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by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile phone ringing during a game.
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Mobile phone ringing during a game.

I was once arbiting at a congress and a player's mobile phone went off, so naturally I awarded the game to his opponent. As it happened, the opponent in question was wearing industrial-strength ear defenders and was thus the only player in the room who didn't hear the phone go off.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of chess
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Laws of chess

I have found the current laws of chess, at http://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=207&view=article I know that running out of time (i.e. the clock flag falling) causes loss, but the laws do not seem to say all of this clearly all together in one rule. Which rules must be put together to establis...
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 147
Views: 7861

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

[Event "9th CSC London Chess Classic"] [Site "Olympia Conference Centre, Lon"] [Date "2017.12.02"] [Round "1.59"] [White "De Coverly, Roger D"] [Black "Krishna Teja, N."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A00"] [WhiteElo "1921"] [BlackElo "2368"] [PlyCount "109"] [EventDate "2017.12.02"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d...
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Where did I go wrong?
Replies: 153
Views: 9222

Re: Where did I go wrong?

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:09 am
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:06 pm
Since you won in 26 moves, not in much that really mattered? ;)
They say after 11.Nd7, he'd be better.
Maybe. It's a perfectly playable position, though, and one where black has to play more accurately than white.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another one for the arbiters
Replies: 10
Views: 800

Re: Another one for the arbiters

The arbiter should intervene. It's similar to the situation where he observes an illegal move's being made.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: To grade or not to grade
Replies: 39
Views: 2189

Re: To grade or not to grade

I would submit it for grading for the reasons that Andy gives.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 5779

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

So that's PINs 1, 2 and 8 for the three Russians, then.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme
Replies: 42
Views: 3308

Re: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme

In the over-50, Stephen Mannion finished 2 points behind the winner in joint fourth (10th on tie-break) after finishing with three straight wins. Still managed to lose rating points, though that might be chess-results calculating things in a strange way. You can check the calculations for yourself....
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess-FIDE open
Replies: 97
Views: 8267

Re: London chess-FIDE open

They are. The backroom team at the London Chess Classic has neither the time nor the energy to annotate 100 games per round.

If you want to have a go yourself at annotating some of those games, I'm sure it would benefit your chess.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess-FIDE open
Replies: 97
Views: 8267

Re: London chess-FIDE open

Yes. For example, http://www.londonchessclassic.com/2016/ ... deop15.htm will give you a link to download the PGN file from the 2016 event.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Where did I go wrong?
Replies: 153
Views: 9222

Re: Where did I go wrong?

Sometimes these exchange-up positions take some time to win, especially when the opponent has a strong passed pawn.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Mr Barden's Guardian Article
Replies: 94
Views: 6676

Re: Mr Barden's Guardian Article

I'm the only titled player added to the squad? Ioan Rees and Roy Phillips might disagree with you on that one.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme
Replies: 42
Views: 3308

Re: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme

4NCL weekends are probably highly subject to when the hotels are willing to have them.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Clarification
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: Clarification

MartinCarpenter wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:19 am
?!!? I'd have thought you'd be pretty safe. 4 letters and pretty much phonetic with it :)
So would I, but apparently what I say is not what they hear.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Clarification
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: Clarification

David Robertson wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:25 pm
Whoever they are, they no longer deal in names. All players have a code. So RdC will be WES09 or suchlike. Computer say DO!
Given the trouble some hotel staff seem to have with my surname, this comes as a bit of a relief.