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by Roger Lancaster
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1148
Views: 57749

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I did see the ECF bit about ventilation, think about most club venues, and start to wonder! Also, do open-sided tents (gazebos?) count as outdoors? Goodness knows formally. They probably shouldn't as they'll block the UV off - I think that's one of the really big difference between outdoors & indoo...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:06 pm
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 - I've emailed you privately. Just as I feel that [alleged] cheats shouldn't be named publicly unless there's concrete strong evidence, I don't think it's correct to identify publicly others whom one believes are abusing forums such as this - it's for the moderator[s] to decide whether any such...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:02 pm
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

I had assumed the moderators had a clear policy towards consistently offensive posters but they seem to be turning a blind eye in one case.
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 4th WATFORD JUNIOR (u-12, FIDE-rated) RAPIDPLAY, 27 JULY
Replies: 3
Views: 1230

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

Event postponed - organisational complications as result of pandemic.
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1584
Views: 143607

Re: Cheating in chess

It appears that, following complaints [including to FIDE] that their legend "This player uses chess computer assistance" was defamatory, Lichess have amended the wording [in all cases, as far as I can see] to "This account violated the Lichess Terms of Service".
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1148
Views: 57749

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Central figures for younger folk are 0.0013% between ages 5 and 14 , 0.0043% between 15 and 24, 0.029% between ages 25 and 44. These figures, and those quoted by Angus, are centralised in the sense that there's 95% confidence of their being correct subject to a 10% error [approx] in either directio...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1148
Views: 57749

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Also, as we know, the older you are the more at risk you are. Stats from Cambridge University and Public Health England currently (at 22 June 2020) give an infection fatality rate of 0.44% for those aged 45-64, 2.9% for those aged 65-74 and 17% for those aged 75+. Central figures for younger folk a...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Online Club Championships
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

Re: National Online Club Championships

With the event having just ended, I'd like to thank the organising team from Hull for all their hard work. Having organised one or two [smaller] events myself, I can testify to the considerable amount of time and effort involved. It has been really appreciated.
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Online Club Championships
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

Re: National Online Club Championships

...started this evening. And what's that? John Nunn in the Minor ? Edit: Strange, it worked earlier. Anyway, I've changed the link to the team page. Good of John to play in the Minor - I'm sure there will be some opponents who will welcome a game against a well-known GM whom they who would likely n...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL online - some chess!!!
Replies: 83
Views: 6892

Re: 4NCL online - some chess!!!

Adam Raoof wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:59 pm
Roger Lancaster wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:52 pm
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:36 pm


No disrespect meant to anyone on the list, it was my slightly tactless way of saying that they can't add anyone who hasn't already played.
No, my turn to apologise, I'll remember not to use irony in future.
That's sarcasm, not irony.
Oh, okay, I won't use that either!
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL online - some chess!!!
Replies: 83
Views: 6892

Re: 4NCL online - some chess!!!

They don't have a great deal of choice: Must be terrible, having a shortage of decent players :) No disrespect meant to anyone on the list, it was my slightly tactless way of saying that they can't add anyone who hasn't already played. No, my turn to apologise, I'll remember not to use irony in fut...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL online - some chess!!!
Replies: 83
Views: 6892

Re: 4NCL online - some chess!!!

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:34 pm
They don't have a great deal of choice:
Must be terrible, having a shortage of decent players :)
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1584
Views: 143607

Re: Cheating in chess

Matt - Well, I'll leave others to compare the two sentences and decide for themselves.
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1584
Views: 143607

Re: Cheating in chess

Compare and contrast, in the piece to which Matt [no criticism implied] refers earlier: "I made the hesitant phone call to the first parent and explained that Chess.com had banned this student’s username, which means that the player was certainly cheating" and "It is not that they {Chess.com} are im...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1584
Views: 143607

Re: Cheating in chess

Roger, I agree, but isn't that what makes it so interesting! One small point I would make is that I think there is a big difference between an IM detecting cheating by an 800 rated student to a human detecting cheating by an IM. I agree your point in that, in my estimation also, it takes a stronger...