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by Alex McFarlane
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35533

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Should there be written warnings displayed at the board and/or on posters in playing venues rather than verbal announcements at the start of rounds/events? No matter what you do players will not see it. A number of years ago round 7 of the Scottish started an hour early to allow for the weekend con...
by Alex McFarlane
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35533

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Can we please stop saying that Charlie Storey won by default. It was a win by forfeit and therefore counts as a normal win would. In the situation given it is easy to feel sympathy for players like Lorin. However, imagine you are the opponent. If you are playing someone and you know they have taken ...
by Alex McFarlane
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do I?
Replies: 24
Views: 2546

Re: How do I?

Hi Paul,

On your first screenshot click on the Accept Conditions for Use box and it produces another screen which allows you to enter another code.
by Alex McFarlane
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do I?
Replies: 24
Views: 2546

Re: How do I?

Hi Paul, I frequently change licenses (Chess Scotland, ECF, 4NCL, etc). Other->Install->Display conditions for use->Accept conditions for use and then paste in the code. The only problems I have had are when I forget to do this. As a result one Scottish Championship was apparently run by Alex H!!! I...
by Alex McFarlane
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2975
Views: 323895

Re: Media comments on chess

Lost Lewis chess (or as Geoff would say, game) piece discovered.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... e-48494885
by Alex McFarlane
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3853

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: 619

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: 1641

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: 46
Views: 2815

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: 482
Views: 39506

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: 39
Views: 3259

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: 135
Views: 11238

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: 135
Views: 11238

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: 2975
Views: 323895

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: 14163

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