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by Paul Cooksey
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35412

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Does Adam Ashton have a chance too?
by Paul Cooksey
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35412

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Pert v Pert may be a short game, but not for the reasons we were expecting
by Paul Cooksey
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35412

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

The top four England players are remarkably closely rated at the moment. From 2700chess:

41 ↓2 Howell 2694.2 −2.8
42 Jones 2692.0 0.0
43 Sadler 2692.0 0.0
44 ↑4 Adams 2691.5 +1.5
by Paul Cooksey
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35412

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

David Robertson wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:04 pm
Paul Cooksey wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:30 am
Dark horse to win: Gordon
Fell at the first. Brought down by a sniper
If anyone else would like me to tip their opponent, I am willing to do so for a very reasonable fee...
by Paul Cooksey
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35412

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

While we are waiting for Jonathan to come up with some sort of predictions game, I'll get in first with a very bland set: Champion: Howell, given Adams has been quite inactive and the big rating gap to everyone else. Women's Champion: Houska, probably by at least a full point U21: Wadsworth, I might...
by Paul Cooksey
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2972
Views: 323064

Re: Media comments on chess

consider yourself lucky; facebook thinks I might want to buy a sniper dvd...
by Paul Cooksey
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11045

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

I'm pretty sure they wouldn't although there are people better qualified to comment on burden of proof than me, my LLB notwithstanding.
by Paul Cooksey
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11045

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

I agree with Justin. But further, as far as I can see Armstrong not convicted of any criminal offence. I see some speculation that the prosecutor may have been put off by the acquittal of baseball players who admitted steroid use. Which goes to the point I was making earlier that I do not think law ...
by Paul Cooksey
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11045

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

Maybe, although my suspicion is that the police are very likely to say they have more important things to do. I was considering posting about the the Phil Ivey Edge Sorting case. I decided it was materially different in too many ways to use as a direct comparison. But maybe relevant that even when a...
by Paul Cooksey
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11045

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

Seriously, this is a great and shameful fall for such a well-known player. Very disheartening. My feelings too. I was chatting with someone last weekend and said I was intending to post in defence of Rausis, since I did not think he was abusing the 400 point rule. I feel a bit of a fool for not mak...
by Paul Cooksey
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Prix FIDE Riga 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1019

Re: Grand Prix FIDE Riga 2019

the knockout format taking a bit of a hammering in the player interviews, as they all admit they play with minimum risk in game 2 and prepare for playoffs
by Paul Cooksey
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11045

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

If you think making an accusation that a child cheated without proof is appropriate, probably better to do it on your own site than lumber Carl with the consequences.
by Paul Cooksey
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Draw Croatia
Replies: 30
Views: 2143

Re: Grand Chess Draw Croatia

I don't think the GCT Zagreb will be remembered for the draws.

Even without Magnus going on the rampage, a tournament with 6 games a day and some sort of Sofia rules seems quite spectator friendly to me.
by Paul Cooksey
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11045

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

I'm not convinced. If Rausis was a strong player, surely he would have beaten Mamedyarov with black in the Bundesliga instead of conceding that draw.
by Paul Cooksey
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Croatia Grand Chess Tour Event in Zagreb
Replies: 46
Views: 2631

Re: Croatia Grand Chess Tour Event in Zagreb

Magnus was interviewed on the stream he missed 28 ef5 bd4 29 kg2 qe2 30 kh3 when things remain unclear, thinking only kh1 was possible. He said he might not have played it if he had seen it, so was sort of bluffing, in his own words. Nepo had seen the king could hide on h3 but miscalculated the game...