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by Paul McKeown
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4426

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

How would a player "use" as a note, source of information or advice, having written "resigns", or "0-1", etc, on their scoresheet? Let's think about what FIDE does legislate. 8.1.4 The scoresheet shall be used only for recording the moves, the times of the clocks, offers of a draw, matters relating...
by Paul McKeown
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4426

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

I disagree! Writing on ones own score sheet is not indicating anything to the opponent and therefore cannot constitute a resignaton. It is necessary to publicly declare a resignation before recoding it on the scoresheet - otherwise you would be using the scoresheet to make notes during the course o...
by Paul McKeown
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anti-doping
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: Anti-doping

Thank you, Alex Holowczak, for a reply that is cogent, relevant, interesting and useful! (A rarity on the forum...!)
by Paul McKeown
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Buying and Selling
Replies: 1
Views: 593

Buying and Selling

Is buying and selling points an 11.1 "bringing the game into disrepute" violation, or is there a more specific Law or regulation?
by Paul McKeown
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anti-doping
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Anti-doping

I note that Geir Helgemo has been suspended by the World Bridge Federation for failing an anti-doping test. What is the current status of anti-doping in chess? There was a great hoohaa in the early 2000s, and Ivanchuk famously had his massive tantrum at the 2008 Olympiad, but got away with it, but i...
by Paul McKeown
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Once of this place, now jailed??
Replies: 6
Views: 1780

Re: Once of this place, now jailed??

He has a blog . Interesting in that he holds nothing back, full of fairly random anger, threats of violence and episodes of actual violence and (denied) property crime ("they gave me this stuff"). I can readily identify the woman from the world of chess that he mouths off about occasionally, just gl...
by Paul McKeown
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Unable to unzip new FIDE rating lists in any format
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Unable to unzip new FIDE rating lists in any format

thanks Alex, that makes sense - and it worked. Doesn't SM use Java for the pairings engine? Yes, via JaVaFo, which requires Java. But I don't think the part of the program in question uses it. (Referring to JaVaFo Pairing Engine Advanced Users Manual ) Does JaVaFo not just take a TRF06 or a TRF16 a...
by Paul McKeown
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Unable to unzip new FIDE rating lists in any format
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Unable to unzip new FIDE rating lists in any format

anyone else having problems importing the new lists into Swiss Manager? It might be as simple as installing a new version of SM, but I wondered - sometimes the files at FIDE are corrupted and nobody can download them! Yes, I have had this problem several times on occasion. I find it goes away with ...
by Paul McKeown
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4426

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

It might be useful if there was an "operator precedence" list for chess. We know, example that checkmate/stalemate > flag fall, but what about all the other ways that a game can end?
by Paul McKeown
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4426

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

I have a copy ;) Kazic said that the resignation of the player who had the move (ie didn't see the e.p) should have taken precedence. I don't understand that. What was Kazic's reasoning? The Laws are rather clear that resignation ends the game, so I'm not really sure how having the move would make ...
by Paul McKeown
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4426

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

In perhaps the same Paul tournament my daughter had overlooked an incoming attack, and realising that her opponent had a mate-in-one, had written "0 - 1" on her score-sheet... when her opponent, equally oblivious, offered a draw! Daughter said she felt quite guilty accepting... before showing the a...
by Paul McKeown
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4426

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

Surely, unless the players resigned exactly simultaneously the loss is to the person who resigned first? That immediately ends the game and the other player is not then able to resign because there is no game to resign from. It was simultaneous, and both players agreed that they had resigned. I was...
by Paul McKeown
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4426

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

I don't think you're the first to point this out. I suspect you'll find it somewhere on the SCCU website from when Richard Haddrell was maintaining it. Thanks, that is interesting. Another potential flaw in the wording is what the result should be when a player resigns and it's not possible for his...
by Paul McKeown
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4426

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

But a mutual resignation is a new one and should be shared. I don't have the exact position, but the basics are that White and Black were both threatening mate in one, both thought the other was on the move. Neither had been scoring as both players (both fairly experienced 120s) were "on the increm...
by Paul McKeown
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4426

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

Also, how do you know both players resigned? Unless you were on the spot and heard them both say simultaneously words to the effect of: "I resign," how would you know? The fact that they may have both handed in scoresheets recording a loss, doesn't mean they both actually resigned. https://beauches...