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by Nigel White
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess train
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Chess train

The train returned to Prague on Tuesday after a most enjoyable five days travelling through the Czech Republic and Poland. The overall winner was Australian IM Guy West with an amazing 10/11. The least said about my own performance the better, unlike last year when I seemed to play at a much higher ...
by Nigel White
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess train
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Chess train

Brendan O'Gorman wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:03 am
Good luck, Nigel. Looks like great fun. Hope you can give us a full report when you get back.
Thanks! I went for the first time last year which I thoroughly enjoyed.
by Nigel White
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess train
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Chess train

The annual Chess Train departs from Prague tomorrow morning. There are due to be 22 different nationalities on board, which is a record. Among the 103 starters there are seven registered as ENG, three as SCO, plus another Englishman registered as NOR, which I believe is also a record turnout from th...
by Nigel White
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incorrect clock settings
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Incorrect clock settings

A similar situation occurred a few years ago, except on this occasion the clock had been incorrectly set to give no increment. I was less experienced then, so by the time I realised what was happening my flag had fallen and my opponent claimed the win. When explained to the arbiter, he ruled that t...
by Nigel White
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incorrect clock settings
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Incorrect clock settings

Stop the clocks and call the Arbiter. That is what I have done on both occasions. However, I've had different rulings (albeit in slightly different circumstances) and wish to know which is correct. With DGT 2010 clocks, the display changes at the point when the time falls below 20 minutes - instead...
by Nigel White
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incorrect clock settings
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Incorrect clock settings

It is really down to the arbiter at the event to ensure that clocks are correctly set at the start of the competition and reset at the start of each round. That's understood - but I would still like to know what is the correct procedure when you discover towards the end of a game that the clocks ha...
by Nigel White
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incorrect clock settings
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Incorrect clock settings

Is the problem related to a particular make or version of clock? Was it a DGT Easy Plus, DGT 2010 or something different? I think yesterday was a DGT 3000; on the previous occasion a DGT 2010. I realise that if you look closely at these models you can deduce something about the settings. These days...
by Nigel White
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incorrect clock settings
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Incorrect clock settings

The relevant rule is 6.10.2. "If during a game it is found that the setting of either or both clocks is incorrect, either player or the arbiter shall stop the chessclock immediately. The arbiter shall install the correct setting and adjust the times and move-counter, if necessary. He shall use his ...
by Nigel White
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incorrect clock settings
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Incorrect clock settings

This is a question for the arbiting experts. Yesterday for the second time in my chess career I played a tournament game in which it became clear only in the later stages that the clock settings were incorrect. On both occasions it was a rapidplay game with a small increment. The relevant rule is 6....
by Nigel White
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30756

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Mammadzada seems to have managed to lose rook against rook and knight to lose the match against the US No it was drawn. It was lost. Mammadzada found the losing move and resigned when facing a choice of mate or losing her rook. Chess 24 initially reported it incorrectly and amazingly the commentato...
by Nigel White
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 126
Views: 11141

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

I walked past the proposed World Championship venue on my way back from the British Museum earlier today. From the outside it looks like a rather derelict dump at the moment. I hope that it is going to be tarted up a bit before November.
by Nigel White
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess classic
Replies: 85
Views: 5881

Re: London chess classic

Nigel White wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:26 am

It is a week since I emailed the London Chess Classic pointing out various inconsistencies between the web page, the entry form and the terms and conditions document. I've not yet received a reply.
Within a few minutes of posting this I did receive a reply to my email!
by Nigel White
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess classic
Replies: 85
Views: 5881

Re: London chess classic

Also there is now information directly on the LCC website, to be found when clicking on the Festival Events tab. The information found here is a hybrid mix of that shown on the entry form and the T&Cs, but not consistently one or the other. Anyway I've now emailed them asking for clarification. It ...
by Nigel White
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess classic
Replies: 85
Views: 5881

Re: London chess classic

Also there is now information directly on the LCC website, to be found when clicking on the Festival Events tab. On the entry form, they really have it in for players rated under 2050. Not only are they not eligible for rating prizes in the FIDE Open, they aren't allowed to enter the U2050 sections...
by Nigel White
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess classic
Replies: 85
Views: 5881

Re: London chess classic

Also there is now information directly on the LCC website, to be found when clicking on the Festival Events tab. The information found here is a hybrid mix of that shown on the entry form and the T&Cs, but not consistently one or the other. Anyway I've now emailed them asking for clarification.