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by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1494
Views: 137701

Re: Cheating in chess

I was thinking more about legal action against the 4NCL, ECF or UKCC, rather than the service providers. Ah, OK. Fair enough as far as it goes, but if that's the case we're looking at a far smaller number of people, and questions of cost at least would still apply. I'm not saying we should discount...
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3823
Views: 416966

Re: Media comments on chess

There was just an item on 24h, the national rolling news channel here, about a chess-based project at an infant and primary school, CEIP La Vega, which is on Tenerife, run by a guy called Ricardo Acosta. There's various news stories and video items about this but not yet, as far as I can see, today'...
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1494
Views: 137701

Re: Cheating in chess

We know they hold the first of those (because we can see it while playing and afterwards) but we don't know if they use it in their analysis or deliberations. Do we know the other two?
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1494
Views: 137701

Re: Cheating in chess

How reliable is the interpretation? Well, we know of quite a few high profile cases, but we haven't heard about any court cases yet. I find that surprising - surely that suggests the evidence in cheating cases is difficult to undermine. Well that's a very big assumption (it's also a bit wrong, as p...
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1494
Views: 137701

Re: Cheating in chess

Justin, , I think there is a big difference between a 'check' produced instantly after a game and a full Regan test using a couple of hours of super-computing power. Well of course there is. But then again we have no reason to think that chess.com or lichess, in the normal course of events (i.e. wh...
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1494
Views: 137701

Re: Cheating in chess

Justin, What you say is very interesting and thank you for bringing that up. I agree there is certainly a lack of clarity about how anti-cheating methods deal with theory. I would though, make one comment, I think there is a big difference between a 'check' produced instantly after a game and a ful...
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1494
Views: 137701

Re: Cheating in chess

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:12 pm
"It was disclosed that they only start looking after mainline positions."

I seem to recall that Justin was understandably unhappy that they looked at positions when he was still in book, and then they claimed that he must be cheating when he just played more "book" moves.
As per this.
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1494
Views: 137701

Re: Cheating in chess

It mostly shows that the cheats weren't worried about being subtle/intelligent about it. Which we should broadly be happy about, I would think. Fair enough, but I think this takes positive spin a bit too far. All we know about intelligent cheats is that we know nothing about them. I think this is r...
by JustinHorton
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3823
Views: 416966

Re: Media comments on chess

1980 episode of Russian cartoon series Nu, Pogodi! with some chess content at 4:46 or so.
by JustinHorton
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3823
Views: 416966

Re: Media comments on chess

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:31 pm
Yesterday, in the English Snooker Championship
English Open, I believe
by JustinHorton
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3823
Views: 416966

Re: Media comments on chess

ben.graff wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:55 pm
"The Hustler," "The Colour of Money" and "The Man Who Fell to Earth," were all big hits.
Wikipedia on The Man Who Fell To Earth:
The film obtained a small release in the United States through Cinema V in exchange for $850,000 and due to foreign sales the film's budget was just recouped.
by JustinHorton
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3823
Views: 416966

Re: Media comments on chess

Oh, how interesting, not sure I've seen that one before
by JustinHorton
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1494
Views: 137701

Re: Cheating in chess

No, in the actual chess.com format which is being referred to.
by JustinHorton
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1494
Views: 137701

Re: Cheating in chess

Joey Stewart wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:50 am
To be fair, reciting theory books online is identical to running a chess computer for the first 20+ moves of the game,
This is an entirely ignorant comment given that reference to books is allowed in online correspondence chess
by JustinHorton
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Chess and Bees
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: Chess and Bees

At one of these august events, Professor Michael Crawford, in his persona as Director of The Institute for Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition, based at London’s Imperial College Your regular reminder that this Institute has no apparent physical, financial or other organisational existence, that it...