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by Adam Raoof
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2538
Views: 208648

Re: Precise Criteria for Cheating Decision Making : 8 move cut-off

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:32 pm
Adam Raoof wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:22 pm
The typical software disregards any moves which have been played before (theory)
OK, but what is meant by (theory) here
true, this should read (="theory") - all that has gone before in practice

Adam
by Adam Raoof
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2538
Views: 208648

Re: Precise Criteria for Cheating Decision Making : 8 move cut-off

I have been made aware of (at least) some of the criteria used to "decide" if a game has been played with external assistance. One of those which struck me was the opening move cut-off is considered to be move 8. i.e. moves 1-8 are disregarded and moves 9 onwards are considered to be ripe for analy...
by Adam Raoof
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2538
Views: 208648

Re: Cheating in chess

I see that one of the players in the 4NCL Online Autumn Congress who reached 4/4 is now shown on chess-results with 0/4 and not paired in the remaining rounds. His games are not on lichess when you look through his opponent's results for them, so I assume his lichess account has been closed. They h...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Local Online Leagues
Replies: 33
Views: 3702

Re: Local Online Leagues

David Sedgwick wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:28 pm
Adam Raoof wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:36 am
Starting this Wednesday!

https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/london-c ... ess-league
Will the London Chess League Online be ECF Online Rated?
Not on this occasion, no.
by Adam Raoof
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4328
Views: 473267

Re: Media comments on chess

From Saturdays Times Review A six part series starts on Netflix on Friday. It is adapted from Walter Trevis's 1983 novel The Queens Gambit "About a female chess prodigy who takes on the might of the Soviet Union while struggling with her own mental health and alcohol addiction " Ben Graff and I wil...
by Adam Raoof
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Local Online Leagues
Replies: 33
Views: 3702

Re: Local Online Leagues

by Adam Raoof
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2538
Views: 208648

Re: Cheating in chess

David Cordover did a couple of webinars on the topic of Fair Play yesterday, and the link to the Youtube video and the Facebook video are below (2hrs) https://youtu.be/4utD1bOJs14 https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=373235263720314 Useful Links https://tornelo.tawk.help/article/interpreting-a-fair-pla...
by Adam Raoof
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Circuit Podcast
Replies: 0
Views: 338

The Chess Circuit Podcast

https://anchor.fm/thechesscircuit In this episode my guest is Tom Quilter, who is quite well known as a player on the tournament circuit and is also the creator of a great website for kids preparing for exams called Pinpoint Learning. He is also a great advocate for Chess960 (otherwise known as Fisc...
by Adam Raoof
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2538
Views: 208648

Re: Cheating in chess

Do Lichess explain allegations and results of cheating. I am interested in domestic chess on-line as hoping to set up a league. Lichess, chessdotcom, chesskid, icc, do not. The platform Tornelo does make it possible for arbiters to monitor fair play round by round and explain the results to players.
by Adam Raoof
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 71
Views: 9264

Re: Chess Book Collections

I too have doublers and even triplers. Some I buy on purpose. The Burgess books, the Mammoth Book of Chess and Mammoth book of Greatest games I often see for 50p or in 4 for a £1.00 shops. I pass them onto the kids. The first one is very good, the second also. Leonard's Guardian book is also anothe...
by Adam Raoof
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Czech Open Pardubice September 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 2129

Re: Czech Open Pardubice September 2020

I like this lad Rocco's play even more on further investigation. His win against GM Fernandez at Torquay 2019 was well-earned https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1968073 and in the same British championship he won a 15-mover with a nice tactic. https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gi...
by Adam Raoof
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: On-line and OTB chess, main differences?
Replies: 13
Views: 1344

Re: On-line and OTB chess, main differences?

In my events on Tornelo we have all the players on zoom. This means that as long as you can see the board, that players can use a real chess set to play the game by repeating the moves from the screen, but this only works in a standard game!
by Adam Raoof
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spurious Games by David Jenkins
Replies: 27
Views: 2338

Re: Spurious Games by David Jenkins

If anyone would like to review this novel for my newsletter, I would be really happy to publish it! adamraoof@gmail.com
by Adam Raoof
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118631

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

In the first place, participation in a gathering alone seems something of a contradiction in terms. But I suppose it would at least cover someone who travels to a tournament alone and just plays his or her games without speaking to anyone. A suggestion made to me is that the "unit"" of gathering is...