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by JustinHorton
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2508
Views: 205989

Re: Cheating in chess

I don't know that I believe lichess = fide + 400. Mine is lichess = fide + 158 (though my fide is for normal rates of play and of course that may play a large role) and while I'm sure there's room for improvement - I don't play a lot of rated games, they cause me stress - I don't think I'm equal to ...
by JustinHorton
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2508
Views: 205989

Re: Cheating in chess

That last clause is passably important though
by JustinHorton
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2508
Views: 205989

Re: Cheating in chess

Wadih Khoury wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:10 am
You normally have a 10% chance of beating someone 400 elo higher than you
Are you sure about that
by JustinHorton
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4322
Views: 471752

Re: Media comments on chess

Heh yes but while we're realising that the other team are buzzing
by JustinHorton
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)
Replies: 37
Views: 2236

Re: Remembering BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)

Ian Thompson wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:47 am
Is it really correct that he was paying 1/9 per magazine to have them printed and then selling them for 1/- including postage?
Is this like Milo Minderbinder buying and selling eggs?
by JustinHorton
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2508
Views: 205989

Re: Cheating in chess

Ah OK, I thought from Martin's comment that there was going to be something about the ban there.
by JustinHorton
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2508
Views: 205989

Re: Cheating in chess

that player and another player (both from Limerick chess club) were banned by chess.com mention in the guardian here: scroll down https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/feb/26/chess-us-giants-fail-as-grenke-bank-win-first-world-corporate-championship Sorry, I don't know if I'm missing something obv...
by JustinHorton
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2508
Views: 205989

Re: Cheating in chess

They could also ban a lot of people.
by JustinHorton
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2508
Views: 205989

Re: Cheating in chess

Here, if all entrants were required to tick a box confirming "I understand that if I play well and win the event, it is likely that I shall be disqualified and publicly branded as a cheat", that would be good enough for me. That might seem an implicit condition of taking part in events on lichess o...
by JustinHorton
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2508
Views: 205989

Re: Cheating in chess

Indeed, 7. h3 has even been played once by Kasparov, albeit in a simul against Oxford United football team. Well not as such. (I can't remember why the club was involved or who represented them, but I do recall that they were just one of a number of organisations represented, and of course it didn'...
by JustinHorton
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2508
Views: 205989

Re: Cheating in chess

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:17 am
ejhchess triggered chess.com's detection system merely by following lines contained in the books on his bookshelf.
Just to add as I usually do that we think this but we do not know it. (Also, the account name was and is Justinpatzer.)
by JustinHorton
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2508
Views: 205989

Re: Cheating in chess

Looks like GM Nick Pert and WGM Irina Bulmaga were demolished by stockfish or some other chess engine in last nights Bunratty online event in rounds 4 and 5. ... round 4 https://www.chess.com/live/game/7581682325 round 5 https://www.chess.com/live/game/7582311767 I'm not sure that the win against t...
by JustinHorton
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caterpillar Display
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: Caterpillar Display

I assume we are discussing BH Wood's Easy Guide To Chess (Cadogan) which I believe provides a definition of the term.
by JustinHorton
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2508
Views: 205989

Re: Cheating in chess

Meanwhile in other cheating news
by JustinHorton
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess - changes
Replies: 58
Views: 4704

Re: Laws of Chess - changes

I wonder how many claims based on loss of castling or e.p. rights ever actually come up. There was an example at GM level in the 1980s between Karpov and Miles. One of them started a repetition sequence with something like Ra1-a5 followed by a retreat of the Rook back to a1. The draw claim was reje...