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by Laurence Ball
Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Turkish President proposes eviction of ECF from FIDE
Replies: 66
Views: 6980

Re: Turkish President proposes eviction of ECF from FIDE

As mentioned before by Malcolm Pein, if an election is on the FIDE General Assembly is like a circus. Perhaps one good thing that may come from this whole thing is that it has been proposed that "complainers" must first appeal to the Ethics Committee. Having been on the Ethics Committee from 2006 to...
by Laurence Ball
Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are quickplay finishes bad for endings?
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Re: Are quickplay finishes bad for endings?

The answer to the question is, probably, yes.

However, in my book, they are manifestly better than the archaic system of adjournments that are simply unfair (Rybka, Fritz) and take the concept of actually playing just your opponent out of the equation
by Laurence Ball
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who would have won had Anatoly Karpov played Bobby Fischer?
Replies: 60
Views: 9003

Re: Who would have won had Anatoly Karpov played Bobby Fisch

Before the Fischer- Karpov match was to be played a poll amongst GMsat one of the US tournaments - but in which many GMs from various countries took part - and the overwhelming number said that Fischer would win. As many here have said, Karpov a little older would have been a proposition. Kasparov s...
by Laurence Ball
Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The ECF President
Replies: 57
Views: 9814

Re: The ECF President

As a (fairly recent) former President of Chess South Africa, I would just like to mention that the period of office is two years.

In my opinion, one year is way too short.


Laurence Ball