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by Jacques Parry
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1814
Views: 158237

Re: Cheating in chess

Fines? If the prizes involved are large, and the evidence strong and readily understood by a non-technical audience, then pass the matter onto the police and the public prosecutor. A prison sentence for fraud (or whatever the current legal name is for financial gain by deception) ought to discourag...
by Jacques Parry
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Book-The Chess Scene
Replies: 22
Views: 3320

Re: Book-The Chess Scene

Yes, the Laws now permit the method you propose. Did they ever say it was mandatory? As I recall, it is the method demonstrated by Tony in his video that used to be mandatory.
by Jacques Parry
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Book-The Chess Scene
Replies: 22
Views: 3320

Re: Book-The Chess Scene

You could, but you would need to explain why the Laws say "When a player, having the move, plays a pawn to the rank furthest from its starting position...".
by Jacques Parry
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Book-The Chess Scene
Replies: 22
Views: 3320

Re: Book-The Chess Scene

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Also the bit about pawn promotion (17:10) is wrong. The pawn does not go to the 8th.
Why not?
by Jacques Parry
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1814
Views: 158237

Re: Cheating in chess

In fairness, the interruption came immediately after my opponent had made a move. I don't know whether you'd call that a non-disruptive moment: it didn't seem that way.
by Jacques Parry
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1814
Views: 158237

Re: Cheating in chess

Thanks, Jack. My purpose in posting was not to give you a hard time, but to find out whether others agree with me that an arbiter should not interrupt the game to check that a player is not cheating unless there are grounds to suspect that he may be. The fact that he has left the playing area on his...
by Jacques Parry
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership
Replies: 5
Views: 1516

Re: Membership

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:37 am
Perhaps you should be mre internationally active? Why not play international Senior chess?
Some people have qualms about unnecessary air travel these days.
by Jacques Parry
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1814
Views: 158237

Re: Cheating in chess

Where a player has previously left the playing area (not the playing venue), on his own time but with the permission of the arbiter, does this justify the arbiter in subsequently interrupting the game, after further moves have been played, to ascertain whether the player has a phone?
by Jacques Parry
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 553
Views: 51607

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Appalling that anyone should use military terminology when talking about a war game.
by Jacques Parry
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 214
Views: 20556

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:10 pm
I think it's not likely to happen. Fraud-related prosecitions in the sport world are vanishingly rare.
It certainly won't happen if the police aren't informed. And Matt, who clearly knows more about policing than most of us, thinks it might happen if they are.
by Jacques Parry
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 214
Views: 20556

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

Practical difficulties in obtaining prosecutions and convictions (as well as the general principle that you really need the process to be under the control of the chess world as far as may be possible). Yes, but what practical difficulties do you envisage in doing that? And why does the process nee...
by Jacques Parry
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 214
Views: 20556

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

(I'm not saying we should utterly abjure the route of prosecution, but I am saying that there are a lot of practical difficulties along that road, sufficient that it really shouldn't be relied upon.) What practical difficulties do you have in mind, if (as Matt suggests) the police would be willing ...
by Jacques Parry
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1814
Views: 158237

Re: Cheating in chess

There would be a lot for an adjudicator in a CPS unit to consider. The evidence would have to hold up quite well for there to be a reasonable prospect of conviction and charge(s) to be laid before the court. Admissions in interview would be very handy. Indeed. What I am challenging is the suggestio...
by Jacques Parry
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1814
Views: 158237

Re: Cheating in chess

There is no need for a test case: the law is quite clear. You commit a crime if you dishonestly make a false representation with the intention of thereby making a financial gain. If there were clear evidence of cheating, the culprit could be prosecuted on the basis that, by behaving like an honest p...
by Jacques Parry
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 214
Views: 20556

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

I'm curious to know whether tournament organisers who detect cheating ever do report the matter to the police, or even consider doing so. Is there perhaps an assumption that the police would not be interested, and if so is there any basis for that assumption? Of course winning £1m by fraud (especial...