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by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 111678

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

I have a feeling that a lot of people who claim they are distracted in chess are talking absolute cobblers. "I crashed the car because these seagulls suddenly started squawking." They only usually complain when they have 1 minute left and need to make 15 moves, having spent most of the last 2 hours...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Publishing ratings every month
Replies: 25
Views: 928

Re: Publishing ratings every month

Every player would then have two grades which would represent performance last season and performance so far this season. Players who really want this tend to keep track of their own performance during a season anyway. This service would be best provided to those who want to track their 'live' perf...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess etiquette when making a move
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: Chess etiquette when making a move

What happened was that I was in a time scramble near the first time control and was coming quite close to beating or drawing with an IM (one of the very, very rare times I have done that). At the point in the game in question, I reached out my hand to move my queen and moved it down the board to wh...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Rule 10A
Replies: 75
Views: 11169

Re: Rule 10A

You'd have to try your sacrifice to make sure you couldn't get a 10.2 awarded against you, because then you're making progress towards the end of the game! This reminds me of the situation you commonly get in bullet chess on the internet, where you sacrifice everything just to run your opponent's c...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Grading Lists: Twice a Year?
Replies: 49
Views: 3743

Re: Grading Lists: Twice a Year?

I would however like to see more junior players graded, and maybe have a separate list for such players. I agree absolutely. I remember when I was (for a few years) a junior, that internal grading lists were something that juniors could follow and track their progress with. The national grading lis...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Publishing ratings every month
Replies: 25
Views: 928

Re: Publishing ratings every month

I'm trying to post a comment in the thread you linked me to, but every time I click the link, I get logged out! I guess I will have to find the thread the hard way.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess etiquette when making a move
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Chess etiquette when making a move

I have a question regarding chess etiquette when making a move, and wanted to ask those here who know the various rules what applies and what they would do if they were arbiters asked to rule in such a situation. The basic question is what happens when someone touches a piece but does not then compl...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 111678

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Prizewinners 2010 On the British Championship site. There is the following statement: A detailed list of prizewinners will be posted here in the near future. What Lawrence referred to is a list of just the FIRST prize winners. Christian Kreuzer asks about where he can get information relating to ch...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New look CHESS magazine
Replies: 36
Views: 3950

Re: New look CHESS magazine

I find the new look of CHESS interesting. Not great, but very different. One complaint I have is the lack of captions to some of the photographs. In many cases you can guess that the photo is of the person the article is about, but you shouldn't have to guess. On page 7 of the August 2010 issue, I a...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 111678

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

It would be more than just nice to see a complete list of prizewinners for all sections. Stewart Reuben http://www.britishchess2010.com/prizewinners_2010.htm[/quote] That's linked from the main championship pages, but there is a mistake on the text there: http://www.britishchess2010.com/index.htm "...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 111678

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

The winner of the Major Open, Paul Talsma, played in the British Championship in 2007, so I presume he is still eligible. Liam Rabbitte was born in 1991 (click on his name in Swiss Master and it tells you). Hi Chris, good to see you on here. Hi Richard, good to be here and good to see you here too ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Discuss revised England teams for 2010 Olympiad
Replies: 300
Views: 22211

Re: Discuss revised England teams for 2010 Olympiad

I have it on very good authority that Khanty Mansisk will be "Much worse than Elista (1998)". I have no idea what that means, but follows of Olympiads suggest that is really bad news. Wikipedia tells me that "Khanty-Mansiysk hosted the 2009 Chess World Cup championship from November 20 to December ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 111678

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

... my only gripe being that it would have been nice to be able to load games from previous rounds into the viewer, rather than download the pgn files. You could actually do that via the "PGN Games" link, which wasn't perhaps where you'd expect to find it: http://www.britishchess2010.com/pgn_games....
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Counties Abolished
Replies: 94
Views: 4742

Re: Counties Abolished

Pulling together quotes from three posts here. Justin Horton wrote: I seem to recall there was something whereby there were two Cambridgeshire county teams, one students, one not, playing in different competitions. Is that right? I'm not entirely sure of this, but that might have been a historical a...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 111678

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

I've been following the discussions about the disputed game between French and Rayner with interest. Can anyone tell me who actually qualified from the Major Open for the British next year, and did the 1-0.5 result have any effect on that? Oh, and congratulations from me too for the coverage of the ...