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by E Michael White
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sexism in chess
Replies: 89
Views: 5431

Re: Sexism in chess

At the start of the FIE Laws of Chess it states In these Laws the word 'he', 'him', and 'his' shall be considered to include 'she' and 'her'. Nobody has ever challenged this. Implied inclusion in this way would not always work, as it is necessary sometimes to use the word 'hers' instead of 'she' or...
by E Michael White
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Vera Menchik
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Re: Vera Menchik

Both clocks appear to me to be stopped, adding to Leonard's theory.
by E Michael White
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3622
Views: 397132

Re: Media comments on chess

David Sedgwick wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:38 am
I cannot remember where I saw the recommendation.
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I saw these on the internet.
by E Michael White
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check
Replies: 47
Views: 3042

Re: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check

Yes well done; I think that's correct. Gosh our senior arbiters are sharp (#) tonight. Not only do they solve the problems but encode a reply which demonstrates they have without spoiling the puzzle for others. Question is would the Polgars like the extended problems? I can think of a few more which...
by E Michael White
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check
Replies: 47
Views: 3042

Re: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check

I guess that's right. The other Bishop is clearly conducting your singing.

Lets hope the Gregorian chant you were practising was not the famous "He who Dwells" which could be a disaster in Blitz chess.
by E Michael White
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check
Replies: 47
Views: 3042

Re: A Former Loophole-The “Legal” Triple Check

I expect quadruple and higher checks are possible too. Will think about it unless someone else does it first.

The average number of days in September over the last 300 years is not 30.
by E Michael White
Sun May 31, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Some thoughts on anti-cheating systems
Replies: 220
Views: 7354

Re: Some thoughts on anti-cheating systems

Is Ken Regan a stats chap? I thought he was a computer science prof!
by E Michael White
Sat May 30, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Some thoughts on anti-cheating systems
Replies: 220
Views: 7354

Re: Some thoughts on anti-cheating systems

I must confess I haven't read most of this stuff as I might develop my own system later. I have one question though, does anyone know in a scenario where two cheaters play each other with engine support, could the FIDE/Regan approach flag up both as cheating in that game? I'm beginning to think abou...
by E Michael White
Thu May 28, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Harry Golombek games
Replies: 69
Views: 3401

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: 255
Views: 23865

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: 255
Views: 23865

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: 255
Views: 23865

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: 822
Views: 37273

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: 822
Views: 37273

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: 822
Views: 37273

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.