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by Roger de Coverly
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shortest game
Replies: 60
Views: 3266

Re: Shortest game

What is wrong with that move? I don't think there's anything wrong with it, as long as the follow-up to 3. Nf3 is 3. .. exf4 transposing to Fischer's line. Defending the Kings Gambit as if it's a Queens Gambit doesn't usually work terribly well with the possible exception of the Adelaide Defence ( ...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 8272

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

Some more qualifiers under section F, this time from the Hull congress (thanks to this thread for alerting me): There's now a list of qualifiers at https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Qualifiers-2020.pdf It needs to be treated with caution as not every qualificati...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shortest game
Replies: 60
Views: 3266

Re: Shortest game

Has anybody won. or lost, a shorter game than mine? One of the shortest ever was John Cooper's win in the Falkbeer at the Nice Olympiad in 1974. That ran 1. e4 e5 2. f4 d5 3. fxe5?? Qh4+ 4. g3 Qxe4 5. Kf2 Bc5 . Other people falling for that trap give up the Rook by playing 5. Qe2 and play a few mov...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 711
Views: 82759

Re: Cheating in chess

Does he explain how he imagines these fines will be enforced? Perhaps something was lost in translation. It would be accepted that if a player was detected using external assistance ie a phone or computer, during one game, it would be assumed that applied to all games in that tournament. The score ...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 711
Views: 82759

Re: Cheating in chess

but in practice leading people in sport yap off in the media all the time, and I'm not at all sure that in this particular example you'd see any consequences. Nepo was making two allegations. The first was of assistance during play. Witchfinder type analysis based on computer matching shouldn't be ...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup
Replies: 28
Views: 2185

Re: European Club Cup

Nick Ivell wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:53 pm
Is it just me, or were there no winning chances whatever for David in that endgame?
You perhaps assume he saw something. Otherwise maybe he was just doing it to annoy an arbiter or arbiters. I did notice that Sasikiran used so little time that he had accumulated a spare hour by the end.
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup
Replies: 28
Views: 2185

Re: European Club Cup

PeterFarr wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:37 pm
There have been pawn moves though. David has now made the only possible try, 200 b4
With any pawn moves left for White blockaded, Black will presumably claim the draw at around move 252.

(edit) They've given up at move 236 (/edit)
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup
Replies: 28
Views: 2185

Re: European Club Cup

PeterFarr wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:20 pm
and it's 167 moves since the last capture.
Isn't the arbiter supposed to declare the game a draw at 75 moves if the one of the players hasn't already claimed?
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 364
Views: 26832

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

August 6 (Moscow) The opening ceremony of the Moscow leg of the Chess Olympiad  August 7-18 (Moscow) Main competition August 18 (Moscow) The closing ceremony of the Chess Olympiad" There's even less of a clash with the British Championships, which will run from 18th July to 26th July with a four da...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 110
Views: 12643

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

what's the problem? It's the problem of being labelled a cheat. In my opinion though, chess.com's rules for "one move per day" are unworkable unless you play "closed book", as you would for over the board play. Even OTB you might be in trouble if you had a good memory for sharp lines. It's all very...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Hampshire Congress November 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Hampshire Congress November 2019

I would be a bit wary about using Fischer timing for an event where there are three games on Saturday The schedule is Rd 2: Sat 0900-1300 Rd 3: Sat 1400-1800 Rd 4: Sat 1900-2300 with a move rate RATE OF PLAY: 40 moves in 100 minutes followed by a 20-minute quickplay finish. If they adopted 90 minut...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Women's Recruitment Officer
Replies: 17
Views: 2373

Re: Women's Recruitment Officer

so I'd have thought it would be much more likely to be at one of the Northern towns of this name. I thought the Southern final was here. http://www.stcatherines.info/ http://www.stcatherines.info/ecf-national-girls-chess-championships-1 That's Bramley near Guildford, not to be confused with another...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2976

British Knock out 2019

Is there one this year? When I last checked there was only one confirmed British GM entrant to the Olympia FIDE Open and the most recent ECF newsletter has this to say Later this month the London Chess Classic returns to Olympia for the 11th time. World Champion Magnus Carlsen joins the elite GMs fi...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal to reduce draw offers
Replies: 17
Views: 1257

Re: Proposal to reduce draw offers

Ideally, once one player has offered a draw, it is up to the other player to offer the next one Many players informally follow that convention, with the extension that it's acceptable to offer a second draw if the position or possibly just the clock situation has radically changed since the first o...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 3rd Grand Prix Series KO 4 - 18 Nov 2019, Hamburg
Replies: 29
Views: 1931

Re: 3rd Grand Prix Series KO 4 - 18 Nov 2019, Hamburg

Matt Fletcher wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:09 am

WorldChess making friends with their response
As raised by Paul McKeown elsewhere on this site, they also get stick for attempting auto renewals of their pass for last year's World Championship access.