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by Matt Bridgeman
Thu May 13, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2060
Views: 124333

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

The momentum seems positive, although with cases much higher than the national average in Bolton and Blackburn, there must be a bit of a risk of Lancashire ending up in some sort local lockdown. Curious events in the most vaccinated nation in the world, the Seychelles. A recent surge in cases have l...
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri May 07, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Northumbria Masters, 26-30 August, 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 1689

Re: Northumbria Masters, 26-30 August, 2021

Under Covid-19 safety precautions, all players and visitors may be asked to provide evidence of vaccinations and/or a recent negative PCR Covid-19 test. Speaking personally, I would have no problem with "or", but "and/or" concerns me. Hi David, that was just a typo by me. Meant to say 'or.' Thanks ...
by Matt Bridgeman
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hansen on Nakamura
Replies: 26
Views: 2866

Re: Hansen on Nakamura

Here’s Daniel Naroditsky’s lengthy ramble on the general situation; https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1kyAM8d2XSN0WHyJiLqGItpuFc6G-cqmtzzbXnuTKHtU/mobilebasic# Also, just out of interest, there’s a list of the most heavily watched Twitch Chess Streamers in April 2021; https://www.twitchmetrics....
by Matt Bridgeman
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2634
Views: 217668

Re: Cheating in chess

Hi John, Yes I thought the £10,000 event was OTB. As I said I could not read all the Times article and the top thread when I posted was advertising a junior OTB event. So typical Chandler thinking 2+2 =5. A lad on Facebook posted today in the British Chess News: "There're programs which are designe...
by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2634
Views: 217668

Re: Cheating in chess

That might be the reason his account got flagged! It’s an interesting question of how much even a promising junior can improve in 10 months? February 2020 player X was a slightly out of form 170-ish level in final over the board comps. Come December they're playing at IM level at the British Online...
by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2634
Views: 217668

Re: Cheating in chess

[Okay, it’s not chess, but how often do well trained mid-teen juniors bolt on 400-500 points of performance strength in 10 months? (Not to mention without being able to play any over the board chess.) I think its also worth noting that improvements are logarithmic in terms of amount of effort - eac...
by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2634
Views: 217668

Re: Cheating in chess

It’s a shame as he’d scored something like 21.5/23 in the events he’d entered. That might be the reason his account got flagged! It’s an interesting question of how much even a promising junior can improve in 10 months? February 2020 player X was a slightly out of form 170-ish level in final over t...
by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2634
Views: 217668

Re: Cheating in chess

...one of the surprise break-through performers at the British Online Championship earned the red 'This account has violated the Lichess Terms of Service' marker. That was subsequent to his "break-through" performance and on the basis of his performance on a different event. It was on Chess.com But...
by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2634
Views: 217668

Re: Cheating in chess

...one of the surprise break-through performers at the British Online Championship earned the red 'This account has violated the Lichess Terms of Service' marker.
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2634
Views: 217668

Re: Cheating in chess

"Having been in front of plenty of Australian magistrates, I wouldn’t want to be on the prosecution end when the defence start tendering medical evidence regarding eye sight and outline there was no way for the player to be part of the internal processes." Quite. When I play online chess, I'm looki...
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2634
Views: 217668

Re: Cheating in chess

It just means more likely than not. So would the jurisdiction for a civil case be Australia as Tornelo is an Australian chess platform? You’d want to name both FIDE and Tornelo jointly in any counter-actions, as David Cordover’s evidence would torpedo FIDE’s position. Having been in front of plenty ...
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2060
Views: 124333

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

One question that seems unanswered is how well vaccines protect people from developing long covid. On Sky News today it reported there are now over a million people in the UK suffering from long term effects impacting on their daily lives. https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-1-1-million-in-the-uk-ha...
by Matt Bridgeman
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2634
Views: 217668

Re: Cheating in chess

I note Ali Mortazavi has tweeted yesterday about cheating in chess, if anyone is interested. Yes, shows no fear and openly names the player who allegedly cheated against him in the Bunratty Online Blitz. Ali wonders what’s the point if they aren’t real consequences for cheating? He suggests that th...
by Matt Bridgeman
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2634
Views: 217668

Re: Cheating in chess

I note Ali Mortazavi has tweeted yesterday about cheating in chess, if anyone is interested. Yes, shows no fear and openly names the player who allegedly cheated against him in the Bunratty Online Blitz. Ali wonders what’s the point if they aren’t real consequences for cheating? He suggests that th...
by Matt Bridgeman
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2634
Views: 217668

Re: Cheating in chess

I'm aware it's played on Tornelo, so the organisers are presumably the ones that have sanctioned the ban? This is the Fair Play Panel that approved the sanction Tomasz Delega (Chief Arbiter) Bojana Bejatovic (FIDE Fair Play Commission) Aleksadar Colovic (Grandmaster) David Cordover (Tornelo) David ...