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by John McKenna
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2524
Views: 206816

Re: Cheating in chess

Never mind failing to notice the distinction between casual and rated games are there not more causual sites than lichess & chessdotcom for tyros and their mums & dads?
by John McKenna
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2524
Views: 206816

Re: Cheating in chess

Sorry, Roger, but you must not overlook - that does not absolve parents of responsibility.
by John McKenna
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2524
Views: 206816

Re: Cheating in chess

Roget, you have pointed out on here a sad lack of parental reponsibility in some cases and at times acts of complete irresponsibility. You cannot expect the service providers to cater for all such things. A line has to be drawn somewhere.
by John McKenna
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 288
Views: 36699

Re: End of an era

In the vast scheme of things this thread is like periodic navel gazing and constantly finding annoying fluff in it. The science behind it - https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20150709-the-curious-truth-about-belly-button-fluff Does the main complainer here go on social media to berate the Spanish, o...
by John McKenna
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2524
Views: 206816

Re: Cheating in chess

Was Russias space programme science? You are on the right track... Science is not always public- there's miltary science which is secret, for example. If all such science was just research it would never produce the hardware that rival miltaries cannot match. The largely hidden world of espionage e...
by John McKenna
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 82
Views: 6925

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

One of the games in Round Six (Braunstone v Bishop Knights in Division Five) seems to be voided at 0-0. Both teams earned a point for this draw. I wonder if anyone knows what happened? All 4 boards in that match are now 0 - 0 as is the match result itself, in effect. Last night I noticed one 0 - 0 ...
by John McKenna
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2524
Views: 206816

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 John McKenna
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2524
Views: 206816

Re: Cheating in chess

Rebrand it as a FIDE Online World Championship and a multitude of sins will be covered. I'm not sure what you mean. Anything online has Online in the title. Nick, what you quote me saying above was in response to Paolo C's - "... maybe it's just not possible to have an online competition branded as...
by John McKenna
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2524
Views: 206816

Re: Cheating in chess

"... maybe it's just not possible to have an online competition branded as a world championship by FIDE."

Rebrand it as a FIDE Online World Championship and a multitude of sins will be covered.
by John McKenna
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess - changes
Replies: 58
Views: 4712

Re: Laws of Chess - changes

John McKenna WhIte HAD lost he right to play 0-0-0 because the position given us only had the R and K on the board. So it was now - or never. We have glossed over the fact that the position was totally illegal anyway. There was no Black king on the board. It is one of the most common errors, not be...
by John McKenna
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess - changes
Replies: 58
Views: 4712

Re: Laws of Chess - changes

White did not have the right to castle Q-side in said position "because the bishop is attacking d1."

White had not lost the right to castle Q-side subsequently, in said position, however.
by John McKenna
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Archived footage
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: Archived footage

"Which was the first occasion when chess masters were filmed? The earliest case that comes to mind is the New York, 1915 tournament..." (Ed. Winter)

https://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/film.html

The footage may no longer exist.
by John McKenna
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on TV
Replies: 275
Views: 46104

Re: Chess on TV

Another quest... for Dr. Lazarus...

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0177789/
by John McKenna
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Archived footage
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: Archived footage

There's a you-cannot-be-serious "chess dispute" from 1903 -

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0000430/
by John McKenna
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Was Gimeno really shot?
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: Was Gimeno really shot?

A book by one Decoroso Crespo López - https://www.todostuslibros.com/libros/informatica-teorica-parte-1_978-84-85632-36-7 May not be the same one you refer to above. Perhaps his friend Tomás Gimeno Patiño received a fatal head injury in a labour dispute. A summary execution after a "mock trial" is p...