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The world of chess notation is really confusing. It is not easy remembering when scorekeeping is required and when it is optional—yes, there are… Read More »
You come late for your G/90,d5 contest. After finding your assigned playing spot you notice that there is no equipment and no opponent anywhere in… Read More »
You sit down to your assigned game with your new clock--the one that you just purchased at the tournament bookstore. You are not sure how to set it,… Read More »
The round is about to start. After a quickly noting your board assignment you rush over to your spot in the playing room. Your opponent, the captain… Read More »
The game was into the last seconds of the Sudden Death time control for both players. The two combatants were slapping down pieces while also banging… Read More »
While the time on your clock approaches zero, you decide to make your move 39. That move will repeat a position for the third time. You record your… Read More »
There you are, staring at the board. The position is stagnate, and it is your opponent’s turn to move. You offer a draw.Read More »
Tim Just is a National Tournament Director, FIDE National Arbiter, and editor of the 5th & 6th edition of the US Chess Rulebook. He is also the… Read More »
Tim Just is a National Tournament Director, FIDE National Arbiter, and editor of the 5th & 6th edition of the US Chess Rulebook. He is also the… Read More »
It happens. There is an empty chair across from you where your opponent should be. Opponents sometimes don’t appear for their scheduled games. You… Read More »
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