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by Paolo Casaschi
Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Etiquette of resigning
Replies: 107
Views: 10416

Re: Etiquette of resigning

Depends how long the player is away for I would have thought Alan ~ that's why I added the caveat "if the player really is nowhere to be seen." I don't think it's reasonable to ask a player to wait indefinitely. Indefinitely? There is a clock for the exact purpose of having games of limited duratio...
by Paolo Casaschi
Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Etiquette of resigning
Replies: 107
Views: 10416

Re: Etiquette of resigning

In the last round of a recent congress, black was in a commanding postion with over 20 minutes on the clock, whereas white had about 7 minutes remaining. It was white's move, but instead of doing so the player just stood up and without offering to shake hands just said ''It is too early to resign b...
by Paolo Casaschi
Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chessbase is not putting its mouth where its money is
Replies: 9
Views: 1779

Re: Chessbase is not putting its mouth where its money is

If Chessbase were platform independent, I would try paying for an account with them. One (distant) day, you might have to open your wallet, if they ever make this to work http://www.chesslive.de/playchess/ Still does not really work even on windows, might work on MacOS same as on windows; I would n...
by Paolo Casaschi
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you think of the new New In Chess format?
Replies: 0
Views: 363

What do you think of the new New In Chess format?

Just wondered what other readers think of the new format of the New In Chess magazine.
It might be just "opposition to change", but I feel I was more comfortable with the old format.

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Paolo
by Paolo Casaschi
Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chessbase is not putting its mouth where its money is
Replies: 9
Views: 1779

Re: Chessbase is not putting its mouth where its money is

Why doesn't ChessBase support Linux? Because it's uneconomic for them to do so. http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=3189 Right on the money, the only morality is, does it make money? Also its antithesis, if it don't make money it is immoral. No need to enter a debate about morality. For ...
by Paolo Casaschi
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: What's in a name?
Replies: 8
Views: 2343

Re: What's in a name?

Simon Spivack wrote:Why do some English language accounts unnecessarily use foreign names and pronunciations?
Maybe because the foreign name is the original and correct one?

Paolo (not Paul)
by Paolo Casaschi
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: TWIC down?
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

Re: TWIC down?

I understand TWIC & the shop have had their plug pulled by their ISP. I believe the ISP holds them responsible for hacking attacks. No idea whether their site has been compromised; or even if the ISP has its facts right. Causing considerable frustration, I'm told If that is true... it would be nice...
by Paolo Casaschi
Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: News and Support
Topic: TWIC down?
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

TWIC down?

Did not relly know where to post this one, but I cant reach The Week In Chess since yesterday.
I wonder if I (my ISP) have a problem or the site is actually down for more than a day during the world championship...

Paolo
by Paolo Casaschi
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Karpov candidate for FIDE president
Replies: 122
Views: 11590

Re: Karpov candidate for FIDE president

It might be determined exclusively by the Russian chess federation though I'm not sure it has much to do with the Russian chess federation. Perhaps the best hope is that the Kremlin decides that Ilyumzhinov is too much of a liability. For instance if he takes a line too independent of Moscow. Not s...
by Paolo Casaschi
Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is there going to be a London Chess Classics 2010?
Replies: 21
Views: 1843

Is there going to be a London Chess Classics 2010?

Is there going to be a London Chess Classics 2010?

Last year the tournament was announced very late, it would be nice for amatours to know the details a bit more in advance, particularly the playing schedule.

Paolo
by Paolo Casaschi
Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Apple Macs
Replies: 12
Views: 2460

Re: Apple Macs

Look at scid

http://scid.sourceforge.net/download.html

It has been ported to the mac platform and provides combined functions of chess database and game play/analysis (engines of reasonable strength included in the package).

Paolo
by Paolo Casaschi
Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: The grading of adjourned/adjudicted games
Replies: 28
Views: 4136

Re: The grading of adjourned/adjudicted games

Analyzing adjourned games with external help (friends, books and so on) has been a common practice at any level (every world championship match had players with teams helping them with analysis of adjourned games). In fact, it is highly educational to analyze your own adjounred game with a player st...