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by Reg Clucas
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3250
Views: 356182

Re: Media comments on chess

From the Barclays Retirement Fund website.
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by Reg Clucas
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Curious Touch Move Query
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: Curious Touch Move Query

Interesting. The law (4.7) states "When, as a legal move or part of a legal move, a piece has been released on a square, it cannot be moved to another square on this move." But in this case it is presumably not clear on which square the piece was 'released'.
by Reg Clucas
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Birth v Rating
Replies: 20
Views: 1677

Re: Birth v Rating

2049: Bladerunner 2049, of course 2154; Dalek Invasion of earth 2179: Aliens movie 2256: Babylon 5 launched 2305: Captain Jean-Luc Picard born (I am very happy to be here, although I am hoping the ECF conversion gets me to the Borg...) 2419: Buck Rogers wakes up in the 25th Century 2517; Events of ...
by Reg Clucas
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 206
Views: 18798

Re: Arbitration question

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:27 pm
I played b5, and my opponent stopped the clock and called the arbiter, claimin the I touched my queen. I told the arbiter "possible, but if she says so, I must have had".
The important thing is not whether you touched the queen, but whether you touched it with the intention of moving it.
by Reg Clucas
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Doppelgangers
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: Membership Doppelgangers

I think it in efficient use of time to type in lots of information onto the website, and also creates opportunity for internet theft from my bank account. I congratulate for the ECF office on my annual phone call to pay. It took less than a minute to pay this this season. :D I cannot remember my us...
by Reg Clucas
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Doppelgangers
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Membership Doppelgangers

An article has recently appeared on the ECF website exhorting people not to create a new membership record when renewing their membership. I fear this is unlikely to help much. The problem is that the Azolve site makes it too easy for this to happen. It should query if no value is entered in the Gra...
by Reg Clucas
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 11699

Re: Hastings Congress

Do we have any alcohol tolerance in Chess? Need to be. Being 'drunk' is a subjective description. It is the behaviour of the player which is the issue, and this is already covered in the laws. As alcohol has a negative effect on performance, I am usually quite happy if my opponent is drinking (thou...
by Reg Clucas
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does being a team captain affect your grade?
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: Does being a team captain affect your grade?

I play for my club in three different leagues, but am captain for just one of these teams, so I have checked my grading performance in each league for the last 5 years, and found only a 2% improvement in those games where I was not captain. This is based on a total of between 25 & 30 games per year ...
by Reg Clucas
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3250
Views: 356182

Re: Media comments on chess

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:53 am

Found a few company logo's:
The last one looks like an illegal move to me! :)
by Reg Clucas
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3250
Views: 356182

Re: Media comments on chess

Lots of other chess articles on that site. Click the link at the bottom of the page.
by Reg Clucas
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Go' master quits
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: 'Go' master quits

NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:58 am
In other news, Usain Bolt has retired because he realises that he cannot compete with Lewis Hamilton.
Yes, just one of the "...other fields where machines perform better...".
by Reg Clucas
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Go' master quits
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

'Go' master quits

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-50573071

A strange reason for quitting, and I am not just thinking of the comparison with chess. There are many other fields where machines perform better than humans.
by Reg Clucas
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3250
Views: 356182

Re: Media comments on chess

From "In fact" in "Prospect" p8 "A chess player can burn up to 6,000 calories a day playing in a tournament, three times what an average person consumes in a day" - source given as ESPN 13th September, 2019. Interesting. Our club has recently been ousted from our playing room and relegated to a bac...
by Reg Clucas
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Would You Pay Extra to Win Prize Money?
Replies: 46
Views: 4913

Re: Would You Pay Extra to Win Prize Money?

I can't really answer the question, because I would be reluctant to enter such an event, whether I felt I had a chance of a prize or not.