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by NickFaulks
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2519
Views: 206504

Re: Cheating in chess

But weren't they asked, in effect, whether they were willing to risk being disqualified if it was suspected that they were cheating, because that's what the regulations said? I am accustomeded to reading financial documents in which an array of risk factors are listed, to avoid future trouble. Here...
by NickFaulks
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2519
Views: 206504

Re: Cheating in chess

Leonard Barden wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:18 pm
John Cox's words quoted in a previous post, not mine.
Apologies Leonard, I realised that but should have edited the post to make it clear.
by NickFaulks
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2519
Views: 206504

Re: Cheating in chess

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:58 pm
What are Bridge players concerned about?
John may have felt that he was keeping his head below the parapet by commenting on a non-chess website.
by NickFaulks
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2519
Views: 206504

Re: Cheating in chess

Leonard Barden wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:20 pm
glancing furtively offscreen
Other pejorative descriptions are available.

edit : Leonard was himself quoting another source, which I should have made clear.
by NickFaulks
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2519
Views: 206504

Re: Cheating in chess

If a FIDE spokesperson said there 'was no proof of cheating', what he or she meant was that the authorities had not proved and did not need to prove whether there was cheating, merely to establish a reasonable suspicion that there was. How does John know what he or she meant? Can they just claim to...
by NickFaulks
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2519
Views: 206504

Re: Cheating in chess

So is her reputation damaged or not?
by NickFaulks
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The ACO is back!
Replies: 67
Views: 4245

Re: The ACO is back!

and the British economy emerges from lockdown at the same time as some other EU countries hunker-down for yet another. So why is it that German and Austrian players seem confident that they will be allowed out in July whereas English players accept that they have little chance? Anyway, I shall be h...
by NickFaulks
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21
Replies: 71
Views: 7610

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

If I understand the above correctly ( which I probably don't ) the leader might be expecting a visit from Prof Regan.
by NickFaulks
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess - changes
Replies: 58
Views: 4705

Re: Laws of Chess - changes

Tim Harding wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:14 pm
I wasn't in the room when it ended but I suppose Nolan was unaware that it was possible to lose.
As I find myself saying quite often, it never hurts to acquaint yourself with the rules of the game you are playing.
by NickFaulks
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess - changes
Replies: 58
Views: 4705

Re: Laws of Chess - changes

David Sedgwick wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:27 am
Chess.com are reporting that FIDE has decided to prohibit all draws with immediate effect.
Not one of their more imaginative efforts.
by NickFaulks
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess - changes
Replies: 58
Views: 4705

Re: Laws of Chess - changes

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:27 am
Possibly they were playing without either an increment, or quickplay finish rule.
Possibly all sorts of things, that's why I asked.
by NickFaulks
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118217

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Tim Spanton wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:48 am
Looks like Malta could be one of the first places accessible to Brits.
There are obviously going to loads of countries that will let us in. The problem is going to be getting out of our own country.
by NickFaulks
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess - changes
Replies: 58
Views: 4705

Re: Laws of Chess - changes

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:26 am
If there wasn't an increment, why wasn't the player with the Rook able to invoke 10.2 or one of its successors before the flag fell?
That is indeed the motivation of my queation. As Stewart says, just full information.
by NickFaulks
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess - changes
Replies: 58
Views: 4705

Re: Laws of Chess - changes

Tim Harding wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:33 pm
b) The case of a player with K+R v K+N losing on time actually occurred in one of the subsidiary events of the 2019 Irish Championship; FA Ivan Baburin made the correct ruling.
Can we assume there was no increment?
by NickFaulks
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2519
Views: 206504

Re: Cheating in chess

"Kunshan police found and destroyed 17 cheats"

They don't mess about in China.