Search found 154 matches

by Giulio Simeone
Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I am a complete idiot!
Replies: 42
Views: 5070

Re: I am a complete idiot!

Which did you think was the worst move? Playing 11 e5 spoils a decent position, but there appear to be improvements which minimise the damage. By the time you play 17 f3, I suspect you are already busted with only your opponent's 1600ish rating giving chances to save the game. 21 .. Bxc3 is risky, ...
by Giulio Simeone
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I am a complete idiot!
Replies: 42
Views: 5070

Re: I am a complete idiot!

Look at what incredible game I lost yesterday. At move 20th my opponent smartly moved the knight to h3, I immediately realized what he was threatening but, since I had to constantly watch the f2 square, my play became very constrained and I lost very quickly. [Event "Wednesday tournament"] [Site "Ro...
by Giulio Simeone
Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess-playing MP?
Replies: 35
Views: 6464

Re: Chess-playing MP?

I've no idea, Arshad, but the "exasperated backbencher (who) fumed: He's not a chess player he (Cameron) never thinks more than one move ahead" made me wonder if Cameron plays any mind games (including cards). Ha-ha John, some days ago Beppe Grillo, an italian politician (former comician), publishe...
by Giulio Simeone
Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why does chess development invoke no interest?
Replies: 34
Views: 4249

Re: Why does chess development invoke no interest?

Why is forum "Chess Development" locked? I had hoped that somebody would care to evaluate some of my revolutionary ideas, such as Relocation Chess . I am slightly dismayed by the monumental lack of interest in my work. You could easily try out the diverse positions in Relocation Chess if you own a ...
by Giulio Simeone
Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8132

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

Hi Eric. I advised he just let it go. It obviously got to him and he should learn from that. Even after the arbiter instructed him to move the King he has a walk in the park win. 1...Kd3 2.Kxf3 b5 8/4B3/p5p1/1p6/1P6/P2kbK2/8/8 w - - 0 1 The whole incident screwed him up and he blew it. Next time an...
by Giulio Simeone
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8132

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

I still haven't replied to some posts and questions: I find this tale interesting in a couple of respects. One is with regard to the (un)reliability both of memory and of eyewitness reports. (In saying this I offer no opinion on the veracity or otherwise of Signor Simeone’s account). Turning to th...
by Giulio Simeone
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8132

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

I referred this to the Decision Review System. There was no "Hot Spot" on the king, but Snickometer and audio suggested a slight brush with Giulio's hand. Hawkeye reckons Giulio's hand would have gone on to pick up the bishop. DRS verdict: "Checkmate". (Mi dispiace, Giulio, ho un stranso senso di u...
by Giulio Simeone
Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 96728

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

How is the FSI anti-cheating system working? What is actually tested? Is there any description of the testing procedure from the FSI? I also seeked for more detailed informations, but didn't find very much on the web. Probably the best person who can tell you is Ezio Montalbini, who ran the live br...
by Giulio Simeone
Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 96728

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

I've already discussed this topic on other websites. If the moves of an human match the computer with a very high frequency, it's indeed likely that the human is a cheater. But that is of little help, for the simple reason that expert cheaters don't use the computer all the time, but only in 1,2,3 k...
by Giulio Simeone
Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8132

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

Why on earth was he observing such as intrinsically uninteresting position, which your opponent could easily have resigned? You say you had 25 minutes left too - was your opponent in time trouble? I really don't know, John, why the arbiter was observing the game, indeed I was very unlucky. As you s...
by Giulio Simeone
Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8132

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

To make some humour: if I had knocked down the king, I'm sure that Albertini would have called the arbiter and claimed I had resigned, and I would have lost a full point!!
by Giulio Simeone
Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8132

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

the opponent says that he deliberately touched his king first, and the arbiter says he saw him pick up the king (which Giulio has no recollection of doing, so is unable to contest), then I believe that, considering the evidence holistically, the arbiter is compelled to require Giulio to move the ki...
by Giulio Simeone
Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8132

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

Humour me, Sean – supposing the facts are that the player went to make a move, clumsily bumped both pieces, then picked up the king and restored it to its square before moving the bishop , would you then think that he should be compelled to move the king?. No, there would be no requirement to mov...
by Giulio Simeone
Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8132

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

There’s no excuse for creating a situation where, on the basis of a very common set of agreed facts which the laws have engaged with for a hundred years, two arbiters of considerable experience think the laws say diametrically opposed things, nor for creating one where FIDE’s top arbiter thinks...
by Giulio Simeone
Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8132

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

A football analogy may help here. How many arguments have we seen about handball in the penalty area? Hand to ball or ball to hand decisions can be very difficult to judge at the margin. "I've seen them given" is a familiar pundit's comment over a penalty decision. The referee gets castigated by at...