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by Reg Clucas
Sat May 25, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Two handed castling
Replies: 22
Views: 1756

Re: Two handed castling

E Michael White wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:38 pm
Well finishing on a lighter note:- when is it possible to castle with two hands, then win the game with no penalty whatsoever ?

If the castling results in checkmate as there is no need to press the clock!
Unless the player has previously already made one illegal move! :)
by Reg Clucas
Thu May 23, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Two handed castling
Replies: 22
Views: 1756

Re: Two handed castling

That's straightforward but how about this one? A player castles two-handedly but, before pressing his clock to complete the move, realises it was illegal (but only by reason of the two hands) and decides to correct it. In the situation where he touched both pieces simultaneously, or the arbiter can...
by Reg Clucas
Thu May 23, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Two handed castling
Replies: 22
Views: 1756

Two handed castling

Of course we all know, or should know, that castling must be performed with one hand only, with the King being moved first. Two handed castling is an illegal move (rule 7.5.4) and is penalised accordingly. But does the move still stand? In a recent conversation someone claimed that an arbiter had to...
by Reg Clucas
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Supporter
Replies: 32
Views: 2744

Re: ECF Supporter

The current version of the membership list (dated 26 Jan) has 11,046 members of which 4 are of the category ECF Supporter. Any update on this? I noticed that the paper on membership counts presented to the Finance Council meeting didn't mention this category. The 4 has now shrunk to 1 on the latest...
by Reg Clucas
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Greenlandic Chess
Replies: 24
Views: 1804

Re: Greenlandic Chess

John McKenna wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:52 pm
I think it's a good ice breaker/conversation piece.

And, it has already served as a timely reminder that high-grade chess has reached Greenland at least twice.
Indeed. Though maybe Francis should have waited till tomorrow before posting!
by Reg Clucas
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Greenlandic Chess
Replies: 24
Views: 1804

Re: Greenlandic Chess

Do you have a link for the "Greenlandic Chess Federation website"? There is no mention of a Greenlandic Chess Federation on the FIDE website.

Another (old) reference to chess in Greenland - http://faroffchess.blogspot.com/2008/11 ... nland.html
by Reg Clucas
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2877
Views: 308160

Re: Media comments on chess

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:42 pm
The Durhamites is captained by George Twigg who was introduced to us viewers as a very keen chess player.
Though not keen enough to have a grading record it would seem.
by Reg Clucas
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Individual Championship
Replies: 25
Views: 1648

Re: European Individual Championship

James Jackson's 1st round opponent, Zdenko Kozul, won the event back in 2006.
by Reg Clucas
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12709

Re: World Teams 2019

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:07 pm
Jack - thanks very much. I wonder if that's the one I was thinking of?
But shouldn't that be a draw? 128...Rh6+ 129.Nb6+ and now Black informs the arbiter that he intends to play 129...Kb8 which makes 50 moves by each side since the last capture.
by Reg Clucas
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 340
Views: 21235

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Another initiative seems to be to get more women into senior positions within FIDE. Do we think the Presidential Board is male dominated? Let's have a look at a Group photo and see what the ratio is. 27 male, 3 female, plus one I'm not sure of. Probably a higher percentage of women than one sees at...
by Reg Clucas
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Offering draws with a blunder or dodgy move
Replies: 17
Views: 1656

Re: Offering draws with a blunder or dodgy move

I had one with a similar theme. It didn't actually involve a draw offer, though the game was eventually drawn. Particularly annoying as my opponent was a FM, so I missed a good scalp. In this position he played ...Ne5?? to which I replied Qf6??
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by Reg Clucas
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12709

Re: World Teams 2019

Those two links are the same.
David Sedgwick wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:01 pm
Rest Day on Saturday 10th March
Rest Day is Sunday 10th March
by Reg Clucas
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What happens when the pub closes
Replies: 9
Views: 1355

Re: What happens when the pub closes

Four years ago my club had a similar scenario to Drunken Knights - the pub was refurbished and although we could have stayed it would have cost too much. Fortunately we managed to find somewhere else at a more reasonable cost.
by Reg Clucas
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 106
Views: 7502

Re: Arbitration question

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:02 pm


As regards the clock
6.2.3 A player must press his clock with the same hand with which he made his move.
Breach of this rule of course does not constitute an illegal move as defined by 7.5.4 (I think?) so again I believe the penalty is at the arbiter's discretion, i.e. 12.9.
by Reg Clucas
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: State of Chess: How much money is in the sport?
Replies: 41
Views: 2599

Re: State of Chess: How much money is in the sport?

Reg Clucas wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:43 pm
prizes were more likely to be goods than cash. Examples in my experience have been clothing, a mug, chocolate, a set of tools and a bunch of bananas.
I don't know how I managed to forget this in my previous post, but I've just remembered that at one race I won...a chess set!