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by Anthony Taglione
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 101
Views: 5938

Re: Sinquefield Cup

I believe that Chess24 is getting the feeds from the DGT boards. If the players start analysing at the table, the two kings could get moved to same-colour squares and that could get picked up as a draw, which will last until corrected. I see it fairly often there.
by Anthony Taglione
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Isn't this the time ...
Replies: 61
Views: 6711

Re: Isn't this the time ...

I remember back in the '70s that my opponent would usually extend his hand at the end of a game. I don't recall it so much at the start of a game.
by Anthony Taglione
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1164

Re: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz

For the four players below Nakamura to leap-frog him in the Sinquefield Cup in the most Naka-unfriendly way possible we'd have: Aronian winning with 20 points; So second with 15 points; Karjakin third with 12 points and MVL fourth with 10 points Their standings would then be...Aronian 39, So 38, Kar...
by Anthony Taglione
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Blitz games
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: Blitz games

Blitz games can be useful at any level but they're not a substitute for longer time controls with some serious thinking. One of the problems with quick-play games is that it's very easy to come to rely on your instinctual move and then to forego the deep thinking. Blitz can make you lazy if you let ...
by Anthony Taglione
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Resigners...
Replies: 9
Views: 1620

Re: Resigners...

People resign only when the pain of playing on in a position exceeds the agony of accepting defeat.
by Anthony Taglione
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Yorkshire Chess History Site
Replies: 22
Views: 2675

Re: Yorkshire Chess History Site

Thank you so very much for your link to the wayback engine. Steve Mann's site was the only one I could ever find which listed Yorkshire Individual Champions. Steve Mann's site - which has not been updated for some time - has finally gone down. e.g. http://www.sjmann.supanet.com/People/Woodhouse,%20E...
by Anthony Taglione
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations
Replies: 62
Views: 5633

Re: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations

Thanks for the replies but I was motivated to post by the part, "Where players have no current/previous grade under any of the above they may enter any competition.". Now, I know I had a grade back in the '70s but I'd defy anyone to find it. It seems harsh to force me into the Open section after a n...
by Anthony Taglione
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations
Replies: 62
Views: 5633

Re: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations

I've not been graded since the late '70s and not played another human since the early '90s. I know I had a grade of 193 and think I had a grade of 223 but can't truly recall. Which sections would I be eligible to enter and win prizes in?

Would I need to join the ECF and/or Fide?
by Anthony Taglione
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: ASBO
Replies: 10
Views: 3619

Re: ASBO

I took it as a glottal stop, rather than as an apostrophe. :p
by Anthony Taglione
Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adjournments and Adjudication
Replies: 149
Views: 7659

Re: Adjournments and Adjudication

Thank you, Anthony so are you allowed to take notes with you whilst your playing then! and refer to them whilst playing or Have I misunderstood you entirely! Matt. As you are aware, such a thing would be cheating. Your suggestion that referring to notes or taking advice during an adjournment is che...
by Anthony Taglione
Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches
Replies: 173
Views: 12784

Re: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches

We wot really was at Cambridge do use English like unto what she is spoke.
by Anthony Taglione
Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches
Replies: 173
Views: 12784

Re: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches

You've yet to give any grounds, though, Matt, beyond your own personal dislike of drink. Some suggest that the occasional tipple is even beneficial to health. It promotes an increase in oestrogen formation which can help to reverse osteopaenia and can boost the immune system in some. What are your g...
by Anthony Taglione
Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches
Replies: 173
Views: 12784

Re: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches

David, you're riddled with assumptions and bigotry. If you, personally object to the aroma of fermented hops and barley then you have as much right to object as does any player who objects to a noxious miasma originating across the board. It is not meet to single out another's personal pleasure as o...
by Anthony Taglione
Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches
Replies: 173
Views: 12784

Re: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches

I grew up and had my formative chess years during a time when smoking was commonplace and there was an absolute expectation of being able to smoke during a chess match. Any attempts to raise the subject at an AGM were laughed into silence and quickly passed over. It might seem that alcohol consumpti...
by Anthony Taglione
Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adjournments and Adjudication
Replies: 149
Views: 7659

Re: Adjournments and Adjudication

Matt's comments on the expectation of cheating are a fresh slant to the adjournment merry-go-round.

Arguably, between sessions is not "during the game", though, and so taking advice or referring to notes is not disallowed.