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by Stewart Reuben
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
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Re: Media comments on chess

Chess master Igor Kremeta from Ukraine had commited a brutal murder.

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Sent to me by Bogdan Lalic.
by Stewart Reuben
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1655
Views: 145671

Re: Cheating in chess

I presume one of them will be represented by Trump and the other Biden?
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 292
Views: 28331

Re: Arbitration question

Hmm. If Black now moves to a legal position. I suppose they continue. My original concern was that perhaps Black had just played Re8. White was so surprised, he just sat there for a moment. If the arbiter interfered, that would deprive White of claiming his opponent had made an illegal move.
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1655
Views: 145671

Re: Cheating in chess

In 1986 Karpov expressed concerns before the match that Kasparov's seconds could see him. He was not accusing Gary of cheating. Simply that he might gain sustenance from the way they looked. So It was agreed the seconds would always sit in the same place and the two players would change positions wh...
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3859
Views: 421963

Re: Media comments on chess

The convention of white square on right is of relatively recent origin, as is that White moves first.
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 292
Views: 28331

Re: Arbitration question

Then, if an illegal position is sill on the board, he shall declare the game drawn.
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3859
Views: 421963

Re: Media comments on chess

THE GREENBECKER GAMBIT By Ben Graff Published by Conrad Press in 2020 This is a fictional work chronically the life of a chess player, seen solely from his viewpoint, in London for a few days around the period of the Carlssen – Caruana match. Several real-life people are mentioned in his narrative. ...
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 292
Views: 28331

Re: Arbitration question

Soheil, that is covered in A.4.2. Refer to 7.5.5
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 292
Views: 28331

Re: Arbitration question

Soheil, A.4.4 applies only when both kings are in check; or if there is a pawn on the rank furthermost from it starting position, Thus you have asked a new question. Imagine one where the white K is on d3 and all of white's other pieces are on their original squares. You can tell several moves have ...
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3859
Views: 421963

Re: Media comments on chess

Nick .So that's where such deals used to get done. I don't think I was even a member of the QC at the time. It took 25 years to amend the title regulations to be more user-friendly, thus removing the 'need' for deals. My interest in that case was that I was a member of the BCF Board, One of the obje...
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3859
Views: 421963

Re: Media comments on chess

Tim Spanton > that India has 66 chess grandmasters?< According to FIDE India has 65 GMs. But that is not a completely reliable source. It also says Anand was their first. That is nonsense. PRAVEEN THIPSAY was their first GM. I know because I nominated him. He only had 2 norms. The chairman of the WC...
by Stewart Reuben
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 292
Views: 28331

Re: Arbitration question

John - Article A4,4 addresses this issue for rapidplay and blitz. If the arbiter observes both kings are in check , he shall wait until the next move is completed. Then, if an illegal position is sill on the board, he shall declare the game drawn. Thus White Ke1 Rd1. Black kd8 re8 White's clock is g...
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3859
Views: 421963

Re: Media comments on chess

Roger >The advert was for a Smartphone app but the chess clock was somewhat retro, being a Garde.< The reason may be that they were advised to use an analog clock because setting it is easier. Certainly, when being consulted about staging 'CHESS The Musical' that is what I always recommend. Quite ap...
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3859
Views: 421963

Re: Media comments on chess

Watching tv Wednesday evening. I wasn't paying much attention during the ads.
There was a Barclay card ad depicting a woman playing chess.
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1655
Views: 145671

Re: Cheating in chess

Returning to poker. There was one occasion when I knew for certain that I was being cheated. What is more, I think I may be able to explain it to all of you. It was 7 card stud and Ihad 4 hearts showing, including the ACE and KING. All I needed was one heart concealed and I would be certain to be wi...