anticipated answer is that a a linear transformation of one set of data has no effect.
by NickFaulks
Fri May 18, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 114
Views: 6389

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Chris Rice wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 7:08 pm
The one thing I can say is that I have played in every single Chess Olympiad since 1984.
If you count Calvia 2004 and Tromso 2014.
by NickFaulks
Wed May 16, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results
Replies: 30
Views: 1635

Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

It was way further than Trowbridge, Taunton way. Convenient for M5.