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by Michael Farthing
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Direct Members’ Representatives election
Replies: 25
Views: 536

Re: Direct Members’ Representatives election

To be fair he is obliged, as am I, to be a Gold member at a minimum. Nothing should stop him representing members at a lower level, though there is an argument (which I believe may be a regulation) for preventing members at a lower level representing those at a higher tier. There is no such regulat...
by Michael Farthing
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Direct Members’ Representatives election
Replies: 25
Views: 536

Re: Direct Members’ Representatives election

Nick Grey wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:47 pm
I do not know why rush? Holidays.
Having reps in place for the run up to the AGM. They might want to submit motions, or nominate candidates for Board posts, for instance.
by Michael Farthing
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Direct Members’ Representatives election
Replies: 25
Views: 536

Re: Direct Members’ Representatives election

Candidates have been given until the beginning of next week to submit an election address after which all members in these categories will be emailed with instructions on voting and the text of the election addresses. Is the election to be held before or after the end of August? The point being tha...
by Michael Farthing
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 200
Views: 16392

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

Hopefully these regulations are buried so deep that Matthew Carr and Brian Valentine will be unable to find them, or at least not feel like searching for them.
by Michael Farthing
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 255
Views: 23928

Re: Arbitration question

My memory of Dr Fazekas was as a 14 yr old working on the daily bulletin. Players (or others) could buy the daily bulletin and at the end of the fortnight have these daily pages, together with the summary pages and cover, stapled into a neat composite volume. Alternatively you could buy a complete m...
by Michael Farthing
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 255
Views: 23928

Re: Arbitration question

Soheil, the opponent describes it to the arbiter. The arbiter says to the player "Your opponent finds that distracting. Please avoid doing it" It depends on the arbiter using his skill and judgement to detect when the opponent is just being awkward. In that case the arbiter uses exactly the same wor...
by Michael Farthing
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 200
Views: 16392

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

Not to mention that the 80% would suffer CKDB.
by Michael Farthing
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Games with no captures
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Games with no captures

Ah come on, Matt, this just isn't fair. Get us excited and then not deliver the goods? Come on, give us a game!
by Michael Farthing
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2020 grades
Replies: 68
Views: 5346

Re: July 2020 grades

Nicky didn't say 100 or over: a pedant like me might argue he is aiming for exactly 100, in which case, of course, he stands no chance at all!
by Michael Farthing
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 281
Views: 17847

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Moving on then, I am glad German courts are at last cracking down on their country's Nazi past: From BBC News: A 93-year-old former Nazi SS concentration camp guard has been found guilty of complicity in the murder of more than 5,000 prisoners. Bruno Dey was handed a two-year suspended prison sente...
by Michael Farthing
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 281
Views: 17847

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

J T Melsom wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:38 pm


Not sure what PRA is to be honest but I am more than happy to move to other topics.
'Tis, [assertion]
T'isn't, [counter assertion]
Tis, [reiterative assertion]
T'isn't [reiterative counter-assertion]
'Tis

etc.
by Michael Farthing
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 281
Views: 17847

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

This philosophically enlightening demonstration of the difficulties of PRA (Proof by Reiterative Assertion) must surely by now have run its course - even accepting that PRA in reality never achieves a conclusion...
by Michael Farthing
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 825
Views: 37622

Re: 4NCL Online

A splendid rephrasing :-)
by Michael Farthing
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 825
Views: 37622

Re: 4NCL Online

Quite frankly none of these people are guilty. They are accused. They cannot be described as guilty until after they have either admitted this or been given the opportunity of an appeal at which they can present their own evidence, cross-examine their accusers and be represented if they so choose. I...
by Michael Farthing
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 281
Views: 17847

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Guilty as charged, David. Another fault is to make your own move, press the clock and then announce it to your opponent Probably doesn't make so much difference but it is very irritating for the blind player.