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by IM Jack Rudd
Fri May 24, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: New International Junior Chess Organisation for Great Britain
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: New International Junior Chess Organisation for Great Britain

Tim Harding wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:19 pm
I am not surprised there has been no response to Charlie Storey's misguided initiative.
There's been plenty of response, primarily in this thread.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri May 24, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 187
Views: 8271

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Perhaps, we could put an amendment to the next Council meeting, restricting Council members (Directors, Members Reps included) from representing more than two constituencies (proxies included). This may put the impetus onto local leagues/associations to elected their own delegates, in turn that wou...
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu May 23, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 187
Views: 8271

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Perhaps, we could put an amendment to the next Council meeting, restricting Council members (Directors, Members Reps included) from representing more than two constituencies (proxies included). This may put the impetus onto local leagues/associations to elected their own delegates, in turn that wou...
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu May 23, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Two handed castling
Replies: 18
Views: 774

Re: Two handed castling

AustinElliott wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 8:12 pm
What I'm getting from Jack's comment above is that this shouldn't have happened, and the attempted castler should have been allowed to play O-O.
Stronger than that. He's required to play O-O, because he's touched both the king and the rook.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu May 23, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Two handed castling
Replies: 18
Views: 774

Re: Two handed castling

If I'm an arbiter observing this, then my ruling will be:

(a) the player must castle on the side indicated
(b) the player has almost certainly wasted so much time compared with castling in a legal manner that no advantage can possibly have been gained, and there's no reason to penalize any further
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu May 23, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Two handed castling
Replies: 18
Views: 774

Re: Two handed castling

It is, yes.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun May 19, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 187
Views: 8271

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

My point was that the majority of club/ league stalwarts want things to stay as they have always been, even though some structures haven't changed since the 1970s and are not fit for purpose now. Part of the problem, of course, is defining your purpose. One of the issues is that these structures of...
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun May 19, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 187
Views: 8271

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

There seem to be three potential pinch points for chess organizations - lack of money, lack of labour, or lack of enterprise - and which is most important is a big variable. (The reason we don't have all that many title-norm tournaments in this country, for example, looks mostly like a lack of money...
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun May 19, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NEW CHESS RATING SYSTEM
Replies: 11
Views: 914

Re: NEW CHESS RATING SYSTEM

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by IM Jack Rudd
Sat May 18, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 172
Views: 5766

Re: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/

Leaving aside the side issues of Charlie's tournament history for now, here's my take on the matter: this looks like a project that would be great if it works, and I'd happily invest a fair amount of my time in working for such a project. Investing my money, however, is another matter. And you'll pr...
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed May 15, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 172
Views: 5766

Re: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/

I don't know if it's my browser causing a problem, but your logo appears to be covering the text on lines 121-128 of your spreadsheet. You might want to fix that.

(Also, *paying* £100/year to be a GM norm events organizer? How on earth is that role supposed to make money?)
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon May 13, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 172
Views: 5766

Re: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/

I was pretty sure I already knew the answer, but I checked anyway. Fancy that.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu May 09, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What if a player falls ill....
Replies: 32
Views: 1945

Re: What if a player falls ill....

In a league match, if I were the opponent and didn't want a draw, I'd probably seal my next move and try to get the game resumed at a point when my opponent had recovered.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu May 09, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Three South 2018-19
Replies: 10
Views: 1364

Re: Division Three South 2018-19

Mark Taylor wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 1:32 pm
Had we edged into the Promotion Pool we would actually have carried forward 7 points and been leading it
Impressive, seeing as one only carries forward the results of three matches.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat May 04, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3026
Views: 126010

Re: The English Language

Usually to put something in the way of its moving to or controlling a square.