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by Alex McFarlane
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3029

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:07 am
It's obviously accelerated but these pairings aren't consistent.
Why aren't they consistent? The top half seems to end at 2020 therefore Chris too has the 'bonus' point. Due to the first round results Chris is in the top half overall but is just in the bottom half of the 1 point score group.
by Alex McFarlane
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Touch Move question
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Touch Move question

Yes
by Alex McFarlane
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 5 Minutes on the Clock
Replies: 20
Views: 920

Re: 5 Minutes on the Clock

Someone else can keep score - but not on the same scoresheet. The player then gets his own 'official' scoresheet up to date after the time control. There is nothing to say it must be the opponent's scoresheet which is used. Often it is the arbiters but it could be any which is used in the updating. ...
by Alex McFarlane
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS
Replies: 38
Views: 1792

Re: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS

It is Alan who should get the credit.
by Alex McFarlane
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 475
Views: 36548

Re: Chess history trivia

NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:29 pm
Can any of our historians tell me whether it was tried elsewhere?
Not sure if I qualify, but the Rules were based on those of Paris 1900, which indeed used the same points system.
by Alex McFarlane
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2018-19
Replies: 23
Views: 1890

Re: Div 3 North 2018-19

Weekend 4 revised fixtures are on the website due to Holmes Chapel missing this weekend.
by Alex McFarlane
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 102
Views: 5696

Re: Arbitration question

4.3.3 one or more pieces of each colour, he must capture the first touched opponent’s piece with his first touched piece or, if this is illegal, move or capture the first piece touched that can be moved or captured. If it is unclear whether the player’s own piece or his opponent’s was touched first,...
by Alex McFarlane
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 102
Views: 5696

Re: Arbitration question

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:23 pm
Can you argue that once White picks up the f pawn, which has no legal move, all bets are off and you can do whatever you like?
Yes, you can argue ... but you shouldn't have any success. You must move the first piece touched which can be moved. QxP is the move!!!
by Alex McFarlane
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2814
Views: 300722

Re: Media comments on chess

Branson is left handed. Some left handed people wear their watch on their right hands. This might support the claim that the picture was flipped.
However, the cup handle is on Branson's left hand side. This strongly suggests that the picture was not flipped.
by Alex McFarlane
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12181

Re: World Teams 2019

England
400041 1 Adams, Michael GM 2705
409561 2 Jones, Gawain C B GM 2689
404853 3 McShane, Luke J GM 2663
410608 4 Howell, David W L GM 2689
400033 5 Speelman, Jon S GM 2504
400289 6 Pein, Malcolm (C) IM 2313
by Alex McFarlane
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A couple of Fide rules questions
Replies: 71
Views: 2310

Re: A couple of Fide rules questions

From memory I think Stewart's story centred on a player making an illegal move. It was later discovered that the opponent had made an earlier illegal move and the position taken back to that. In those circumstances the later illegal move effectively didn't happen as it occurred at a point beyond whe...
by Alex McFarlane
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A couple of Fide rules questions
Replies: 71
Views: 2310

Re: A couple of Fide rules questions

I would never tell a player they had to move a particular piece. I have said in some events something along the lines of "The touch move rule applies if possible". I doubt if I have ever said that in an Open event but may have if the two players were not highly rated/graded. The player who made the ...
by Alex McFarlane
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Past recollection a split topic
Replies: 18
Views: 800

Re: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

John Clarke wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:05 pm
Jeff Webb of Glasgow University - most likely now retired, and certainly no longer active at chess
He is still playing. He plays for Bearsden in the Glasgow league.
by Alex McFarlane
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 7401

Re: Hastings

Still playing - being looked at now.
by Alex McFarlane
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 7401

Re: Hastings

IM Norm Possibilities (subject to confirmation)


C Murphy achieved a 9 round norm
a draw today will mean a 10 round norm is achieved

V Stefansson needs to win today for a 10 round norm