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by Reg Clucas
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Would You Pay Extra to Win Prize Money?
Replies: 42
Views: 2394

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.
by Reg Clucas
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 5413

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

Ian Thompson wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:34 pm
It seems daft to me to have a British Championship for a restricted group of players where the eligibility criterion is that their standard of play is below some level.
The same argument can be applied to county championships.
by Reg Clucas
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 194
Views: 15032

Re: Arbitration question

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:30 pm
Sorry, Should we be more lenient to young players?
Like declaring them lost on the 3rd illegal move?
No. They have enough advantages already!
by Reg Clucas
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Handshakes
Replies: 45
Views: 3239

Re: Handshakes

Nick Grey wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:06 pm

Kissing offered hand from a female may increase those taking up the game.
Or may have the reverse effect!
by Reg Clucas
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Handshakes
Replies: 45
Views: 3239

Re: Handshakes

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:48 pm

I suppose we have all encountered the kind of utterly limp "handshake" that seems to be popular with young players in particular?
'Popular' may not be the correct description - I think it's simply that no-one has educated them in the correct etiquette.
by Reg Clucas
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Handshakes
Replies: 45
Views: 3239

Re: Handshakes

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:02 am
OK, you wouldn't play on with (W) Pf4, Be5 against Pf5,Bf4, kings anywhere...
Certainly not. You would instead examine the scoresheets to determine how you came to have 2 pieces on the same square! :wink:
by Reg Clucas
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Change to Fines for Non-Members ?
Replies: 12
Views: 721

Re: Change to Fines for Non-Members ?

I believe the £16 is not a fixed fee, but is the Bronze membership fee for the year in which the games were played. However this does not confer Bronze membership on the individual(s) affected - as Roger says, the fee applies to each league or organisation in which games were played rather than to t...
by Reg Clucas
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 617
Views: 74637

Re: Cheating in chess

When someone's already been caught cheating it's probably not unreasonable to assume they might continue to so in the future, in a different way. Suppose his true strength is 2400 and he's unrated. He deliberately plays badly in his first tournament back and gets a low rating, e.g. 2100. He then st...
by Reg Clucas
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Good/Bad things from the British 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2002

Re: Good/Bad things from the British 2019

A pity this seems to be turning into another mobile phone thread. Anyway, I would just like to say that I too enjoyed the live commentary.
by Reg Clucas
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38469

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:14 pm
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:01 pm
Ah yes, early starts on the last day.

Something that I have always found abominable :twisted:
And so say all of us.
Not all of us! I'd be happier with an early start every day. And I dare say I'm not the only one who finds it harder to stay awake in the afternoon than in the morning.
by Reg Clucas
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championship 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1316

Re: Irish Championship 2019

But hold the praise for saying Qe2+ is a probably a draw. (I aint suddenly got good) 'probably' means it's a draw if it was anyone else but me playing Black. 'Should be' a draw might be more accurate. It must be a nightmare finding a non-losing move (50 times) in such a position on 30 second increm...
by Reg Clucas
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38469

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Lots of draws in the opening round in both Senior sections.
by Reg Clucas
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38469

Re: British chess championship

Nice thought, but there is already a thread under 'ECF Matters'.
by Reg Clucas
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 13361

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

Ian Thompson wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:11 am
Stewart Reuben wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:10 am
735 and above there is no gain -which is preposterous.
The French system used to have, and maybe still does have, a variation on this - if the difference is more than 400 points the game doesn't get rated ... unless the higher rated player fails to win.
..which seems even more preposterous!
by Reg Clucas
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess notation
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: Chess notation

It is also usual, when playing against a blind player, to announce ones own moves using both start and destination squares.