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by Paolo Casaschi
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8571

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

It's identical to my crisp copy of Fritz 10, Roger. It's not going to transfer perfectly to YouTube. That's not its original platform. You seem confused. The official video commentary is using the interface you claim identical to Fritz 10. The twitter clip is instead from the live chessboards on th...
by Paolo Casaschi
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8571

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Nah tho. That's just Torynomics. "If you peasants think capital gains tax is such a good idea, why aren't you volunteering to pay it?" No, it's more like: if you are not interested in live chess broadcast then stop telling people how those should be done. It just looks like Fritz/ChessBase graphics...
by Paolo Casaschi
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8571

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

So you're saying that whether or not you're in favour of free stuff comes down to whether you personally benefit from it? No, I was saying that you seem to be in favour of (other) chessplayers to pay for watching live chess games while the same is of no interest to you. In chess terms, it looks lik...
by Paolo Casaschi
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8571

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Since I didn't see the Agon broadcast - what was it that you didn't like about it? That's surprising... first you advocate FIDE/Agon should be allowed to charge any arbitrary amount for an exclusive live games broadcast and then you are not a subscriber of their services? How odd. Unless you are no...
by Paolo Casaschi
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8571

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

I apologise for implying that you were English, that was an unnecessary attack on your character :wink: By complete coincidence, I saw your post as I was looking for an embeddable .pgn viewer for my blog, and had just stumbled upon pgn4web. I think it's a brilliant resource, exactly what I was look...
by Paolo Casaschi
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8571

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

What's a polite way of saying to FIDE "Look, we know you're trying to do what's best for chess, but we're the English and we don't actually want anyone (including ourselves) to succeed at anything, so the only way you're going to make us happy is to crawl into a hole and die"? Sarcasm aside, I find...
by Paolo Casaschi
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8571

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

I yet have to see a clear argument why such a regulation would be beneficial to the chess world. Keep in mind, a few people making a better profit, that is not a necessarily beneficial to the chess world. Because it increases the chances of making chess tournaments financially viable in their own r...
by Paolo Casaschi
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8571

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

For example, do you remember when the European football associations tried to limit the number of foreign players in their teams, including the ones from other EU countries? They tried adding such a rule for their members, they were challenged in court, they lost. And that's why we don't have a rul...
by Paolo Casaschi
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8571

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

|I agree FIDE can't enforce rules that apply to everybody, but it can make up whatever rules it likes for its members (assuming it can get its members to agree to the necessary rule changes). So banning someone from playing chess is not possible, but banning them from playing in FIDE organised even...
by Paolo Casaschi
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 8571

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:27 pm
Roger de Coverly wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:25 pm
The ECF International Director has come out in public in favour of unrestricted distribution ...
Do you happen to know the link?
https://youtube.com/watch?v=gHxeI33cjJQ

Speaking as grand chess tour organiser rather than as ECF director.
by Paolo Casaschi
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Who will win the 2018 candidates?
Replies: 22
Views: 1915

Re: who will win the 2018 candidates?

I voted second, adding my vote for Karjakinto (presumably?) Paolo's, unless someone else voted and Paolo is waiting until later. I voted for Karjakin. In the lack of a clear favourite, it's a matter of form during the tournament and experience in similar events. While the former is a big unknown un...
by Paolo Casaschi
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Who will win the 2018 candidates?
Replies: 22
Views: 1915

Who will win the 2018 candidates?

Usual pointless guessing game about the next candidates tournaments... three days to vote, polling closing shortly before the 1st round start on March 10th.
by Paolo Casaschi
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess is not a sport but a game. So what’s the difference?
Replies: 78
Views: 6859

Re: Chess is not a sport but a game. So what’s the difference?

Indutibaly, but I rather suspect that the vast majority of the English speaking world shares the writer's opinion. The rest are contorting themselves into changing the meaning of a word because its use in one or two documents hinders their objective of raising money. The question whether “chess is ...
by Paolo Casaschi
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: FIDE Ratings - Part Results
Replies: 24
Views: 4616

Re: FIDE Ratings - Part Results

I'm sure FIDE could tinker with the rules as to what happens when initial performances are below the 1000 minimum threshold, so that improving players who entered their first tournament too early don't get ratings well below their strength or be given incentives to lose or withdraw. The obvious sol...
by Paolo Casaschi
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: FIDE Ratings - Part Results
Replies: 24
Views: 4616

Re: FIDE Ratings - Part Results

Surely - at least for children - it would be better not to have this system. As it is, the logic would suggest that we should not take promising children to such tournaments until they are overwhelmingly certain to get a rating. This is true only if you care more about rating than about playing che...