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by NickFaulks
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 272
Views: 19182

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Reg Clucas wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:08 pm
June 21st has been (conditionally) set as the date when restrictions will be totally lifted. It's being done in gradual stages.
"Totally" being as yet undefined.
by NickFaulks
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Reports from Direct Members' representatives
Replies: 24
Views: 1153

Re: Reports from Direct Members' representatives

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:10 pm
Hi Tim. Don't be telling me about your journalistic independence. I read for instance your pieces praising Malcolm Pein in the magazine owned by Malcolm Pein.
Be fair, Justin. The man has to earn a living.
by NickFaulks
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Four rounds to go: would you bet on Nepo or the rest?
Replies: 15
Views: 651

Re: Four rounds to go: would you bet on Nepo or the rest?

If he did draw out, then Giri would indeed need 3.5 as he has an inferior tiebreak; Nepo has white v both Caruana & MVL to come, so on your assumption these games are drawn, Caruana or MVL would need 2.5/3 from their other games, which seems a big ask I agree. If you calculate the probabilities on ...
by NickFaulks
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Reports from Direct Members' representatives
Replies: 24
Views: 1153

Re: Reports from Direct Members' representatives

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:31 pm
That's a bit hard, Nick. We're a parliamentary democracy based [well, theoretically at least] on MPs voting according to their consciences.
According to Tim's own election literature, I seem to remember he saw his job as representing the views of his constituents.
by NickFaulks
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 272
Views: 19182

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:10 pm
Why some way away?
Why do governments which have removed liberties from their people ever give them back? As they say in Lidl, "when it's gone, it's gone".
by NickFaulks
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Reports from Direct Members' representatives
Replies: 24
Views: 1153

Re: Reports from Direct Members' representatives

TimWall wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:10 am
For the record, I intend to vote the only way my conscience will let me
Taking into account the wishes of the members you represent is out of the question, then?
by NickFaulks
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE internal fighting
Replies: 81
Views: 9384

Re: FIDE internal fighting

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:58 pm
I know - the bit I quoted describes him as "late".
Where did that quote come from?
by NickFaulks
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The ACO is back!
Replies: 69
Views: 4446

Re: The ACO is back!

David Gilbert wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:35 pm
Visitors from UK will be able to travel without fear of having to quarantine when they arrive
I never doubted for a moment that the Greek government would treat me decently. They're not the one I'm worried about.
by NickFaulks
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211886

Re: Cheating in chess

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:40 pm
I did not say that, I was answering a quote from Joseph Conlon.
Sorry, but it's easy to get confused when the quote function isn't used.
by NickFaulks
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211886

Re: Cheating in chess

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:41 pm
"Say you want to catch 'intelligent' cheating by strong players who are occasionally resorting to an engine at critical positions."
Using only statistical means, you can't. Get used to it.

The best hope is that they will become psychologically dependent on such assistance and use it too much.
by NickFaulks
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211886

Re: Cheating in chess

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:43 am
Players who have bought the book have pointed out that 6...e6 7.Qxa8 Qc7 puts White in severe trouble
and demanded their money back.
by NickFaulks
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Takeback requests in online games
Replies: 45
Views: 2265

Re: Takeback requests in online games

or perhaps it's just their game, not yours, and how they play it is none of your damned business. Chess.com have always seemed to be on a crusade to make us all play chess their way, and I doubt that is going to change. I believe Tornelo would be more inclined to make changes which reflect what the...
by NickFaulks
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: James Macrae Aitken and the good news is...
Replies: 42
Views: 3647

Re: James Macrae Aitken and the good news is...

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:58 pm
...you will not be hearing from me for many many months.
I thought I remembered that. Delighted that it could not have proved to be further from the truth.
by NickFaulks
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211886

Re: Cheating in chess

Matthew Turner wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:03 pm
Alternatively just use your common sense, do you really believe Lichess are banning 30,000 people a day?
I have absolutely no idea how many people Lichess ban. How would I have?
by NickFaulks
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2597
Views: 211886

Re: Cheating in chess

Matthew Turner wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:53 pm
This is complete and utter nonsense in all respects
Care to elaborate? It made sense to me.