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by Matthew Turner
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Look at the space!
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Look at the space!

Often White's advantage is based on Black's inability to develop their c8 Bishop. So Black playing something like 10....e5 would pose more of a challenge. If you think about how you would attempt to develop that Bishop as Black, it will help you play the most accurate way as White ( not that there i...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2447
Views: 200201

Re: Cheating in chess

Let me take this analogy a bit further. The Maths behind the Regan tests and vaccine trials is essentially the same. So there is roughly a 50% chance that a normal chess player (playing without assistance) will play the computer move. Come again? You can see Ken Regan talking about it here https://...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2447
Views: 200201

Re: Cheating in chess

The player was breaking the rules, the system caught him and he was flagged. It was an innocent mistake and the player was unaware that they were breaking the rules. What rule do you think the player was breaking? As far as I know there is no rule prohibiting someone from playing against a relative...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2447
Views: 200201

Re: Cheating in chess

Roger,
So, what are you proposing? Children under a certain age are not allowed to set up an account? Or that children submit their birth certificate with their registration and then they are allowed to cheat as much as they want?
by Matthew Turner
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2447
Views: 200201

Re: Cheating in chess

Matthew, I respect your right to disagree but I strongly feel you're wrong. I don't want to bang on about this ad infinitum but perhaps I could give you one real life example of the harm that can be caused. A 7-year-old was playing, quite innocently, online. His mother, a complete beginner at chess...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2447
Views: 200201

Re: Cheating in chess

" Chess.com's fair-play system is thorough, complex and rigorously verified by more than eight years of data from millions of games played by our own members online " Perhaps I can put this to Matthew by way of analogy. Let's suppose he was offered a Covid-19 vaccine which the manufacturers claimed...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2447
Views: 200201

Re: Cheating in chess

" Chess.com's fair-play system is thorough, complex and rigorously verified by more than eight years of data from millions of games played by our own members online " Perhaps I can put this to Matthew by way of analogy. Let's suppose he was offered a Covid-19 vaccine which the manufacturers claimed...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2447
Views: 200201

Re: Cheating in chess

Matthew, does the following passage from your example give the remotest hint of fallibility? " Chess.com's fair-play system is thorough, complex and rigorously verified by more than eight years of data from millions of games played by our own members online " "Verified", as I am sure you know, mean...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2447
Views: 200201

Re: Cheating in chess

by Matthew Turner
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2447
Views: 200201

Re: Cheating in chess

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:22 pm
Matthew Turner wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:14 pm
Except nobody from Lichess or Chess.com has ever claimed their algorithms are infallible. So it is rather dishonest to claim they have.
That's not quite what I claimed they said, Matthew.
Perhaps it would be better if you quoted what they actually say rather than just making it up.
by Matthew Turner
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2447
Views: 200201

Re: Cheating in chess

Except nobody from Lichess or Chess.com has ever claimed their algorithms are infallible. So it is rather dishonest to claim they have.
by Matthew Turner
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2447
Views: 200201

Re: Cheating in chess

Still, I find Lichess' attitude to the subject to be too self-congratulatory to be healthy. I couldn't agree more. They should either do the job or stop saying that they do it. A perfectly reasonable response would be "Look, there's a gazillion twats out there. We're doing all we can but with the b...
by Matthew Turner
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 10 in 1 -a record?
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: 10 in 1 -a record?

You have to love the way the Black pawn is included to make it a legal position
by Matthew Turner
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New West of England Chess Union Website
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: New West of England Chess Union Website

Traditionally the Torbay area has been regarded as part of the West Country, but more guidance on West Country zoning disputes can be obtained here
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hWIyVRNAxCg
by Matthew Turner
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Interesting finish to a game
Replies: 16
Views: 1187

Re: Interesting finish to a game

Interesting that bringing the BK closer to White's (after forcing it to b8) doesn't win, presumably White can use their B to stop that working? My impression is that Black has to be careful not to lose, as in some lines the bishop might be able to block the perpetual checks, but then the Black quee...