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by Adam Raoof
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 3015

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

Was there any consultation with anyone about the dates, format, entry fees, regulations of this event?
by Adam Raoof
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Decision Making in Major Piece Endings by Boris Gelfand
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Decision Making in Major Piece Endings by Boris Gelfand

You can buy Boris Gelfand's books as ebooks - which makes it a lot easier to play through the variations!

https://bit.ly/thechesscircuitforward

However no sign of a similar ebook for Keith's book yet.
by Adam Raoof
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Arkell's Endings
Replies: 36
Views: 3348

Re: Arkell's Endings

Just had a message from Amazon telling me that they have rejected my review. They don't give a reason which rather puts me off doing any other reviews on Amazon. This is a little like the mentality of Lichess when banning someone : we're telling you done something wrong but we won't tell you what i...
by Adam Raoof
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Hampstead Congress (Online) 14-15 November on Tornelo
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Hampstead Congress (Online) 14-15 November on Tornelo

tonight you can play a couple of friendly games (15 mins each) here - https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/chess-england/events/2-a-b-academy-chess-england-class/ and next weekend (14-15 Nov) we are doing another Hampstead Congress https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/chess-england/events/hampstead-congress--8/...
by Adam Raoof
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1816
Views: 158545

Re: Cheating in chess

The player complained and chess.com backed down and apologised . From the linked piece As you all know, we give our moderators the power to kick people from games for abuse. One of our mods used this power thinking that PalenciaJulio was cheating. This was a complete mistake. Is it really right for...
by Adam Raoof
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?
Replies: 66
Views: 4132

Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

Mick Norris wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:03 pm
You must find chess players very strange Andrew, dealing with us as a non-player
You don't have to be a non-player.
by Adam Raoof
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1816
Views: 158545

Re: Precise Criteria for Cheating Decision Making : 8 move cut-off

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:32 pm
Adam Raoof wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:22 pm
The typical software disregards any moves which have been played before (theory)
OK, but what is meant by (theory) here
true, this should read (="theory") - all that has gone before in practice

Adam
by Adam Raoof
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1816
Views: 158545

Re: Precise Criteria for Cheating Decision Making : 8 move cut-off

I have been made aware of (at least) some of the criteria used to "decide" if a game has been played with external assistance. One of those which struck me was the opening move cut-off is considered to be move 8. i.e. moves 1-8 are disregarded and moves 9 onwards are considered to be ripe for analy...
by Adam Raoof
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1816
Views: 158545

Re: Cheating in chess

I see that one of the players in the 4NCL Online Autumn Congress who reached 4/4 is now shown on chess-results with 0/4 and not paired in the remaining rounds. His games are not on lichess when you look through his opponent's results for them, so I assume his lichess account has been closed. They h...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Local Online Leagues
Replies: 30
Views: 2452

Re: Local Online Leagues

David Sedgwick wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:28 pm
Adam Raoof wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:36 am
Starting this Wednesday!

https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/london-c ... ess-league
Will the London Chess League Online be ECF Online Rated?
Not on this occasion, no.
by Adam Raoof
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3961
Views: 433390

Re: Media comments on chess

From Saturdays Times Review A six part series starts on Netflix on Friday. It is adapted from Walter Trevis's 1983 novel The Queens Gambit "About a female chess prodigy who takes on the might of the Soviet Union while struggling with her own mental health and alcohol addiction " Ben Graff and I wil...
by Adam Raoof
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Local Online Leagues
Replies: 30
Views: 2452

Re: Local Online Leagues

by Adam Raoof
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1816
Views: 158545

Re: Cheating in chess

David Cordover did a couple of webinars on the topic of Fair Play yesterday, and the link to the Youtube video and the Facebook video are below (2hrs) https://youtu.be/4utD1bOJs14 https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=373235263720314 Useful Links https://tornelo.tawk.help/article/interpreting-a-fair-pla...