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by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Summer Congress 16 - 18 August 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1022

Re: Manchester Summer Congress 16 - 18 August 2019

You should go for gold and go FIDE next year! It would certainly be interesting to discover how many entries would be lost through reluctance to pay the ECF surcharge. However, I can understand that organisers may not be keen to take part in this experiment. Given the number that have FIDE IDs in t...
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 599
Views: 69938

Re: Cheating in chess

It's almost certainly a much smaller effect than the similar one that arises with rapidly-improving juniors, true.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 599
Views: 69938

Re: Cheating in chess

There are other problems linked to stripping someone of a rating, mostly related to inflation and deflation in the rating system. I don't understand. What precisely is your concern? If someone cheats their way to a high rating, a lot of rating points have been sucked from the victims along the way ...
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 599
Views: 69938

Re: Cheating in chess

There are other problems linked to stripping someone of a rating, mostly related to inflation and deflation in the rating system.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Good/Bad things from the British 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1595

Re: Good/Bad things from the British 2019

John Reyes wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:57 pm
something along the line of if a player does get DQ then the match point is award, but the graded game should not!!
The trouble with that is that the counter-strategy will emerge: players will deliberately walk off with their phone in losing positions.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35241

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

I have deleted Charlie's latest post on the grounds that it was, if not necessarily libellous, arguably close to being so, and I'd rather not get the forum involved in such an action.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

There is a possibility of Gelfand's playing an Iranian as early as round 3, but the Iranian in question would have to get out of Aronian's section of the draw.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35241

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Part of the "you should resign" issue could have been that Charlie may not have realised that a phone forfeit would still count towards his potential norm. There's a precedent for that. Back in 2008, Nigel playing against Ketevan in Liverpool, placed a mobile on the table and thought he had switche...
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championship 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Irish Championship 2019

I checked this with Lomonosov, and you're right; 1...Qe2+ is the only drawing move.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35241

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

This might be more of an issue with the nature of the last round than the length of the tournament; in both Senior sections, the last round featured two joint leaders on 5/6 who drew with each other, and someone on 4½/6 who won to catch up with them.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 135
Views: 10946

Re: Arbitration question

My interpretation, assuming the missing text in that sentence is something like I think it is, is that if a player asks me, in my capacity as an arbiter, a question about the Laws of Chess, I: (a) must answer it honestly (b) must not thereby give the player anything that would constitute advice (c) ...
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 135
Views: 10946

Re: Arbitration question

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:36 am
Sorry, what does
" It is important that the
arbiter does not mislead the player, nor advise him, nor advance any further" mean in the interpretation of 11.9?
That sounds like you've chopped off the end of the sentence. Where can I find the document you're quoting from?
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35241

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Nearly all the arbiters who were still there on the Sunday stayed overnight that evening, so it doesn't really increase costs much for the team. It may or may not increase costs for individual players. (I, for example, can't usually get back home the same day as I play a game, although Torquay would...
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35241

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Oooh, looking at that top 20 list, that includes a player who withdrew. Do they count as finishing in the top 20 or not?

(If not, that brings in five more qualifiers: Moore, Stoyanov, Hand, Modi and Brewer.)
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35241

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Ian Thompson wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:34 pm
No comment on who's qualified from the over 50 Championship either - all three players who tied for first, or just one of them after a tie-break?
All three, I think.