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by Adam Ashton
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2834
Views: 303276

Re: Media comments on chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:37 am
Also note the Shakespeare misquotation
Nit-picking aside, quite a decent article.
by Adam Ashton
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 61651

Re: Cheating in chess

There's no real point in redacting a name when it's patently obvious who it is from the publicly available information. Unless there are legal reasons I'm not at all sure I agree that they shouldn't be named in any case. Surely damage to reputation is a rather deserved consequence of cheating(and p...
by Adam Ashton
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 61651

Re: Cheating in chess

Here's another one. Ethics Commission has delivered a light punishment to a Russian GM who has made unsubstantiated accusations on the Internet against a young female player. He has received support from a group of GMs - mostly from Eastern Europe, of course, but it is disappointing to see Jacob Aa...
by Adam Ashton
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sport England is waste of money - claim
Replies: 14
Views: 1592

Re: Sport England is waste of money - claim

I agree that over centralisation, huge budgets along with poor accountablity inevitably leads to corruption and poor value. I'm not sure how this applies to the ECF but you make a strong case for Brexit.
by Adam Ashton
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Health benefits of brain games
Replies: 37
Views: 3928

Re: Health benefits of brain games

"For example, there was no evidence that playing sudoku would help you manage your finances any better, it added."

I'm guessing this report doesn't carry much scientific weight.
by Adam Ashton
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: International News
Topic: England Olympiad teams announcement
Replies: 110
Views: 10169

Re: England Olympiad teams announcement

I see :). Many thanks.
by Adam Ashton
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: International News
Topic: England Olympiad teams announcement
Replies: 110
Views: 10169

Re: England Olympiad teams announcement

NickFaulks wrote:
Kevin Thurlow wrote: Is Emil Sutovsky's Facebook page a primary source?
Furthermore, Sutovsky's ACP Facebook page is better avoided unless you like to see highly respected British players suffer totally unsupported accusations of cheating.
Did I miss something? What was this about?
by Adam Ashton
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Using a computer in correspondence chess
Replies: 49
Views: 7804

Re: Using a computer in correspondence chess

It's all just cheating. I don't understand such comments at all. How can it be cheating to use a computer in tournaments where use of a computer is specifically permitted? You might as well say that cycling is cheating because you're enhancing your performance by using a bicycle. If you play chess ...
by Adam Ashton
Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Using a computer in correspondence chess
Replies: 49
Views: 7804

Re: Using a computer in correspondence chess

I wonder why more of these correspondence players don't venture out otb to demonstrate their deep positional understanding...
by Adam Ashton
Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Chess Championship 2015
Replies: 86
Views: 10711

Re: World Youth Chess Championship 2015

Looking at the game in my view it was full of inaccuracies; Akshaya was clearly better in the early middle game then drifted into a worse position where Black horribly blundered into the lost position, then Akshaya missed numerous chances to finish it off a lot earlier, then came the final error le...
by Adam Ashton
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dramatic changes in congress performances
Replies: 166
Views: 13544

Re: Dramatic changes in congress performances

Cut prize money for the lower sections and move it to the open. Problem solved!
by Adam Ashton
Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess row in Cork
Replies: 217
Views: 22310

Re: Chess row in Cork

Are the ICU going to ban themselves for bringing themselves into disrepute? A four month ban is not enough. I realise Mr Mirza was possibly a bit over-zealous, but why should he get a longer ban? The child allegedly cheated in a game of chess. The adult allegedly assaulted a child. In my opinion, t...
by Adam Ashton
Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Touch move rule
Replies: 60
Views: 5940

Re: Touch move rule

I think it would have been sensible not to claim tbh. Option A - Claim the game on a technicality You feel dis-satisfied as it spoils the game Your opponent feels aggrieved It spoils the atmosphere of a friendly match and everyone goes away feeling a bit crappy Option B - Don't claim You win anyway ...
by Adam Ashton
Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Emergency Board Meeting - Draft Minutes
Replies: 565
Views: 54034

Re: Emergency Board Meeting - Draft Minutes

Why doesn't the BCM contact the people who supported Paulson in the election Please provide this list and publish it here. It is interesting - to me at least - that nobody seems to expect anything of the chess press on the whole Paulson/ECF debacle other than the absolute zero that has been deliver...
by Adam Ashton
Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Directors Reports
Replies: 54
Views: 5015

Re: Directors Reports

And also just to clarify: I am anti-Kirsan but not powerfully so. I think the ECF should try to engage constructively with FIDE... If Garry Kasparov were to stand for the position of FIDE President, I wouldn't want the ECF to support him. How can anybody in their right mind think that chess is best...