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by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF and the World Championship Match ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1129

Re: ECF and the World Championship Match ?

If you use travelling time as a metric, the British is about as near to London next year as it is to me.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF and the World Championship Match ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1129

Re: ECF and the World Championship Match ?

FiveThirtyEight has picked up on it, possibly because an American is playing.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/th ... -champion/
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2794
Views: 116307

Re: The English Language

No idea who's claiming his pieces are well placed there, but I don't agree with him.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 58869

Re: Cheating in chess

Jack, That just shows that the ECF has not got it's code of conduct for it's members correct. Cheats need to be banned, and know if they are cheating that they will be banned from any future games of chess played under ECF/Fide rules. Yes, but how does it enforce that? The ECF has no reliable way o...
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 58869

Re: Cheating in chess

The ECF can certainly ban him from events it itself organizes, such as the British Championships, but I'm not sure it has meaningful ban power beyond that.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 101
Views: 3443

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Cramling's not retired, no; she was playing at Isle of Man a couple of weeks ago.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 58869

Re: Cheating in chess

There's no real point in redacting a name when it's patently obvious who it is from the publicly available information.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 101
Views: 3443

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

The Chess World Cup, and the 64-player Women's World Championship, are certainly better than the drawfest Round Robins we've become used to. This is true, but the Candidates' Tournament , unlike most of those other round-robins, was worth watching. That's because it's a tournament where everybody's...
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 6767

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

That is acceptable. I would be quite happy to invite Carlsen to a tournament in which I was the game-inputter.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 4NCL International Congress
Replies: 56
Views: 3903

Re: 4NCL International Congress

British pairings he'd presumably be playing Hebden instead. Of course, under British pairings he wouldn't have got the round 1 bye in the first place.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: White to play...
Replies: 17
Views: 712

Re: White to play...

My mind was also drawn to the event this came from and the fact that I must therefore have inputted the game, and yet I'd already forgotten it. This past week was exhausting.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: White to play...
Replies: 17
Views: 712

Re: White to play...

My eyes have been drawn instantly to 1.Rf5, but I haven't yet done any calculation.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Round 1 pairing rules
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: Round 1 pairing rules

FIDE pairing rules don't care about elective byes, in the future or the past, when allocating full point byes.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 9827

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Ah, a touch-move issue. I was thinking it might be a mobile 'phone thing.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Australian format weekend chess
Replies: 29
Views: 1668

Re: Australian format weekend chess

The principal reason for the differences between the FIDE and ECF grading systems is that they were designed for different things: FIDE's was designed for tournaments that last for a few days, the ECF's for leagues that go on for most of the year.