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by Adam Raoof
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 100
Views: 6757

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Thanks Paul, that is an interesting idea, not suitable for a large hall of course - difficult to stop people moving around. Smaller rooms means other issues, see below.

The distance between players at Golders Green is 1m, and there is no problem with ventilation in a church hall.
by Adam Raoof
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 100
Views: 6757

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I have been wondering if running Round Robins rather than Swisses, with one section per room, might be a way of running tournaments in accordance with the new guidelines. So, very old style, six sections of ten players APA, say, and an accelerated game pace of 15 minutes per player plus 5 seconds p...
by Adam Raoof
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 100
Views: 6757

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Golders Green on Sept 12 is booked, and I wondered whether that might be realistic? I am sure you are all asking these questions too, but What measures are the venues taking to keep the venue / toilets clean during events? What are the venues requirements for hirers? Advice is to clean the toilets e...
by Adam Raoof
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Chess Junior Squad launches £500 Tournament
Replies: 43
Views: 2168

Re: World Chess Junior Squad launches £500 Tournament

Is there a direct link to the game, or will you post it here Charlie? Or shall I watch Twitch?
by Adam Raoof
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: WCJS Shreyas Royal versus Emily Maton £500 Playoff date
Replies: 17
Views: 926

Re: WCJS Shreyas Royal versus Emily Maton £500 Playoff date

does anyone have the link to the challenge match this morning?
by Adam Raoof
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Don’t cancel your chess congress - hold it online!
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: Don’t cancel your chess congress - hold it online!

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:23 pm
Adam Raoof wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:30 am
FIDE Anti Cheating software routinely employed
Many of us would like to know more about this - for instance, does it exist?

Can you give further information?
Fair point - what is the best way to describe Ken Regan's algorithm and FIDE's opinion of it?
by Adam Raoof
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Don’t cancel your chess congress - hold it online!
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: Don’t cancel your chess congress - hold it online!

It is not usually one game, and it is often accompanied by other signs. Rank Matc% AvScD ROI #Mvs Sc/#Gm Player Rtng Event ----- ----- ----- ---- ---- ------ --------------- ---- ------------------------------------ 1 69.8% 0.054 75.0 129 4.0/ 5 A Player 1400 A Tourney MM/Matc - Move Match (“finding...
by Adam Raoof
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Don’t cancel your chess congress - hold it online!
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: Don’t cancel your chess congress - hold it online!

my question is a simple one how safe is it and also can you stop people cheating? Thanks John - what do you mean by safe? In most circumstances this is safer than meeting face to face, and if you mean safeguarding we have had no problems with several hundred children so far (Zoom chat can be turned...
by Adam Raoof
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Don’t cancel your chess congress - hold it online!
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Don’t cancel your chess congress - hold it online!

Don’t cancel your chess congress - hold it online! All players need is something to play chess on [laptop, iPad, tablet, phone] and something to log in to Zoom on [phone, iPad, laptop webcam]. Ideally participants would use a separate camera or use a phone or iPad or built-in webcam on a laptop. You...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 100
Views: 6757

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

How much does it cost to buy a device to test temperatures, non-invasively? Avoiding the invasively joke, under £30 exactly - as people come in the door! Given that you would probably warn people not to attend if they feel unwell or if they have a temperature, you would have to turn them away if th...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 100
Views: 6757

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

How much does it cost to buy a device to test temperatures, non-invasively?
by Adam Raoof
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Jonathan Penrose
Replies: 43
Views: 1926

Re: Jonathan Penrose

Opposite one of my venues is Penrose Gardens, NW3. Someone told me this is named after the family but not the chess player, might this be true?
by Adam Raoof
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 100
Views: 6757

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I just did a survey of players on my mailing list. 40% said they wanted to start playing chess over the board right now! The problems are many and varied. I can't plan that far ahead, as there could be another wave of the virus. Even if I get the go ahead from a venue, they could change their minds ...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL online - some chess!!!
Replies: 74
Views: 4388

Re: 4NCL online - some chess!!!

Must be terrible, having a shortage of decent players :) No disrespect meant to anyone on the list, it was my slightly tactless way of saying that they can't add anyone who hasn't already played. No, my turn to apologise, I'll remember not to use irony in future. That's sarcasm, not irony.
by Adam Raoof
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Some thoughts on anti-cheating systems
Replies: 220
Views: 6453

Re: Some thoughts on anti-cheating systems

Sorry to ask what is almost certainly a repeat question here, but I don't seem to be able to find the answer. I've found lots of references to Ken Regan's software for cheating detection, and FIDE's online "screening" tool. However, I've nowhere been able to find details of how to access these thin...