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John Larkin
John Larkin
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Sept. 5, 2016
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Chess Cheating Scandal
Hmmm... Have been on "Chess Scotland" site, and it would appear that they, fwiw, do actually use this 400 cut-off point. So I may be entirely wrong. Simply do not see the point. But now am aware, will search out players more than 400 below me to play. Trouble is ...
Someone has blundered
AB makes huge point. Did RHO lead, then put their cards down beside "dummy's"? Anyways, I await the David Burn comment downstream, ave-/ave-, with a pp for dummy for writing down contract before performing duties, another pp for picking up opp's cards, another pp for displaying dummy ...
What is fair.
Yep. This looks like the interpretation of the cryptic "was indeed forgotten, two clubs is only natural over a short club" paraphrasing.
What is fair.
Misfit clubs...
What is fair.
KS: misfit for clubs, but now showing fit in spades.
What is fair.
4spades, yes. Not convinced either N or S has enough to double.
What is an Expert in EBUland?
Statistically, you are supposed to be wrong, there...
What is fair.
Would you need to be precise as to whether it is actually "as few as two" vs. Fewer than two? We still do not know the agreement. ER feels there was MI, but if it IS Michaels over a three card club suit, then there was none. East may have ...
Chess Cheating Scandal
I am unsure if this "considered as 400 less" is actually true for the official determination of grading. Certainly it was not the case in the past. The 400 limit can be a short-hand method when calculating performance calculations, or estimates at grading. The "proper" system should have a gradually ...
Chess Cheating Scandal
Lovely graph in The Guardian of his chess grading improving from2500 to 2650 in his fifties, after being 2500 for decades
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