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by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 247
Views: 13798

Re: County Championship Consultation

You might of course want to have a maximum grade for any one player as well - nobody really wants IM plus newly board child at the top and bottom of a team :) The way to avoid that is to have an Effective Minimum Grade rule - "everyone with a grade below 90 counts as 90" or something like that. Tha...
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Greatest Chess World Record......
Replies: 12
Views: 1077

Re: Greatest Chess World Record......

Yeah, that's not even close to a record.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 247
Views: 13798

Re: County Championship Consultation

I'm not sure what I think of these proposals, as it happens. I have a feeling that the problems the event has are at a more fundamental level than the level people are trying to solve it at.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 247
Views: 13798

Re: County Championship Consultation

I think I can say with some certainty that breaking the link between union and national stages would make almost no difference to WECU teams. Devon already pull out all the stops to try to win the Open and U-160 sections in the region, while only ever entering the U-180 section in the national stag...
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 247
Views: 13798

Re: County Championship Consultation

I think I can say with some certainty that breaking the link between union and national stages would make almost no difference to WECU teams. Devon already pull out all the stops to try to win the Open and U-160 sections in the region, while only ever entering the U-180 section in the national stages.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 6063

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

You're assuming that "so many people wanted to watch our broadcast, it crashed the server!" is a message Agon's PR team would want to avoid. Well, I don't know about wanting to avoid it, but they didn't use that message - which could indeed have played well - when it happened. They instead went str...
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 6063

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

FIDE earns money every time a FIDE-rated tournament is played, and the amount earned is proportional to the number of players in the tournament.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Why did he did so?
Replies: 249
Views: 13913

Re: Why did he did so?

Black wanted either control of the open c-file or to attack white's weak pawn, depending on how white recaptures on d4.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 6063

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Chris Wardle wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:43 pm
Do we object to the basic principle that FIDE (Agon) have a right to control the live transmission of the moves from their events?
Pretty much, yes.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 6063

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

I love the smell of freshly pickled genies.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 21553

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

I'm watching Aronian-Grischuk. Good Benoni stuff there.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavík Open 2018 - Bobby Fischer Memorial March 6th - 14th
Replies: 34
Views: 2564

Re: GAMMA Reykjavík Open 2018 - Bobby Fischer Memorial March 6th - 14th

Tim Harding wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:34 pm
IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:24 pm
Nodirbek seems to have got a GM norm.
That's his forename?
So it is. Nodirbek Abdusattorov.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 21553

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

Odd position. White is a whole piece down with no obvious threats, but the online engine only has it at -0.47.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Is it copyright infringement?
Replies: 72
Views: 4070

Re: Royalty

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:19 pm
IM Jack Rudd wrote:
IM Jack Rudd wrote:Consult a lawyer. We are not a lawyer, we are a chess forum.