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by Roger de Coverly
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 102
Views: 10313

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:47 am
Wy not do that for chess?
I rather suspect the online servers have been attempting to monitor what else is happening on the computer for years. It wouldn't stop a player who wasn't being observed from using one computer, phone or tablet to play and another to analyse.
by Roger de Coverly
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 60
Views: 1801

Re: Malcolm Barker.

To my surprise, MN Barker was still at KES in 1952, when he was not only chess but also tennis captain Has the concept of "Captain of Chess" alongside "Captain of Tennis", "Captain of Cricket", "Captain of Rugby" etc now disappeared from the school system? How many of the contributors here held the...
by Roger de Coverly
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 8208

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:17 pm
(Was much of Gawain's game in theory? Somehow it seemed largely familiar).
It may well have been familiar to Gawain, as he was nearly an hour ahead on the clock at one stage. The stockfish engine at chessbomb seemed confident that despite sacrificing two pawns, Gawain was always at least equal.
by Roger de Coverly
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 8208

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

2.2 GM Kuzubov, Yuriy 2636 - GM Mcshane, Luke J 2682 An amusing move in Luke's game, Luke is White. [SetUp "1"] [FEN "r1bqkb1r/pp2pppp/2p2n2/8/2B1Q3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/R1B1K2R w KQkq - 3 8"] You might think that 8. Qe2 or Q somewhere was forced, but 8 Ne5 is possible. It's been seen before as might be ex...
by Roger de Coverly
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 63
Views: 5448

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

That can't have been the intention of the complaints procedure drafters. The intent in 2015 may well have been to stop the Complaints Procedure being used for Directors to fight one another which increasingly had become a practice. I could, without direct evidence, suspect a Director's row in this ...
by Roger de Coverly
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division 4 South - 2019-20
Replies: 12
Views: 1322

Re: Division 4 South - 2019-20

Phil Neatherway wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:14 am
I thought that too, I've no idea how this works.
Perhaps Oxford 5 have agreed to be the "C Arbiter" team. In other words, they only play if there would otherwise be an odd number, thus avoiding triangular matches where possible.
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 8208

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

2.1 GM Adams, Michael 2694 - GM Giri, Anish 2780 2.2 GM McShane, Luke J 2682 - GM L'Ami, Erwin 2619 2.3 GM Howell, David W L 2694 - GM Van Den Doel, Erik 2603 2.4 GM Jones, Gawain C B 2688 - GM Van Foreest, Lucas 2531 Adams has drawn and Gawain looks likely to fairly soon. Luke should win easily, w...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sportsmanship in Chess
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Sportsmanship in Chess

IanCalvert wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:29 pm
I guess such games are of exceptionally high quality. Hence are their other such examples in World Chess?
The obvious example is 60 Memorable Games by RJF. Even by then it was unusual for best or memorable game collections to include losses.
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 60
Views: 1801

Re: Malcolm Barker.

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:51 am
There's a certain amount of material one can glean simply by Googling with other search terms
A Google search for Malcolm Barker chess comes up with the usual chess biographic information about his brief career in top level chess in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 8208

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

9.1 GM Adams, Michael 2694 - GM Andersen, Mads 2601 9.2 GM Mcshane, Luke J 2682 - GM Hansen, Sune Berg 2573 9.3 GM Howell, David W L 2694 - IM Thybo, Jesper Sondergaard 2550 9.4 GM Pert, Nicholas 2557 - GM Schandorff, Lars 2496 Wins today for Luke and David, draws for the other two. The chessbomb S...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship
Replies: 42
Views: 3126

Re: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:38 pm
Despite his minus score HD might still have picked up some rating points there?
23 if chess-results is correct.

http://chess-results.com/tnr479945.aspx ... =30&snr=91
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 8208

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

I'm sure there was a similar pseudo-Marshall innovation in the Lopez a few years ago but I can't quite remember what it was, let alone what happened to it Gaweski was the man the variation is usually named after, but others including a younger Carlsen played it. It ran 1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 ...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 8208

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Nice game. Apparently 14.d4 giving the pawn back was needed. I'm unconvinced that engines give reliable verdicts in positions where Black gives up a pawn for initiative and structure, when asked for a quick verdict anyway. They usually mark down the main Marshall lines for example. But I'm getting ...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 210
Views: 14449

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

But when Sean looked at all the results in the grading system the stronger player was scoring (say) 70%. (The argument is similar for other grading differences and the winning % was always less than it should be.) My observation on this was "so what". For those scoring around 50% and assuming they ...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: English Seniors 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 255

English Seniors 2020

I see from the ECF calendar that the 2020 English Seniors will move to Kenilworth Holiday Inn and takes over what would have been the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. So it's running from Thursday April 30th to Sunday May 3rd with an afternoon start on the Thursday and two rounds each on the next three...