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by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament Structures
Replies: 135
Views: 5600

Re: Tournament Structures

My guess is that it's the usual computer problem of failing to look above the problem pairing to find ways to sort it out.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament Structures
Replies: 135
Views: 5600

Re: Tournament Structures

Try minimizing the square of the maximum score difference. That should solve that problem.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Jersey Polar Capital 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1652

Re: Jersey Polar Capital 2018

Games! Games! Games!
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by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Why did he did so?
Replies: 249
Views: 13913

Re: Why did he did so?

Motivation? He wants to win the queen.

Motif? Removal of defender, twice over.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Name Change
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Re: Name Change

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by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Jersey Polar Capital 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1652

Re: Jersey Polar Capital 2018

It is indeed the tournament Alan Merry and I were joint winners of last year. I'm not doing so well this year.

Daniel Abbas was half a point short of a norm last year.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Name Change
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Re: Name Change

He could, but this way is better if Carl can do it.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 4000

Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

I see Keymer's TPR is not as high as it would have been had his round 1 victory instead been a default. Gotta love the usefulness of such a stat.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Victory for the Dinosaurs
Replies: 69
Views: 3189

Re: Victory for the Dinosaurs

(WECU has already cut its regional stage matches in the U-160 to twelve boards, incidentally. Most of the counties find finding 28 players on one day challenging enough, let alone 32.)
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Notations
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Notations

The use is that it is not specific to any particular language. This can be useful if you're publishing to a multi-lingual audience.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2288
Views: 97321

Re: The English Language

I think it's the normal meaning; the writer is either treating the pawns as if they were conscious entities or attributing the emotions of the player to the pawns.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2288
Views: 97321

Re: The English Language

They're doubled and isolated. That's pretty miserable in most circumstances.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Unfortunate start and end to county match
Replies: 48
Views: 3602

Re: Unfortunate start and end to county match

I'd say a board was more essential to the gameplay than the clock. The former is needed for the actual play of the game, the latter merely to ensure that the game is played at a reasonable speed.

(Obviously, both are needed for serious competition.)
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Unfortunate start and end to county match
Replies: 48
Views: 3602

Re: Unfortunate start and end to county match

The appeals committee has now met. Feel free to discuss this topic again!
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Casual Chess cafe
Replies: 71
Views: 3553

Re: Casual Chess cafe

Amanda Ross. The Casual Chess Cafe, which she runs, has a Facebook group here.