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by Giulio Simeone
Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8545

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

I remember once, many years ago now, playing Black, I turned to my team mate who had just arrived after a rather traumatic journey. Foolishly, whilst in conversation with my team mate, and without looking at the board, I continued with my first move and picked up my e-pawn, rather than my d-pawn. D...
by Giulio Simeone
Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8545

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

A friend of mine, and contributor to this forum, was once playing in a rapidplay. Intending to play Qd8-h4, he picked up his king on e8 by mistake and put it on h4. He felt obliged to move his king and lost quickly. I wrote to Guert Gijssen on Chess Cafe and he said touch and move should apply, the...
by Giulio Simeone
Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8545

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

Maybe they should change the rules and make it mandatory to write down the move before playing it, so it would be very clear, of the two touched pieces which one the player intended to play :D On the contrary, recently the FIDE made it mandatory NOT to write down the move before playing it and, onc...
by Giulio Simeone
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8545

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

OK, I'll try not to lose my patience and answer to this ... I will skip some of the things you wrote, though, this meaning that the answer is obvious. I wonder if you have read all my posts. Giulio, other people's sob stories are boring, and yours is showing all the classic signs as to why this is t...
by Giulio Simeone
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8545

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

Amazing. An extensive discussion about an incident where you know that you have heard only one opinion of what happened. Yes, Mr. Reuben, but I correctly reported all the statements of Mr. Biancotti right after the game and during the following days. As for Albertini's opinion, anyone who is intere...
by Giulio Simeone
Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8545

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

I don't think I've ever been accused of beating about the bush before! You are correct that I haven't mentioned this law because Article 7.3 does not over-ride the requirements of Article 4.3 unless I've missed that in the laws. Are you sure that Article 7.3 over-rides Article 4.3? Can you give me ...
by Giulio Simeone
Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8545

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

Excuse me Sean, I have the sensation that you are beating about the bush (an expression that I translated from my language with the dictionary) and are avoiding some of my statements and questions, as already other users noticed. I have checked all your posts in this thread and, so far, you haven't ...
by Giulio Simeone
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8545

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

In such events, I always find it slightly depressing that arbiters don't give 12.1 due weight: 12.1 The players shall take no action that will bring the game of chess into disrepute. However, the Laws don't forbid arbiters from bringing the game into disrepute, only the players. Ha-ha Paul, that's ...
by Giulio Simeone
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8545

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

It’s disturbing that Sean doesn’t think there’s any bad sportsmanship involved, but they indoctrinate arbiters somehow to this view. A decent arbiter, in my view, would say that it hadn't been deliberate but a natural reflex action and that play should continue, but I expect they'd get unfroc...
by Giulio Simeone
Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8545

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

Personally I would take the fact that Giuilio says he isn't entirely clear on the exact sequence as a positive sign - i.e. he is not trying to over-state the case to his advantage. I'm also taking into account the circumstantial evidence; previous incidents with the opponent, and the fact that the ...
by Giulio Simeone
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8545

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

This comes across as Giulio being not sure what happened, and speculating as to what might have happened. I was expecting this. As PeterFarr said, there is no need to complicate things too much, and in the original article I skipped something just because I didn't want to make it too complicated fo...
by Giulio Simeone
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8545

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

This is all over-complicating the position far too much as far as I can see. The king was brushed accidentally, the bishop was moved, the opponent was unsporting, the arbiter was fooled. Also it is worth highlighting these things rather than just forgetting them; in particular because something cou...
by Giulio Simeone
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8545

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

Please, concentrate on your next game rather than your last. It seems to me that I concentrated very well on the following games, in the remaining 7 games I achieved 3 wins, 1 draw, 3 losses against opponents with an average rating of about 2110, and my initial rating was 1983. I can do nothing in ...
by Giulio Simeone
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8545

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

Next will come all these other incidents where some poor wretch was chisled out of ½ point in some back water league match and it has ruined their life. From one chess player to another your mistake was letting it get to you. You should have (time permitting) taken a 5 minute break. Ha-ha, Geoff, ...
by Giulio Simeone
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8545

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

Were there any other incidents earlier in the game that you have not disclosed? No, but unfortunately I live in the same city as the lad and there have been at least two other incidents in our former games. For example, one month ago we played a 10 + 5 rapid game, I had something like four pieces a...