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by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 95
Views: 4929

Re: Arbitration question

A player forgets to press his clock. His captain is behind him, and touches the shoulder of him. The opponent stops the clock and calls the arbiter. What has to be done? Warn the captain not to do things that could be considered advice. If he's a non-playing captain, you could ask him to leave the ...
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 90
Views: 4079

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

I can't see why it would change, because the rules relating to payment of Bronze membership are a reaction to the way league chess is structured, and not to anything relating to the grading system.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 90
Views: 4079

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

900 is a good sample size. No idea of how representative it is, but there's not a lot a consultation of that nature can do to affect that.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11392

Re: World Teams 2019

Poker is high-skill, high-luck, unlike chess, which is high-skill, low-luck. Are there now Poker tournaments run on a limited liability basis? You pay an entry fee as in a chess tournament, are allocated a finite number of chips and the winner is the person with all or most of the chips when time r...
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11392

Re: World Teams 2019

Poker is high-skill, high-luck, unlike chess, which is high-skill, low-luck.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Most pieces on the h-file
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Most pieces on the h-file

28...Bh8 would certainly have attracted Justin's attention.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11392

Re: World Teams 2019

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:08 pm
Has Speelman been a member of all the England medal-winning teams in the modern era (maybe ever)? He certainly has a lot of medals!
England's Olympiad statistics are here. An England team without Speelman has finished in the top three twice, in 1927 and 1976.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 95
Views: 4929

Re: Arbitration question

Leaving the venue without the arbiter's permission does not have a defined penalty associated with it, so it's up to the arbiter which of the penalties they apply.

I think I'd need to know why the player left the venue before I came to a conclusion as to whether the penalty was OK or too lenient.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11392

Re: World Teams 2019

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:19 am
India now seem likely to lose a match they looked like winning a bit earlier, while China need to draw the last game to clinch a win. Would that outcome give them bronze?
Yes.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11392

Re: World Teams 2019

Tony Miles lost four at Lucerne 1982, three of which came in the last three rounds.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11392

Re: World Teams 2019

Both players missed the ...Nb2 idea in the Adams game, so he's still got drawing chances.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11392

Re: World Teams 2019

Jack - thanks very much. I wonder if that's the one I was thinking of? But shouldn't that be a draw? 128...Rh6+ 129.Nb6+ and now Black informs the arbiter that he intends to play 129...Kb8 which makes 50 moves by each side since the last capture. It should have been, and the arbiters commented on t...
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: East Devon (Exeter) Congress, March 9-10 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Re: East Devon (Exeter) Congress, March 9-10 2019

My games from the event: [Event "East Devon Open"] [Site "Exeter"] [Date "2019.03.09"] [Round "1.2"] [White "Littlejohns, David"] [Black "Rudd, Jack"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B17"] [PlyCount "131"] [EventDate "2019.03.09"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceDate "2019.03.11"] 1. e4 c6 ...
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: East Devon (Exeter) Congress, March 9-10 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 273

East Devon (Exeter) Congress, March 9-10 2019

(All scores out of 5.) Open : 1st Jack Rudd 4½ 2nd William Claridge-Hansen 4 3rd= Jasper Tambini, Paul Hampton, Graham Bolt, David Littlejohns 3½ Major : 1st Christof Brixel 5 2nd= Sam Cotterill, George Lekoudis 4 Minor : 1st Ray Hunt 4½ 2nd= Paul Foster, Charles Doidge, John Harris, Colin Thompson 4
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11392

Re: World Teams 2019

Grischuk has decided to draw by playing rook against took and knight. I wonder whether Safarli will feel obliged to take it the full fifty. (Didn't somebody manage to lose that in a serious game not long ago, perhaps in the Olympiad?) [Event "Gibraltar International Chess Festival 2"] [Site "Caleta...