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by Chris Rice
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 609
Views: 71140

Re: Cheating in chess

It's worth reminding ourselves that Azmaiparashvili bent over backwards to plead for his fellow countryman on the grounds that he only cheated because he needed the money and a ban would make that problem worse. The Ethics Commission ruling which I have attached here states at 5.3 "For the sake of c...
by Chris Rice
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 609
Views: 71140

Re: Cheating in chess

Given that his current rating is 2500+ isn't the question moot? That's the point I was trying to make. They haven't changed it so presumably if he makes the norms they will use it and I'm asking whether that's justified. Also, was it determined that his previous rating of 2500+ was gained at least ...
by Chris Rice
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 609
Views: 71140

Re: Cheating in chess

Gaioz Nigalidze, who was the reason this thread was started and who subsequently was stripped of his GM title and received a three year ban is back. He played the Badalona tournament, carrying an IM title and an Elo of 2534 and achieved a performance rating of 2139. Full results here . There is a pr...
by Chris Rice
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1298

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2019

I would be very......interested.....to see him try a Cochrane Gambit in that ;) Yes he certainly got served in that line yesterday. Carlsen, Magnus - Yu, Yangyi, Grand Chess Tour St. Louis 2019 round 24. 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nxf7 Kxf7 5. d4 c5 6. Nc3 cxd4 7. Bc4+ Ke8 8. Qxd4 Nc6 9. Qe3...
by Chris Rice
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1298

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2019

Was it this moment that Aronian got the extra half point?
by Chris Rice
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 609
Views: 71140

Re: Cheating in chess

A further article on the Boons incident by Peter Doggers. It includes the explanation given by Boons: Chess.com reached out to the player, who was willing to provide comments. "I knew I was not allowed to carry a phone, but I didn't know it would be so serious," he said. "I thought I would only get ...
by Chris Rice
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1298

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2019

Magnus is having a nightmare tournament and he was brutally honest about it in the brief interview he did last night, which is refreshing. But I do wonder if other players, who don't have his standing, would have been invited again if they were saying things like "you can expect more of the same tom...
by Chris Rice
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35605

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

The site describes Charlie as having a poor memory so he uses memory techniques to get over this issue. One of the ways that apparently has proven effective is to use military terms and metaphors which are easier to remember. He also names football teams after his variations in the Sniper such as Ma...
by Chris Rice
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35605

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

John Reyes wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:48 pm
NickFaulks wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:36 pm
Charlie Storey wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:22 pm
You can read it at StoreySniper.com forum in the Monthly Update.
That appears to cost £19.99 pm.
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£19.99 per month gets you Silver membership on the Sniper site. It's £29.99 for Gold.
by Chris Rice
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 609
Views: 71140

Re: Cheating in chess

An article from schaaksite.nl by Joost Jansen on Boons which contains the full story in great detail. The article confirms what Nick F said above that the games would not be rated and also a recommendation that tournament organisers should get the scanners used to catch Boons. The following is a tra...
by Chris Rice
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

On qualifications, must admit I had no idea how Shaun qualified so thanks to Nick for clarifying. A couple of the world's most promising juniors, Sarin and Abdussattorov, were given wild cards to play: Cori (Peru) v Sarin (IND) Matlakov (RUS) v Abdussattorov (UZB) Now on another matter there are thr...
by Chris Rice
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 490

World Cup Knockout 2019

This 128 player tournament runs from 9 September - 2 October in Khanty Mansiysk. The Round 1 pairings are already up. Of the 64 matches, four ties immediately caught the eye. Ding, Liren (China) v Shaun Press (PNG) Gawain Jones v Diego Flores (ARG) Michael Adams v Aravindh (IND) Luke McShane v Delga...
by Chris Rice
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35605

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Some pages back Alex McFarlane gave the reasons why the arbiter forfeited Lorin D'Costa in his game with Charlie Storey. This matter should be closed now. I can see no reason why there is endless debate, especially from people who were not at the tournament and involved. The Laws of Chess were corr...
by Chris Rice
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Kirsan Sanctioned by US Treasury Department
Replies: 71
Views: 8463

Re: Kirsan Sanctioned by US Treasury Department

Now he's turned up in SeoulImage.

Nigel tweets: "Was delighted to be invited to Korea by the Chess Federation to discuss some fascinating projects. Was less happy not to be informed who else would attend. "
by Chris Rice
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35605

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Just a statistical anomaly I know but remarkably Nick and Richard Pert finished with identical performance ratings of 2472.