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by E Michael White
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 292
Views: 27729

Re: Arbitration question

What should an arbiter do if a player, instead of completing his K-side casting, just moves his king to g8 and press the clock? Treat it in the same way as they would any other illegal move. Tell the player the move was illegal, put the king back on e1/e8 and tell the player he has to play a legal ...
by E Michael White
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Pedants United
Replies: 209
Views: 5085

Re: Pedants United

MJMcCready wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:59 am
Use of "trouser" as a singular noun is not unknown.
As in trouser leg.
by E Michael White
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964
Replies: 35
Views: 1915

Re: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964

Surprisingly, given the strength of the line-up, that's the first game score from the 1964 Southend Premier that I've seen. Hello John. If you want to punt some time tracking a few game scores down you could try looking in the relevant range of Shakmatny Bulletin. I used to take that mag between ab...
by E Michael White
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Pedants United
Replies: 209
Views: 5085

Re: Pedants United

pseudo collective words -

A variety of arbiters was/were queuing outside the local curry house for their dinners. Is variety singular or plural ?
by E Michael White
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964
Replies: 35
Views: 1915

Re: N.Littlewood - B.Wade, Southend 1964

I played Norman in about 1970. His writing was very unclear and the letters variable making it difficult to read, which we had to, to check on the number of moves made. Still it was way better than mine though ! Much more likely to be Bobs.
by E Michael White
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Pedants United
Replies: 209
Views: 5085

Re: Pedants United

David Williams wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:00 am
Alistair Campbell wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:54 pm
a recent phenomena
?!
Too much or not enough Greek.
by E Michael White
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carlsen Problem
Replies: 40
Views: 2075

Re: Carlsen Problem

In the original problem I got to around 153, with waiting moves and transpositions included, before I gave up when I realised those were probably not intended. However I did work out an algorithm for removing the transpositions. The line I find the most amusing, which Nigel also found, is Ng5 Ne6 Qg...
by E Michael White
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carlsen Problem
Replies: 40
Views: 2075

Re: Carlsen Problem

Think I can find a few more than that Jack but its a bit late for tonight !
by E Michael White
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1494
Views: 137703

Re: Cheating in chess

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:30 pm
The simplest way to avoid being accused of cheating is not to play.
Elizabeth Pahtz may disagree.

In a new twist Ken Regan's screening tool is to be used to detect English arbiters closely following FIDE laws. To date no significant matching has been found.
by E Michael White
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sexism in chess
Replies: 89
Views: 6251

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: 14
Views: 1148

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: 3823
Views: 416972

Re: Media comments on chess

David Sedgwick wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:38 am
I cannot remember where I saw the recommendation.
Vitamin A is recommended for eyesight and
Vitamin B12 for memory

Others are also helpful.

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: 48
Views: 3910

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: 48
Views: 3910

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: 48
Views: 3910

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.