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by Roger Lancaster
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Reports from Direct Members' representatives
Replies: 14
Views: 698

Re: Reports from Direct Members' representatives

It is difficult to see Tim's comments without the context of his long running dispute with Mike Truran. If one of the people in the CSC team runs for CEO against Mike at the AGM I might vote for them, depending on the respective policy proposals. But I am a bit uncomfortable with an attempt to stop...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Reports from Direct Members' representatives
Replies: 14
Views: 698

Re: Reports from Direct Members' representatives

According to Tim's own election literature, I seem to remember he saw his job as representing the views of his constituents. I suppose it all depends on whether we believe our elected representatives should vote as their electorate tells them or [where the two conflict] for what they believe to be ...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Reports from Direct Members' representatives
Replies: 14
Views: 698

Re: Reports from Direct Members' representatives

For the record, I intend to vote the only way my conscience will let me Taking into account the wishes of the members you represent is out of the question, then? That's a bit hard, Nick. We're a parliamentary democracy based [well, theoretically at least] on MPs voting according to their consciences.
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2595
Views: 211600

Re: Cheating in chess

Thanks Geoff for posting this. Perhaps you could post a regular update at the beginning of each month in the 250k posts Topic. I noticed I joined the forum exactly a year ago today. I hope I've been a good influence. I can't believe I've done over 1120 posts and I'm only 30 posts behind Roger L and...
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Daily Mail & chess?
Replies: 12
Views: 906

Re: The Daily Mail & chess?

I'll defer to the real greybeards here but certainly not in the past 60 years.
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2595
Views: 211600

Re: Cheating in chess

It wasn't so long ago that an English FM was advertising himself [in this forum and presumably elsewhere to attract students] as having an online rating in excess of 3000. His FIDE ratings were then, and obstinately remain, in the region of 2250. I'm certainly not suggesting. and I have no reason t...
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2595
Views: 211600

Re: Cheating in chess

If a weaker player has got themselves up to say 2500 they have to maintain it by using a computer. It wasn't so long ago that an English FM was advertising himself [in this forum and presumably elsewhere to attract students] as having an online rating in excess of 3000. His FIDE ratings were then, ...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2595
Views: 211600

Re: Cheating in chess

According to chess.com, "the rate of false positives detected by our algorithm is intentional." Does anyone know what this rate is, and what we think this rate should be? Seems a rather meaningless sentence - I'm guessing that it means that, if their statistical model is accurate , then they assess...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Takeback requests in online games
Replies: 45
Views: 2240

Re: Takeback requests in online games

If there's not a rule in any given competition, there ought to be. Otherwise all the pressure will be on the player who is being asked for one. I think this pinpoints one of the main problems - if an otherwise competent opponent moves his queen from d1 to d7, where it can be captured, instead of ex...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2595
Views: 211600

Re: Cheating in chess

Alternatively, taking my other number being 3000 players with an average of 10 games each, this would take too long for the human team simply because there were 10 times as many suspects to investigate. Yes, but we know from looking at the Chess.com cheat numbers which are in the public domain that...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2595
Views: 211600

Re: Cheating in chess

Matthew - you're selectively using one of the two numbers - 300 and 3000 - I mentioned. In the first case, where the typical player has 100 games for consideration, it all depends. If he or she is an obvious cheat, following Stockfish or another engine all the time, then obviously this wouldn't take...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2595
Views: 211600

Re: Cheating in chess

Matthew, you aren't rebutting my Lichess numbers, just coming up with what Chess.com claim. It's entirely possible that their claim is true but I've no greater reason to believe Chess.com than any other organisation with a product to sell. Furthermore, since neither platform wishes to disclose its m...
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.
Replies: 36
Views: 3023

Re: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.

Congratulations
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2595
Views: 211600

Re: Cheating in chess

And, if you go to https://lichess.org/forum/lichess-feedback/lichess-total-games-played, you'll find that - a year ago - there were reckoned to be 1.5 to 2 million games played each day. I'd guess that it's now at least 2.5 million - which equates to around 900 million each year. Some of those would...
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2595
Views: 211600

Re: Cheating in chess

For the record, 7 months ago Lichess claimed almost 8 million members

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