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by Chris Rice
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35557

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Adam Raoof wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:37 pm
Ian Thompson wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:29 pm
Chris Rice wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:11 am
Prizewinners
Is it really the case that the winner of the U1950 rating prize in the Major Open gets a place in the British Championship next year?
Maybe he won the rating prize and separately earned his BCQ?
Yes that's what happened as he finished on 6/9
by Chris Rice
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35557

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

There is a difference between breaking the rules and cheating. Have the rules been broken? Yes. Is loss of the game a reasonable penalty? Absolutely. Which shows that it is the rules which are wrong, not the arbiters or the players. Any rule which when broken which results in immediate forfeit of t...
by Chris Rice
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 608
Views: 70800

Re: Cheating in chess

Someone just got removed from Reserve Group C at the Dutch Open for cheating. There were no details in the press release as to what happened but a decision has also been made to turn all the games that the 'cheater' played into wins for the opponents. I'm really against this as in essence it means t...
by Chris Rice
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35557

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Charlie's official statement on FB: "My Official Statement for a bizarre experience in round 6 of 9 in the British Chess Championships. FM Charlie Storey V IM Lorin Da Costa My opponent took his bag then left the main tournament playing area. I thought it was a surprise why he took his bag and this ...
by Chris Rice
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Resigning in a Winning Position
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Resigning in a Winning Position

I'm sure we will all have one or two examples of this. It's a horrible thing to happen if you're on the wrong side of it. So feeling a bit sorry for Mr Odendahl when he resigned in the following position in Round 6 of the Dutch Open only to find out later that resigning was not his best option.
by Chris Rice
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Congrats to Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa!
Replies: 21
Views: 3299

Re: Congrats to Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa!

His sister also did well. Could we be looking at the first brother and sister world champions at some point? https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67477668_10216543948489694_3332219869448896512_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_oc=AQma4ix0rfflG9OFLdJzv7Q6vuaGBGbdEhz_6TuUoZrDE6zo4CNsbFK5v-ShvtF7Wk8&_nc_h...
by Chris Rice
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 608
Views: 70800

Re: Cheating in chess

In the first game of this year's Turkish Super League, there was a game between WIM Filiz Osmanodja and IM Gunay Mammadzada. Filiz was white and after playing her 9th move, in a standard Sicilian, she went to get a coke from the downstairs cafe. Unfortunately, as she left the playing area without pe...
by Chris Rice
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35557

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

10 GMs and 13 IMs in the Championship section which is now looking quite tasty though you would imagine its a two horse race for the title itself.
by Chris Rice
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: International Chess Day
Replies: 1
Views: 358

International Chess Day

Apparently happened yesterday. Who knew? Anyway I guess that any publicity is good for chess and there were a range of celebrations on the various chess web sites to mark the day. However, on FB, I stumbled on some very profound stuff from Lev Aronian's wife, Arianne Caoili, who gave some thought pr...
by Chris Rice
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11254

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

The sequence of events widely reported by the media and in particular FIDE, in the Rausis incident, has been questioned by local French newspaper Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace . The article says that it was the players who took it upon themselves to follow Rausis and take a picture in the bathroom. I...
by Chris Rice
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 608
Views: 70800

Re: Cheating in chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:56 pm
Dunno if I'm missing something, but does that piece have an author?
It's another Austrian player, Saro Khachatouri rated Elo 2005.
by Chris Rice
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 608
Views: 70800

Re: Cheating in chess

The list of Q2 Presidential Board decisions came out today and yes for the most part it is as boring as it sounds. However, some way down the list was the following decision: "Q2PB-2019/27 To request all materials regarding violations of Anti-Cheating Guidelines by Mr. Mark Morgunov during the 2018 ...
by Chris Rice
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11254

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

The Rausis Effect at Riga. Grischuk "It’s inexcusable of course to go for such lines without remembering anything, but I have a little excuse that I was in a very good mood before the game because Rausis finally got caught cheating and it’s very good news. But it’s dangerous to be in a good mood whe...
by Chris Rice
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Prix FIDE Riga 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1039

Re: Grand Prix FIDE Riga 2019

Riga Day 1 report: The Rausis effect

Round 1 Game 2 coverage