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by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Computer Go
Replies: 118
Views: 6598

Re: Computer Go

Well, the incentive is to learn about your AI programming, rather than to learn about chess.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 190
Views: 16696

Re: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Are there statistics available for how many FAs and IAs there are?

Knock yourself out.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 190
Views: 16696

Re: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:And Thomas Thorpe confirmed as a FIDE Arbiter (FA).

https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=1802437

Is 20-21 relatively young to get that title?


Not only "relatively young"; 21 is a statutory minimum age for it.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Is it copyright infringement?
Replies: 61
Views: 2903

Re: Is it copyright infringement?

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borat Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (or simply Borat) is a 2006 British-American mockumentary comedy film written and produced by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen who also plays the title character, Borat Sagd...
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Is it copyright infringement?
Replies: 61
Views: 2903

Re: Is it copyright infringement?

E Michael White wrote:
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:What do you mean by
make benefit Glorious Nation...
?

John is quoting comedian Ali G.

Strictly speaking, this is not a reference to Ali G, but to another of Baron-Cohen's creations, Borat.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya
Replies: 89
Views: 4155

Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

No, he'd need to play an IM in round 7, and Dardania don't have one.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Silliest Move Ever?
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: Silliest Move Ever?

by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2111
Views: 87427

Re: The English Language

Yes. In that sentence, both "painful" and "dangerous" modify both "itself" and "those who surround it".
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 68
Views: 4221

Re: What do I do?

Because it really does not matter. The size of a table is relevant, the sturdiness of a table is relevant. Nobody will care about the colour of a table.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 68
Views: 4221

Re: What do I do?

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:What's the best colour for chess club tables?


This is pretty much the least relevant question you could be asking.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal moves
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: Illegal moves

Blitz with <1 arbiter per game, and rapidplay with <1 arbiter per 3 games: first illegal move immediately loses. Blitz with at least 1 arbiter per game, rapidplay with at least 1 arbiter per 3 games, standardplay: move must be retracted and a legal move played with the same piece, opponent gets two ...
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2017 - 18
Replies: 21
Views: 1886

Re: Div 3 North 2017 - 18

The Irish leagues make teams from the same club meet first and surely that should be a rule in NCL too? It is a rule for divisions that aren't Swisses. (Specifically, when the divisions were 12-team all-play-alls, teams from the same squad always met in the first weekend. In the 16-team pools, they...
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When your endgame brilliancy turns into disaster!
Replies: 12
Views: 708

Re: When your endgame brilliancy turns into disaster!

Nick Burrows wrote:
IM Jack Rudd wrote:Why are you proposing pawn moves for black? What reason does black have to make pawn moves?


The king comes to f4, if blacks king is on f6 then the g4 f6 Kg3 wins.


Again, you are proposing unprovoked pawn moves. Why not just have black drop the king back to f7?
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017
Replies: 283
Views: 12048

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

FIDE can issue those bans, sure. I'm not sure how it enforces them. What happens if one of the banned players enters some random FIDE-rated weekender?

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