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by Paolo Casaschi
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE internal fighting
Replies: 74
Views: 5042

Re: FIDE internal fighting

Also at the ECU. This hasn't received much publicity. I'm not sure when the posts are up for re-election, but you have to wonder how many hats the ECF's International Director and FIDE Delegate is allowed to wear before running into conflicts of interest ? I doubt the ECF Governance has ever consid...
by Paolo Casaschi
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Yorkshire grading system
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Yorkshire grading system

While Chessnuts was a ground breaking piece of software (and very user friendly to boot) it has become increasingly hard to defend having two grading lists, particularly as the inconsistency between the two increases year or year. You could use the exact same arguments discussing the ECF grading as...
by Paolo Casaschi
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: America want the World Title Match
Replies: 34
Views: 2869

Re: America want the World Title Match

Been reading this: The match will take place November 9-28 in London, but St. Louis is rumored to be launching a bid to bring the match home, a move which could include a prize pot far in excess of the $1 million being offered in London. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fabiano-caruana-vs-magnus-carlse...
by Paolo Casaschi
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 6460

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

I did watch few of the post games interviews on youtube and I was surprised how often the interviewer Anastasiya Karlovich quoted Peter Svidler's live commentary.

It looks like even people working in an official capacity for Agon prefer watching the illegal alternative broadcasting of chess24 :D
by Paolo Casaschi
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 21943

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

Despite not performing here only Aronian could actually beat Carlsen in my opinion. I completely disagree. Aronian time and again seem to underperform in the candidates, this only make me think it would perform even worse under the pressure of a world championship match. Given the historical result...
by Paolo Casaschi
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 6460

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

It's identical to my crisp copy of Fritz 10, Roger. It's not going to transfer perfectly to YouTube. That's not its original platform. You seem confused. The official video commentary is using the interface you claim identical to Fritz 10. The twitter clip is instead from the live chessboards on th...
by Paolo Casaschi
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 6460

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Nah tho. That's just Torynomics. "If you peasants think capital gains tax is such a good idea, why aren't you volunteering to pay it?" No, it's more like: if you are not interested in live chess broadcast then stop telling people how those should be done. It just looks like Fritz/ChessBase graphics...
by Paolo Casaschi
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 6460

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

So you're saying that whether or not you're in favour of free stuff comes down to whether you personally benefit from it? No, I was saying that you seem to be in favour of (other) chessplayers to pay for watching live chess games while the same is of no interest to you. In chess terms, it looks lik...
by Paolo Casaschi
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 6460

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Since I didn't see the Agon broadcast - what was it that you didn't like about it? That's surprising... first you advocate FIDE/Agon should be allowed to charge any arbitrary amount for an exclusive live games broadcast and then you are not a subscriber of their services? How odd. Unless you are no...
by Paolo Casaschi
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 6460

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

I apologise for implying that you were English, that was an unnecessary attack on your character :wink: By complete coincidence, I saw your post as I was looking for an embeddable .pgn viewer for my blog, and had just stumbled upon pgn4web. I think it's a brilliant resource, exactly what I was look...
by Paolo Casaschi
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 6460

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

What's a polite way of saying to FIDE "Look, we know you're trying to do what's best for chess, but we're the English and we don't actually want anyone (including ourselves) to succeed at anything, so the only way you're going to make us happy is to crawl into a hole and die"? Sarcasm aside, I find...
by Paolo Casaschi
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 6460

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

I yet have to see a clear argument why such a regulation would be beneficial to the chess world. Keep in mind, a few people making a better profit, that is not a necessarily beneficial to the chess world. Because it increases the chances of making chess tournaments financially viable in their own r...
by Paolo Casaschi
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 6460

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

For example, do you remember when the European football associations tried to limit the number of foreign players in their teams, including the ones from other EU countries? They tried adding such a rule for their members, they were challenged in court, they lost. And that's why we don't have a rul...
by Paolo Casaschi
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 6460

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

|I agree FIDE can't enforce rules that apply to everybody, but it can make up whatever rules it likes for its members (assuming it can get its members to agree to the necessary rule changes). So banning someone from playing chess is not possible, but banning them from playing in FIDE organised even...
by Paolo Casaschi
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 6460

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:27 pm
Roger de Coverly wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:25 pm
The ECF International Director has come out in public in favour of unrestricted distribution ...
Do you happen to know the link?
https://youtube.com/watch?v=gHxeI33cjJQ

Speaking as grand chess tour organiser rather than as ECF director.