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by Thomas Rendle
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Wijk aan Zee 2021
Replies: 261
Views: 12011

Re: Wijk aan Zee 2021

Saw last night that Van Foreest has GM elect Max Warmerdam helping with preparation.

MVL may well be keeping stuff back for the Candidates. It certainly doesn't look like Caruana is doing the same, but who knows!?
by Thomas Rendle
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All
Replies: 36
Views: 2916

Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Oh, and good luck to all the players involved. It's nice to see such a strong Hastings event again, even if only online.
by Thomas Rendle
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All
Replies: 36
Views: 2916

Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

"1.8 All players agree to play 11 meaningful games of chess in order to achieve the best placing they can in the final results table, in the full spirit of the game and the FIDE laws of chess. Failure to do so may result in the Chief Arbiter deciding that all or part of the players fee or prize mon...
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 79
Views: 5234

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

Impressive list of teams, pity about a couple of those though. Not surprised at all about West is Best I'm afraid.
by Thomas Rendle
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2173
Views: 184994

Re: Cheating in chess

Sure, but doesn't it strike you as a bit of a premature marking? Aren't lichess a bit notorious for being quick off the mark? The mathematics of coincidence does require a reasonable amount of independent evidence. Strong players select good moves. Engines select good moves. It doesn't infer that t...
by Thomas Rendle
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2173
Views: 184994

Re: Cheating in chess

It means they're doing their best to balance anti-cheating with not accusing everyone who plays good chess. Titled players create news accounts all the time that don't get flagged up for cheating. You don't get an account marked for just making good moves. This doesn't mean there can't be a conversa...
by Thomas Rendle
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2173
Views: 184994

Re: Cheating in chess

Sure, but doesn't it strike you as a bit of a premature marking? Aren't lichess a bit notorious for being quick off the mark? The mathematics of coincidence does require a reasonable amount of independent evidence. Strong players select good moves. Engines select good moves. It doesn't infer that t...
by Thomas Rendle
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL online - Season 2!
Replies: 6
Views: 1087

Re: 4NCL online - Season 2!

Teams for tonight and link to games (start at 19:30). http://www.4nclresults.co.uk/2020-21/on ... 1p/export/
by Thomas Rendle
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL online - Season 2!
Replies: 6
Views: 1087

4NCL online - Season 2!

Season 2 has gone by quietly, perhaps something we should be grateful for? I didn't take part in the first season, slightly put off by the 'slow' time-control, at least for online chess. After 7 matches (although I missed one) I'm very glad I took part this time around! Obviously it's not the same a...
by Thomas Rendle
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 13889

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

No electronic devises allowed in room seems like overkill to me and I suspect it will deter people from entering, it would certainly make me think twice. None allowed in use/turned on would make some sense.
by Thomas Rendle
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Happy Birthday IM Tom Rendle (29-ix-1986)
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Re: Happy Birthday IM Tom Rendle (29-ix-1986)

Many, many years ago I was going to write a book on the Leningrad, but I didn't get much beyond the mainline. I definitely prefer coaching to writing, although I did write for Chesspublishing for a number of years on their 1.e4... section. These days it's tough to cover the Dutch as computers don't ...
by Thomas Rendle
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020
Replies: 283
Views: 15827

Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Leonard Barden wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:39 pm
Oh yes! Could be 3-3.
Only if Armenia get very lucky here...
by Thomas Rendle
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2173
Views: 184994

Re: Cheating in chess

I will link my post from the 4NCL thread on grounds for appeal (rather than just quoting it as it's fairly long), since it seems relevant here. https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=10700&start=525 Were you trying to get this Yes thanks, although I felt the page would be enough for anyone...
by Thomas Rendle
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2173
Views: 184994

Re: Cheating in chess

I will link my post from the 4NCL thread on grounds for appeal (rather than just quoting it as it's fairly long), since it seems relevant here.

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=10700&start=525
by Thomas Rendle
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020
Replies: 283
Views: 15827

Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

I'm watching all 6 on Chess.com via the ENG-SCO link.

Edit: just checked and you do need an account for that though.