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by Roger Lancaster
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The French System
Replies: 34
Views: 2372

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: 91792

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: 91792

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: 91792

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: 19474

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: 230
Views: 20296

Re: End of an era

From this gentleman's LinkedIn profile: Leonard M Fertig CEO, Entrepreneur, Advisor, and Board Director Hove, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom 500+ connection. Contact info The Tony Buzan Group Limited Columbia University in the City of New York About CEO, Entrepreneur, and strategy consultant with...
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 230
Views: 20296

Re: End of an era

No reply to that one yet. I'll let you know if anything arrives. Seems an entirely legitimate question although I suppose it's also legitimate to reply that, with a smallish shareholding such as this, the extent of the shareholder's control in the company [ie. Buzan Group] is likely to be minimal. ...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 230
Views: 20296

Re: End of an era

[there would seem to be a connection between Ray K and Andrew G. That's already known, BrainGames named Atlantic Law as their solicitor/legal representative. Noted - just useful here to remind ourselves what the Financial Services Authority said about Andrew G and his law firm back in 2010: "Atlant...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 230
Views: 20296

Re: End of an era

What does Tarzan (aka Lord Greystoke) have to do with this? Is he really still alive? What about Jane? If I'm reading the situation correctly then Andrea Greystoke is said by JH to be a major shareholder in Tony Buzan Group while Andrea Greystoke is separately the sole shareholder of Pantheon where...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4889

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

Assuming the game was standard play, in which case there would be a record of the moves, I imagine the arbiters felt impelled to reproduce the moves on the opponent's scoresheet to see if the final move was, in fact, checkmate. Question that next crosses my mind is, if the final move recorded was c...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4889

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

It happened to me. My opponent's flag fell, we shook hands and he filled out the slip to say 0-1 ( he was White ) and handed it in. A few minutes later he informed the arbiting team that he had in fact given checkmate with his final move and the result should be reversed. Which they did! Well, I su...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4889

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

Luckily I have never yet come across an instance where two players shook hands and then argued as to what the shaking of hands meant. It happened to me. My opponent's flag fell, we shook hands and he filled out the slip to say 0-1 ( he was White ) and handed it in. A few minutes later he informed t...
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division 4 South - 2019-20
Replies: 30
Views: 3292

Re: Division 4 South - 2019-20

Round 3 [Saturday, 2.0] 41 The Full Ponty- - -Sussex Martlets 2 42 Warwickshire Select 2- - -Wood Green Youth 43 Fischer's Catch- - -CSC 2 44 War and Piece- - -Watford 1 45 Cambridge University 3- - MK Phoenix 2 46 Ashfield 2- - -CSC 3 47 Crowthorne 2- - -Iceni 3 48 Wessex C- - -Oxford 4 49 The Pits...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4889

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

You jest, but didn't Wesley So get (in)famously disqualified for writing stuff on his scoresheet that wasn't about chess as such? Correct, I jested. You're also correct, and I wasn't aware of this, about Wesley So once being disqualified. A more-or-less contemporary account says An extremely unusua...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4889

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

LOL, I can see it's only a matter of time before this thread starts to consider whether writing, "Remember to buy dog biscuits on the way home", is an offence if written on the scoresheet - and is the back of the scoresheet still a scoresheet? - but not if written on a separate piece of paper.