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by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 58
Views: 4009

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

You could potentially analyse those behaviours in such a way as to investigate the hypothesis in general. "Do people generally score lower TPRs against sets of opponents exhibiting those behaviours than against sets of opponents not doing so?" (The trouble is that even if you show such a result, it'...
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 259
Views: 12753

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

In practice, there's probably quite a wide gulf between "things that could technically stop an organization's games being rated" and "things that actually would stop an organization's games being rated".
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:43 pm
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

Nevada voted with the winner in every US presidential election from 1980 to 2012. I'm sure this has no bearing at all on the amount of influence Nevadan businesspeople have over the government.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 58
Views: 4009

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

Ah yes, the Coventry British. I faced ten opponents who were younger than me in that tournament. That probably won't happen for quite some time now.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development Officer Proposal Paper - Discuss
Replies: 28
Views: 2702

Re: Development Officer Proposal Paper - Discuss

The only thing I know about the numbers of various federations on the ECF grading list is that by far the most represented federation is {undefined}, followed by ENG.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development Officer Proposal Paper - Discuss
Replies: 28
Views: 2702

Re: Development Officer Proposal Paper - Discuss

I like the look of teamer so far. Barnstaple's page is currently nothing to write home about, but I'll put more stuff on it as and when.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess 2018-19
Replies: 19
Views: 2699

Re: County Chess 2018-19

I guess at least you guys know they you have every chance of winning the national final with the strength of your sides, but most of the genuine minor counties are sick of cowardly open strength teams treating it as a plate event and winning year after year - the reason it is so hard to get captain...
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: GM / IM Norm Event in February 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: GM / IM Norm Event in February 2019

CCF might be interested in working with you there.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess classic
Replies: 85
Views: 6301

Re: London chess classic

I know a bit more than everyone here, but it's information I don't regard myself as being at liberty to disclose. However, you're all going to be disappointed with how mundane the reason is, unless you're the sort of person who gets excited by competition formats. As a person who does get excited b...
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Arbiter Sought
Replies: 31
Views: 1851

Re: FIDE Arbiter Sought

That is an even better date for me than the original one. :)
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Arbiter Sought
Replies: 31
Views: 1851

Re: FIDE Arbiter Sought

I think I'm available on that day.

(Stewart Reuben would probably be cheaper if he's available, though.)
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Renewing ECF membership after a year - advise please
Replies: 14
Views: 1272

Re: Renewing ECF membership after a year - advise please

I wrote out twenty-odd cheques this evening, as it happens.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2794
Views: 116306

Re: The English Language

"not on" is a British idiom meaning infeasible or unacceptable. In this context, it means it doesn't work tactically.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club
Replies: 66
Views: 3180

Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

Alex is not an official of, or player in, the league in question. Why would he be expected to know what its definition of a bona fide member is?