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by Jacques Parry
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1815
Views: 158468

Re: Cheating in chess

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:40 am
So for a player who is being signalled to, you’d have a dishonesty offence for the player. Would you have aiding and abetting for the the signaller?
Yes, aiding and abetting. Or they could both be charged with conspiracy, as in the 'Millionaire' case.
by Jacques Parry
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1815
Views: 158468

Re: Cheating in chess

Most offences would have to [be] classified as an attempt rather than the full offence. That was the position until 2007, but the law was then changed. Oddly, the new offence of "fraud by false representation" is committed by someone who dishonestly makes a false representation for gain, even if th...
by Jacques Parry
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 1st Brainstormchess weekender 23-24 Feb + 11th Brainstormchess FIDE blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1889

Re: 1st Brainstormchess weekender 23-24 Feb + 11th Brainstormchess FIDE blitz

Exactly. I don't recall ever playing in an event with an increment of only 10 seconds but no 5-minute rule.

Since the round times are similar to those at the monthly Hampstead event, is there a particular reason why the time limits are different? I would certainly prefer 60+30.
by Jacques Parry
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 1st Brainstormchess weekender 23-24 Feb + 11th Brainstormchess FIDE blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1889

Re: 1st Brainstormchess weekender 23-24 Feb + 11th Brainstormchess FIDE blitz

If the increment is only 10 seconds, you might want to reconsider the requirement that players must record all the moves.
by Jacques Parry
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Attracting new players to the game; who is responsible?
Replies: 59
Views: 5735

Re: Attracting new players to the game; who is responsible?

I plead guilty to being a hopeless patzer who knows nothing about child development. I give up my time to help kids learn chess in the hope that some of them might one day be glad they did. Should I find something less idiotic to do with my afternoons?
by Jacques Parry
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Random musing - scoresheet design
Replies: 11
Views: 1337

Re: Random musing - scoresheet design

Old Chess Sutton Coldfield scoresheets from the 1960s don't have "Opening" on them. My first scorebook did, and that must have been 1962 or thereabouts (the Sutton Coldfield outfit attracted young customers by offering schools half-price subscriptions to the magazine). I remember filling in things ...
by Jacques Parry
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3002

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

Understood. But, given that, wouldn't it have made sense to run a 9-round rating-limited event alongside the Open? Assuming that you do indeed want to discourage low-rated players from entering the Open.
by Jacques Parry
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3002

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

The schedule is now published. One major difference this year is that there appears to be no weekend event: we can choose between the Open (9 rounds over 8 days) and a weekday event (5 rounds over 5 days). I find this puzzling, in view of the discussion here last year about the absence of rating pri...
by Jacques Parry
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tips for coaching children
Replies: 25
Views: 3370

Re: Tips for coaching children

Whilst I’m here, I’ll add that I also fundamentally disagree with this:- Some of the kids I teach are interested in learning what little I can teach them; some aren't. The former group may not be better pupils than the latter, but what I have to offer is more use to them . (My emphasis) The truth i...
by Jacques Parry
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tips for coaching children
Replies: 25
Views: 3370

Re: Tips for coaching children

Yes, I get it. It’s very rewarding to help introduce chess to a child and then watch them grow into the game and go on to win trophies and medals and whatnot. Is "the best pupils" the right label for this group, though? I don’t think so. I wouldn't call them that either. But volunteers are usually ...
by Jacques Parry
Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Mark Taimanov (1926-2016)
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: Mark Taimanov (1926-2016)

The London-based player Petr Limonov is a professional pianist.