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by Thomas Rendle
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL online - Season 2!
Replies: 4
Views: 375

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: 4
Views: 375

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: 60
Views: 3015

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: 500

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: 14331

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: 1816
Views: 158542

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: 1816
Views: 158542

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: 14331

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.
by Thomas Rendle
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020
Replies: 283
Views: 14331

Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

It's not so easy to follow all the games. Best way I've found it to go to Chess.com/tv and then click the link for the England match (currently ENG-MTN)
by Thomas Rendle
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating; Holowczak's Chess Article
Replies: 17
Views: 1513

Re: Cheating; Holowczak's Chess Article

And to that end I thoroughly welcome a pruning out of the online cheats who dotted through the Junior 4NCL, Adult 4NCL, 4NCL Congress and into the Glorney Gilbert International Online. The more those players are excluded, the cleaner and more honest the future events will run. I presume the other p...
by Thomas Rendle
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating; Holowczak's Chess Article
Replies: 17
Views: 1513

Re: Cheating; Holowczak's Chess Article

While agreeing that this is an important subject and must be discussed I believe Ian Calvert is referring to an article Alex Holowczak has written for Chess magazine and will be the copyright of that publication (so non Chess subscribers will not have sight of it). It's available on the 4NCL websit...
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 908
Views: 48186

Re: 4NCL Online

Ok, let me rephrase. It's possible that Lichess (and other sites) actually do a very good job of detecting outside assistance, it's possible that the vast majority of those banned are done so correctly. Is there evidence to contradict that? On the other-hand we have caution correctly urged when some...
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 908
Views: 48186

Re: 4NCL Online

Alternatively they may all be guilty, which would make things somewhat easier. Can anyone point me towards anyone trying to appeal beyond saying 'I didn't cheat'? I did outline a while back what an appeal might look like!
by Thomas Rendle
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 908
Views: 48186

Re: 4NCL Online

What no one is remotely confident in doing is outright saying that a specific individual X was cheating. Hence your questions (g)/(i) are a bit moot. No one has been established as cheating. That more because it's just not worth posting 'X' is cheating on a forum on the internet. There are individu...
by Thomas Rendle
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 908
Views: 48186

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...