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by David Sedgwick
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Submitting events to the FIDE calendar
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: Submitting events to the FIDE calendar

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:05 am
It's not a requirement of it being FIDE-rated.
It used to be a requirement for Title tournaments. That is no longer the case.

I had an account on the old FIDE website. I don't even know how to find it on the new one.

However, like Alex, I don't care.
by David Sedgwick
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3124
Views: 140662

Re: The English Language

Soheil, here is an example from literature about your country. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=KPB8DAAAQBAJ&pg=PT48&lpg=PT48&dq=Iran+%22grist+to+the+mill%22&source=bl&ots=zK9MjjTWsQ&sig=ACfU3U3UnUJYyUydKCSBcf5Kw95pqyqIiw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwib-JexpvfmAhUwQRUIHciLDUkQ6AEwAHoECAUQAQ#v=onepage&q&...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 7619

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

2019 was a bad year for Tata Steel Netherlands. With steel production declining worldwide, and even more so in Europe, the Indian multinational corporation announced a restructuring measure in November that involved cutting nearly 3,000 jobs across its European operations. For the Dutch division, 1...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4323

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

Assuming the game was standard play, in which case there would be a record of the moves, I imagine the arbiters felt impelled to reproduce the moves on the opponent's scoresheet to see if the final move was, in fact, checkmate. Question that next crosses my mind is, if the final move recorded was c...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4323

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

Luckily I have never yet come across an instance where two players shook hands and then argued as to what the shaking of hands meant. It happened to me. My opponent's flag fell, we shook hands and he filled out the slip to say 0-1 ( he was White ) and handed it in. A few minutes later he informed t...
by David Sedgwick
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4323

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

The episode was discussed on here at viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7319.

I agree with the comments of Ian Thompson and Nick Faulks on Page 2.
by David Sedgwick
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 11508

Re: Hastings Congress

Nick Burrows wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:00 pm
Was the best game prize announced?
It was won by Masters winner Magesh Chandran Panchanathan for his game in Round 8 against Deep Sengupta.

https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1990047
by David Sedgwick
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 11508

Re: Hastings Congress

Congratulations to GM Magesh Chandran Panchanathan, a worthy winner of the Masters.
by David Sedgwick
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 11508

Re: Hastings Congress

Anyone know what happened on board 45, Zheng - Patrick ? Black's position is a bit nasty but that is to be expected after 4...Lc5 I suppose. Something went wrong with the transmission. White won, but in considerably more than 8 moves. That's not what happened. Patrick's mobile went off, not very lo...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 11508

Re: Hastings Congress

John Upham wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:12 pm
Anyone know what happened on board 45, Zheng - Patrick ?

Black's position is a bit nasty but that is to be expected after 4...Lc5 I suppose.
Something went wrong with the transmission. White won, but in considerably more than 8 moves.
by David Sedgwick
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4323

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

Hartston wrote about a similar event in one of his humour books, although I think there one player thought he had won and the other drawn. That supposedly was based on a real incident in a Student Olympiad. You - and Hartston - were probably thinking of the incident in the game Schneider - Pedersen...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 214
Views: 16545

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

3. They'd just have to name some other licenced arbiter who was never present but ticks the box as far as FIDE is concerned, which is sharp practice that FIDE wants to avoid Arbiters who are not present have a duty to do more than just tick a box. To be fair, if there was a will, an arbiter could b...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4323

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

I think by awarding the draw, you made a perfectly reasonable decision. I know the laws don't provide for this option, but if both players agreed that actually they didn't resign and wanted to carry on playing, then I would let them do that too. After all, the player who ends up losing can hardly c...
by David Sedgwick
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 214
Views: 16545

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

I don't think it makes much difference whether or not he is setting out to abuse the system, but he may well not be. If he is the organiser of an out of the way club where he is by far the strongest player, what is he supposed to do? I would have thought that it would be prudent to train someone el...
by David Sedgwick
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pairing a Team Event
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Pairing a Team Event

Swiss Manager obviously does, as it is used for many team events from the Olympiad downwards.

However, I'm afraid that I'm too much of a technonumpty to give any useful help.