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by David White
Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rule 10.2 (a) AGAIN then
Replies: 177
Views: 11356

Re: Rule 10.2 (a) AGAIN then

I think that 10.2 claims should only be upheld where the opponent has no reasonable winning chances and that cannot win by normal means should mean situations where, for example, your opponent only has a knight but can in some unlikely combinations of moves find a checkmate. In this case, I suspect ...
by David White
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Player disqualified from German Championships
Replies: 109
Views: 31491

Re: Player disqualified from German Championships

How many times in a game would a strong player really need to use computer assistance to improve dramatically If you are good enough not more than once or twice. So suppose you have the Black pieces and White tempts you by allowing Qxb2. If you cannot extricate your queen, you will lose in an humil...
by David White
Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: rules question: when Black arrives late
Replies: 22
Views: 4394

Re: rules question: when Black arrives late

The Thames Valley League has the following rule The player of the white pieces has the option on his first move, in the absence of his stipulated opponent, of starting black’s clock without playing a move. Black on arrival can immediately restart white’s clock. The idea is that white may wish to...
by David White
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phones Issues in FIDE Events
Replies: 31
Views: 6662

Re: Mobile Phones Issues in FIDE Events

A couple of years ago, I was plaing in the same tournament and we had just started the game when my phone rang. I didn't answer the call but later found out that it was BT trying to sort out a problem I had with the phone! My opponent was quite happy to continue the game until the controller turned ...
by David White
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in adverts
Replies: 14
Views: 2294

Re: Chess in adverts

Earlier this year I was in a small Italian town and was surprised to see a full length poster of Magnus Carlsen in a shop window modelling some designer clothes. The caption accompanying the poster helpfully advised that he was a chess Grand Master and Number 1 player in the world.
by David White
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Summary of Funding Proposals for AGM
Replies: 991
Views: 59946

Re: Summary of Funding Proposals for AGM

At the Thames Valley League AGM meeting in June there was unanimous opposition to the proposals and that was before the additional clause to introduce a variable game fee for non-members. It is unfair to charge leagues a game fee which depends on the percentage of players who are members when they a...
by David White
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Funding
Replies: 891
Views: 45361

Re: ECF Funding

Sean, I don't think that my simplified system would increase the amountof chess played in this country but I think that Option 1 will deter the occasional player. At our club, it is hard to collect £50 for annual membership which provides the opportunity to play in 15+ League games plus 45 club nig...
by David White
Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Funding
Replies: 891
Views: 45361

Re: ECF Funding

I have read Andrew Farthing's paper regarding the shortfall in funding and the two options and some of the comments on the Forum and I note the following points There are approximately 11,800 graded players of which 903 are basic members and of the remaining 10,900, 9144 (over 80%) are not members. ...