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by Colin Purdon
Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Touch move claims
Replies: 26
Views: 3554

Re: Touch move claims

Although one can construct positions where forcing your opponent to retract an illegal does not lead to an advantage to you, I would think that it does in about 90% of cases? In any case, it is what the laws require! But is a touch-move violation an illegal move? Apparently not according to the Fid...
by Colin Purdon
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Richmond Rapidplays
Replies: 53
Views: 9331

Re: Richmond Rapidplays

I for one would welcome its return, and would probably play 2-3 times per year.
by Colin Purdon
Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Objection to Digital clocks
Replies: 57
Views: 8330

Re: Objection to Digital clocks

The Surrey Border League has a rule that has that effect for Division 1: "... where a suitable digital clock is available, the default time control shall be a Fischer time control of all moves in 80 minutes initial time allocation plus an increment of 10 seconds per move." There is nothing prohibit...
by Colin Purdon
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Adjudication: an appeal to holders of congress votes at ECF
Replies: 122
Views: 13307

Re: Adjudication: an appeal to holders of congress votes at

Whilst few games may actually go to adjudication, it would be interesting to know how many stop in the anticipation of adjudication and are then decided by computer analysis. The motion goes much farther than saying that only games which are subject to adjournment are not gradable. According to htt...
by Colin Purdon
Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Adjudication: an appeal to holders of congress votes at ECF
Replies: 122
Views: 13307

Re: Adjudication: an appeal to holders of congress votes at

Is there any evidence that adjudicated games (or games subject to adjudication, if that is the criterion) provide skewed or inaccurate results for rating purposes? I am no fan of adjudication, but in the absence of such evidence, I see no good reason to exclude them and have less data on which to ba...
by Colin Purdon
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: We're goin' to Vegas!!!
Replies: 68
Views: 8825

Re: We're goin' to Vegas!!!

Gordon Cadden wrote: The newspaper was the Daily Mirror, and the writer was William Connor, using the pen name Cassandra.
No wonder he lost the case, using that name.
by Colin Purdon
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GM Killers
Replies: 98
Views: 9155

Re: GM Killers

A well-known English trivial pursuit question. Who was the first ENG grandmaster? It was Jacques Mieses, appointed 1950, the oldest - born 1865. I understood that Mieses had British citizenship but was none of English, Scottish or Welsh (or other UK) even though he lived in England. If this is righ...