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by E Michael White
Thu May 28, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Harry Golombek games
Replies: 51
Views: 2239

Re: Harry Golombek games

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:55 am
He wet onand on about ho they had mangled his chewss column that day
Are these typos or are you experimenting with humour again?
by E Michael White
Mon May 25, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 238
Views: 22150

Re: Arbitration question

In connection with your (plural) proposed book on the History of the Laws, I drew Alex McF's attention to versions of the 19th Century Laws where this was permitted. Those were not FIDE Laws of course. Stewart Reubens proposed book is about FIDE Laws isn't it ? In the position discussed in this thr...
by E Michael White
Mon May 25, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 238
Views: 22150

Re: Arbitration question

White should have moved the Pawn (Queen) back to the 1st rank where even Stewart might have regarded it as a Queen. If the game reached an ending, I suggest a Queen thus restricted might be valued as +6.5 on the usual scale of piece values.
by E Michael White
Mon May 25, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 238
Views: 22150

Re: Arbitration question

Richard. That is a new one for me: promoting a pawn to a pawn. Stranger things can happen in Chess, especially Blitz and Rapid. I played a local Blitz recently when my opponent promoted one of my (W) pawns from g2 to a Black Q of his on h1. The arbiter insisted he couldn't have intended it so wante...
by E Michael White
Tue May 05, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 345
Views: 17971

Re: 4NCL Online

Ken Regan remarks, in a video I've mentioned elsewhere, that Capablanca's games circa 1927 show well above-average correlation [compared with other grandmasters up to the Fischer-Spassky era] with modern engines Yes, think I've heard that or read your earlier comment. That half proves my point as C...
by E Michael White
Tue May 05, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 345
Views: 17971

Re: 4NCL Online

may I ask whether there is anyone on this forum who has total confidence in the anti-cheating mechanisms of Chess.com and Lichess? Perhaps the two suppliers have already done this but I would like to see them check their engine matching procedure against a regression test bed of games where it was ...
by E Michael White
Tue May 05, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 345
Views: 17971

Re: 4NCL Online

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 4:22 pm

Are there suppliers other than chess.con and lie-chess?
Hi Kevin, whether this was a typo or not it's still an amusing pun ! Perhaps it should be run through K W Regans system to establish whether it is a typo or not.
by E Michael White
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queen vs three pieces
Replies: 29
Views: 1973

Re: Queen vs three pieces

rn1q1rk1/2p1ppbp/p3bnp1/1p2P3/3P4/1QN2N2/PP3PPP/R1B1KB1R w KQ - White to play I have 43 games which reach that position. The top 5 W players by rating – Bronstein, Horvath, Psakhis, Xu Hanbing and Sundarararajan all played 10.exf6 and all won. Overall figs:- Move games % score 10.exf6 32 71.9% 10.Q...
by E Michael White
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 810
Views: 98877

Re: Cheating in chess

That would be somewhat pointless Oh no it wouldn't. Arbiters could be acting as a relay to send information from electronic boards, or miscellaneous WIFI signals, to an accomplice in the car park (on your model) who does the necessary with the Engine to relay it back to a plastic or metalloid recep...
by E Michael White
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 810
Views: 98877

Re: Cheating in chess

Ian Thompson wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:34 pm

My definition of cheating - deliberately and knowingly doing something that's prohibited by the rules.
Arbiters do that often !

On another point; should arbiters be scanned, when entering the playing areas, for electronics capable of sending or receiving information ?
by E Michael White
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3507
Views: 384634

Re: Media comments on chess

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by E Michael White
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Israel Zilber
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Israel Zilber

ben.graff wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:40 am
I can't find any trace of him after the 1980s...
I believe he appeared in Canada in the early 1980s where a street is named probably after him, in Ontario. Try looking up Maple Ontario, Israel Zilber Dr. I have about 3 games he played in Canada and in the Bundesliga during 80-82.
by E Michael White
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 810
Views: 98877

Re: Cheating in chess

I intensely dislike concocted draws as may well have happened in two games in Gibraltar Masters yesterday. Here there is a rule, 'No agreed draws in less than 30 moves'. 1 Nf3 Nf6 2 Ng1 Ng8. 3 Nc3 Na6 4 Nb1 Nb8. 5 Nh3 Nc6 6 Ng1 Nb8. 7 Na3 Nh6 8 Nb1 Ng8, The games is drawn by 5-fold occurrence of po...
by E Michael White
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 324
Views: 24917

Re: World Youth Championships

Leonard Barden wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:00 pm
..... who I recall playing in my last over-the-board tournament at Hammersmith 1972.
wasn't Barnstaple 1972 your last OTB tourney ? Your memory of your own events is probably better than mine so perhaps you weren't counting weekend events.
by E Michael White
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 238
Views: 22150

Re: Arbitration question

The important thing is not whether you touched the queen, but whether you touched it with the intention of moving it . Since 1 Jan 2018 you need to consider amendments to the FIDE Laws:- 4.2.1 Only the player having the move may adjust one or more pieces on their squares, provided that he first exp...