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by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Games worth a look - weekend 2
Replies: 11
Views: 956

Re: Games worth a look - weekend 2

Toma's win in our match today had quite an amusing finish.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January
Replies: 37
Views: 2280

Re: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January

Merger done. :)
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior opportunities in 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 717

Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

I've informed my mostly-aged-over-50 club of these events.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Penalty for illegal move: 2018 FIDE revision
Replies: 31
Views: 1208

Re: Penalty for illegal move: 2018 FIDE revision

No. Carlsen's action was not an illegal move then and is not an illegal move now, so no penalty should accrue to it in either case.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 446
Views: 27253

Re: Chess history trivia

Gerard Killoran wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:35 pm
IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:28 pm
d7xNc8=R can be revised to d7xRe8=N.
Why pawn on d7 and not b7?
Because it needs to be able to capture the e8 rook.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Mostest Brilliantest Chess Idea Ever
Replies: 16
Views: 819

Re: My Mostest Brilliantest Chess Idea Ever

Ah yes, I've solved the position with two kings now. Very cute.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 446
Views: 27253

Re: Chess history trivia

d7xNc8=R can be revised to d7xRe8=N.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Why did he did so?
Replies: 220
Views: 9591

Re: Why did he did so?

Removal of defender. The e4 square is a very important one for black's knight.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 126
Views: 4757

Re: County Championship Consultation

I've responded to the new questionnaire. On at least one question, I've chosen one option for the same reason that many people seem to be choosing the opposite option.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Question about membership
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Question about membership

As I understand the rules, no. You can retroactively become a member only for bronze-level events.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Invoice from ECF / Paul Buswell ?
Replies: 16
Views: 898

Re: Invoice from ECF / Paul Buswell ?

I've clicked on the link. The resulting page looks absolutely fine and what you'd expect from a communication of that nature.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 126
Views: 4757

Re: County Championship Consultation

In some competitions in continental Europe, with rules that are even more diverse than the ones I put forward, they have them to achieve precisely that - to encourage local organisations to train up junior and female players in particular. Maybe these would encourage counties to do something about ...
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Most consecutive checks ?
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Most consecutive checks ?

https://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/records/records.htm has six as the record, achieved twice.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Blitz games
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Blitz games

It can be. Playing blitz is good for developing your chess instincts, which may be what said beginners need.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 126
Views: 4757

Re: County Championship Consultation

There were 55 players playing in a recent Devon-Somerset match. 0 of them were female, and not very many of them were younger than me.