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by John McKenna
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alpha Zero (redux)
Replies: 38
Views: 6713

Re: Alpha Zero (redux)

Continuing that theme, but to another tune -

Robbin' you, robbin' me, (Ah-haa)

Where's the fat lady who can hit high C?

A more suitable name for the new product could be -

Deep Fryer Tuck!
by John McKenna
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alpha Zero (redux)
Replies: 38
Views: 6713

Re: Alpha Zero (redux)

I think 'Fat Fritz' is a truly terrible product name. It puts me in mind of Landburgher Gessler in this old TV series - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_William_Tell Why not rename it - William Tell!? Edit - The answer is in the theme song - ... Follow on, follow on, at the leader's...
by John McKenna
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Thanks, Michael.

Hope you're not implying my education ceased at the age of about 10 years young, though. :wink:

Edit: to correct spelling.
by John McKenna
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 599
Views: 69946

Re: Cheating in chess

There's also - "... The invasion of privacy, a tort based in common law allowing an aggrieved party to bring a lawsuit against an individual who unlawfully intrudes into his or her private affairs, discloses his or her private information, publicizes him or her in a false light, or appropriates his ...
by John McKenna
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Who didn't go to Sunday school? ... (2) yamin, "right hand," "right." The derived meaning, "south," seems to imply an eastern posture in prayer in which the right hand is toward the South; compare Arabic yamin, "right," and yemen, "Yemen," a region in Southwestern Arabia... https://www.biblestudytoo...
by John McKenna
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Good/Bad things from the British 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1603

Re: Good/Bad things from the British 2019

Thanks, Roger.

All tremble with trepidation at the mere thought of the arrival of Phonefinder General...
by John McKenna
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Good/Bad things from the British 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1603

Re: Good/Bad things from the British 2019

Too early for the punk rendition of "Britannia Waives the Rules ".
by John McKenna
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Good/Bad things from the British 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1603

Re: Good/Bad things from the British 2019

I don't want to jump the gun nor be left in the starting blocks, but if neither player is at the board when "... and start White's start clock" has been announced when will any such game be deemed to officially start? A hypothetical - could someone walk straight into a technically caught in possessi...
by John McKenna
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Good/Bad things from the British 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1603

Re: Good/Bad things from the British 2019

EMW<… 1. The ECF grading rules state that FIDE laws have to apply but do not mention the FIDE rating regulations , which means a game could be ECF graded but not FIDE rated. 2…>

Yes, "a game could be ECF graded... " at the ECF's discretion NOT - as someone tried to imply - at FIDE's dictat.
by John McKenna
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Good/Bad things from the British 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1603

Re: Good/Bad things from the British 2019

Above, I think Andrew has lost the plot in his role as ECF apologist. For what have FIDE to do with whether a game is ECF graded or not? something along the line of if a player does get DQ then the match point is award, but the graded game should not!! The trouble with that is that the counter-strat...
by John McKenna
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Kalashnikov regrets -

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25709371

Some kids in London gangs already know how to capture and hold hostages.

And, remember this -
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by John McKenna
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1422

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

Kevin, they simply didn't which one to put the blue plaque on. His family have two memorials in St. Margaret's, Westminster - https://www.westminster-abbey.org/abbey-commemorations/commemorations/atwood-family This is what his apparatus looks like - https://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Diagrams/...
by John McKenna
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1422

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

Agreed, Geoff, no need to burn the midnight... looking for Morphy rooking that-a-way. I've woken up to the fact that in the Philidor-Atwood game, above, the first indication that the c7-pawn was removed is, of course, 7... Qb6!? That move prevents 8.O-O, but Philidor could've gone 5.O-O (as did Guns...
by John McKenna
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1422

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

Thanks, Geoff. I never thought of the old double-double step trick to continue the PGN game. Neat! And, then we can see the move 16... Qc7 that seems to prove the odd(s) absence of the c7 pawn from the off.. The final position is lost for W so Philidor 0-1 Atwood! That pleased me - even though the g...
by John McKenna
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 1422

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

EUREKA! I don't mind proving myself wrong - [Event "London"] [Site "?"] [Date "1795.06.25"] [Round "?"] [White "Philidor"] [Black "Atwood, G. "] [Result "*"] [Annotator "JM"] [Setup "1"] [FEN "rnbqkbnr/pp1ppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/1NBQKBNR w - 0 1"] 1.e4 e5 2.f4 d6 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.c3 Nf6 6.d3 exf...