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by Rob Thompson
Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Adjudication: an appeal to holders of congress votes at ECF
Replies: 122
Views: 12621

Re: Adjudication: an appeal to holders of congress votes at

David Shepherd wrote:Maybe as a compromise a ban should be put on grading games that allow adjudication before x number of moves have been played (or are adjudicated before x moves).
I fully expect some kind of compromise to appear from the floor.
by Rob Thompson
Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: AGM
Replies: 52
Views: 7474

Re: AGM

I'll be there, and will try to report where possible. Other sources would also be useful, for the sake of completion.
by Rob Thompson
Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Candidates for office
Replies: 55
Views: 9721

Re: Candidates for office

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Rob Thompson wrote:Carl - Angus reports that he was asked not to post on this forum. That is a lot weaker than saying that this forum is prohibited.
The point is was the idea to "communicate" with members or to compete and replace here?
I believe the former. This may of course have been a hopeful fantasy.
by Rob Thompson
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Candidates for office
Replies: 55
Views: 9721

Re: Candidates for office

Carl - Angus reports that he was asked not to post on this forum. That is a lot weaker than saying that this forum is prohibited.
by Rob Thompson
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Adjudication: an appeal to holders of congress votes at ECF
Replies: 122
Views: 12621

Re: Adjudication: an appeal to holders of congress votes at

Richard Bates wrote:If the ECF were really concerned about the suggestion that adjudications were corrupting the grading system then they would be seeking to ban adjournments.
One step at a time.
by Rob Thompson
Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Adjudication: an appeal to holders of congress votes at ECF
Replies: 122
Views: 12621

Re: Adjudication: an appeal to holders of congress votes at

Just as a member of parliament from Cornwall votes on matters primarily affecting those in Northumbria, for example, so congresses vote on matter affecting leagues. I don't see why this is a problem.
by Rob Thompson
Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Prix 2014-2015
Replies: 190
Views: 25895

Re: FIDE Grand Prix 2014-2015

I'm quite glad that Andreikin isn't totally adrift, because in events like this that's always a possibility.
by Rob Thompson
Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: We're goin' to Vegas!!!
Replies: 68
Views: 7958

Re: We're goin' to Vegas!!!

I'd really have preferred it if that game was forgotten.
by Rob Thompson
Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Candidates for office
Replies: 55
Views: 9721

Re: Candidates for office

My point was more that this wasn't a new position for him for this year. Last year there was basically a ticket, which didn't all succeed, and whilst the ECF remains inefficient it hasn't seemed to be any more so than at any other time. I don't think Phil Ehr showing his preferences is going to caus...
by Rob Thompson
Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:05 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Candidates for office
Replies: 55
Views: 9721

Re: Candidates for office

I don't see why it's a problem. He's managed to work with candidates that weren't his preferred choice through the last board, and I see no reason why he would be unable to do so in the next board, should that occur.
by Rob Thompson
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Chess Championship 2014
Replies: 42
Views: 8239

Re: World Youth Chess Championship 2014

Ameet Ghasi is also likely to be close, though I don't know offhand how many GM norms he has.
by Rob Thompson
Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Chess Championship 2014
Replies: 42
Views: 8239

Re: World Youth Chess Championship 2014

You seem to be placing a lot of trust in the validity of junior fide ratings as a metric of performance, which is not the most sensible thing to be doing.
by Rob Thompson
Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Direct Member representation
Replies: 4
Views: 1500

Re: Direct Member representation

I wasn't aware that nominations were required, but there were almost certainly none - I don't think the representatives have changed since the membership scheme change. I think it is still on a "to do" list, but it clearly hasn't yet been done. Roger's point re. bronze members is relevant - i can on...
by Rob Thompson
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Direct Member representation
Replies: 4
Views: 1500

Re: Direct Member representation

If you mean the council representatives, they don't need to be nominated. Anyone who wants to stand, can (though it's probably a little late for the AGM), and if there are thus more candidates than positions available an election takes place. I believe the last time this happened was after the membe...
by Rob Thompson
Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Swindling
Replies: 31
Views: 2515

Re: Swindling

Chess, to me, tells a story (which you can tell if you ever hear me analyse). Swindles, then, are analogous to the hero slaying the dragon, rescuing the princess, and then falling down the stairs on the way out - it just doesn't fit with the flow of the game.