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by Alan Atkinson
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: David Welch
Replies: 21
Views: 2320

Re: David Welch

He was always a great encourager of people; a good Arbiter and an astute judge of character.
by Alan Atkinson
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CAA Minutes
Replies: 6
Views: 622

CAA Minutes

Please note that the CAA minutes are available at http://www.chessarbitersassociation.co. ... nutes.html

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by Alan Atkinson
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 13593

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:29 pm
How often do you see a tournament where a round 1 all-GM clash doesn't get onto the liveboards?
It's the case that for round two, there are quite a number of big names that sit beyond the live boards.
by Alan Atkinson
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 364
Views: 26747

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

My understanding is that the game will not be rated by fide if it is not in compliance with their rules They cannot be required to rate a game that they do not wish to handle The 4NCL and elsewhere may choose to make their games rate-able by complying with FIDEs requirements Players may refuse to su...
by Alan Atkinson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.
Replies: 39
Views: 3740

Re: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.

Illegal move: piece touched: any legal move with that piece.
Castling is considered a King move, so...
by Alan Atkinson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Touch Move question
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Re: Touch Move question

The Laws say "with the intention of" (moving/capture/castling/etc) so if you were of the view that the idea WAS to take that piece when it was touched or knocked from the board with the queen, then you were correct to insist. It does not matter that no actual physical contact happened between the pl...
by Alan Atkinson
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 42983

Re: Batumi Olympiad

According to this thread its an "incompetence" Harsh! (from the Incompetent, second main row up, second in from the left.) But there were the usual tales of some arbiters being useless/asleep/absent/etc. Sad really, for the vast majority will have done a good job in quite challenging conditions.
by Alan Atkinson
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 42983

Re: Batumi Olympiad

The law is not interested in cheating at chess. It is interested in ensuring disabled people are not discriminated against. I believe that condemning a player to a prison of silence for say five hours during the course of a game is discrimination and not acceptable. My understanding is that you mus...
by Alan Atkinson
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Leake
Replies: 2
Views: 1608

Re: John Leake

Sorry to hear this: John was always a very kind person.
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by Alan Atkinson
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 675
Views: 80011

Re: Cheating in chess

Really? Where has that come from? FIDE Rule 11.4 - "Players who have finished their games shall be considered to be spectators." FIDE Rule 11.2.3.3 "Only with the permission of the arbiter can a person who is neither a player nor arbiter be allowed access to the playing area." You're right. Olympia...
by Alan Atkinson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017
Replies: 283
Views: 16513

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

Well yes, but once the arbiter has been summoned and the three, (two players and the arbiter) understand that the queen is not going to take the knight, and the position is going to be repeated, and that even with the 30 move rule in place it is OK to agree a draw.... The arbiter would have perhaps ...
by Alan Atkinson
Sun May 21, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why you should learn to mate with bishop and knight
Replies: 27
Views: 4014

Re: Why you should learn to mate with bishop and knight

Happened again today at the EPSCA semi finals at Camber Sands: ended when the young player with the two pieces did not managed the win.
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by Alan Atkinson
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Club of the Year
Replies: 0
Views: 780

Club of the Year

Given the unusually expanded time period this time around, "the season from July 1016 until June 2017" may I propose for Small Club of the Year, the chessboard used in the incident mentioned below. "Around 1060, William the Conqueror (1027-1087), was playing chess with the Prince of France and got c...
by Alan Atkinson
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations
Replies: 225
Views: 19578

Re: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations

Micheal Flatt wrote: Despite the change in the regulations getting made up to full ECF Arbiter (Level 2) is still reliant on the good will of a small group of individuals, the ECF Senior Arbiters. The only change being that they are now called Assessors and a strict set of assessment criteria introd...
by Alan Atkinson
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations
Replies: 225
Views: 19578

Re: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations

My Level 2 Arbiter Level status was removed quite deliberately: however, if I was to ask Alex H nicely, he could write up the 4NCL Individual Rapidplay and the 4NCL Team Rapidplay events that I assisted at in 2016 and then if two out of Alex, Laura B and Geoff G were to agree, I might apply to get m...