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by Roger Lancaster
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: When Will The February Grades Come Out?
Replies: 6
Views: 1033

Re: When Will The February Grades Come Out?

Thanks, Brian, that's helpful. At least we now know what there is to know and what's still unknown!
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: When Will The February Grades Come Out?
Replies: 6
Views: 1033

Re: When Will The February Grades Come Out?

The ECF website to which Ian refers also says ‘The ECF Board is responding to changes in the expectations of both members and potential members by working to move grading from a six monthly to a monthly update. The intention is to introduce the change with effect from the January 2020 grading list u...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division 4 South - 2019-20
Replies: 30
Views: 3181

Re: Division 4 South - 2019-20

Round 5 pairings: Wood Green Youth- - -Sussex Martlets 2 MK Phoenix 2- - -CSC 2 Fischer's Catch- - -The Full Ponty Celtic Tigers 2- - -Watford A All Anands on Deck- - -Iceni 2 Cambridge University 3- - -Oxford 4 Crowthorne 2- - -Sussex Martlets 3 Throw in the Tal- - -CSC 3 Ashfield 2- - -War and Pie...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 783
Views: 90773

Re: Cheating in chess

Nick Grey wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:11 pm
In a bag on the table when there is room.
I've been in club matches where there's plenty of room but I've yet to see a bag. But, given such a bag, who exactly accepts liability if a phone disappears from the [communal] bag?
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 783
Views: 90773

Re: Cheating in chess

I suspect that in many leagues, no matter how suspicious a player's behaviour, it would be considered insufferably rude to ask them whether they had a phone in their pocket. Just so that I'm clear in my mind as to what happens elsewhere, what's the formula for someone arriving at a league match by ...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Board Minutes
Replies: 10
Views: 1353

Re: Board Minutes

Does anyone know when we would expect to see the December ECF Board minutes published based on past experience? I am expecting them to be at least partially redacted again. But still, I am interested in whatever will be published. It's not unusual for the minutes of meetings, of whatever type, to b...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The difference between extrovert and introvert chess players.
Replies: 17
Views: 1589

Re: The difference between extrovert and introvert chess players.

It seems to me fairly obvious that those who are by nature extrovert are capable of behaving on occasion in an introvert manner and vice versa - one need look no further than the acting profession to see this is true. Extrapolating from there, we're all actors from time to time.
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 115
Views: 15342

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

Paul McKeown wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:14 pm
Well, call me daft if you will
I'm afraid the temptation is completely resistible as I entirely agree with you. Something's daft here but it's not you!
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 4th WATFORD JUNIOR (u-12, FIDE-rated) RAPIDPLAY, 27 JULY
Replies: 1
Views: 505

4th WATFORD JUNIOR (u-12, FIDE-rated) RAPIDPLAY, 27 JULY

Full details of this event [including how to enter] to follow shortly but, apart from the fact that it will be FIDE-rated for the first time, it will follow a similar pattern to previous events in the series - venue West Herts Sports & Social Club in Watford, 2.0 start, maximum 40 entries.
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The French System
Replies: 34
Views: 2042

Re: The French System

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:33 pm
I cannot possibly get over to you Nick, just how much your buffoonish ignorance is neither required or appreciated right now, or how little it contributes to our knowledge or understanding on this thread or any other.
LOL, not like you to be lost for words, Justin!
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 783
Views: 90773

Re: Cheating in chess

Personally I wouldn't even bother to input their actual game - just pick some really boring drawing opening like the London system and copy it up to however many moves the players made until the draw. If they have made zero effort to contribute anything worthwhile there is no point clogging up data...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 783
Views: 90773

Re: Cheating in chess

Roger Lancaster . perpetual check< This term is not in the Laws of Chess. If it is not by repetition, it will always take many moves to demonstrate. Of course, if 5 fold occurrence has happened, if it happens a further 5 times, the arbiter obviously failed to be aware and the 5 extra moves are irre...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 783
Views: 90773

Re: Cheating in chess

They didn't even have to claim a draw by repetition - although they could have done. The thinking behind this little charade was, presumably, that neither wished to claim a draw after threefold repetition as the chief arbiter might have deemed this as acquiescing in a draw - contrary to the tournam...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 206
Views: 18806

Re: Arbitration question

Touch-move claims are difficult to judge. In practice, arbiters usually don't rule in favour of the claim unless either both players agree on something, or an outside witness can say something. I'd be a bit cautious about this "outside witness" business as the most likely spectators watching the ga...
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 223
Views: 18532

Re: End of an era

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