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by E Michael White
Fri Dec 08, 2023 6:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nigel Short off Twitter
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Nigel Short off Twitter

why has Nigel Short left Twitter ?
by E Michael White
Tue Sep 19, 2023 12:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What have the ECF ever done for us!
Replies: 24
Views: 2277

Re: What have the ECF ever done for us!

The ECF rating policy is that either the whole event is submitted for rating or that no results are submitted. Thanks, Brian. That is what I had always assumed and I was disturbed to see people ( I think ) suggesting otherwise. It seems to me, if the ECF 's policy is not followed, that deflationary...
by E Michael White
Thu Sep 07, 2023 2:02 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Britbase and a 1967 Look and Learn
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: Britbase and a 1967 Look and Learn

The battle of Salamanca (1812) was prolonged by a lack of artillery ammunition for Team Wellington. Hence Tchaikovsky had to write music for a different battle. Not a good year for the French army. Hello Kevin. Are you sure you're not getting Beethoven's Battle Symphony mixed up with Tchaikovsky's ...
by E Michael White
Fri Aug 18, 2023 1:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 386
Views: 46799

Re: Arbitration question

In the scenarios presented by Tim, it seems to me that the arbiter should never remind a player of the early start. FIDE law 12.6. year 2023. The arbiter must not intervene in a game except in cases described by the Laws of Chess. SNIP ------------------------------------------------------- The arbi...
by E Michael White
Sat Jun 10, 2023 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the answer to this?
Replies: 9
Views: 790

Re: What's the answer to this?

So there is no definitive answer? The definitive answer, as others have already explained, is that it's a draw. FIDE article 6.9 - " ... the game is drawn if the position is such that the opponent cannot checkmate the player’s king by any possible series of legal moves" applies here. The draw propo...
by E Michael White
Tue Jan 03, 2023 2:00 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Chess Go Spinny
Replies: 17
Views: 4687

Re: Chess Go Spinny

I don't think we could find the exact cause but a general statement would be that Chessbase was halted before all the necessary files had saved. I have accidentally done this when I wished to shut my PC down by using the route START - POWER - SHUTDOWN. It then warned me that, amongst others, the Che...
by E Michael White
Mon Jan 02, 2023 2:53 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Chess Go Spinny
Replies: 17
Views: 4687

Re: Chess Go Spinny

I may know the answer to this. First of all to get my bearings do you ever a) edit database files with a WP editor like Notepad ? b) open another separate engine program such as Rybka while chessbase is open? c) have you ever used the game history option while in the database path windows ?
by E Michael White
Sun Dec 25, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbiters needed
Replies: 9
Views: 1634

Re: Arbiters needed

Is there a daily free food allowance in addition or is that part of the daily rate ?
by E Michael White
Sat Dec 17, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Template Error
Replies: 4
Views: 1507

Re: Template Error

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sat Dec 17, 2022 10:43 am
Is "template error" a standard excuse for an error (e.g) in banking and insurance?
yes

Its similar to the use of the expression "The Preface" by Arbiters.
by E Michael White
Thu Oct 27, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbiting Question
Replies: 44
Views: 4241

Re: Arbiting Question

Michael White/Roger de Coverley The points remains that spurious claims can still be dismissed by consideration of intent. The reason I pointed out the latest law revisions from Jan 2018 is that the definition of intent is now taken to be different from earlier law versions. 4.2.1 Only the player h...
by E Michael White
Tue Oct 18, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbiting Question
Replies: 44
Views: 4241

Re: Arbiting Question

Paul.

The link you have shown takes you to an outdated version of the Chess Laws.
by E Michael White
Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:55 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Carlsen resigns on move 2
Replies: 1113
Views: 79683

Re: Carlsen resigns on move 2

Nick Faulks quotes David Smerdon who says at 32:00 in the Pod recommended :-

" ................. 32:00- What kind of cheating measures should be put in place? ............. "

Anti-cheating surely !
by E Michael White
Mon May 30, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in Venice
Replies: 12
Views: 5733

Re: Chess in Venice

If what you want is a few quiet games and view some architecture you should play the Guicco Pianissimo and study the the Canal variation!
by E Michael White
Wed May 11, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Time Ladies and Gentlemen Please!
Replies: 41
Views: 5529

Re: Time Ladies and Gentlemen Please!

Nearer to home for Nick, the current FIDE title regulations mention adjudication but only to say that games so decided cannot be used for title applications ! (Regulation 1.42c). This statement was in the regulations both before and after 2009. I pointed this out to some of the adjudication hunters ...
by E Michael White
Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A milestone approaches
Replies: 41
Views: 4480

Re: A milestone approaches

Sorry to spoil the fun but Roger has already made 20005 posts. There is a software bug in the system, which gives two different totals.