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I know enough about poker to know what this is: repeated success with statistically very dodgy decisions. And the situation is similar to the ones you sometimes get in chess, where a player is playing suspiciously well but there's no physical evidence to corroborate.
The new restrictions are hardly something you need to "search" for. Of course the ECF is encouraging people to comply with the new guidelines. It can't encourage people to flout them, and offering no advice at all wouldn't be helpful. The government issues guidelines about many aspects of living, i...
It's interesting how the stress on a word changes. Does anyone now, apart from the Prime Minister, pronounce 'lamentable' with the stress on the first syllable? I do. On the subject of stress patterns, my mum pronounces "Caribbean" with the stress on the second syllable when using it as a noun, and...
- Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:19 pm
- Forum: General Chat
- Topic: Idea to boost junior ratings. Would it work?
- Replies: 10
- Views: 904
If you use nonstandard pairing rules like that, the games will still be eligible for FIDE rating, but there may be issues with title norms.
- Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:46 pm
- Forum: International News
- Topic: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020
- Replies: 283
- Views: 12726
Withdrawing in protest from a knockout is not particularly problematic as these things go; the only participant it harms is you yourself. It's different doing it in an all-play-all or a Swiss, where your action can have knock-on disruptive effects.
Ooh, this looks like a fun challenge. Nh4, Nxg6, Nd5, Ndxe7 Ne5, Nxg6, Nd5, Ndxe7 e5, exf6, Qd2, Qh6, Qxg7 Bg5, Bxf6, Qd2, Qh6, Qxg7 e5, exf6, Qd3, Qxg6, Qxg7 e5, exf6, exg7, Bh6, gxf8Q Bh6, Qd2, Qg5, Qxg6, Qxg7 Bh6, Qd2, Qg5, Qxf6, Qxg7 Bh6, Qd2, Qf4, Qxf6, Qxg7 Nh4, Nf5, Qd2, Qh6, Qxg7 Bh6, d5, Qd...
Usually ascribed to Richard Teichmann. https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/ext ... ctics.html
It'll obviously be a name that's exactly eight letters long so that you can get the triple word score. JANOWSKI gets me 156, but I'm sure this can be improved on.
- Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:11 pm
- Forum: Chess History
- Topic: "The ability to play chess well is the sign of a wasted life"
- Replies: 6
- Views: 549
I suspect it may be another Burke.