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by Anthony Higgs
Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Devon editorial on various issues...
Replies: 44
Views: 4100

Re: Chess Devon editorial on various issues...

This issue caused a rule change in the Mid-Sussex League a couple of seasons ago after one club was accused of fielding titled players with no connection to the club. At least one of the players actually had very good reason to play for them but feeling was such that the following overly complex (in...
by Anthony Higgs
Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Speculation...
Replies: 83
Views: 5422

Speculation...

...a draft of the long term strategic plan that will be considered by the AGM was posted on the ECF website at http://www.englishchess.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=377:ecf-long-term-strategic-plan--draft&catid=51:council-a-board&Itemid=28 From the draft, section 1.4: "The Eng...
by Anthony Higgs
Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Agreeing a time control not permitted by the rules?
Replies: 42
Views: 3991

Re: Agreeing a time control not permitted by the rules?

Geoff,

Looks like your pooch already has a blog...

http://www.chessdogjournal.com/
by Anthony Higgs
Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Agreeing a time control not permitted by the rules?
Replies: 42
Views: 3991

Re: Agreeing a time control not permitted by the rules?

Kotov,A (2500) - Lambert,G (2420) [A48] Lord John Cup London (4), 08.09.1977 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6 3 Bf4 Bg7 4 e3 0-0 5 Nbd2 d6 6 h3 c5 7 c3 Nc6 8 Bc4 a6 9 a4 cxd4 10 exd4 e5 11 Be3 e4 12 Nh2 d5 13 Ba2 Be6 14 0-0 Ne7 15 Nb3 Nd7 16 Qd2 Nf5 17 Bf4 Qe7 18 f3 Nd6 19 Na5 Rfc8 20 Bxd6 Qxd6 21 fxe4 dxe4 22 Nx...
by Anthony Higgs
Fri May 29, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incremental Time Controls
Replies: 79
Views: 10879

Re: Incremental Time Controls

Last night the Mid-Sussex League AGM voted 18-11 in favour of allowing optional QPFs if both players agree, an excellent result.
by Anthony Higgs
Fri May 15, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incremental Time Controls
Replies: 79
Views: 10879

Re: Incremental Time Controls

The solution to this is to learn the rules of course - and not to avoid quickplay finishes per se. Indeed. When I am home team captain I always precede the match with a few words to both teams - turn off your phones, arrangements for refreshments etc. It would be a simple matter to add "if both pla...
by Anthony Higgs
Fri May 15, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incremental Time Controls
Replies: 79
Views: 10879

Re: Incremental Time Controls

I agree with Roger’s comments about the Mid-Sussex League – the AGM is at the end of this month and from hearsay it appears that the vote to allow QPFs (if both players agree) will be pretty close. My own club is about 75%-25% in favour of adjudications (I’m part of the 25%) but it has to be s...
by Anthony Higgs
Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phones (and Grandmasters)
Replies: 135
Views: 12495

Re: Mobile Phones (and Grandmasters)

So very briefly, if I play a game in the Mid-Sussex League, with ECF rating points on the table, my opponents mobile rings (or text message receipt bleep) can I stop the clocks, ask to speak with my team captain & then get a forfeit win? I'm sorry if this has been answered before but I'm rather con...
by Anthony Higgs
Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: County Championships
Replies: 45
Views: 4212

Re: County Championships

The SCCU proposal to the ECF to "change" (depending on your interpretation) grading bands is available linked as a word doc from item 7 of the minutes from here:

http://sccu.ndo.co.uk/sccu.htm
by Anthony Higgs
Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Perfect Weather for an away match to Muswell Hill
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: Perfect Weather for an away match to Muswell Hill

I have cancelled a Mid-Sussex League match tonight due to take place in Hove.

:|
by Anthony Higgs
Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 95
Views: 9896

Re: Hastings

According to a friend of mine on a neighbouring board, in Cherniaev-Snape (round 7) black offered a draw in a worse position as the GM was apparently in heavy time pressure. Cherniaev refused and a couple of moves later blundered and lost. After resigning he remonstrated with Snape along the lines o...
by Anthony Higgs
Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many boards do your Leagues have?
Replies: 18
Views: 2006

Re: How many boards do your Leagues have?

Mid-Sussex - Divs 1-4 of the league play over 5 boards, the KO Cup is played over 6. Division 1 of the league used to play over 6 boards until a few years ago.
by Anthony Higgs
Fri May 09, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?
Replies: 64
Views: 6448

Re: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?

Two years ago I made the leap of abandoning the openings I knew to start experimenting... I have played 1.Nc3 exclusively with White this season. Whilst this doesn't sound too outlandish, and is an old favourite of correspondence players, you get some excellent attacking positions if you defer d4 fo...
by Anthony Higgs
Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: The Arbitrary 40 point Rule
Replies: 9
Views: 3162

Re: The Arbitrary 40 point Rule

The 40 point rule says you treat any player who is graded more 40 points different to you as if the grading difference is exactly 40. Hmm. I had thought this only applied when the higher rated player won the game, so that this player did not lose points as per the previous examples. Does it also ap...