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by E Michael White
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clock adjustment for not keeping score
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: Clock adjustment for not keeping score

Law 8.1.6 now stipulates that the clock is not adjusted in the case of a player with a disability. David has given a correct answer but to a different question. 8.1.6 applies where an assistant writes down the moves. JT's original question related to an adjustment where neither he nor an assistant ...
by E Michael White
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is this a win?
Replies: 34
Views: 1269

Re: Is this a win?

A move is completed only after you press the clock. So no move was made prior to pressing the clock. That's not quite right. The move was made prior to pressing the clock, but it was not completed prior to pressing the clock. David's comment is not quite right either. Illegal moves are never made t...
by E Michael White
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS
Replies: 38
Views: 1763

Re: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS

Hello Stewart If you need to check the BCF Lightning tournament rules the last set I know of was included in the BCF yearbook for1970-71. They definitely included the announcing check rule. If a player failed to announce check and as a result the opponent left their king in check the opponent could ...
by E Michael White
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS
Replies: 38
Views: 1763

Re: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS

In 1970 or thereabouts the BCF lightning rules had two rules which might be considered unusual now:- a. check had to be announced b. the arbiter had to default a player for any second rule infringement, none of this wishy washy 3 or 4 strikes and you're out. Players and arbiters were expected to kno...
by E Michael White
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 111
Views: 5440

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

Hello Brian

I've only just started reading this stuff.

If you are going ELO type, how do you plan to ensure consistency across junior grades where some play a high proportion of adults and others play a much smaller proportion of adults?
by E Michael White
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 102
Views: 5664

Re: Arbitration question

The practical effect, as noted by Jack, is that an illegal move can directly lose by virtue of the requirement to substitute a move involving the touched piece. At the other extreme it is also possible under FIDE laws, for you to complete an illegal move, it is pointed out and the only other legal ...
by E Michael White
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 102
Views: 5664

Re: Arbitration question

soheil_hooshdaran You mention that this game was a Women's National Championship played under Blitz format. How many arbiters were running the section and how many players took part ? What was decided and how did the game proceed ? The replies on this forum assume that Black's immediately preceding ...
by E Michael White
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 102
Views: 5664

Re: Arbitration question

As regards the clock 6.2.3 A player must press his clock with the same hand with which he made his move. Breach of this rule of course does not constitute an illegal move as defined by 7.5.4 (I think?) so again I believe the penalty is at the arbiter's discretion, i.e. 12.9. Your statement is not a...
by E Michael White
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 76
Views: 3506

Re: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Synchronised arbiting is to be included in the 2028 Olympic games.

The sub-events are not yet decided but may include:- synchronised manual round pairings, synchronised game input, and a restaurant event.
by E Michael White
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 279
Views: 15561

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

The latest massive analysis of results showed that, aside from initial ratings still needing work, the predictive power of FIDE ratings for juniors is pretty good. At the risk of banging the point over the head, there is nothing that any system can do with results that are not reported. I might be ...
by E Michael White
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Supporter
Replies: 16
Views: 1442

Re: ECF Supporter

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:09 am
It a surprise that the ECF think the costs of collection are so low that it's worth bothering to collect £ 5 a head.
Gift aid ?
by E Michael White
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A couple of Fide rules questions
Replies: 71
Views: 2299

Re: A couple of Fide rules questions

My understanding is that being a captain does not give me authority to intervene, for example by claiming touch move on behalf of my team-mate. Is that correct? Leagues tend to set their own local rules as to the extent, if at all, captains can intervene. Oxford's for example http://www.oxfordfusio...
by E Michael White
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: London Junior oddity
Replies: 20
Views: 1594

Re: London Junior oddity

For the avoidance of doubt, nothing here is intended as a criticism of the junior in question. But either the LJCC organisers were aware of her rating or they weren't. If no, why was she permitted to compete? If yes, why wasn't she seeded sensibly? Agreed, I guess you could take it that the organis...
by E Michael White
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: London Junior oddity
Replies: 20
Views: 1594

Re: London Junior oddity

It doesn't look as if the organisers took into account her FIDE rating, either for eligibility or pairings. Instead, particularly as this was not FIDE rated but just an ECF graded event, they paired her as if she had a grade of 50. yes I noticed that but felt player identification was more importan...
by E Michael White
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: London Junior oddity
Replies: 20
Views: 1594

Re: London Junior oddity

Perhaps ought to be in the U12 major. Equal 1st in a Moscow event. Well, yes, there's a separate question as to why, with (again according to the same FIDE website) a ELO1456 rating, she was allowed into the under-12 minor but not seeded appropriately for Swiss pairing purposes. Hello Roger again y...