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by Thomas Rendle
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 793
Views: 33732

Re: 4NCL Online

I think this is easier to avoid with ECF events as players will know each other. A couple of names of potential participants in the British Championship and Division one 4NCL have escaped. There may be more. What's the likely reaction to their future involvement? Good question. The titled players I...
by Thomas Rendle
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 793
Views: 33732

Re: 4NCL Online

the question is why do people cheat? it is a ego thing? There's the slightly separate question of why do people cheat in online chess (more so than OTB). I can think of several factors here: 1) Online cheating is perceived as 'not a big deal'. This maybe applies more to a younger demographic. In th...
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 793
Views: 33732

Re: 4NCL Online

I also thought the article was excellent. I don't think you need to be top 100 in the world to recognise from the games that there's cheating going on, and I think coaches, captains and team-mates need to think carefully when a player gets caught out, rather than blindly supporting a player. That do...
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 793
Views: 33732

Re: 4NCL Online

Replying to Martin Carpenter: surely there may be some psychological effect on your play if your opponent never makes a mistake, always comes back with the perfect move? Certainly. In one of the few occasions that I'm sure I played a cheat online we played a 2 game mini-match. The first game I play...
by Thomas Rendle
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL online - some chess!!!
Replies: 83
Views: 5781

Re: 4NCL online - some chess!!!

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by Thomas Rendle
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL online - some chess!!!
Replies: 83
Views: 5781

Re: 4NCL online - some chess!!!

In live coverage events, is there anything other than honesty that prevents the players themselves listening in? Not really, no, but the same goes for any form of outside assistance. I won't be using a computer to assist me so watching would likely be of little value in the Division 1 final I'll be...
by Thomas Rendle
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL online - some chess!!!
Replies: 83
Views: 5781

Re: 4NCL online - some chess!!!

I'm going to do some commentary on tonight's final In live coverage events, is there anything other than honesty that prevents the players themselves listening in? Not really, no, but the same goes for any form of outside assistance. I won't be using a computer to assist me so watching would likely...
by Thomas Rendle
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL online - some chess!!!
Replies: 83
Views: 5781

Re: 4NCL online - some chess!!!

I'm going to do some commentary on tonight's final at www.twitch.tv/im_trendle
by Thomas Rendle
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL online - some chess!!!
Replies: 83
Views: 5781

Re: 4NCL online - some chess!!!

First let me say I'm not clear on exactly why teams have withdrawn. It may be that reasons vary somewhat. Having said that, to withdraw a whole team rather than to field a different player... doesn't sit well with me at all. You can play on under protest but you play. Not doing so seems disrespectf...
by Thomas Rendle
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL online - some chess!!!
Replies: 83
Views: 5781

Re: 4NCL online - some chess!!!

First let me say I'm not clear on exactly why teams have withdrawn. It may be that reasons vary somewhat. Having said that, to withdraw a whole team rather than to field a different player... doesn't sit well with me at all. You can play on under protest but you play. Not doing so seems disrespectfu...
by Thomas Rendle
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL online - some chess!!!
Replies: 83
Views: 5781

Re: 4NCL online - some chess!!!

by Thomas Rendle
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 793
Views: 33732

Re: 4NCL Online

The point of the margin is specifically to take into consideration these kind of fluctuations, so in my opinion, no! OK so let try another example. Bob Bunny is a junior rated 1500. He has a z score of 4 in the JNCL over his first 6 games (i.e selecting computer moves at a rated associated with a 2...
by Thomas Rendle
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 793
Views: 33732

Re: 4NCL Online

The point of the margin is specifically to take into consideration these kind of fluctuations, so in my opinion, no! OK so let try another example. Bob Bunny is a junior rated 1500. He has a z score of 4 in the JNCL over his first 6 games (i.e selecting computer moves at a rated associated with a 2...
by Thomas Rendle
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 793
Views: 33732

Re: 4NCL Online

The point of the margin is specifically to take into consideration these kind of fluctuations, so in my opinion, no!
by Thomas Rendle
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sexism in chess
Replies: 68
Views: 3256

Re: Sexism in chess

Sexism is definitely a big problem in chess (and not the kind that Tim Spanton is referring to - the more we can do to encourage participation the better). I've both witnessed and been made aware of plenty of depressing events, ranging from 'you lost to a girl' to straight up sexual harassment, whic...