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by Alan Walton
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Closed Sicilian
Replies: 30
Views: 4076

Re: Closed Sicilian

I think that the Nce2 idea, allows white the immediate c3 move and poses black the decision what he is supposed to do with the Knight.

Bg2 straight away is acceptable though, but Matthew's idea seems more proactive than reactive

Alan
by Alan Walton
Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Individual 2010
Replies: 59
Views: 5794

Re: European Individual 2010

Peter, drew with Platzgummer he is playing Rukavina next
by Alan Walton
Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile phone penalties.
Replies: 77
Views: 10010

Re: Mobile phone penalties.

Regarding the cheating element, a person doesn't necessarily have to keep getting numerous tips to win a game, normally in a game where there is a critical decision results in an advantageous for the rest of the game, therefore one piece of advice is only needed. Unfortunately mobile phones (devices...
by Alan Walton
Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile phone penalties.
Replies: 77
Views: 10010

Re: Mobile phone penalties.

Hi, Are we slightly missing the point around the default rule with mobile phones Isn't the rule there predominantly to prevent cheating with electronic devices, nowadays mobile devices can have versions of Fritz running on them, text messages are very simple to send in a matter of seconds to a secon...
by Alan Walton
Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Blackpool Open
Replies: 21
Views: 1799

Re: Blackpool Open

It is not there as a deterrent, it is there as a punishment.

It shows what happens if you idiotically forget to switch it totally off
by Alan Walton
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.
Replies: 288
Views: 17251

Re: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.

The problem is that different countries apply the FIDE rules in totally different ways You rarely see this happen in other sports, the rules of football are the same whichever level you are playing either, be it Premiership or Sunday League The Laws of Chess, which include electronic devices should ...
by Alan Walton
Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.
Replies: 288
Views: 17251

Re: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.

It amazes me that discussions like this are still going on. We should just leave it at all electronic devices (phones, computers, pda's, personal stereo etc) have to be turned off during the game (which are the rules), if you are scared of a noise coming from a switched off phone, then simply remove...
by Alan Walton
Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.
Replies: 288
Views: 17251

Re: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.

Hi, Personally i think people using a mobile phone during a game chess for "ordinary" calls is totally unacceptable, there is too much risk in the cheating element for this to be allowed Remember, it is still forbidden to discuss the game with anybody whilst still playing (personally or on a phone),...
by Alan Walton
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.
Replies: 288
Views: 17251

Re: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.

Hi, The main thing here is why do people want there mobile phone switch on of any reason during a chess game (remember messages can be left on voicemail) It isn't that hard to switch them off, and it is really your own fault for being forgetful and not turning it off (although I think Nigel Short's ...
by Alan Walton
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.
Replies: 288
Views: 17251

Re: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.

I wasn't aware of the rule prohibiting leaving the board when it's one's turn to move Anthony, There isn't a rule stopping you from leaving the board, but whilst away from the board it is illegal to talk about your game to anybody, except your captain in team matches regarding draw offers, but then...
by Alan Walton
Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.
Replies: 288
Views: 17251

Re: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.

Hi, I believe that having the loss rule for mobile should exist in local leagues as well, we all play under FIDE rules. So having different rules for individual leagues would become very confusing, so standardising the rules is the most sensible idea My view is how hard is it to turn off a phone bef...
by Alan Walton
Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2010 GIBTELECOM CHESS FESTIVAL
Replies: 53
Views: 5016

Re: 2010 GIBTELECOM CHESS FESTIVAL

Hi,

Adams and Gustafsson are definitely there

By having the 6.5 playing they expected that one or more could make is above Pons and Movsesian

So I expect that Movsesian is definitely out, and maybe even Pons depending on other results

Alan
by Alan Walton
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: e2e4 Uxbridge International Women's Invitational
Replies: 13
Views: 1752

Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International Women's Invitational

Loz,

Isn't ironic with all the discussions around the 4NCL female player rule, you cannot even get 10 female players to play in a decent all-play-all event

Alan
by Alan Walton
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Female Player Rule
Replies: 128
Views: 9630

Re: Female Player Rule

I have to agree with Peter is someway When 3Cs were playing in the 4NCL we found it alot easier to get Dutch female players playing for us in the 4NCL, though we did this because of the lack of depth in British female players to be able to compete at the top level It seems like there is a general fa...
by Alan Walton
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Female Player Rule
Replies: 128
Views: 9630

Re: Female Player Rule

Regarding the loan of a 3Cs player From what I remember is that Robyn Smith was originally registered as 3Cs, but was unlikely to play so we allowed her to play for Poisoned Pawns to get experience But I think what happened one weekend, with agreement from team captains, was that Robyn played on Sat...