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by Jacques Parry
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 617
Views: 74793

Re: Cheating in chess

In fairness, the interruption came immediately after my opponent had made a move. I don't know whether you'd call that a non-disruptive moment: it didn't seem that way.
by Jacques Parry
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 617
Views: 74793

Re: Cheating in chess

Thanks, Jack. My purpose in posting was not to give you a hard time, but to find out whether others agree with me that an arbiter should not interrupt the game to check that a player is not cheating unless there are grounds to suspect that he may be. The fact that he has left the playing area on his...
by Jacques Parry
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

Re: Membership

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:37 am
Perhaps you should be mre internationally active? Why not play international Senior chess?
Some people have qualms about unnecessary air travel these days.
by Jacques Parry
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 617
Views: 74793

Re: Cheating in chess

Where a player has previously left the playing area (not the playing venue), on his own time but with the permission of the arbiter, does this justify the arbiter in subsequently interrupting the game, after further moves have been played, to ascertain whether the player has a phone?
by Jacques Parry
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38686

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Appalling that anyone should use military terminology when talking about a war game.
by Jacques Parry
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 13424

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:10 pm
I think it's not likely to happen. Fraud-related prosecitions in the sport world are vanishingly rare.
It certainly won't happen if the police aren't informed. And Matt, who clearly knows more about policing than most of us, thinks it might happen if they are.
by Jacques Parry
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 13424

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

Practical difficulties in obtaining prosecutions and convictions (as well as the general principle that you really need the process to be under the control of the chess world as far as may be possible). Yes, but what practical difficulties do you envisage in doing that? And why does the process nee...
by Jacques Parry
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 13424

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

(I'm not saying we should utterly abjure the route of prosecution, but I am saying that there are a lot of practical difficulties along that road, sufficient that it really shouldn't be relied upon.) What practical difficulties do you have in mind, if (as Matt suggests) the police would be willing ...
by Jacques Parry
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 617
Views: 74793

Re: Cheating in chess

There would be a lot for an adjudicator in a CPS unit to consider. The evidence would have to hold up quite well for there to be a reasonable prospect of conviction and charge(s) to be laid before the court. Admissions in interview would be very handy. Indeed. What I am challenging is the suggestio...
by Jacques Parry
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 617
Views: 74793

Re: Cheating in chess

There is no need for a test case: the law is quite clear. You commit a crime if you dishonestly make a false representation with the intention of thereby making a financial gain. If there were clear evidence of cheating, the culprit could be prosecuted on the basis that, by behaving like an honest p...
by Jacques Parry
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 13424

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

I'm curious to know whether tournament organisers who detect cheating ever do report the matter to the police, or even consider doing so. Is there perhaps an assumption that the police would not be interested, and if so is there any basis for that assumption? Of course winning £1m by fraud (especial...
by Jacques Parry
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 617
Views: 74793

Re: Cheating in chess

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:40 am
So for a player who is being signalled to, you’d have a dishonesty offence for the player. Would you have aiding and abetting for the the signaller?
Yes, aiding and abetting. Or they could both be charged with conspiracy, as in the 'Millionaire' case.
by Jacques Parry
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 617
Views: 74793

Re: Cheating in chess

Most offences would have to [be] classified as an attempt rather than the full offence. That was the position until 2007, but the law was then changed. Oddly, the new offence of "fraud by false representation" is committed by someone who dishonestly makes a false representation for gain, even if th...
by Jacques Parry
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 1st Brainstormchess weekender 23-24 Feb + 11th Brainstormchess FIDE blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1397

Re: 1st Brainstormchess weekender 23-24 Feb + 11th Brainstormchess FIDE blitz

Exactly. I don't recall ever playing in an event with an increment of only 10 seconds but no 5-minute rule.

Since the round times are similar to those at the monthly Hampstead event, is there a particular reason why the time limits are different? I would certainly prefer 60+30.
by Jacques Parry
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 1st Brainstormchess weekender 23-24 Feb + 11th Brainstormchess FIDE blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1397

Re: 1st Brainstormchess weekender 23-24 Feb + 11th Brainstormchess FIDE blitz

If the increment is only 10 seconds, you might want to reconsider the requirement that players must record all the moves.