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by Roger de Coverly
Tue May 12, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Blitz Championships
Replies: 86
Views: 4512

Re: British Blitz Championships

Here's Keith's game against the banned player. https://www.chess.com/live/game/4832312444?username=topj Keith goes into a Rook and Pawn ending a pawn down and wins. When they reach the 5 man ending, I was quite sure it was a draw, but it's not enough to know the assessment, you also have to find the...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue May 12, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Blitz Championships
Replies: 86
Views: 4512

Re: British Blitz Championships

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 6:49 am
Are they viewable anywhere?
If you go to the URL for the results as previously posted and click on a player's handle, you can see their recent game history.
by Roger de Coverly
Tue May 12, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Blitz Championships
Replies: 86
Views: 4512

Re: British Blitz Championships

Incidentally, another of my opponents - 'Topj' - has now been banned by Chess.com, which hosted the event. His ECF OTB profile can be found without much difficulty. They have a very high threshold regarding levels of certainty of cheating, to protect themselves legally. That's not the experience of...
by Roger de Coverly
Mon May 11, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Can online chess ever beat the face-to-face over the board experience?
Replies: 46
Views: 2854

Re: Can online chess ever beat the face-to-face over the board experience?

MartinCarpenter wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 1:15 pm
can work out how to pass moves over a distance of 2m without driving everyone else in the park mad......
Text messaging would be simple enough.
by Roger de Coverly
Mon May 11, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Can online chess ever beat the face-to-face over the board experience?
Replies: 46
Views: 2854

Re: Can online chess ever beat the face-to-face over the board experience?

What's the distance between a blind player and his opponent? At least in that case, only one player is handling the clock and the pieces, which might be a potential way forward Depends how it's set up. Some tournaments have it arranged so that in time pressure an arbiter can sit directly opposite t...
by Roger de Coverly
Mon May 11, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Blitz Championships
Replies: 86
Views: 4512

Re: British Blitz Championships

Joey Stewart wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 2:42 am
Just thought that since this event (on chess.com) doesnt seem to have been mentioned anywhere on the forums it would be worth giving it a thread -
It was mentioned on the 4NCL Online thread.

Allegations though.

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=10700&start=225#p244452
by Roger de Coverly
Sun May 10, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: ICCF Lockdown Open
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: ICCF Lockdown Open

Actually, it is, because the rules say that's why you get 50 initial + 75 bank instead of just getting 125 days initial time. It's to speed up the conclusion of a game when players silently withdraw or die. It's an interesting and untried option for over the board chess. Suppose you have 30 minutes...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun May 10, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 65
Views: 3686

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

There is a case for making the Council Forum private: many people (including ECF board members) have told me over the years that they would never post here. If the ECF, or perhaps its Council members, are adamant about not allowing the individuals comprising the ECF membership at large a direct say...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun May 10, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Options for Season Completion
Replies: 15
Views: 498

Re: Options for Season Completion

Promotion/Relegation obviously very much murkier. I had a thought that you might use the old idea of a Pools Panel. This was where during extremely bad weather such as the 1962-63 winter, that a panel of experts would offer an adjudication of a likely result between two (football) teams. It would b...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun May 10, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 345
Views: 18120

Re: 4NCL Online

Results from group 1 1st GM Verdenotte (Gawain Jones) 2nd IM SmoothAsAHedghog (name not disclosed on results page) 3rd FM JonahWillow (Jonah Willow) Results from group 2 1st GM justintan (Justin Tan) 2nd IM Metusgm (Ravi Haria) 3rd carvillshill (Danny Gormally) Danny is flagged as joining 1st May 2...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun May 10, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 345
Views: 18120

Re: 4NCL Online

Because if they are sure then why should the consequences be limited to online chess? Assuming OTB chess ever returns and the 4NCL attempted to extend bans to its normal competitions, wouldn't they be vulnerable to civil legal challenges? At a lower level of militancy, teams with players the 4NCL a...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun May 10, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 345
Views: 18120

Re: 4NCL Online

In re: disclosure of detection methods, wouldn't the provider have to do this of necessity if ever a case went to court? That always seemed likely in over the board chess. FIDE and national Federations seem to have baulked at the idea that they might ban players purely on the basis of witchfinder p...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun May 10, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 345
Views: 18120

Re: 4NCL Online

Ian Thompson wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 12:09 pm
If that's possible, it's not obvious to me how you do it.
I would have thought it obvious. But if it isn't, perhaps I ought not to disclose how to do it.
by Roger de Coverly
Sun May 10, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 345
Views: 18120

Re: 4NCL Online

I also actually don't think there's any need to hide your anti cheating measures. The cheating problem in online chess is a bit different to say aimbots - its much more about dettering casual people. It's extremely unhelpful when the server facilitates cheating. If I understand correctly, with two ...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat May 09, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 345
Views: 18120

Re: 4NCL Online

The chess.com stiges tournament with random forced video cam/zoom call was about as intrusive as you can get to avoid cheating in online chess... and it's still not avoidable. You could conclude that serious chess online is simply unworkable in the absence of a physically present arbiter. In over t...