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by Chris Rice
Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 113810

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

ChessBase have now produced a report on the Boris Ivanov affair. http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=8751 From the evidence presented, virtually all of it circumstantial, it appears that if he was cheating then it was through a listening device. This would seem to be indicated by his last...
by Chris Rice
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Have the 4ncl encouraged women's chess?
Replies: 1
Views: 2569

Have the 4ncl encouraged women's chess?

It's my understanding that one of the aims of the 4ncl is to encourage women's chess. That is to be applauded if only for the fact that the typical male chess player is stereotyped with unwashed hair, anorak, supermarket carrier bag and trainers that should have been replaced years ago. Women are a ...
by Chris Rice
Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 113810

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

Here's the ChessBase report from 2008... A case of cheating in chess A chess player from Iran, who cheated using his mobile phone to try and win a game, was excluded from the tournament. M. Sadatnajafi, with an Elo rating of 2288, while playing against Chinese Grandmaster Li Chao, made his moves bas...
by Chris Rice
Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 113810

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

Yes this is one example. In this case you would need an accomplice either with direct sight of the board or off site following on the internet. In the first case you could wait for some prearranged signal from the player that he/she is not sure what to do and then the accomplice goes outside and run...
by Chris Rice
Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 113810

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

A convention that you don't leave the board when its your move has to be correct. Although in over 40 tears OTB I'm struggling to remember a single example of some one who does that. If someone did do that I would probably follow them to see what they were up to. However, there are examples in Franc...
by Chris Rice
Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 113810

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

It seems clear that computer cheating is getting easier and easier. When we start talking about technology incorporated into contact lenses, strip searching and I think Stewart mentioned brain implants recently then its getting to be a bit of a farce. It's easy to stop, just change the rules slightl...
by Chris Rice
Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Code of Conduct
Replies: 185
Views: 22437

Re: ECF Code of Conduct

Pursuing "personal vendettas" was a point well made, if you wanted to tighten the legal wording up the standard term is usually "vexatious". However, this doesn't of course cover the substance of the Code and I'm glad Mike G has directed the ECF Board to this thread as progress towards a comprehensi...
by Chris Rice
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Code of Conduct
Replies: 185
Views: 22437

Re: ECF Code of Conduct

Apologies for the delay in responding Jon as I have been busy researching Peter D Williams' Christmas dinner. Fascinating these Black Norfolk Turkeys. Did you know The Black was developed in Europe from the Aztec turkeys originally brought from Mexico by Spanish explorers? You can also buy 'em down ...
by Chris Rice
Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Code of Conduct
Replies: 185
Views: 22437

Re: ECF Code of Conduct

So you are saying ECF officials will act unethically when considering complaints? Well done Alan that is another great example of a frivolous complaint.
by Chris Rice
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Code of Conduct
Replies: 185
Views: 22437

Re: ECF Code of Conduct

As fascinating as the Christmas dinner arrangements of Mr Williams undoubtedly are I'd just like to go back to Jon's main point which essentially is that we don't want to use ECF resources answering complaints from non-ECF members which could come from anywhere in the world. While that is totally un...
by Chris Rice
Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Code of Conduct
Replies: 185
Views: 22437

Re: ECF Code of Conduct

OK I really don't want to drag this out any further but I will return to Roger's last post as he is getting a bit confused. Let me try and explain this one more time. Carl took down Martin Regan's post because Martin was mocking Alan Burke's name. Nothing at all to do with the ECF Code of Conduct. M...
by Chris Rice
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Code of Conduct
Replies: 185
Views: 22437

Re: ECF Code of Conduct

Of course ECForum rather than ECF Forum. Clearly this is a more significant issue than name calling and ECF Codes of Conduct, what was I thinking?
by Chris Rice
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Code of Conduct
Replies: 185
Views: 22437

Re: ECF Code of Conduct

I can see why you would say that being one of his favourite targets but there is no issue of symmetry. Steve Giddins posts a blog outside this forum and is not a member of the ECF so cannot be held to account by the ECF. Its the behaviour and conduct of individuals within the ECF forum that's in que...
by Chris Rice
Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Code of Conduct
Replies: 185
Views: 22437

Re: ECF Code of Conduct

I don't think its the moderator's job to sanitise forum posts unless its obvious what is being posted is going to cause offence or lead to legal problems etc. The moderator's job should be to come in when things get heated, something akin to a boxing referee pulling opponent's apart and telling them...
by Chris Rice
Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Code of Conduct
Replies: 185
Views: 22437

Re: ECF Code of Conduct

I seem to recall that on the ECF Calendar thread Mr Burke by manipulating Sean Hewitt's name effectively called him a piece of excrement. For Mr Burke to then attempt to claim the moral high ground is frankly unbelievable. Do you not think Sean was sufficiently provoked to be forgiven for his relati...