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by Jacques Parry
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2536
Views: 208160

Re: Cheating in chess

5.14. Based upon the results of the anti-cheating algorithm or/and other evidence deemed sufficient by FPP to establish a cheating incident, FPP is entitled to disqualify any player for a suspected fair play violation during the course or after the conclusion of any of the Championships event. I ca...
by Jacques Parry
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2536
Views: 208160

Re: Cheating in chess

Had you asked the players whether they wanted a balance of probabilities, a comfortable satisfaction, or a beyond reasonable doubt approach to banning cheats I would suggest that zero would have gone for the first of these options. But weren't they asked, in effect, whether they were willing to ris...
by Jacques Parry
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2536
Views: 208160

Re: Cheating in chess

"Reasonable suspicion" may or may not be a sensible test in this context, but Mr Martynov must surely know that there can be reasonable suspicion even if the probability of that suspicion being well founded is far less than 51%. "Reasonable suspicion" means what it says: that it's reasonable (or, if...
by Jacques Parry
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Books on Karpov
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: Books on Karpov

Modern Chess have a "database" (i.e. a book in pgn format) by Marin. I don't have it, but Marin is usually good value. All their stuff is currently 40% off, but they have a sale at least once a month.
by Jacques Parry
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118543

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

But I do agree that events should reasonably be classified as 'supervised activities for children'. Joseph, I'm not sure whether you mean you agree with me on this, or only with Wadih. For what it's worth, I would argue that junior chess events are probably not "supervised activities" within the me...
by Jacques Parry
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118543

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Purely my interpretation, but I suspect that the actual goal of the government was to allow adults to stay longer at work. Hence why there is a section on the various wonderful ways "to keep your children out of the house and under supervision", allowing parents to stay longer at work. Yes, that wo...
by Jacques Parry
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118543

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Joseph, you may be right about "supervised activities". But, as someone who used to draft regulations like this for a living, I have to say that if that were the intention it's rather odd for this major exception to be buried in a paragraph which is otherwise concerned with child care. I don't think...
by Jacques Parry
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118543

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Good spot, Joseph, but I'm not convinced. Even if the phrase "supervised activity" is, in isolation, wide enough to cover a chess tournament with an arbiter, you have to take account of the context. The rest of Exception 13 under paragraph 4 is about child care , so I think "supervised activity" is ...
by Jacques Parry
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118543

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Wadih, what are the "guidelines" you are looking at? The "roadmap" published on 22 Feb did say that in Step 2 "All children will be able to attend any indoor children’s activity, including sport, regardless of circumstance". But the regulations themselves, published on 22 March, don't include such a...
by Jacques Parry
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2536
Views: 208160

Re: Cheating in chess

You can validly agree that you will not have a legal claim which, but for the agreement, you would have had. There are certain exceptions, but I doubt that any of them are relevant here.
by Jacques Parry
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?
Replies: 66
Views: 5337

Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

In this case the risk is not just to those who choose to take it. Those who contract Covid are a danger to others. So it is for society, not the individual, to assess whether the risk presented by an activity is acceptable. If the risk involved in going to a pub or restaurant is acceptable, I agree ...
by Jacques Parry
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?
Replies: 66
Views: 5337

Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

While I in no way minimise the risks of covid, I don't get why some try to depict chess as an extremely high risk activity while many participants demonstrated that the levels of safety in a properly run event is lower than a pub, hairdresser or dinner with 5 friends. Exactly this. The question is ...
by Jacques Parry
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?
Replies: 66
Views: 5337

Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

Wadih Khoury wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:29 pm
If covid levels go back to this summer's levels, other countries proved that big tournaments can be safely held.
How do you know that those tournaments were safely held?
by Jacques Parry
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: No Birthdays Today
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: No Birthdays Today

I couldn't do that; but I'm wondering how the board would know when my birthday is, given that my profile doesn't say.
by Jacques Parry
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118543

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

The practical question is whether an internal club or even county tournament of more than six people could be run in premises used for community purposes. The participants would most likely know one another. At present the answer is probably yes. But it's impossible to be sure, because the legislat...