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by kishanpattni
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 1st Brainstormchess weekender 23-24 Feb + 11th Brainstormchess FIDE blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1394

Re: 1st Brainstormchess weekender 23-24 Feb + 11th Brainstormchess FIDE blitz

If the increment is only 10 seconds, you might want to reconsider the requirement that players must record all the moves. With the increment I think it is fair for all moves to be recorded during play. I appreciate that all players may not agree. I will be opening a number of polls to help form pop...
by kishanpattni
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 4 round FIDE weekenders?
Replies: 11
Views: 1088

Re: 4 round FIDE weekenders?

I'm not sure I'd want to play in one, but they'd be an excellent opportunity for testing out a pairing system I've worked on. Thanks Jack. Why not? The main reasons that I could think of are the increased possibility for tying for prize money and not getting the opportunity of earning as many FIDE ...
by kishanpattni
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 4 round FIDE weekenders?
Replies: 11
Views: 1088

4 round FIDE weekenders?

As a chess organizer one of the difficulties I sometimes experience is venue availability. Of course it's impossible to please everybody but it's nice to cater for players of all abilities. I've had a couple of people suggest running a 4 round FIDE weekenders over Saturday and Sunday. I've also been...
by kishanpattni
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 1st Brainstormchess weekender 23-24 Feb + 11th Brainstormchess FIDE blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1394

Re: 1st Brainstormchess weekender 23-24 Feb + 11th Brainstormchess FIDE blitz

If the increment is only 10 seconds, you might want to reconsider the requirement that players must record all the moves. With the increment I think it is fair for all moves to be recorded during play. I appreciate that all players may not agree. I will be opening a number of polls to help form pop...
by kishanpattni
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 1st Brainstormchess weekender 23-24 Feb + 11th Brainstormchess FIDE blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1394

Re: 1st Brainstormchess weekender 23-24 Feb + 11th Brainstormchess FIDE blitz

Thank you Roger for pointing out the practicalities of the time control/schedule. Indeed the time controls have now been changed to 75 +10. I will ensure to the best extent I can that all are aware. The event has been put up very late so I appreciate it may clash with other events/arrangements peopl...
by kishanpattni
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 1st Brainstormchess weekender 23-24 Feb + 11th Brainstormchess FIDE blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1394

1st Brainstormchess weekender 23-24 Feb + 11th Brainstormchess FIDE blitz

The 1st Brainstormchess weekend congress will take place on 23-24 Feb . It was intended to run a few months earlier. It is ECF graded with a £1400+ prize fund . I hope to run FIDE weekenders in the future. To find out more info or to register please go to https://form.jotformeu.com/82043424058350 [...
by kishanpattni
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 3rd Brainstormchess blitz 8th January 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 538

3rd Brainstormchess blitz 8th January 2018

To enter online please go to : https://form.jotformeu.com/73506022496354 To see who has entered please go to : https://eu.jotform.com/grid/73533854996069 Venue The Shakespeare 99 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria London SW1W 0RP Downstairs room in the Shakespeare pub. The pub is outside Victoria unde...
by kishanpattni
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Distractive spectators/penalties
Replies: 16
Views: 1899

Re: Distractive spectators/penalties

I have to admit I found the YouTube video funny! But getting back to the point, needless distractions cost game points. Distractions outside the playing area may not be preventable. If player A's phone was to go off then player A would rightly be penalised as this would cause a distraction. If playe...
by kishanpattni
Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Distractive spectators/penalties
Replies: 16
Views: 1899

Re: Distractive spectators/penalties

In one case there was a person tapping away to send a text. But the nature of intent is not so relevant in my opinion. Although calling the arbiter or organiser over in such a situation would be logical, the perfect scenario would be not needing to say anything. Fortunately in some events spectating...
by kishanpattni
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Distractive spectators/penalties
Replies: 16
Views: 1899

Distractive spectators/penalties

Most chess players in the competitive circuit are familiar with the strict rules. Violation of certain rules can result in losing the game. I was just wondering if there are rules or penalties for spectators and if there are if the rules are exercised as often as they should be? On a couple of occas...
by kishanpattni
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Zero move game: should it be graded?
Replies: 66
Views: 4428

Re: Zero move game: should it be graded?

Grades and ratings are meant to represent playing strength. Fixed draws do not do ratings any justice and I think some action should be taken against such agreements.
by kishanpattni
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Attention Congress Players
Replies: 94
Views: 8989

Re: Attention Congress Players

Sadly for me I have not entered any e2e4 events recently. I find the whole idea of playing in these events attractive but less affordable now than before. Hopefully I will be able to enter one again soon. Fortunately I have been able to play in some local events over the year which are becoming more...
by kishanpattni
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caption time
Replies: 15
Views: 1858

Caption time

After kidnapping my white king, I thought I would take a photo of my african grey. Feel free to drop in your own captions :lol: :lol:
by kishanpattni
Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bullying at chess
Replies: 69
Views: 7020

Re: Bullying at chess

Which raises the question, can you insist that your opponent correctly records their draw offer(s), and raise a complaint if they fail to do so? I suppose to the standard "I'll think about it", must now be added "I'll think about it, can you please record your draw offer on your scoresheet" (to go w...
by kishanpattni
Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bullying at chess
Replies: 69
Views: 7020

Re: Bullying at chess

>>>>On another note I think somewhere on this topic there has been mention of moving very fast and slamming clocks. Whilst these things do happen I don't regard these to be forms of bullying in most cases.<<<< FIDE Laws, article 6.7c reads "The players must handle the chess clock properly. It is fo...