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by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: at the mercy of the arbiter
Replies: 185
Views: 16996

Re: at the mercy of the arbiter

Don't know what you can do then and there - if you default, you might get banned! But now, I suggest you complain to ECF, CAA etc. and ask for their views. Hopefully, that will get their attention...

Maybe they will find a logical explanation for it all.

Kevin
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phones (and Grandmasters)
Replies: 135
Views: 11794

Re: Mobile Phones (and Grandmasters)

Kevin Thurlow wrote: And the use of Monroi was "compulsory" at Gibraltar, unless you were a GM. Kevin Sean Hewitt replied.... No it wasn't. Monrois were optional for all. The actual problem was that there were not enough of them for all who wanted to use them. ======================== To clarify and...
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phones (and Grandmasters)
Replies: 135
Views: 11794

Re: Mobile Phones (and Grandmasters)

As Grandmasters have exemption from drug-testing rules, presumably they have exemptions here as well. And the use of Monroi was "compulsory" at Gibraltar, unless you were a GM. As far as I'm concerned, if the phone makes a sound, you lose. Once you start saying the Laws don't apply in some cases, it...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Default Times
Replies: 88
Views: 9911

Re: Default Times

"Stewart Reuben wrote: I don't see how there can be arbiter's discretion for zero default time. A player knows he has won. Now the arbiter says, 'Oh, no. Your opponent had a good reason. He has just saved the life of the FIDE President and is now one minute late.' Surely, Stewart, you could have com...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Default Times
Replies: 88
Views: 9911

Re: Default Times

I would have thought most evening leagues will stick with whatever they previously used, usually 30 minutes(?) And most tournament entry forms make comments about default times varying from FIDE Laws (although they usually say Rules...), so you don't even have to change entry forms. For small tourna...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adjourned Games
Replies: 32
Views: 4012

Re: Adjourned Games

"Actually player A {who sealed] told player B that he may as well resign as Fritz had analysed the adjourned positon to be a win for white(A). How rude. I wonder what the appropriate response for B is here. Heh, possibly we should have run that as a competition. I'll propose "well perhaps ...ing Fri...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gibraltar and the lowest rated IM ever?
Replies: 170
Views: 14589

Re: Gibraltar and the lowest rated IM ever?

"I can't help thinking that repeatedly leaving the board nowadays can easily be classed as distracting one's opponent. Surely as players we have some responsibiltiy to ensure we are not acting in a way that gives our opponents any cause for concern no matter how innocent the intentions." But is that...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adjourned Games
Replies: 32
Views: 4012

Re: Adjourned Games

You might also find it's not as much of an issue as you fear. It's all very well getting the engine to analyse, but how much of that analysis can anybody remember? Don't forget, too, that as any correspondence player will tell you, just because the engine reckons it's found the best move doesn't me...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Update on Project?
Replies: 129
Views: 25912

Re: Update on Project?

Looking on the bright side, a gentleman called Stanford may take some of the heat off chessplayers, as the press will find him rather more interesting. Bad publicity for ECF would reflect badly on all of us associated with chess, even those of us who have done nothing wrong.....
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: VAT
Replies: 9
Views: 1519

Re: VAT

But was it a decision? Has the matter even been discussed....?
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bob Wade
Replies: 99
Views: 21705

Re: Bob Wade

Simon

Great tribute.
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gibraltar and the lowest rated IM ever?
Replies: 170
Views: 14589

Re: Gibraltar and the lowest rated IM ever?

Choosing my words carefully, there were also some English players at Gib who are alleged to manipulate their ratings....... Of course some players do fluctuate naturally owing to an aggressive style, or drop points whilst ill, then gain them when fit again, or just do better in certain events. I am ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: SPECTRUM CHESS - Purfleet and Guernsey
Replies: 0
Views: 637

SPECTRUM CHESS - Purfleet and Guernsey

Is there no limit to the sightseeing opportunities available to Spectrum players? 1st Purfleet (Essex) Congress (U150, U120 and U90) is on 28th February and 1st March 2009. 4th Guernsey (One section, but several grading prizes) is on 3rd - 5th April 2009. Contact Norman Went 07905 - 360659 for detai...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on CBBC
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

Re: Chess on CBBC

"Teach learns all about rollerskating and chess."

What, at the same time?
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Hippopotamus Opening
Replies: 25
Views: 6135

Re: Hippopotamus Opening

Indian connection may be a red herring.... Former Chairman of Government Chemist's Chess Club (and Chairman Of Civil Service Chess Association), Edward Godly, wrote this, "Your appeal in CHESS of December 2001 for information on the late Mr. J.C. Thompson was recently drawn to my attention. He was f...