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by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 85
Views: 5916

Re: What do I do?

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:What's the best colour for chess club tables?
This is pretty much the least relevant question you could be asking.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal moves
Replies: 9
Views: 961

Re: Illegal moves

Blitz with <1 arbiter per game, and rapidplay with <1 arbiter per 3 games: first illegal move immediately loses. Blitz with at least 1 arbiter per game, rapidplay with at least 1 arbiter per 3 games, standardplay: move must be retracted and a legal move played with the same piece, opponent gets two ...
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2017 - 18
Replies: 41
Views: 3318

Re: Div 3 North 2017 - 18

The Irish leagues make teams from the same club meet first and surely that should be a rule in NCL too? It is a rule for divisions that aren't Swisses. (Specifically, when the divisions were 12-team all-play-alls, teams from the same squad always met in the first weekend. In the 16-team pools, they...
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When your endgame brilliancy turns into disaster!
Replies: 12
Views: 850

Re: When your endgame brilliancy turns into disaster!

Nick Burrows wrote:
IM Jack Rudd wrote:Why are you proposing pawn moves for black? What reason does black have to make pawn moves?
The king comes to f4, if blacks king is on f6 then the g4 f6 Kg3 wins.
Again, you are proposing unprovoked pawn moves. Why not just have black drop the king back to f7?
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017
Replies: 283
Views: 12787

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

FIDE can issue those bans, sure. I'm not sure how it enforces them. What happens if one of the banned players enters some random FIDE-rated weekender?
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017
Replies: 283
Views: 12787

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

Part of the problem with regards to game-chucking is that it isn't entirely clear what powers FIDE actually have.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When your endgame brilliancy turns into disaster!
Replies: 12
Views: 850

Re: When your endgame brilliancy turns into disaster!

Why are you proposing pawn moves for black? What reason does black have to make pawn moves?
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017
Replies: 283
Views: 12787

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

The actual effect of these anti-draw regulations isn't to get rid of quick agreed draws in situations where both players obviously want them, it's to get rid of the Lalicisms where an early draw is agreed just because the option to offer a draw early exists and someone exercised it. (Bogdan really o...
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017
Replies: 283
Views: 12787

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

If Carlsen and Nakamura agree a short draw, the arbiters might have a word or two with them. There are regulations against that sort of thing.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Peter Hornsby for ECF : Tomorrow's Candidate Today!
Replies: 71
Views: 4753

Re: Peter Hornsby for ECF : Tomorrow's Candidate Today!

County chess was Andrew's remit this year. He's entitled to comment on how the candidates for a post interacted with him in that role.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Peter Hornsby for ECF : Tomorrow's Candidate Today!
Replies: 71
Views: 4753

Re: Peter Hornsby for ECF : Tomorrow's Candidate Today!

Peter, would you be able to introduce me to some of the sponsors you've talked to? I'm looking to get my International Organizer title.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge
Replies: 44
Views: 1983

Re: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 d5 4.exd5 Nf6 5.c4 c6 6.dxc6 Nxc6 7.d4 appears to be the start of it.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 78
Views: 7599

Re: 2017/2018 Season

NickFaulks wrote:
David Robertson wrote:Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence
That reads as though it should be in Latin.
To some extent, it already is: evidence derives from videre, to see.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017
Replies: 283
Views: 12787

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

Both Adams and Kramnik have previously faced 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 . In both cases their opponents (it was Ivanchuk for Kramnik) continued with the 5. .. exd4 6. e5 variation. You might expect Adams to have met 6 cxd4 in some game in his youth. And since then - Nick Pert pl...
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 28349

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

There is also the prestige of the title to play for. After all, it is the strongest-ever tournament of its type. But, sometimes players come to private arrangements in such situations. They might agree the winner gets $105,000 and loser $95,000. It would be disgraceful if that happened, or was prov...