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by Reg Clucas
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess program/website features
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: Chess program/website features

Most commonly used chess software allows you to do 1. & 3. (e.g. Fritz, Chessmaster, GNU chess.....) without access to the internet, though I daresay there are websites where you can do it as well. The standard format for recording a game is the PGN file which the aforementioned software can playbac...
by Reg Clucas
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 10 second buzzer
Replies: 13
Views: 4360

Re: 10 second buzzer

Ray Sayers wrote:
It may be in this digital age there is an app or something which beeps every 10 seconds?
It would take about 4 lines of code to write one!
by Reg Clucas
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Repetition Claim at rapidplay
Replies: 15
Views: 2232

Re: Repetition Claim at rapidplay

I agree with Harry's reply to Ian. The player does not need to have evidence, he just has to make the claim, and then leave the arbiter to go and make use of some evidence, be it in the form of the players' scoresheet, or something else like a liveboard or a video camera. This is fine in a high pro...
by Reg Clucas
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Attention Congress Players
Replies: 94
Views: 9240

Re: Attention Congress Players

Having a prize fund adds a bit of extra spice to the proceedings (even though the amounts aren't vast and we'll never make a living out of it!). I would like prize money to remain, though the lack of it wouldn't prevent me from entering a congress. Maybe there is room for both types of congress, as ...
by Reg Clucas
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The second most famous Armenian?
Replies: 16
Views: 2369

Re: The second most famous Armenian?

I'd never heard of her until I saw that article yesterday. I think Tigran Petrosian is more famous than both of them.
by Reg Clucas
Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in films and documentaries
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

Re: Chess in films and documentaries

There was a documentary on the Polgar sisters that was made some time ago, probably about 15 or 20 years. I think it was shown on BBC.
by Reg Clucas
Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: If Chess Had 'Fans'...
Replies: 8
Views: 1372

Re: If Chess Had 'Fans'...

Joey Stewart wrote:...more like football where people would be discussing it down the pub saying how they could have moved better, fighting rivals and generally being angry and ignorant.
What do you mean 'If.....' ? :)
by Reg Clucas
Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alternative style chessmen
Replies: 6
Views: 1674

Re: Alternative style chessmen

(But don't buy pieces made of ebony, because it is a threatened species, I believe.) Are you confusing it with ivory? Ebony can come from various different species (though it wouldn't surprise me if they were all threatened). Some quite attractive sets there. I don't go in much for exotic designs, ...
by Reg Clucas
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Announcement: Rapid and Blitz Ratings
Replies: 12
Views: 2849

Re: FIDE Announcement: Rapid and Blitz Ratings

Any views on Rapidplay and Blitz Titles? I'll start the ball rolling by saying that I don't think they should exist at all. In my opinion titles should only be awarded for achievements in Standardplay events. I have to agree. In my view FIDE is placing too much importance on blitz, and to a lesser ...
by Reg Clucas
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Preston Chess Congress
Replies: 7
Views: 2996

Re: Preston Chess Congress

Interesting scoring system in the Open - 3.4/5 :?: :)
by Reg Clucas
Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Women's World Championship
Replies: 37
Views: 10648

Women's World Championship

The Women's World Championship starts this weekend - according to the Chessbase site it consists of a 64 player knock out, with the winner playing a match against Hou Yifan. But Hou Yifan herself is listed as one of the 64 participants. How does that work? - is it because she won the Grand Prix, so ...
by Reg Clucas
Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: How are they going to enforce this?
Replies: 39
Views: 6219

How are they going to enforce this?

Apologies if this has been covered in one of the other membership threads, but I haven't time to read them all. From the ECF website - It has come to the Board’s attention that some parts of the ECF intend to only submit the results of ECF members’ games from their league, in order to avoid Game...
by Reg Clucas
Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you consider this bad sportsmanship?
Replies: 22
Views: 2744

Re: Do you consider this bad sportsmanship?

Ideally I suppose you should have explained to him that you aren't allowed to stop the clock, rather than just ignoring his request. But that's easy to say in hindsight - it can be quite offputting to receive such an unusual request, especially if you don't have time to think of a suitable reply - I...
by Reg Clucas
Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: European Chess Club Cup
Replies: 43
Views: 3202

Re: European Chess Club Cup

David Robertson wrote:For heaven's sake! Some of those 'club' teams could win the Olympiad :shock:
I've been wondering about this. Do any of these so called 'club teams' actually play together in any other events apart from this one?
by Reg Clucas
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess And Longlivity
Replies: 27
Views: 2304

Re: Chess And Longlivity

How did this player do - has he lived another day? Since my last post I have been informed that, regretfully, the paramedics were unable to revive him. Incidents like this put a different perspective on some of the supposedly weighty matters discussed on this forum, and indeed on chess itself. The ...