ECF Online Chess

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dejan_lekic
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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by dejan_lekic » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:27 pm

Well, it does happen, but not as often as people may think...

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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by Andy Stoker » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:13 pm

FWIW, I recently received a chess.com snotagram with the news that I had misbehaved and wasn't allowed to make any comments for 24 hours. I am (generally) very well-behaved and couldn't understand this, so I queried it and soon received a message that one of their algorithms had incorrectly fingered me - profuse apologies and the algorithm left hanging its head in shame. I was immediately reinstated

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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:50 pm

dejan_lekic wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:27 pm
Well, it does happen, but not as often as people may think...
Once is too often. All this stuff puts a black cloud over chess.com and any organisation which does business with them.
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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by Alex Holowczak » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:59 pm

Andy Stoker wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:13 pm
one of their algorithms had incorrectly fingered me
Gosh, these really are revolutionary computer algorithms. :shock:

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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by J T Melsom » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:01 pm

Nick Faulks lecturing people/organisations on probity :) Remind us where you worked and how the economy works in these off-shore places..

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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:14 pm

You're on fire tonight!
J T Melsom wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:13 pm
Check out John Foley's friends. :)
Anyone else you fancy a go at while you're in the mood?
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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by J T Melsom » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:33 pm

I've had a weekend off. A bit of exaggeration/hyperbole on my part, but otherwise entirely fair comment. It wasn't me that in response to a robust but polite line of questioning about ECU and FIDE election, accused the questioner of trolling. But I'll defend myself when I believe a line has been crossed. John Foley simply has to withdraw the remark and it won't be mentioned again. And if I am gratuitously rude to you then I'll apologise in timely fashion.
I recognise that sometimes debate can get a bit heated and there is a place for magnanimity - others seem to find this rather more difficult.

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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:25 pm

J T Melsom wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:33 pm
I recognise that sometimes debate can get a bit heated and there is a place for magnanimity
If you ever intend to be magnanimous do let us know. It would be a shame to miss it.
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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by J T Melsom » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:31 pm

Nick - It took you six months or more to apologise for misrepresenting me during which time you tried to pretend I didn't exist. I've apologised faster than you to other posters, there are many who have never received an apology from you. I'm happy to learn from you on magnanimity, but I won't be commenting further on the matter in this place unless you do so.

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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by Carl Hibbard » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:05 pm

J T Melsom wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:31 pm
Nick - It took you six months or more to apologise for misrepresenting me during which time you tried to pretend I didn't exist. I've apologised faster than you to other posters, there are many who have never received an apology from you. I'm happy to learn from you on magnanimity, but I won't be commenting further on the matter in this place unless you do so.
See my previous comment on name calling.
Cheers
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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by dejan_lekic » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:34 pm

5+2 blitz just started - https://lichess.org/tournament/V7o6n65e - you have ~ 1h20m to join. :)

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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by dejan_lekic » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:18 pm

Gentle reminder - Today at 20:00 starts the 10+0 rapid tournament - https://lichess.org/tournament/d41NBZ6I . It would be nice to have more players today than previous week. :)

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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by dejan_lekic » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:29 pm

30m left for the 3+2 blitz tournament : https://lichess.org/tournament/eBJmrCUR

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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by Nick Burrows » Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:13 pm

All of the ecf online chess is blitz or rapid. I understand that these are more popular online formats. However, they hold no interest for me personally. The very popular 4ncl online has shown that there is an appetite for slower formats for the many "serious" players who since the pandemic have no opportunity to play some "serious" games.
Have the ecf tried to run any longer time control events? If not, is there a reason why?

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Re: ECF Online Chess

Post by Adam Raoof » Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:23 pm

Nick Burrows wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:13 pm
All of the ecf online chess is blitz or rapid. I understand that these are more popular online formats. However, they hold no interest for me personally. The very popular 4ncl online has shown that there is an appetite for slower formats for the many "serious" players who since the pandemic have no opportunity to play some "serious" games.
Have the ecf tried to run any longer time control events? If not, is there a reason why?
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