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by JustinHorton
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 140
Views: 10342

Re: End of an era

Paul Habershon wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:34 pm
a poker column by Byron Jacobs (a friend of RDK?
Heh, yes
Paul Habershon wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:34 pm
I don't know who is contributing the daily chess 'Winning Move'
Oh that's an interestimg point
by JustinHorton
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 673
Views: 79588

Re: Cheating in chess

Ian Thompson wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:47 am
all the organiser has to show is that it was more likely than not that the player cheated (unlike a criminal prosecution where it's innocent unless proven guilty).
Maybe, but given that they'd be seeking to convince non-players, this might be a fairly high bar anyway.
by JustinHorton
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 673
Views: 79588

Re: Cheating in chess

For sure, but what I'm trying to bear in mind that we don't have a wealth of examples that actually fit our template. For instance I don't think even Rausis at Strasbourg was competing for a sufficient prize (700€, I believe) and he would also have been out of the relevant jurisdiction long before t...
by JustinHorton
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 673
Views: 79588

Re: Cheating in chess

Still, you'd have thought a prison sentence a less than likely outcome, no? Surely it would depend on the size of the fraud involved, as indicated by Matt Bridgeman, above? This has to be right, but the prizes being competed for in these cases don't generally seem to me to be of the proportions tha...
by JustinHorton
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Open London Chess Classic
Replies: 70
Views: 5045

Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

the result matters to him much less to than next week
Superfluous "to" there I think
by JustinHorton
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 673
Views: 79588

Re: Cheating in chess

Fines? If the prizes involved are large, and the evidence strong and readily understood by a non-technical audience, then pass the matter onto the police and the public prosecutor. A prison sentence for fraud (or whatever the current legal name is for financial gain by deception) ought to discourag...
by JustinHorton
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 673
Views: 79588

Re: Cheating in chess

Secondly, he also confessed to three other cases of cheating in previous years, two with mobile and one a pre-arranged game and it would be interesting to see what they referred to. Well yes, particularly seeing as (a) people will speculate and (b) a pre-arranged game by definition involves another...
by JustinHorton
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer

"Irish actor Ronan Raftery, currently appearing in the TV mini-series The Rook."

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by JustinHorton
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 140
Views: 10342

Re: End of an era

Susan "Daily News" Polgar keeping up
by JustinHorton
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3125
Views: 344010

Re: Media comments on chess

Potential Barcelona sensation Ansu Fati has signed a new contract, and watching the sports news just now, I could have sworn there was a chess set on the desk. Sure enough, seeing it again here, there is.
by JustinHorton
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December

Blimey did Gunina lose that in the end?
by JustinHorton
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 118
Views: 11449

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

OK, let me scratch the itch a bit. The whole controversy seems to me to revolve around the fact that the Credo document is phrased as a job acceptance letter. In the section of the report devoted to the document, it says: Mr Portman further explained: “I stated at my interview, when I handed over th...
by JustinHorton
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 140
Views: 10342

Re: End of an era

Oh is that what it is? Heh. I have to say I was amused that he got in a game against Miles to finish with.
by JustinHorton
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 140
Views: 10342

Re: End of an era

Well usually when a columnist leaves after several decades' service there's all kinds of tributes, reminiscences and the like, perhaps they will appear on Monday
by JustinHorton
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 140
Views: 10342

Re: End of an era

From Ray's final column:
Only one day has gone by in the more than a quarter of a century since then eithout a chess column (a sensational murder blocked out other news that day).
I must have missed that one. What was the "sensational murder"?