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by Chris Rice
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2520
Views: 206577

Re: Cheating in chess

The interview with Andy Howie was really useful as we get a lot of insight as to how an arbiter operates both for online and OTB chess. I don't actually have any issues with how OTB is handled but how online cheating is handled is the main concern for me. Personally, I have felt that online cheating...
by Chris Rice
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and e-Sport
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

Re: Chess and e-Sport

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by Chris Rice
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118218

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

New Zealand Chess Championships Open Section Round 9 Pairings Points in brackets 1. FM Nicholas Croad (6.5) v (5) CM David Cilia Vincenti 2. Felix Xie (5.5) v (6) FM Ben Hague 3. IM Anthony Ker (5.5) v (5) FM Robert Smith 4. Sashikumar (4.5) v (5) FM Leonard McLaren 5. IM Russell Dive (4.5) v (4.5)...
by Chris Rice
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4324
Views: 472053

Re: Media comments on chess

Sean Parker wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:09 pm
Yes that's right.....no need for the Chess Police either the board is legal!
I believe the villain playing the combination was Kronstein or Kronsteen...
Here's the clip and notice how Kronsteen carefully takes a piece with a lighted cigarette in hand.
by Chris Rice
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE approve Online Chess Regulations
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: FIDE approve Online Chess Regulations

There is a lot here even an offer from FIDE to provide a free lawyer if those accused of cheating cannot afford one! Where is that? My apologies, I didn't check this properly before I put the post out. This was not in the regulations but merely a demand that someone asked for in response to para 4 ...
by Chris Rice
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2520
Views: 206577

Re: Cheating in chess

Fide have now produced regulations for online chess and a thread has been started here
by Chris Rice
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 14550

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

Fide have now produced regulations for online chess and a thread has been started here
by Chris Rice
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE approve Online Chess Regulations
Replies: 6
Views: 837

FIDE approve Online Chess Regulations

Thought I'd start a new thread with this major announcement regarding FIDE regulating online chess. Here is the press release which contains a pdf of the new regulations. There is a lot here even an offer from FIDE to provide a free lawyer if those accused of cheating cannot afford one!
by Chris Rice
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4324
Views: 472053

Re: Media comments on chess

Very nice clip from 1966, but who is Jonathan? I'm informed that the little boy with the toffee apple who is playing Martin Bell is Jonathan Christopher Benjamin who passed away in 2000. If it is him, I remember him when I was just starting to play chess and there are games of his on the database. ...
by Chris Rice
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118218

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Yeah its a realistic decision by the Southend organisers I would think. Yesterdays Covid numbers were very scary and its little wonder that no one would want to organise a tournament in roughly 12 weeks time with a very good chance it would be cancelled anyway. The vaccines are unlikely to arrest th...
by Chris Rice
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2520
Views: 206577

Re: Cheating in chess

Here is his last round game If they detected engine assistance it could well have been in the opening and early middle game. Those Botvinnik English positions arise time and time again and are usually very similar. Plenty of ground for in depth investigation of middle game ideas and let's repeat, c...
by Chris Rice
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2520
Views: 206577

Re: Cheating in chess

A three minute tournament the Levitov Chess Christmas Cup V was held on Lichess recently. The winner, GM Grizzly Bear 79 rated 2753 won it with a performance rating of 2942. He has since been banned and his account closed, the player concerned was allegedly none other that Parham Maghsoodloo but was...
by Chris Rice
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Sunway Sitges 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

Re: Sunway Sitges 2020

A French player from Chartres Marc Andria Maurizzi won in Round 9 and achieved his first GM norm at 13 years, 7 months and 6 days. (Lennart Ootes - photo) https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/132499683_3562648133774170_2388652897972812034_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=0jkPU...
by Chris Rice
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4324
Views: 472053

Re: Media comments on chess

Interview by the Times of Malta on Charlie Storey who is living in Malta at the moment and intends to run a Masters Tournament in Sliema starting this Saturday. His new idea has been to set up the Queen's Gambit Academy to attract more women players to the game. I did speak to one of the few rated p...
by Chris Rice
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118218

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I've just had a look at the obits section Simon and I'm shocked at the number of people who have died this year. Have to say a magnificent job done by you to list as many as you have. Thank you.