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by Roger Lancaster
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Could Hybrid events save English chess?
Replies: 76
Views: 5065

Re: Could Hybrid events save English chess?

As far as this proposal goes, I'll give Tim credit for his initiative in proposing a possible solution even though it's not an idea I find immediately irresistible. There are several alternative ideas, using two boards and based on adapting the laws for blind players, which attract me more.
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1584
Views: 143607

Re: Cheating in chess

[quote="Robin Nandi" post_id=248377 time=1594725645 user_id=7905 Suppose you had evidence that there was money laundering going on at a major bank. It's not conclusive, but it looks pretty damning. Would you publish it? I would. [/quote] Fine, Robin - I assume that either [1] you are so rich that yo...
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1584
Views: 143607

Re: Cheating in chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:07 pm
If however I were asked "does Joe Bloggs cheat at chess" and I chose to respond "Brutus is an honourable man" I think I would be inviting people to draw an inference.
LOL, you would be inviting me to wonder whether two men in white coats would shortly appear on the scene
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1584
Views: 143607

Re: Cheating in chess

You can, but you will be inviting other people to draw such an inference So, for example, "Brutus is an honourable man …" might be regarded as defamatory [under E&W law although not necessarily under contemporary Roman law!] if it was clear to all and sundry that the speaker was being heavily ironic.
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1584
Views: 143607

Re: Cheating in chess

It is also, I would hope, obvious to most people that the level of proof you could reasonably demand to quietly deny someone a prize/placing in a specific tournament is quite a lot lower than that you'd need to make a public assertion that they did use an engine If a tournament withholds a prize wh...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1584
Views: 143607

Re: Cheating in chess

But if all you are saying, player x has had his account suspended on chess site y for assistance, and player x name/handle is publicly available online elsewhere; then all you are doing is stating known facts, is this libelous to name on a forum? Agree. No problem with that. I'm neither agreeing no...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1584
Views: 143607

Re: Cheating in chess

Finger pointing does indeed require care. See FIDE Anti-Cheating Guideline 7 7 . How to deal with false accusations: - In case of a false accusation by a player, the Arbiter shall penalize him/her according to Article 12 .2 of the Laws of Chess . For further procedures, see Section 3, Part A . If t...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1584
Views: 143607

Re: Cheating in chess

Finger pointing needs care. I don't see any problem with stating verifiable facts and naming the player, e.g. the player: Finger pointing does indeed require care. See FIDE Anti-Cheating Guideline 7 7 . How to deal with false accusations: - In case of a false accusation by a player, the Arbiter sha...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1584
Views: 143607

Re: Cheating in chess

I don't doubt that Lichess decisions are right in the majority of cases but what's at issue is the size of the minority. lichess detected the use of chess engines in the play, presumably mostly in the opening and early middle game. What they don't and cannot know is whether such use took place befo...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1584
Views: 143607

Re: Cheating in chess

Senor Mariano I don't think this is right, since English rather than Spanish is used in the Phillipines: names are Spanish in form, having been acquired during the three hundred years of Spanish rule, but when that rule was followed by a long US occupation, Spanish was usurped by English as an offi...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1584
Views: 143607

Re: Cheating in chess

This is an interesting case. However, it doesn't state whether, despite the exoneration from the player's Federation, any ban from Lichess (following their initial charge that computer assistance had been used) was also overturned. I don't think many people are concerned by Lichess decisions as suc...
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Chess Junior Squad launches £500 Tournament
Replies: 104
Views: 6199

Re: WCJS Shreyas Royal versus Emily Maton £500 Playoff date

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:07 pm
I am letting this one stand because it is sort of funny
In a tragi-comic sort of way.
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL online - some chess!!!
Replies: 83
Views: 6892

Re: 4NCL online - some chess!!!

Was there a good reason for the somewhat convoluted pairing schemes used as opposed to a team Swiss? You could have more than one Swiss with rating restrictions on lower sections. A Swiss would have coped rather better with teams walking out in protests against players being banned. As a pairing sc...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Using a ball in chess
Replies: 14
Views: 2740

Re: Using a ball in chess

I had a game once where I went to the lavatory and when I got back all my pawns and pieces had been removed from the board. When I asked my opponent what he was playing at, he brought out a second score sheet showing they had already been captured earlier in the game. I wouldn't have minded but we ...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Using a ball in chess
Replies: 14
Views: 2740

Re: Using a ball in chess

Joey Stewart wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:47 pm
So many sports commentators like to use the expression "this is like a game of chess". But you don't often hear chess commentators saying "this is like a game of football"
Perhaps because you don't get many chess players falling over and claiming they were tripped by their opponent?