Where are the chess sets?

Discussions regarding the 70,000 Free Chess Sets for Schools in England.
Ian Thompson
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Re: Where are the chess sets?

Post by Ian Thompson » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:03 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:"The only problems some children had were in trying to press clock buttons with captured pieces. Hollow base = button not pressed and confusion."

Actually that is a good thing, as it is illegal to hit the clock with a captured piece (although nearly everybody does it!)
I don't think it is reasonable to interpret Rule 6.7 b as prohibiting pressing the clock with an object held in the hand which played the move. Hitting it, of course, may be a violation of Rule 6.7 c.

Kevin Thurlow
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Re: Where are the chess sets?

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:42 pm


Scroll down most of the way to where Magnus is revealing the green lining to his coat. Is he perhaps saying, "No, I am not hiding the missing chess sets."?
"Kevin was the arbiter and was very patient. " Nick Grey