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by Chris Rice
Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Latest GM/IM Norm Scam
Replies: 100
Views: 12536

Re: The Latest GM/IM Norm Scam

Hi Chris. I'm pretty sure everyone knows that one. I was thinking more in terms of a mainline opening book and the author then gives a demo game with a slick dick finish not knowing the game had been concocted. Want something more original Geoff? Happy to supply a really great TN on move 2 from the...
by Chris Rice
Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Latest GM/IM Norm Scam
Replies: 100
Views: 12536

Re: The Latest GM/IM Norm Scam

Geoff Chandler wrote:
(I wonder how many bogus or rigged games have sneaked their way into opening theory?)
Well there was this one Geoff....

http://streathambrixtonchess.blogspot.a ... troff.html
by Chris Rice
Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Latest GM/IM Norm Scam
Replies: 100
Views: 12536

Re: The Latest GM/IM Norm Scam

The trouble with such a grade selling ploy going on is that if a player refused this Romanian lad's pre-game offer and beat him fairly then those in the know may think the honest player had paid for the win. So you have this fair and good player who in some minds is tainted. It's a pity this Cheats...
by Chris Rice
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Latest GM/IM Norm Scam
Replies: 100
Views: 12536

Re: The Latest GM/IM Norm Scam

There seem to be plenty of anomolies and people of interest on the FIDE grading database surround the "Cup Of Don" that you would like explanations from. It may even help the people concerned to clear up the allegations as to how a lot of these anomolies occurred. The tournaments where the suspiciou...
by Chris Rice
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 40419

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Three Black wins on top 5 boards and Hebden looking not too bad either.
by Chris Rice
Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 40419

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

and Tyson Mordue (with six draws!). I wonder if Mr Mordue has set his stall out to go for all draws, only one of his games so far has gone beyond move 24 Maybe he's got a bet on that he can finish the tournament in fewer moves than Bogdan? Talking of wagers, I'd punt BL, Gawain Jones and possibly H...
by Chris Rice
Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 99632

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

Certainly any allegations would have to involve more than just a one off game, I agree that cannot be correct, you would need to show a consistent pattern and then prove its as a result of cheating. What would prompt an investigation though? Would every game be scrutinised, or only those from tourn...
by Chris Rice
Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 99632

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

1. Develop a system to identify when possible cheating may be occurring using matching moves. Be cautious with this. A number of players would find this objectionable. So you play a good game beating a higher rated player, particularly one that you had prepared some analysis for and find yourself a...
by Chris Rice
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 99632

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

I mentioned a while ago about a proposal for engine-matching move cheating allegations and that the process should look something like this: 1. Develop a system to identify when possible cheating may be occurring using matching moves. 2. Using whatever criteria has been decided on one would then pro...
by Chris Rice
Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:25 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 99632

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

I'm puzzled. Chess.com has no fewer than 21 games where the position after 10...Bd7 has been reached before. The novelty would appear to be 11.Qd1 but this is not the top choice of any computer engine I have access to. I wouldn't claim any familiarity with obscure Winawer variations. But in a posit...
by Chris Rice
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 40419

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Jonathan Bryant wrote:Am I watching Arkell-Fernandez on my own.

I've a nasty suspicion you've all turned off your internet and gone out and done something less boring instead.
Great technique by Arkell, really impressive.
by Chris Rice
Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 40419

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

I wonder how low you have to be rated in order for Bogdan to try play for a win with Black? http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1712355 Artyom Timofeev is rated 2610. Did Timofeev turn down earlier draw offers I wonder? Bogdan is a great player with a deep understanding of the game. It's j...
by Chris Rice
Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 40419

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Wells will probably play 8...b5 next, that's critical, at least I assume he'll play this before he loses on time.
by Chris Rice
Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 40419

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

I see Ghasi didn't have to break sweat today.
by Chris Rice
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 40419

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

ah, a result in Bogdan's game, and the one I/we all predicted. All his Black games will be drawn unless he plays anyone v strong and determined, which will likely not happen unless he keeps winning with White. Someone v weak but determined might also break the streak?! Or seriously underrated. If I...