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by Alex McFarlane
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Rapidplay
Replies: 1
Views: 200

British Rapidplay

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by Alex McFarlane
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sealed move during threefold repetition sequence
Replies: 34
Views: 1534

Re: Sealed move during threefold repetition sequence

I too agree with Ian. A problem might arise if the player sealing the move also wrote 'and I claim a draw by repetition' beside the move. I would be tempted to accept that as a legitimate claim to be investigated on opening the envelope. It seems to be a legitimate way of making the claim without re...
by Alex McFarlane
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: DGT/FIDE Offer to Federations to purchase clocks at a highly reduced rate
Replies: 54
Views: 2046

Re: FIDE Offer to Federations to purchase clocks at a highy reduced rate

As I have said before, I have no idea where the "need to be agreed by FIDE" theory originated. I was not at the Development Commission Meeting but I was told by those who were that applications for clocks had to go through the Development Commission (as is apparently the case with current offers to...
by Alex McFarlane
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: DGT/FIDE Offer to Federations to purchase clocks at a highly reduced rate
Replies: 54
Views: 2046

Re: FIDE Offer to Federations to purchase clocks at a highy reduced rate

Another significant difference is that the 3000 tells you which session you are in. I consider that a big plus.
by Alex McFarlane
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2017 - 18
Replies: 41
Views: 3181

Re: Div 3 North 2017 - 18

Mick Norris wrote:an even number, thankfully, so no triangular matches

#And so say all of us, and so say all of us.
by Alex McFarlane
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 28073

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

It is my belief that the letter published on the FIDE website was from Hal Bond in his position as the CFC FIDE Delegate. Another letter has been sent to the Ethics Commission from the CFC Board. The second letter was sent later after acquiring the permission of the player to continue the matter. It...
by Alex McFarlane
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's Bring Back the Old Rules
Replies: 43
Views: 2913

Re: Let's Bring Back the Old Rules

Julie that business about having to move the king has NOT been in the Laws in your lifetime, nor even mine. But it was in the first version of the BCF Laws in 1912!! Being an ECF official Julie may be unaware of (or in denial of) developments after that time :D . The first FIDE Laws of 1931 had no ...
by Alex McFarlane
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 88th FIDE Congress: Executive Board Agenda and Annexes
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: 88th FIDE Congress: Executive Board Agenda and Annexes

It also needs clarification on what counts as using two hands. Suppose I want to promote a pawn to a queen. I'm right-handed and there's a spare queen to the left hand side of the board. If I pick up the queen with my left hand and transfer it to my right hand before putting it on the board does th...
by Alex McFarlane
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations
Replies: 62
Views: 4648

Re: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations

The player does not satisfy SCO residency requirements. (Nor any other conditions.)

What you state certainly was the case but that is now under review for players from outwith Scotland. Though, I believe, activity is Scotland will be sufficient rather than membership. This has yet to be confirmed.
by Alex McFarlane
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations
Replies: 62
Views: 4648

Re: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations

I've asked for clarification from the Membership Secretary as the situation has recurred.

Do you share my understanding that a player playing in an event in England will be asked for £7.50 by the ECF but if the same player plays in an event in Scotland he will be asked for £19?
by Alex McFarlane
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations
Replies: 62
Views: 4648

Re: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations

Not strictly - you could play in a FIDE rated blitz, where there are currently no membership requirements. If only that were true. Chess Scotland requested the allocation of a FIDE Identification Number to an Englishman resident in Scotland but were refused because he was not a member of the ECF. C...
by Alex McFarlane
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NEW LONDON LEAGUE VENUE
Replies: 19
Views: 1503

Re: NEW LONDON LEAGUE VENUE

I don't understand this post. Then we could have all the fun of Guideline III.5. Stewart was clearly referring to Adam's post about using increments. With those conditions III.5 or III.6 would be redundant. As if defending Stewart wasn't bad enough( :D ) I also have to agree to some extent with Roge...
by Alex McFarlane
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: International Chess Day
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: International Chess Day

I knew that and didn't think it important enough to mention at the Scottish and Dundee150AT.

This is the date that FIDE was formed.
by Alex McFarlane
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2017 Laws of Chess: FIDE Handbook discrepancy
Replies: 62
Views: 3227

Re: 2017 Laws of Chess: FIDE Handbook discrepancy

The things people do wrong about promotion are: a) Using both hands; (now illegal) Not strictly true - and another reason why the new Laws might cause arguments. The promoted piece is not active until it touches the board. It is therefore legal for a right handed player to lift the promoted piece w...
by Alex McFarlane
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2017 Laws of Chess: FIDE Handbook discrepancy
Replies: 62
Views: 3227

Re: 2017 Laws of Chess: FIDE Handbook discrepancy

David, Completing the move is pressing the clock. What you describe is illegal (though because of your circumstances would not be classed as such). The same would apply to anyone who has difficulty moving with only one hand. Making a move with two hands cannot be undone. For a normal illegal move if...