Originally posted by robbie carrobieI am going to a tourney tomorrow. It's a good excuse to get out of the house and see some of my chess friends. Thankfully, the entry fee is only $10. I still like these cheaper one-day events even though I play extensively online.
I was reading an article elsewhere and I was wondering if you guys who have played chess in tournaments and OTB have noticed whether the internet has changed chess. The author was claiming that interest in chess clubs was down and participation in tournaments down. After all why pay £100 to enter a tournament and perhaps travelling expenses and acc ...[text shortened]... travel, all one needs is an arbiter in one location and an arbiter in another.
Originally posted by vivifyTechnology also makes it easier for people to cheat at OTB chess too, and way easy on the net. The thing that has to happen is real time analysis of the levels one is playing at to see if the moves match a particular set of program/CPU combination. That would take a LOT of computational ability that chess organizations are unlikely to be able to come up with, at least in real time. Suppose player XX wins a tournie and takes home 50,000 bucks and then later analysis shows he was somehow in touch with a 3000 rated engine, hell, in a few years it could be up his butt, you can't tell where technology is going. Then what? You force him to give up the 50K? What if he has skipped town?
The internet has definitely changed chess. Because of the internet, you can't catch the average chess player with things like the "Fishing Pole" or "Hook" mate. I think the internet has made the average chess player much better. I also think the internet is responsible for an increase in chess players as well, since it's so easy to learn how to play, pract ...[text shortened]... e there's no cheating going on. But that could possibly be harder to do than it sounds.
Originally posted by sonhouseIf someone wants to cheat badly enough, they can probably get away with it. That being said, we could, and should, take reasonable steps to stop the more obvious forms of cheating. For one, the USCF needs to change policy to forbid any sort of electronic scorekeeping. It is far too easy to cheat if people are allowed to be operating electronic devices after every single move.
Technology also makes it easier for people to cheat at OTB chess too, and way easy on the net. The thing that has to happen is real time analysis of the levels one is playing at to see if the moves match a particular set of program/CPU combination. That would take a LOT of computational ability that chess organizations are unlikely to be able to come up wit he is playing like a 2600 player. That kind of thing may be the only saving grace of tournies.
Originally posted by SwissGambitfor $10 dollars id want a slice of pizza and a kiss from two models at the presentation 😛
I am going to a tourney tomorrow. It's a good excuse to get out of the house and see some of my chess friends. Thankfully, the entry fee is only $10. I still like these cheaper one-day events even though I play extensively online.
Originally posted by Marinkatombits really quite interesting, thanks for your experience.
This is an interesting question. When i first attended a chess club, i did it with something approaching awe. "They must all be really good" i thought...and they were! One thing really surprised me though, all most everyone i met held a similar scorn for internet chess. Why you might ask??
Well it definitely seems to be a generational thing. Most of t ...[text shortened]... to study a book i often look the games up online so i don't need to get a board out! 😛
Originally posted by greenpawn34if i want to enter the Scottish open as a super patzer it costs me in the region of £100 to enter, if i need to travel its costs me travelling expenses, if i need a place to stay i will need to pay hotel fees, all in all i could be out in excess of £500 just to get a whuppin and even if i win the whole event i may just cover my costs, although it would be hard to put price on the bragging rights. Why are there not more tournaments like the one swiss gambit mentioned, $10, thats about £6.51. Even if you get fifty players and split the prize money say sixty/thirty and ten percent its still gonna be more worth it than if i play in the Scottish open.
The other lad was right.
OTB Chess is still the same, but one very slight change. Live Games.
I know players who refused for various reason to have their game transmitted live.
This can lead to a re-seating of the players, (not a redraw of the round)
as they move the player off the electronic board and move two other
willing players onto it.
...[text shortened]... ook ages. I recall I had to checkmate my opponent when
all his team mates had resigned.
Originally posted by robbie carrobieThis much is true, why do chess clubs always seem to meet in such offensive buildings? British Legion Clubs, Navy or RAF clubs, and Conservative Clubs. Luckily, ours meets in a nice normal pub, and the only other one I ever joined was in a YMCA.
The problem for me is that the chess club near me is seasonal, it only meets during the league season, September to April i think and is held in a war memorial building.