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by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Takeback requests in online games
Replies: 44
Views: 1973

Re: Takeback requests in online games

I remember once using a dimly-remembered bridge rule to settle a question in pairs chess: what should the arbiter rule if a player shouts out a move while it's their partner's turn? My ruling was that the opposition could choose to insist on the move's being played or insist that it not be.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering CGM Keith Richardson (02-ii-1942 10-iv-2017)
Replies: 13
Views: 970

Re: Remembering CGM Keith Richardson (02-ii-1942 10-iv-2017)

Sounds unusual, yes. The usual explanations for such a phenomenon would be that he had just recently joined the club, or some other strong player had recently left it.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 2627

Re: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

John Reyes wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:40 pm
we need to support the ECF
Ah, is it deepity season already? Excellent.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Interesting finish to a game
Replies: 16
Views: 1525

Re: Interesting finish to a game

by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4330
Views: 473785

Re: Media comments on chess

Your being out by one is surprising; I'd expect being out by two to be much more likely.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposed reorganisation
Replies: 50
Views: 3159

Re: Proposed reorganisation

Ah good, the November one doesn't clash with the FIDE Grand Swiss (the previously listed date did).
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Under Statement?
Replies: 47
Views: 2294

Re: Under Statement?

If 1793 were too early, your timescale would be very tight, because Philidor died in 1795.

(You might want to check for "Danican" as well; it may be he was using that as his surname.)
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Books on Karpov
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Books on Karpov

The only book on Karpov I've read is Markland's, which I thought was pretty decent.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Something for a rainy Sunday?
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: Something for a rainy Sunday?

How about "because the level of skill required to make a good one is really high, and the payoff for reaching that skill level is not"?

(It's not like, say, getting good at cooking, which rewards you most days; you'd probably be getting good at making chess sets to make one chess set.)
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The ACO is back!
Replies: 67
Views: 4272

Re: The ACO is back!

I'm not sure that "parasitical" really makes sense for something like a rating system; you don't in any meaningful sense use up FIDE's resources by using its ratings for your tournament.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3310
Views: 180831

Re: The English Language

I think it's something like this: The people of Western Europe and other places with similar modes of thought (such as the USA) have historically had a particular way of thinking about Asia, Africa and Latin America; that way of thinking has led naturally to the current conception of those regions a...
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4330
Views: 473785

Re: Media comments on chess

Ah yes, I've seen bits of that show. It distinguishes between wrong answers and impossible answers (the latter of which can't possibly be right because they don't meet a criterion specified in the question).
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A game I enjoyed
Replies: 8
Views: 1544

Re: A game I enjoyed

[Event "Blackpool Minor"][Site "Blackpool"][Round "5"][Date "2020.03.15"][White "Illingworth, John"][Black "Rogers, Simon"][Result "0-1"]1. d4 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. h3 Nd7 6. Be3 e5 7. c3 O-O 8. Qd2 a6 9. Ne2 Rb8 10. a4 Re8 11. d5 Nc5 12. Qc2 h6 13. b4 Ncd7 14. Na3 Kh7 15. c4 Ng8 16. ...
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Will the County Championship go ahead
Replies: 40
Views: 4320

Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

It varies both by county and by region, I think - WECU never had an U-175 competition.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 144
Views: 11964

Re: British Championship Congress 2021

Chris Goodall wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:36 pm
Chess is a game that doesn't tax ... your short-term memory.
You what?