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by Neville Twitchell
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1821
Views: 158846

Re: Cheating in chess

"I think you check back against the user names of your opponents." Tournaments running on chess-results have the lichess user names removed after completion of the tournament. Presumably the idea being to make a process of cross-checking lichess suspensions against real names more difficult." It was...
by Neville Twitchell
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1821
Views: 158846

Re: Cheating in chess

It didn't say who the supposed cheater was and It doesn't seem possible to discover that from anywhere on the website I think you check back against the user names of your opponents. This was just in ordinary blitz play, not in a tournament, but I went back through all the opponents from the last d...
by Neville Twitchell
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: In a hot air balloon who would you rather be left with?
Replies: 15
Views: 1428

Re: In a hot air balloon who would you rather be left with?

Who initiated the poll? Does't say.
by Neville Twitchell
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1821
Views: 158846

Re: Cheating in chess

Just had my first experience of a cheating issue on the Lichess website. I got informed that "You lost to a cheater: Refunded 6 blitz rating points." It didn't say who the supposed cheater was and It doesn't seem possible to discover that from anywhere on the website, despite it's plethora of info. ...
by Neville Twitchell
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: In a hot air balloon who would you rather be left with?
Replies: 15
Views: 1428

Re: In a hot air balloon who would you rather be left with?

Surely they are all full of hot air, so keep all of them.
by Neville Twitchell
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 68
Views: 3111

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Just been listening to Talk Radio and there was a brief spot on the Kevin O'Sullivan show in which he was interviewing Malcolm Pein That's shame, I was listening earlier but turned it off to concentrate on doing some work. "Talk Radio is a station that would be sympathetic towards us being allowed ...
by Neville Twitchell
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 68
Views: 3111

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Just been listening to Talk Radio and there was a brief spot on the Kevin O'Sullivan show in which he was interviewing Malcolm Pein chiefly about the Netflix Queen's Gambit series, but also about chess in general. Malcolm made several favourable observations about the series re its authenticity, bot...
by Neville Twitchell
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1821
Views: 158846

Re: Cheating in chess

Regarding the Lichess website, though it is not strictly relevant to the question of cheating, there are some slightly odd features. One is its extreme interpretation of what does or does not constitute a drawn position, so that one can lose on time even where the opponent does not have mating mater...
by Neville Twitchell
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Pedants United
Replies: 233
Views: 7780

Re: Pedants United

Perhaps this thread ought to be called Pedants Revolt rather than Pedants United. Or Pedants Revolting or even Revolting Pedants!
Which reminds me of the joke about the leader of the Pedants Revolt who should have been called Which Tyler not Wat Tyler.
by Neville Twitchell
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Pedants United
Replies: 233
Views: 7780

Re: Pedants United

A very interesting thread. May I list a few of my pet hates? In no particular order:- "...legalise gay marriage..." Misuse of the verb. One cannot legalise something that doesn't exist. Gay marriage can only exist if governments legislate to bring it into being in which case it has been introduced o...
by Neville Twitchell
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Robert Chaloner (Bob) Pentecost 1935-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Re: Robert Chaloner (Bob) Pentecost 1935-2020

I am very sorry to hear of the death of Bob "Lee" Pentecost. I remember him very well from my days as a member of the Dept of Education (as it then was) Chess Club which he captained for many years with success. He was, as John Clarke says in his obituary above, an eccentric but good-hearted chap, g...
by Neville Twitchell
Sat May 16, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pawn Sacrifice - the film
Replies: 15
Views: 1114

Re: Pawn Sacrifice - the film

I stand corrected again. I confess I had not heard of him at all, but I wonder did he play such a prominent role in Bobby's life from about 1966 as is suggested?
by Neville Twitchell
Sat May 16, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pawn Sacrifice - the film
Replies: 15
Views: 1114

Re: Pawn Sacrifice - the film

I stand corrected on that point. It seems that Lombardy was drafted in as his second in the Reykjavik match. Nonetheless I feel he has a degree of prominence in the film that is out of proportion.
by Neville Twitchell
Sat May 16, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pawn Sacrifice - the film
Replies: 15
Views: 1114

Pawn Sacrifice - the film

I have just watched the film "Pawn Sacrifice" shown on BBC2 yesterday evening, 16th May, and presumably still viewable on the BBC I player. I had not seen it before and was only vaguely aware of it, so was pleasantly surprised to find it being screened. To those unfamiliar with it I should say that ...
by Neville Twitchell
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud
Replies: 151
Views: 21214

Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

There seem to be at least three different threads on "Not Chess" relating to WWTBAM. There is also "Would you like to become a Millionaire?" and "Millionaire Major Coughing Scandal", and there is a large overlap in regard to the material covered and arguments presented. Is there perhaps some way of ...