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First USCF Tournament


  • 18 months ago · Quote · #61

    Estragon

    paulgottlieb wrote:

    I'm sure that there's a good reason why FIDE decided to make it illegal to write down your move first, but I've never heard it. I always assumed that the main goal of FIDE in all circumstances is for the chess officials to make the game as unpleasant and unpopular as possible

    Gijsson discussed this briefly this month, at least why he came to agree.  Walking the rows at a tournament, he saw a player's scoresheet that had very many moves lined out and written over.  While he didn't believe that player had an illegal intent, it was impossible to distinguish this behavior from taking notes which is specifically prohibited.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #62

    bobbymac310

    Estragon wrote:
    paulgottlieb wrote:

    I'm sure that there's a good reason why FIDE decided to make it illegal to write down your move first, but I've never heard it. I always assumed that the main goal of FIDE in all circumstances is for the chess officials to make the game as unpleasant and unpopular as possible

    Gijsson discussed this briefly this month, at least why he came to agree.  Walking the rows at a tournament, he saw a player's scoresheet that had very many moves lined out and written over.  While he didn't believe that player had an illegal intent, it was impossible to distinguish this behavior from taking notes which is specifically prohibited.

    The USCF allows you to put your current move in on a paper scoresheet before the move, and erase or line it out if you change your mind. It explicitly states that excessive changes are not allowed. This rule has existed for many years. After the advent of eletronic scoresheets both USCF and FIDE determined that putting the move into the electronic scoresheet was not legal because you could then see the position with the new move and change it. (therefore you are using it like an analysis board). However USCF changed there rule after deciding that a paper score sheet did not constitute an analysis board. You do have to watch as some open sections of tournaments in the US are FIDE rated and thus subject to FIDE rules. You can get a copy of the differences between USCF rules and FIDE rules on the USCF website. 

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #64

    Estragon

    bobbymac310 ~ Gijsson didn't say the writing was an "analysis board," he said it was effectively "note-taking," which is prohibited.

    What possible reason does USCF have for maintaining different tournament rules than FIDE?  In this particular case, it can only put players used to the USCF rule at a disadvantage when competing under FIDE conditions.

    Besides, of course, the obvious answer that USCF is composed of idiots who do everything possible to screw up chess in the US.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #66

    HolguineroLLB

    yes Kxg5 looks like a clear win for HIM to me. I suspect he misinputted the game. That looks like a highly suspect move to me by white and illogical to say the least.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #67

    satxusa

    Yeah thats not right.


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