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by Adam Ashton
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE title hierarchy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1201

Re: FIDE title hierarchy?

Ah yes, the mythical correspondance player who would be really good at otb chess really if he had time and inclination. Of course...
by Adam Ashton
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Schools Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2038

Re: European Schools Chess Championship 2019

Five coaches between twenty eight competitors does not strike me as an unreasonable ratio. That goes straight to the top of your five most ridiculous comments in this place The ratio of coaches to players is not, at this point, in question. It's the ratio of player performance to coach value-added ...
by Adam Ashton
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?
Replies: 80
Views: 5569

Re: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?

If the point of the Armageddon is to influence the chess in the main tournament *in a positive way* then they’ve got it back to front. What they should have done is have the Armageddon only after games with a decisive result, a second opportunity for any defeated player, if you like. Eg. Players dr...
by Adam Ashton
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3076
Views: 335609

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: 617
Views: 74814

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: 617
Views: 74814

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: 1729

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: 4296

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: 10631

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: 10631

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: 8335

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: 8335

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: 11107

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: 14289

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: 23190

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...