New National Blitz event

Details of upcoming UK events, please provide working links if possible.
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Roger de Coverly
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New National Blitz event

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:51 pm

The ECF has announced a British Blitz championship. The format is that there are several open qualifiers each run as a Swiss with the top 2 qualifying for a final.

The qualifiers are scheduled for Saturday 8th September and the final for November (venue and date to be arranged)


http://www.englishchess.org.uk/british- ... ouncement/

E Michael White
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Re: New National Blitz event

Post by E Michael White » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:10 am

Which flavour of illegal move Laws will be used ?!

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Re: New National Blitz event

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:32 am

E Michael White wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:10 am
Which flavour of illegal move Laws will be used ?!
Would you not expect it to be the Laws currently in force?

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Re: New National Blitz event

Post by E Michael White » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:16 am

Well hopefully

Do you not remember the shemozzles about 25-30 years ago when players began replying to illegal moves to gain advantage. After recent events we may be heading for shemozzles v2.

What do you think should happen if a player plays an illegal move in blitz not necessarily involving check and before he presses the clock his opponent replies with what appears to be checkmate ?

Roger de Coverly
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Re: New National Blitz event

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:32 am

E Michael White wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:16 am

What do you think should happen if a player plays an illegal move in blitz not necessarily involving check and before he presses the clock his opponent replies with what appears to be checkmate ?
In practice I would have thought the result of a win would stand assuming the player delivering mate didn't claim the illegal move. If the player who made the illegal move or a watching arbiter points out the illegality, presumably the game restarts with a time penalty as stipulated by the new Laws. Interesting problem though, and one that could arise in practice.

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Re: New National Blitz event

Post by Ian Thompson » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:47 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:32 am
E Michael White wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:16 am

What do you think should happen if a player plays an illegal move in blitz not necessarily involving check and before he presses the clock his opponent replies with what appears to be checkmate ?
In practice I would have thought the result of a win would stand assuming the player delivering mate didn't claim the illegal move. If the player who made the illegal move or a watching arbiter points out the illegality, presumably the game restarts with a time penalty as stipulated by the new Laws. Interesting problem though, and one that could arise in practice.
I don't think that's the case at all. If the player making the illegal move hasn't pressed the clock then he's entitled to take it back and replace it with a legal move, without penalty.

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