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by JustinHorton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8703

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

The other interesting thing about the Competition Rules was that the Rules Commission met in the afternoon of the day where the Anti-Cheating Commission met in the morning. ACC were very keen to insist that the Laws of Chess trump the laws of the land. So if you agree to play FIDE-rated chess, you ...
by JustinHorton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 3325

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

To be clear, the reason for this is that Pokerstars allowed US citizens to play online poker, a right taken for granted in most countries. Pokerstars and others tried to get round the ban on online poker for money by using various subterfuges involving credit card billing. Rather than tolerate this...
by JustinHorton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 3325

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

This is surely true, and just as surely, neither here nor there.
by JustinHorton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2156

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

I don't reckon nervousness is going to count in that respect
by JustinHorton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2156

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

That's going to be hard if you're going to the toilet.
by JustinHorton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2156

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

. One of the issues now compared to 50 years ago is that usually both parents go out to work and don't bring up children the way they would (or should) have done. I very much doubt that references to what supposedly happened half a century ago will tell us anything about what parenting was like the...
by JustinHorton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 3325

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Chris Rice wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:36 pm
Chess.com preview Chess.com Isle Of Man, Strongest Open Ever, Kicks Off Saturday
The generous support of the Scheinberg family
Well Chess.com won't be asking any difficult questions about the Scheinbergs or their history with the Isle of Man, will they?
by JustinHorton
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2156

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

R G Edwards wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:17 pm
. One wouldn’t tolerate rudeness from children in life
We do in fact tolerate it, often - not infinitely, but often, because it us good to show understanding and patience to people who are younger and smaller than we are. An absence of tolerance is a very short road to bullying.
by JustinHorton
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2156

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

(I did play a junior last summer with a fantastic array of bad habits, from crumbling biscuit onto the board, to coming round behind my shoulder to look at the position, to standing up to consider his move or wait for mine. I imagine he will grow out of this. I hope I never find out, as I would be g...
by JustinHorton
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2156

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

Juniors with bad habits will mostly grow out of them. Adults with bad habits will mostly not.
by JustinHorton
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2486
Views: 271338

Re: Media comments on chess

Complete with nod
by JustinHorton
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 126
Views: 11152

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Interesting article here: Miguel Illescas previews Carlsen vs. Caruana From my experience as coach and right arm of Vladimir Kramnik in the three World Championship matches in which Volodya [ a nickname for Vladimir -Ed. ] triumphed What's the point of the explanation here? Who else and what else m...
by JustinHorton
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2486
Views: 271338

Re: Media comments on chess

Probably worth noting that the BBC News headlines for most of the day will have been a picture of two chess pieces (pawns) in EU and UK flag colours on a chessboard, for the story ' Brexit: Cabinet meeting kicks off crucial 48 hours '. The article itself does not have the picture, so the only way t...
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8703

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Unintentional, it's a Molesworth hommage.