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by Nick Burrows
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2072

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

Many chess professionals fear, with some evidence, that their livelihood is potentially threatened by technology based cheating. You think they are clueless idiots whose views should be ignored. Your informed opinion is noted. Please dont put words in my mouth in your tiresome histrionic tone. Sure...
by Nick Burrows
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2072

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:08 pm
Not good enough.
I am sorry. Zero tolerance it is - lifetime ban for a fidget upwards
by Nick Burrows
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2072

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:21 am
Nick Burrows wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:18 am
Restlessness. Nervous Energy. Boredom. Very rarely cheating.
You may be right, but how can you possibly be so sure?
You can never be sure, but in the majority of games where those behaviours are displayed i dont lose the game.
by Nick Burrows
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2072

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

Restlessness. Nervous Energy. Boredom. Very rarely cheating.
by Nick Burrows
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Rating calculations vs ungraded players.
Replies: 6
Views: 1533

Re: Rating calculations vs ungraded players.

Tonight I played a junior with a 1958 Fide grade based on lots of games, but an ecf grade of 145 based on 4 games. When our game is graded, will his current, low data estimate of 145 be used. Or will the better estimate based on future games within the grading period be used retrospectively? I think...
by Nick Burrows
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5791

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

It certainly does!
by Nick Burrows
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5791

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

The idea of finding the best genuine club in Europe, rather than manufactured ones is also appealing. Really? The winner is always going to be the most manufactured you can get away with within the rules. Well if the rules specify being a genuine club member based on games played for said club then...
by Nick Burrows
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5791

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Nick this one is much cooler...anyone who thinks the above is entitled to this idea but the fact is. Dont get me wrong, this is a great competition that has its place and that i have enjoyed following. The idea of finding the best genuine club in Europe, rather than manufactured ones is also appeal...
by Nick Burrows
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5791

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

The "Real" European club cup would be cool. You must have played so many games for the team in a local league. Meaningless collections of mercenaries outlawed.
by Nick Burrows
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2072

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

When I was growing up, parents were both teachers and authority figures that established rules, boundaries and modes of behaviour. Perhaps this style of parenting also creates a relative lack of tolerance, when people or children aren't behaving in the 'proper' way. Personally, i am rarely disturbe...
by Nick Burrows
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5791

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

I don't know how David does it!?!
by Nick Burrows
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5791

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Amazing defence from Carlsen
by Nick Burrows
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5791

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

I think David will lose
by Nick Burrows
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8622

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Too right, the Women's Chess championship has been pitiful for many years. A proper candidates tournament will be high profile, a more rigorous test of skill and good for chess in general.