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by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Flashing topic symbols
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Flashing topic symbols

I'm trying to work out what the flashing topic symbols mean. When I mouse-over the topic symbols, it can say "new posts" or "no new posts", but sometimes the symbol flashes and sometimes it doesn't.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 115556

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Although I've never posted on here before, I feel in danger of being the only person in England who hasn't voiced an opinion on Rayner v French and I feel a need to have my say. I don't recall anyone using the word "responsibility" in any of the many messages posted on this thread - ie the "respons...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile phones and late arrivals
Replies: 96
Views: 5548

Mobile phones and late arrivals

You could always try phoning your opponent on the off chance he has his mobile switched on :shock: :lol: Would that be done anonymously or not? If the number showed up on the screen, I suppose the opponent could show the arbiter that it was his opponent ringing and/or plead extenuating circumstance...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Rule 10A
Replies: 75
Views: 11654

Re: Rule 10A

e2e4 have a four session for weekend games, with a scheduled one hour gap between rounds. At our next event we will be using a time control of all moves in 110 minutes plus 10 seconds per move for non-FIDE rated sections. Do you have to write down your moves at all times? My handwriting would (ahem...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 115556

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

One further fact, which I have on good authority - Francis Rayner called the arbiter's mobile (from a call box in Hastings) at around 12.35pm, having just missed a train, and left a message. <snip> Was this mobile number one provided on the entry form or website or noticeboard for people to call, o...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Rule 10A
Replies: 75
Views: 11654

Re: Rule 10A

e2e4 have a four session for weekend games, with a scheduled one hour gap between rounds. At our next event we will be using a time control of all moves in 110 minutes plus 10 seconds per move for non-FIDE rated sections. Do you have to write down your moves at all times? My handwriting would (ahem...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it rude / insulting not to resign?
Replies: 104
Views: 7132

Re: Is it rude / insulting not to resign?

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but when to resign and whether to play on is a fascinating aspect of chess psychology. Nearly all the times I've managed to win or draw when material down by swindling my opponent, I've considered resigning and for some intangible reason decided to play on. Sometime...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Rule 10A
Replies: 75
Views: 11654

Re: Rule 10A

You don't record the moves at all, as happens in the last five minutes before a time control now. No big deal. You get a game like the Arkell 160 mover. How do you enforce its termination without the moves being recorded? This is a practical point for leagues that might be considering 10 second inc...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Writing down the move first - and changing it
Replies: 69
Views: 3956

Re: Writing down the move first - and changing it

(One of the two pawns I'd captured was noticeably larger than the other.) Ooh I hate that. It drives me completely potty. It's only a small distraction I know but it grates on me for the whole game. If I'm playing a home match I'll make sure i'm playing with a chess set . If it's an away match and ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Counties Abolished
Replies: 94
Views: 5072

Re: Counties Abolished

So presumably there was also a local club league and never the twain? Not a healthy situation in my view. Last season the Cambridge College League featured 24 seven board teams, including three representing the City club. In contrast the Cambridge County Association has recently amalgamated with th...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Writing down the move first - and changing it
Replies: 69
Views: 3956

Re: Writing down the move first - and changing it

... juniors build castles in the air with them! Something like this? http://streathambrixtonchess.blogspot.com/2010/08/something-to-try-if-youre-bored-on-rest.html OMG! That looks a bit too top-heavy to actually work (without glue), but if it is possible it is pretty amazing. I wonder how many peop...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Chess Championships 2011
Replies: 577
Views: 52393

Re: British Chess Championships 2011

I just read the whole of the thread, including the posts made back in June, and noticed the question asked in June about Scottish players. I think it is excellent news (posted in August) that so many of the strongest English players will be playing, but as it is the British Chess Championships, are ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Writing down the move first - and changing it
Replies: 69
Views: 3956

Re: Writing down the move first - and changing it

... where do you draw the line on what captured pieces can and cannot be used for? I think the answer has to be that you can't use them for anything. I agree. Though you often see people arranging captured pieces in careful fashion, including trying to decide which side of the board they should be ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Discuss revised England teams for 2010 Olympiad
Replies: 300
Views: 23119

Re: Discuss revised England teams for 2010 Olympiad

Would discussing how well they are expected to do be OK here? Well, some of the major players are listed here: http://reports.chessdom.com/news-2010/chess-olympiad-2010 Germany's team is woefully understrength. Russia get three teams as hosts, and Russia 3 has a 2700+ player in it... I think we're ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Publishing ratings every month
Replies: 25
Views: 1036

Re: Publishing ratings every month

I thought everyone knew that. I specifically mentioned new players and juniors as people that might not know how to calculate grading changes, but who might want to be able to track their performance. I didn't know that the grading system now treats juniors as new players. Is this specifically cove...